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Cash Based Interventions Officer at Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief agency. We are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable children. Children are the first to suffer in times of war, natural disasters and as a result of poverty. At Terre des hommes, our goal is to steadily improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children worldwide. We are focused on five main objectives: Improving the health of infants up to the age of 3 and of children in need of specialised medical care Protecting migrant children Preventing child exploitation Promoting restorative justice for children in conflict with the law Providing humanitarian aid to children and their families in times of emergency and crisis OUR PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS REVOLVE AROUND Children’s rights and their best interests Creating a strong local presence in close proximity to children, their families and communities Establishing close cooperation with local bodies based on respect Constant improvement and innovation Enhancing heath and protection systems in the long term Gaining recognition in Switzerland as a reliable organisation and source of financing

Reports to: Case Management Senior Officer

Number of subordinate employees: 0

Location: Dadaab

Activity rate %: 100

Context: 

Tdh has been working in Dadaab within the socio-ecology model of child protection system with a strong emphasis on children safety and well-being.

Case management remains a central intervention to ensure children exposed to at-risk environments are identified/protected, and those who experience abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence receive immediate life-saving services in line with their needs.

Tailor-made mental health and psychosocialservices are provided to individual/group of boys and girls together with their parents in a safe place. Outreach services aiming at community-led advocacy and empowerment increased information and knowledge on child protection issues. Revitalizing community intergenerational dialogues promoted open engagement on delicate social issues and possible reversal of some retrogressive practices.

General description of the position: 

Reporting to the Case Management/BID Senior Officer, The CBI officer will primarily be contributing into the planning, design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of Tdh’s Cash Based Interventions.

The CBI Officer will be responsible for ensuring all CBIs are implemented in line with Tdh organizational guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and are in line with best practice.

The CBI Officer will ensure that cash and vouchers are routinely considered as a protection response option in the Tdh Dadaab operation, assesses the suitability of CBIs, and monitors their implementation and impact.

With support from the Project Managers , Meal Manager and Case Management/BID Senior Officer the CBI Officer will deliver evidenced based programming that is informed by protection needs and markets assessments, programme data and reports and different Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) tools, processes and mechanisms.

Key Responsibilities:

The CBI Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support the development, strengthening and review of cash-based approaches, and Standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on existing guidance and standards for the Dadaab Operation to efficiently meet programme objectives.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and implement assessments/response analysis, planning, budgeting, coordination, implementation of CBIs.
  • Support the establishment of a sound monitoring process for cash and voucher assistance, with proper collection, use and monitoring of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse CBIs performance.
  • Support the effective and coordinated procurement and contracting of Vendors/Traders and Financial Service Providers by procurement and finance team.
  • Establish and monitor the performance of the selected vendors of the CBI;
  • Arrange for receipts and payment lists of cash from traders/vendors for internal approvals
  • Ensure that the selection and verification of beneficiaries is made in a transparent manner and according to the strict adherence to CBI SOPs;
  • Assist the Project managers to ensure that child protection and safeguarding are integrated into programme design and implementation. Have a commitment to beneficiary accountability & humanitarian principles and Tdh’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy
  • Perform other related duties as required

Child Protection

  • Promote, and ensure project activities are on line with, child protection principles
  • Ensure the project activities are integrated in the Kenyan child protection system and humanitarian coordination practices and guidelines

Coordination and Representation

  • Work in close collaboration with Tdh partners and other key actors
  • Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities and with other departments (program and support) of Tdh in Kenya as necessary
  • Represent Tdh in the relevant Cash Working Groups and other relevant forum and discussions to facilitate learning, information sharing, alignment to national standards and approaches

Other

  • Agree to comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensures Child Safeguarding standards are upheld.
  • Adhere to and ensure the team under her/his responsibility follows Tdh administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Expérience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in: Economics; Social Science; Business Administration or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in cash-based assistance programmes
  • Proven knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs
  • Knowledge of child protection programming

Languages: • Fluent in English and Kiswahili. Ability to speak the local language will also be an added advantage

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