Cash Feasibility Report Writing Consultant

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 23 August 2019
  • Solomon Islands
  • Closing on 8 September 2019

Job Description

Consultancy Opportunity

Report Writing for Solomon Islands Cash Feasibility Study
* Short term consultancy assignment
* Commencing November 2019, concluding January 2020
* Flexible location - preferably based in Vanuatu

About the project
With funding from the Australian Humanitarian Partnership, a group of partners is working together to implement a Pacific Cash Preparedness program. This partnership includes Save the Children, Oxfam, the World Food Programme, CARE, World Vision and Live & Learn. The objective is to improve country-level cash preparedness to enable faster, more efficient and effective emergency cash and voucher assistance.

To assess the access to, appropriateness and acceptance of cash transfers and vouchers as a means of humanitarian assistance, studies are being conducted across various regions in the Pacific. In the Solomon Islands, field-based data collection is underway, involving interviews and community focus groups with households, small vendors and shopkeepers.

To explore how, and through what channels, cash grants or vouchers can be delivered to people affected by disasters in Solomon Islands, a private sector capacity assessment will also be conducted, involving interviews with key private sector stakeholders. The interview results will be analysed with key recommendations developed in the form of a written report.

The results of these two assessments will need to be collated with findings and recommendations developed and presented in the form of a Solomon Islands Cash Feasibility Study report. The report will be used to inform decisions on cash operational preparedness and response initiatives of relevant local humanitarian actors.

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 short-term consulting assignment (up to 25 days, between 18 November 2019 and 15 January 2020), you will develop a contextualised and easy-to-understand final report documenting the findings and recommendations of the Solomon Islands cash feasibility assessments, including a stand-alone executive summary, background, methodology, results, recommendations and summary.

For detailed information, the full Terms of Reference are available here.

This role requires:
* Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in theory and practice, with strong experience in data analysis and report writing
* Expertise in humanitarian, disaster risk reduction, cash transfer programming, and gender and protection related issues in the Pacific
* Experience using mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches to MEAL
* Knowledge of the Solomon Islands context
* High level analytical skills, including experience in applying conceptual frameworks of analysis
* Strong data analysis skills
* Fluent written and spoken English

Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you.

To apply please send an application that includes:
* Consultant profile and response to the selection criteria
* Proposed approach and methodology; timeline and budget
* CV including at least three professional referees
* Links to up to three samples of similar work

Applications must be received no later than 5pm Sunday 8 September 2019 and can be sent to pqe@savethechildren.org.au.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All consultants are required to undergo an International / National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

About the Organization

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our supporters to create a world in which every child has a healthy, happy and safe childhood. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and has a voice to speak for themselves.

OUR VISION is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

OUR PURPOSE is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children manages and implements programs designed to save and improve the lives of the world's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We have programs running all across Australia and have offices and staff in each State and Territory. Globally, we also work in over 120 countries. Each year Save the Children touches the lives of over 80 million children.

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