Cash & Market Specialist

09 April 2019

The Iraq Delegation of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Baghdad invites qualified candidates to apply for the following vacancy:
Position: Cash & Market Specialist
Grade: B2
Duration of Contract: One year fixed term contract (with the possibility of renewal to an open ended
Location: Iraq – Baghdad
Date of Issue: 03 April 2019
Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019

To ensure the work of the Economic Security department is managed efficiently and effectively in line with established guidelines. Under the direct supervision of the Cash & Market Specialist 3, the Cash & Market Specialist 2 carries out field and office work related to implementing and monitoring the ICRC's cash-transfer and market analysis programmes in support of vulnerable communities in Anbar, Salah al-Din and southern Governorates. The position is based in Baghdad with up to 75% of his/her time dedicated to field work. 

In addition, you will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible, committed, and a resourceful colleague who can support the Manager to lead the team. The successful candidate will need to deliver to a high standard, be resilient and have a positive "can do" attitude.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities under the direct supervision of the Cash & Market
Specialist 3 in Baghdad:

-Represents ICRC principles, mandate and activities to authorities and beneficiaries;
-Is aware of and advises the Economic Security (EcoSec) Coordination team on the socio-economic, cultural and political situation in the country in general, and in his/her areas of responsibility (AoRs) in particular;
-Understands the sustainable livelihoods framework, EcoSec's core components and its approach and objectives in supporting vulnerable households and communities;
-Performs problem and situation analyses in order to identify pertinent issues and needs that would require
an ICRC EcoSec intervention
-Represents the ICRC at bilateral and/or coordination meetings with other organizations and reports the information collected.

Cash Transfer and Markets Programme:
Supports field teams and oversees the implementation and monitoring of cash transfer programmes, including:
-Understands the logic of vulnerability targeting and is able to communicate this clearly to field staff, local authorities and beneficiaries;
-Contributes to designing and implementing a cash-transfer programme (service-provider selection and contracting, distribution mechanism, preparedness);
-Screens assessment reports, project proposals and monitoring reports submitted by field teams, ensuring that it contains all necessary information, including relevant examples and coherent arguments;
-Contributes to market assessments (particularly in relation to the agricultural, livestock as well as smallbusiness programmes) and to analysing and interpreting data in order to select and design response options (feasibility, methods and delivery of cash-transfer programming, transfer value, vulnerability and targeting);
-Contributes to the design of monitoring and data-collection tools, independently carries out field monitoring activities, analyses both qualitative and quantitative data, and prepares the first draft of monitoring and evaluation reports;
-Contributes to organizing and providing capacity-building activities, including workshops and training sessions with field staff.

Other tasks related to Programme Implementation:
-Ensures a timely and accurate follow-up of planned activities;
-Immediately reports any problems or delays in the implementation of the programme or the projects;
-Provides both verbal and written reports after field visits;
-Enters data into the device magic surveys, excel databases and the EcoSec Programme Management Tool (EPMT);
-Conducts proactive follow up of all requests with Logistics and Finance and Administration colleagues and frequently exchanges information with colleagues from other departments;
-Contributes to internal reporting, including to the Weekly Operational Report and Quarterly Ecosec Report, and provides statistics or other reports when required;
-Translates with accuracy in any given situation (English and Arabic);
-May contribute to providing supervision, guidance, support and appraisals for EcoSec staff at the B1 and B2 levels.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
-University degree or professional diploma.
-3 - 5 years work experience in a similar field.
-Very good knowledge of written and spoken Arabic & English.
-Very good computer skills.
-Good knowledge of the geographically assigned environment.
-Good analytical skills.

Desirable qualifications:
-Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people, including people of culturally diverse backgrounds;
-Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
-Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity;
-Ability to work under pressure
-Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility and drive for results;

Key Competencies
-Team Work and Collaboration
-Beneficiary and Client Focus
-Data analysis and Excel Skills

ICRC Remuneration and Social Benefits: We offer
-A monthly salary with benefits including (13th salary, medical coverage, training opportunities and social security scheme)
-The opportunity to practice your profession in an international, humanitarian and multicultural environment
-Support you through ongoing learning and development opportunities 

The successful candidate will submit to a three month probation period.