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Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) – Global Lead at Plan International

  • Full Time
  • Flexible
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

Plan International

Date: 23 Jan 2024

Location: Globally, Flexible

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

Acquiring the right talent is the key to our growth, so if you’re an experienced humanitarian professional, passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and communities during emergencies, we invite you to apply for the position of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Global Lead. Shape the future of Plan International’s work on CVA and be a driving force in creating positive change. Don’t miss the chance to be part of our impactful team. Application deadline: February 20, 2024.


The Opportunity

As a Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Global Lead, you will play a pivotal role in providing technical guidance and support to our Country Offices and Regional Hubs worldwide.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing real-time support to Country Offices during emergencies, with approximately 50% of your time spent working closely with teams at the point of impact.
  • Strengthening the capacity of humanitarian teams and actively participating in in-country coordination mechanisms.
  • demonstrating a strong Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) capacity and positioning for funding opportunities
  • Representing Plan International at both national and global coordination fora, showcasing our commitment to humanitarian efforts.


About you 

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Degree or equivalent in Cash and Voucher Assistance or related fields or appropriate work experience.
  • Proven experience of design, implementation and managing CVA, in-kind and food in emergencies programmes in a range of different humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated success in developing fundraising proposals for various donors..
  • In-depth knowledge of key practices and guidance for CVA in emergencies.
  • Experience in feasibility/targeting analysis for implementation of CVA programmes.
  • Extensive understanding of Social Protection, Social Safety Nets and livelihoods.
  • Direct experience with and thorough knowledge of CVA programming and regulations of major donors including but not restricted to WFP, USAID, BHA, EU, DFAT, CIDA, FCDO.
  • Significant knowledge of humanitarian response and humanitarian coordination mechanisms
  • Fluent in English.
  • Demonstrable experience in advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills, experienced in gaining commitment from a wide range of people and bringing about change.
  • Able to work calmly under extreme pressure and at unpredictable hours during emergency response.
  • Fluency in additional language French, Arabic, Spanish would be a value addition for this position.

Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.

Type of role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: 20th February 2024

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.