Deputy Director, Cash & Markets job at International Rescue Committee

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Deputy Director, Cash & Markets

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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International Rescue Committee

Deadline of this Job:
23 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, September 09, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• The Deputy Director for Cash and Markets is responsible for leading technical support efforts for cash and markets programming, aiming to achieve support as envisioned within IRC's Strategy100. The Deputy Director develops and implements global programming strategies and provides advice on strategic projects as well as advisory and support for new and scaled up cash interventions and markets response. This position guides and informs IRC on strategic design for emergency and cash relief programming, supports technical assistance, supervises the cash and markets teams, and ensures the quality and consistency in delivery of programs.

Major Responsibilities:
• Lead the development and implementation of global strategies to guide high quality CVA and ERD emergency preparedness and response programs. Provide technical supervision to the delivery of CVA and ERD response programming, in collaboration with the STA Cash & Emergencies. Assure compliance with grant provisions, IRC quality standards, and its overall global strategy.
• Provide management and technical leadership to a passionate team of CVA and emergency response personnel, including through mentorship, training, and technical guidance.
• Serve as a member of the senior management team for the ERD TU.
• Coordinate and guide the implementation of strategic projects relating to CVA or market-based program delivery, including those developed as part of the global cash strategy of Strategy 100 and emergency cash and livelihoods strategy.
• Provide direct remote and on-site technical support and assistance to an assigned portfolio of country programs, supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and management support for country teams.
• Provide leadership and technical review in the development of proposals for TU-led and managed grants, relating to global technical support projects for CVA and emergency programming. Interact with IRC’s Business Development Unit, Economic Recovery & Development Unit, Emergency and Humanitarian Action Unit, and country programs to assess opportunities and evaluate which are most needed to address humanitarian needs in context of the IRC’s strategic priorities and how to best leverage available resources.
• Represent CVA programming across the organization. Serve as a key resource to IRC staff seeking information about program activities, including advocacy and external relations departments and specifically about supporting cash first and cash across outcomes approaches.
• Along with the ERD Sr. Director, other DDs and relevant STAs, continue to update and refine ERD focal point model and country coverage planning to ensure the best possible support to country programs.
• Represent ERD emergency preparedness and response and cash programming and the IRC in outside meetings of importance with donors, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency working groups, foundations and other practitioners in the field. Share and learn best practices to support more robust evidence-based programming within IRC.
• Ensure that new program models and emergency strategy advances the IRC commitment to cash first.
• Work closely with regional teams, specifically Deputy Regional Directors, to support trouble shooting of technical issues, push forward key priorities and management of country relationships.
• Provide technical support to strategic country engagement as identified.

Job Qualifications:
• Education: Master’s/post-graduate degree in international relations, economics, agriculture, nutrition or relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
• Work Experience: A minimum of 10 years of work experience within a humanitarian or international development setting is required, with 7 years of field-based experience in emergency or crisis contexts preferred. In-depth programmatic experience coordinating emergency response and markets support efforts, conducting in-depth livelihoods/market assessments, and starting-up emergency programming required. Extensive experience in CVA program implementation is critical, additional experience in food security, agriculture, nutrition, WASH, health or protection programming is highly valued.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
• Strong supervisory skills are required. This position requires strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively articulate strategic vision within the team, throughout IRC and with external audiences.
• Demonstrated experienced in mobilizing and coordinating internal and external partners to achieve common objectives.
• Expert-level fluency in livelihoods technical terminology, concepts and approaches is important.
• Demonstrated commitment to renewing and maintaining currency with illustrative practices.

Language Skills:
• Fluency in English; Proficiency in one of IRC’s languages, French, Spanish or Arabic, is preferred.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 23 September 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 09-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 09-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 09-09-2065
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