• Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 June 2018
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing on 21 July 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The use of Cash Based Interventions (CBI) within CARE has gained momentum with country offices constantly expanding the scale and reach of their market-based interventions and cash programming within the humanitarian and development realms. Currently, CARE’s CBI span a variety of sectors, from Food Security to Education as well as multi-purpose grants. CBI projects are implemented in all the regions, with ECSA and MENA boasting the greatest number of cash projects in FY 2017. With this in view, CARE is looking to further solidify its cash programming capacity and learning, while also ensuring that its country offices can benefit from dedicated and strategic technical support which is context-specific, but drawing from a variety of CARE’s success stories.

Given that ECSA (Eastern, Central and Southern Africa) region is among the leading regions in CARE in implementing cash interventions, a decision has been made to pilot a Cash and Market Regional Hub Advisor based out of Nairobi, Kenya, ECSA’s regional office. The Hub will aim to strengthen technical cash capacity, research, and learning, while bringing more visibility to the work done at both regional and country levels. Thus, the Hub will be established to address two main areas of emphasis:

  • Structured technical support; and
  • Creating and communicating documented evidence-base for cash programming.
  • To successfully launch and implement a regional Hub for cash programming, the following must be kept in mind:
  • Each CO has individual needs, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach/solution to be used;
  • Planning should include a focus on research and learning and documenting/sharing this research /learning:
  • A sub-regional approach could be considered within the broader ECSA region, with drafting of sub-regional cash strategies;
  • Emphasis could be placed on establishing focus countries.


  • Establish Hub Structure
  • Provide Technical Support
  • Enhance Learning and Sharing
  • Develop Strategic Approaches
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification on development studies/economics/social science/international relations or another relevant discipline.
  • Training in Cash programming and best practices (CALP or equivalent – CALP TOT level will be an added advantage)
  • More than five years of implementing and designing of CBI within different sectors as well as across several sectors (MPGs) (5+ years).
  • Experience in implementing market assessment and analysis, combined with knowledge of key tools (EMMA, RAM, etc.)
  • Experience in conducting training on CBI as well as other areas of humanitarian work/emergency response.
  • Experience in conducting analytical work in the field of CBI, including project evaluations.
  • Experience in conducting strategic work in CBI at a regional or global level.
  • Representation and involvement in CBI coordination structures, including cash working groups and consortia.
  • Knowledge of key initiatives in CBI (such as ELAN and NetHope) and their key areas of involvement at the regional/global level.
  • Experience in contextual analysis, qualitative and quantitative research and other assessment tools.
  • Understanding of gender issues and its linkages with market and cash response approaches.
  • Ability to present clear ideas, providing distance support, training and influence.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis, and program design
  • Facilitation skills
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, and coordinate multiple tasks

Please note the following on location of this post….

Location: ECSA (based in any ECSA Country Office). Please note that this position does not carry expatriate or relocation benefits and the selected candidate must be a citizen of one of the Countries in the following locations:

  • Kenya - Nairobi
  • Sudan - Khartoum
  • South Sudan - Juba
  • Somalia - Hargeisa
  • Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
  • DRC - Goma
  • Rwanda - Kigali
  • Burundi - Bujumbura
  • Uganda - Kampala
  • Tanzania - Dar es salaam
  • Mozambique - Maputo
  • Malawi - Lilongwe

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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