Job Title Assistant Programme CBI Officer
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term Appointment

Vacancy Notice JO/VA/2019/109
Position Number 10021347
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Amman
Position Grade National Category
Closing Date 2019-11-16
Organizational Context
The Assistant Programme CBI Officer is an active member of the bureau/field operation/division and is normally supervised by a professional member who manages and oversees the UNHCR cash assistance programmes. The incumbent supports to ensure that operations are compliant with the technical guidance and administrative instructions on CBI, and adequately monitored.
S/he normally receives guidance and direction from the Senior Programme CBI Officer or Programme CBI Officer or Programme Officer or other more senior staff. S/he may maintain close links with CBI staff in UNHCR HQ.
Internally the Assistant Programme CBI Officer will also liaise with UNCHR field offices and country offices. Externally s/he will liaise with Implementing and Operational Partners, National Governments, line ministries and UN agencies.

The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.
Functional Statement
- Support the strategic and coherent use of CBI's in the operations, assisting to ensure that CBI is maximised in assistance and service provision, strongly linking it to CRRF, MYMP and development, including linkages with Social Protection and Financial Inclusion.
- Support the review of and assist in coordinating the final clearance with DFAM of the CBI Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the operations, with support from more senior staff. 
- Support the development of cash assistance programmes and support the senior management to ensure that CBI is fully, effectively integrated into the country operations plan for protection and solutions and Annual Program Planning and COP. 
- Assist in ensuring compliance to HALEP and that CBI is included in the preparedness and response planning and be a first responder to new emergencies/ and returns situations to ensure operations are using CBI as a modality, in collaboration with more senior staff. 
- Support the effective and coordinated procurement and contracting of Financial Service Providers by procurement/supply and finance.  
- Provide technical support on planning and assist in policy making on activities within the area of CBIs as an integral part of UNHCR programmes including assessments, planning and budgeting, technical choices, legal and regulatory aspects, implementation modalities and coordination. 
- Support and collaborate with sectors to increase the use of CBI in education, shelter, livelihoods and where applicable in health and WASH programmes.
- Support the adequate inter-agency coordination mechanisms on CBIs and assist in building and maintaining strong relations with partners, regional entities and represent UNHCR in CBI coordination, with support from more senior staff. 
- Support the establishment of a sound monitoring process for cash assistance, with proper collection, use and monitoring of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse CBI’s performance. Assist the supervisor in analysing trends and target interventions including CBI expenditure, upstream and downstream activities. 
- Assist the supervisor in assessing the technical soundness of the operations and generate data for evidence-based decisions.
- Assist the supervisor in fulfilling CBI related reporting requirements.
- Support the use of UNHCR corporate tools and systems.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Required Competencies
Core Competencies: 
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning 
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies: 
Empowering and Building Trust
Judgement and Decision Making
Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies: 
Analytical Thinking
Political Awareness
Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education 

Social or Political Science;
Business Administration;
Social Economics; 
or other relevant field.

Relevant Job Experience

Experience in cash-based assistance programmes, humanitarian programming or other relevant work experience.  Knowledge and technical skills in set up, design, implementation and monitoring of CBIs.

Functional Skills 

PG-UNHCR's Programmes;
PG-Cash-based Programming/Managing/Planning;

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)  
Desirable qualifications & competencies
Language Requirements 

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
Operational Context
In responding to the changes in the operational context of the protracted crisis, the CBI team is seeking a high-level analyst with skills in software development and information management. The incumbent’s core function will be to manage, maintain and improve the Eligibility Manager Tool, to produce the monthly targeting list for the operation, and lead in the analytical review processes within the unit and with the operation’s relevant colleagues. In addition, s/he will act as the lead developer in optimising existing and new software tools for business processes to support the delivery of assistance for the CBI teams. 

The Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) Officer will programme and develop tools that are designed to complement or replace existing workflows and decision making within the CBI unit, to ensure there is end-to-end transparency with auditable processes that are executed in a timely and largely automated way. S/he will work in coordination with Registration units, Fields Offices, Data Analysis Group (DAG) and Information Management (IM) units to ensure the timely and accurate processing of data, including reviewing and improving existing feedback loops to assess the quality and completeness of data. 

S/he will provide information on specific technical guidelines, briefings, trainings, provide input on evaluation documents, carry out analysis, provide documentation, review reports, consult on technical protocols and standard operating procedures.  The role requires coordination and active liaising with DAG, ODM and IM colleagues to share and implement best practice data and information handling processes, fully compliant with UNHCRs policy on the Protection of Personal Data of Persons of Concern to UNHCR.  Knowledge of UNHCR data systems (proGres, RAIS, CashAssist) are advantageous for this position.

The position demands excellent English writing skills for documentation and reporting.  The incumbent holds a professional position responsible for provision of technical support and advice as well as advice on strategic planning on activities within the area of CBIs as an integral part of UNHCR programmes.
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