Cash Transfer, Poverty, Food Security and Livelihood Advisor At Save the Children


As a member of the Program Quality and Impact team, the Cash Transfer, Poverty, Food Security and Livelihood (CTPFSL). Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global, regional, and country level technical work, strengthening our technical offer at the country level. The role supports advocacy and influencing and contributes to strategic partnerships for resource mobilisation. It provides input into the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning within the country office, and ensuring the quality of our programmes. The role provides technical assistance for the country office in both emergency and development programming, promotes innovations, and helps identify and apply for potential funding opportunities

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and to be available to deploy.


  • Univerisity degree (Bacherlors or Master Degree or equivalent) in Development, Public Policy, Livelihoods, International Relantions, Agriculture, Forestry, Economics or related fields.
  • 5+ years working experience,in a field related to cash transfer, poverty reduction, and/or food security and livelihoods, preferably including program design, monitoring and evaluation, policy research and advocacy.
  • Experience with MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) and Beneficiary Accountability.
  • Experience in Project Management cycle and experience in project design and proposal development.
  • Proven experience on proposal development/fundraising experience.

Key areas of accountability

  • Build capacity, mentor and build networks across technical and program staff; identify top talents, capacity gaps and facilitate opportunities for learning.
  • Facilitate Cross-Country Office learning with other technical staff in the region; identify creative ways to share learning, best practices and collectively address challenges.
  • Supporting technical staff to understand and contextualise global guidance, technical standards, learning and evidence, including the CTP Operations Manual, and ensure that learning from the region informs our global evidence and strategic direction in cash transfer, livelihoods, and poverty reduction.
  • Support the design, proposal development and donor engagement for key strategic programmes and opportunities; collaborate with Regional Office technical staff to develop concepts that can be ‘pitched’ to donors.
  • Support C implementation and monitoring of key strategic programmes, to ensure high quality delivery, monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that gender, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation, and that sectoral and internal technical best practice (including Save the Children’s Common Approaches) is applied.
  • Explore innovative opportunities and trends which could be applied in cash, livelihoods and poverty reduction programming to pilot, and document new or updated tools and guidance, especially with a focus on gender, disability, and resilience.
  • Support emergency preparedness, recovery, and where appropriate response, including country office capability building for humanitarian response, emergency preparedness planning.
  • Provide in-country surge support and remote backstopping as needed during humanitarian responses.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and constructive feedback for learning and development and capacity building of relevant staff managing humanitarian and development programmes/projects.

Experience and skills

  • Strong technical understanding of protection, child protection, child participation, case management and community-based approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Flexible and organized approach to handling a varying workload.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and other project documents in Spanish and English.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Good technological skills (Microsoft Office, Online conference systems and, clouding applications).
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
  • Preferably, experience working with USAID/BHA and BPRM projects.


  • Climate Change Experience.

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