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Pacific Cash and Social Protection Technical Advisor - PNG / Fiji / Solomon Islands / Vanuatu

Save The Children

Save the Children is one of the leading humanitarian actors in Australia and around the world. The Pacific Cash and Social Protection Technical Advisor will play a key role in us ensuring we save lives and leave no child behind. You will be part of a globally networked and diverse team of humanitarians responding to disasters in Asia, the Pacific, and beyond. Contribute your capability in the humanitarian sector to support chronic and sudden onset emergencies across the world.

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 (through to the end of June 2022), based in the Pacific (preferably Port Moresby, PNG), you will be responsible for delivering high-quality Cash Transfer Program (CTP) interventions on time and on budget and build our profile in CTP - including positioning our organisation as a sector leader. You will be part of our Humanitarian team and report to our Senior Pacific Cash Technical Advisor.

You will make an impact by:

  • Assisting in the implementation of cash preparedness and response activities by working collaboratively with Save the Children Country Offices (based in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG, and Fiji)
  • Conducting assessment and training among internal and external partners
  • Working with financial service delivery partners and mobile network operators to ensure effective and efficient cash delivery
  • Participating in cash coordination and another humanitarian coordination platforms
  • Working with the Senior Humanitarian Advisor on project designs, proposals, workplans, and budgets
  • Ensuring oversight of strategic programmatic priorities and the development and delivery of quality CTP programs to deliver the best humanitarian outcomes

Does this sound like you?

You're ambitious and knowledgeable in the world of Cash Transfer Programs, ideally with project management experience. You have strong negotiation and problem-solving skills, and a positive relationship with finance and monitoring. 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:

  • Master's degree in Humanitarian Affairs, International Development, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in project and grant management in humanitarian response and programming
  • Proven experience working on cash projects in the Pacific
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including developing funding proposals and report writing
  • A strong ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

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.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Pet and child friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please following this link.

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 Cash and Social Protection Technical Advisor

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, 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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