Cash and Markets Adviser

British Red Cross, United States Minor Outlying Islands
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EMPLOYER: British Red Cross

TITLE: CASH and Markets Adviser

Location: London, UK

Salary: Grade 4 (GBP 38,000 per annum including Inner London Weighting)

Contract: Fixed Term Contract 1 years,Full-time.

Are you an experienced cash and markets adviser who can help the BRC Cash Hub scale-up our cash-based humanitarian assistance work?

In the British Red Cross we have seen for ourselves that giving cash assistance in the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis can often be a more effective and efficient option than offering goods and supplies.

We know from research and our experiences in the field that affected people can make independent decisions about what they most immediately need and buy vital items of their own choice.

It has been shown that when cash payments are distributed, the increased local spending power helps economies in crisis-affected places recover and get back to normal more quickly, meaning aid budgets can stretch further.

We are a champion of the independence and greater choice this form of assistance can offer people in crisis.

The Cash Hub initiative, hosted by British Red Cross (BRC), aims to support the scale-up and acceleration of cash-based assistance in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, was launched in 2017. In 2017 the Movement delivered 767 million CHF of cash based assistance to 5.57 million people in over 80 countries. Focus remains on scaling up the delivery of cash throughout the Movement, with the work of the BRC Cash Hub playing a key part in this.

We are now expanding our existing technical adviser team. The role will be based with the BRC Cash Hub, offering targeted help and support across the RCRC network including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent(IFRC)

To be suitable for this opportunity, you will have seen at first-hand what a difference cash-based humanitarian assistance can make, are committed to improving humanitarian responsiveness and have experience of working within a global humanitarian network.

We would like to hear from you if you have:
* Experience of working in Cash and Markets in an international response, recovery and/or development context
* Technical/professional knowledge within the areas of Cash and Markets or other relevant thematic areas
* The ability to design and implement cash based interventions and/or market assessments and market based interventions
* Competence in budget management and funding proposal development
* Influencing skills and experience of building and maintaining partnerships
* Fluency in French or Arabic would be an advantage.

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For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact Cara Wilson on ref number REQ0000025CC

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 23:59 Sunday 28 April 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 20 May 2019.

Internal applicants:Please note you will need to use your ID number as your username and your SAVI self service password as your password in order for the system to recognise you as an internal candidate.

In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background,culture and experience.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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