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COOPI is looking for a CVA Consultant in Sudan

COOPI responds to the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Sudan since 2004, including refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Returnees and vulnerable communities through an integrated WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods and Shelter approach. Key target groups include women and children, especially female- and child-headed households and unaccompanied minors, as well as the elderly and people living with disabilities. As part of the programmatic approach, COOPI mainstreams Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Action, Gender and Protection, and focuses both on life-saving interventions as well as building long-term resilience through community-based programming. COOPI works in Gedaref, Port Sudan and North Darfur States. COOPI is currently implementing projects funded by USAID, AICS, and UN agencies. In Sudan COOPI is aiminig to continuing, improving and scaling up humanitarian response in hard to reach areas, assisting the conflict affected population.

Purpose of the role

The candidate will support the development of new programs, the strategic use of CVA (Cash and Voucher Assistance), MPCA (Multi Purpose Cash transfer distributions) and lead the development of a CVA Strategy in Sudan. As CVA Consultant, the candidate will provide technical lead on assessments, planning and technical choices, implementation modalities, development of a Strategic Document in line with COOPI CVA guidelines and associated policies and procedures.

The Outputs will include:

  1. Cash Strategy Document

    A detailed strategy document outlining the proposed cash and voucher, multi purpose cash transfer assistance approach. This should include:

    • Objectives and goals of the cash strategy
    • Target populations and geographic areas
    • Delivery mechanisms and modalities (e.g., cash transfers, vouchers)
    • Implementation plan and timeline
    • Monitoring and evaluation framework
  2. Training materials and sessions:

    To ensure all relevant personnel are equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement the strategy effectively the consultant is expected to deliver a final training for COOPI staff and stakeholders on the new cash strategy, including operational guidelines and best practices.

  3. Institutional Communication Document
    • Visuals such as charts, graphs, and infographics
    • Monitoring and evaluation framework
    • Testimonials or case studies if applicable
    • Expected outcomes and impact
    • Key objectives and goals of the Cash Strategy
    • Background and context of the Sudan crisis

      Main Responsibilities

Technical support and Implementation

  • Support the collection and review of information on financial infrastructure and available delivery mechanisms, including specifically financial and fiduciary risks and donor policies, and advise on related opportunities and constraints;
  • Support the Logistic/ Admin Department in drafting standard programmatic section of agreements with implementing partners and/ or financial service providers, with a specific attention on providers requirements of data storage, servers and privacy policies;
  • Support the relevant COOPI Sudan Department in the establishment of beneficiaries data management, and data protection arrangements.

Program Development

  • Develop a comprehensive framework of key standards (including outcomes, outputs, and activities) tailored to the specific context of Sudan, addressing the geographic areas of COOPI interventions and programming. Ensure this framework is seamlessly integrated into the overall Cash Strategy Document.

Strategic and scaled-up CVA programming

  • Act as human resources focal point person for program and support staff, including expatriates based in the area, assuring, in coordination with the Administrator, a sound implementation of COOPI staff policy;
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate staff in performance of their duties;
  • Assess staff skills needs and organize relevant staff training and upgrading session.
  • Lead the development of a CVA strategy in Sudan ensuring that CVA approach is fully, effectively integrated into the COOPI Country Strategy and Programming;
  • Conduct preliminary researches and collect data and relevant information on the current humanitarian context in Sudan, assessing the feasibility of Cash based interventions, in the locations where COOPI is operational, and advice on effective modality(ies);
  • Coordinate with Operations and Finance teams to ensure relevant agreements with implementing partners;
  • Develop a Cash & Voucher Assistance Strategy and Guidelines Document and institutional communications materials on COOPI Cash Strategy in Sudan for dissemination purposes;
  • Develop any supporting tools the Sudan country programme might need to start implementing the Cash & Voucher Assistance Strategy and Guidelines;
  • Assist with the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt within the OrganizationAnalyse the potential risks and unintended consequences of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) interventions, including considerations of targeting approaches, distribution modalities, and rigorous unintended consequences monitoring. The consultant should ensure conflict-sensitivity, protection principles, and age, gender, and diversity mainstreaming are incorporated from the analysis stage onwards. Solutions should be identified and integrated into the final strategy and guidelines document;
  • Assist with the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt within the Organization.

Requirements

  • Education: Relevanadvanced degree in international relations, humanitarian affairs, economic development or social science;
  • Experience: 5 years of relevant international professional experience working on CVA programming in humanitarian response or early recovery settings;
  • Language: Excellent level in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic will be considered an asset;
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, spreadsheets and databases;
  • Proven experience and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CVA from a multisectoral and/or protection perspective is an asset;
  • Understanding of conflict, gender age disability and protection considerations in CVA and Eastern Africa issues/trends in this area is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of and work experience in the Sudan context is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in interagency coordination is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programme management in CVA or sectoral areas is an asset;
  • Expertise in gender, protection, GBV and/or health is an asset;
  • Strong communications skills;
  • Experience advocating for the use of CVA is an asset;
  • Professionals based in Nairobi will be considered more favorably.

Note

The application file must contain:

  • The proposed methodology for the consultation (maximum 3-5 pages with Workplan annexed);
  • Evidence of consulting experience in similar fields;
  • The CV;
  • Two references.

Please combine documents 1 and 2 into a single PDF or Word file and attach it to your application in place of the cover letter.

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian secular and independent humanitarian organisation fighting against all forms of poverty to improve the world. Founded in 1965, today COOPI is present in 33 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, with both emergency and development projects carried out by expatriate staff – an average of over 270 people per year – and national staff. The main institutional funders are the European Union – ECHO and INTPA – USAID, UN agencies, the Italian Government, local authorities and other European Governments.

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We are an independent Italian NGO founded in Milan by Father Vincenzo Barbieri on April 15 1965.

For 50 years we have been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and to supporting populations affected by wars, socio-economic crises or natural disasters in their path to recovery and sustainable development, by making use of the professionalism of local and international operators, and through our partnerships with public and private bodies and civil society organizations.

Today we are present in 24 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, with 150 humanitarian projects reaching almost 2,400,000 people. Since 2006 we have been providing food, education, health and protection to thousands of children in 8 countries through our child sponsorship programs.

Since 1965 we have helped 100 million people, through 1,600 projects in 63 countries, employing 4,500 expatriate and 55,000 local operators.

COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian Non-governmental Organization for Cooperation and Development, founded by Father Vincenzo Barbieri in 1965. Over the last 50 years COOPI has aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty and supporting population affected by wars, socio-economic crisis or disasters in order to encourage resilience and sustainable development. COOPI is currently involved in 24 countries in Africa, Middle East Latin America and Caribbean with 150 humanitarian projects that reach nearly 2 million and 400 thousand people.

It stands at the international level for: - the care of maternal and child malnutrition; - food security interventions; - protection of war victims (women, girls subjected to abuses by armed groups and child soldiers); - the promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples; - the introduction of renewable energy; - disaster risk reduction.

Every project aims to protect women, children and environment. The financial statement is certified by an audit company. 2014 final budget is more than € 30 million and 600 thousand, 93% of which was used for interventions in the Southern World and 7% to fund the Organization. The funds come mainly from institutional donors, above all from the European Commission. Since 2006 it has also been involved in the Child Sponsorship Programme in 8 countries, providing food, education, health and protection to 2,712 children. COOPI employs 125 expatriates and 3,800 local operators. In Italy it employs 50 employees, 15 co-workers and 653 volunteers. From 1965 to 2015, COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale has helped 100 million people in 63 Countries, by employing 55,000 local workers in 1,600 projects.

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COOPI aspires to a world without poverty, a world in which the ideals of equality and justice, sustainable development and social cohesion can be achieved, thanks to the coming together and cooperation of its peoples.

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Through the commitment, motivation, determination and professionalism of its staff, COOPI aims to contribute to the process of fighting poverty and developing the communities with which it cooperates all over the world, intervening in situations of emergency, reconstruction and development, in order to achieve a better balance between the Global North and the Global South, between developed areas and deprived or developing areas.

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COOPI is looking for a CVA Consultant in Sudan

COOPI responds to the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Sudan since 2004, including refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Returnees and vulnerable communities through an integrated WASH, Food Security and Livelihoods and Shelter approach. Key target groups include women and children, especially female- and child-headed households and unaccompanied minors, as well as the elderly and people living with disabilities. As part of the programmatic approach, COOPI mainstreams Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Action, Gender and Protection, and focuses both on life-saving interventions as well as building long-term resilience through community-based programming. COOPI works in Gedaref, Port Sudan and North Darfur States. COOPI is currently implementing projects funded by USAID, AICS, and UN agencies. In Sudan COOPI is aiminig to continuing, improving and scaling up humanitarian response in hard to reach areas, assisting the conflict affected population.

Purpose of the role

The candidate will support the development of new programs, the strategic use of CVA (Cash and Voucher Assistance), MPCA (Multi Purpose Cash transfer distributions) and lead the development of a CVA Strategy in Sudan. As CVA Consultant, the candidate will provide technical lead on assessments, planning and technical choices, implementation modalities, development of a Strategic Document in line with COOPI CVA guidelines and associated policies and procedures.

The Outputs will include:

  1. Cash Strategy DocumentA detailed strategy document outlining the proposed cash and voucher, multi purpose cash transfer assistance approach. This should include:
    • Objectives and goals of the cash strategy
    • Target populations and geographic areas
    • Delivery mechanisms and modalities (e.g., cash transfers, vouchers)
    • Implementation plan and timeline
    • Monitoring and evaluation framework
  2. Training materials and sessions:To ensure all relevant personnel are equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement the strategy effectively the consultant is expected to deliver a final training for COOPI staff and stakeholders on the new cash strategy, including operational guidelines and best practices.
  3. Institutional Communication Document
    • Visuals such as charts, graphs, and infographics
    • Monitoring and evaluation framework
    • Testimonials or case studies if applicable
    • Expected outcomes and impact
    • Key objectives and goals of the Cash Strategy
    • Background and context of the Sudan crisis

      Main Responsibilities

Technical support and Implementation

  • Support the collection and review of information on financial infrastructure and available delivery mechanisms, including specifically financial and fiduciary risks and donor policies, and advise on related opportunities and constraints;
  • Support the Logistic/ Admin Department in drafting standard programmatic section of agreements with implementing partners and/ or financial service providers, with a specific attention on providers requirements of data storage, servers and privacy policies;
  • Support the relevant COOPI Sudan Department in the establishment of beneficiaries data management, and data protection arrangements.

Program Development

  • Develop a comprehensive framework of key standards (including outcomes, outputs, and activities) tailored to the specific context of Sudan, addressing the geographic areas of COOPI interventions and programming. Ensure this framework is seamlessly integrated into the overall Cash Strategy Document.

Strategic and scaled-up CVA programming

  • Act as human resources focal point person for program and support staff, including expatriates based in the area, assuring, in coordination with the Administrator, a sound implementation of COOPI staff policy;
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate staff in performance of their duties;
  • Assess staff skills needs and organize relevant staff training and upgrading session.
  • Lead the development of a CVA strategy in Sudan ensuring that CVA approach is fully, effectively integrated into the COOPI Country Strategy and Programming;
  • Conduct preliminary researches and collect data and relevant information on the current humanitarian context in Sudan, assessing the feasibility of Cash based interventions, in the locations where COOPI is operational, and advice on effective modality(ies);
  • Coordinate with Operations and Finance teams to ensure relevant agreements with implementing partners;
  • Develop a Cash & Voucher Assistance Strategy and Guidelines Document and institutional communications materials on COOPI Cash Strategy in Sudan for dissemination purposes;
  • Develop any supporting tools the Sudan country programme might need to start implementing the Cash & Voucher Assistance Strategy and Guidelines;
  • Assist with the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt within the OrganizationAnalyse the potential risks and unintended consequences of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) interventions, including considerations of targeting approaches, distribution modalities, and rigorous unintended consequences monitoring. The consultant should ensure conflict-sensitivity, protection principles, and age, gender, and diversity mainstreaming are incorporated from the analysis stage onwards. Solutions should be identified and integrated into the final strategy and guidelines document;
  • Assist with the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt within the Organization.

Requirements

  • Education: Relevanadvanced degree in international relations, humanitarian affairs, economic development or social science;
  • Experience: 5 years of relevant international professional experience working on CVA programming in humanitarian response or early recovery settings;
  • Language: Excellent level in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic will be considered an asset;
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications, spreadsheets and databases;
  • Proven experience and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CVA from a multisectoral and/or protection perspective is an asset;
  • Understanding of conflict, gender age disability and protection considerations in CVA and Eastern Africa issues/trends in this area is a strong asset;
  • Knowledge of and work experience in the Sudan context is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in interagency coordination is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in humanitarian programme management in CVA or sectoral areas is an asset;
  • Expertise in gender, protection, GBV and/or health is an asset;
  • Strong communications skills;
  • Experience advocating for the use of CVA is an asset;
  • Professionals based in Nairobi will be considered more favorably.

Note

The application file must contain:

  • The proposed methodology for the consultation (maximum 3-5 pages with Workplan annexed);
  • Evidence of consulting experience in similar fields;
  • The CV;
  • Two references.

Please combine documents 1 and 2 into a single PDF or Word file and attach it to your application in place of the cover letter.

COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian secular and independent humanitarian organisation fighting against all forms of poverty to improve the world. Founded in 1965, today COOPI is present in 33 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East, with both emergency and development projects carried out by expatriate staff – an average of over 270 people per year – and national staff. The main institutional funders are the European Union – ECHO and INTPA – USAID, UN agencies, the Italian Government, local authorities and other European Governments.

2024-07-02

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