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Pacific Senior Cash & Voucher Assistance Advisor - Papua New Guinea

Save The Children

Save the Children is one of the leading humanitarian actors in Australia and around the world. The Pacific Senior Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Advisor will play a key role in us ensuring we deliver Save the Children's strategic ambition for CVA-based programming in the Pacific. You will support national and regional advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners in the Pacific Region, strengthening their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum-term position, based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea you will use your in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver Save the Children's strategic ambition for CVA-based programming in the Pacific. You will lead a team of regional technical specialists who will provide technical input into the design and implementation of high-quality CVA programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. You will be part of our International Programs team, and report to our Pacific Program Development & Quality Director.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing technical leadership for CVA programming for Save the Children in the Pacific and set the strategic approach in relation to the Pacific regional strategy
  • Leading the Pacific Regional Cash Team, ensuring the consistent provision of high-quality technical support to Pacific Country Offices in the areas of CVA, Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL), and Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)
  • Ensuring that Pacific Country Offices design and deliver high quality CVA programmes for children, building on global best practice and Save the Children International approaches
  • Working closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children
  • Engaging in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in-country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in CVA programming

Does this sound like you?

You have demonstrated experience of working in Cash & Voucher Assistance in emergency and development settings, for a broad range of institutional donors and sectors beyond Food Security & Livelihoods. You have strong understanding of Cash & Voucher Assistance and Market Based Programming (MBP) in the Pacific Region. You are self-motivated, flexible, and driven to see results to deliver the best humanitarian outcomes and maximise our impact for children.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, especially with DFAT and other private donors
  • Experience in networking, representation and partnership development to promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources
  • Experience line managing, capacity building, and mentoring technical teams
  • Certified CaLP trained - CaLP 1, 2 and CVA Programme

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' section below.

Position Description - Pacific Senior Cash and Voucher Assistance Advisor

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

Save the Children Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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