TA Programme Specialist, (Cash Transfer)

UNICEF, Ankara, Turkey

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2016

Job Description

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Ensure the design, implementation and coordination of UNICEF cash-based programmes in Turkey

  • Identify and assess opportunities for effective cash-based programming to support Syrian and refugee children, particularly in Education and Basic Needs
  • Design and implement child-focused cash programmes in line with national systems and priorities and UNICEF commitments
  • Work in close collaboration with Government of Turkey (GoT) and partners to ensure smooth disbursement of funds every month and address any targeting issues
  • Provide support to fund raising strategy to ensure continuous funding for the programme
  • Produce advocacy materials to inform decision making internally and externally
  • Ensure internal coordination with, and provide technical support to, relevant programme sections within the UNICEF Turkey Country Office on cash programming

Supervise and support monitoring and evaluation activities

  • Develop a comprehensive monitoring system to ensure quality monitoring of all UNICEF-funded cash distribution in collaboration with implementing partners
  • Supervise dedicated M&E staff and ensure relevant and timely data collection and analysis
  • Supervise independent monitoring entity activities
  • Draft a final evaluation report on cash programmes to inform and improve future programming
  • Provide support to internal and external evaluations, as necessary.

Provide operational management of the programme, and ensure that adequate operational measures are regularly adjusted

  • Risk management and mitigation measures
  • Liquidation process
  • Financial reporting

Represent UNICEF Turkey Country Office in relevant forums and with technical counterparts as needed

  • Participate and regularly present at different meetings UNICEF Turkey activities and positions
  • Develop and strengthen links with external partners and technical counterparts


  • Advanced University Degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Financial Management, or other relevant disciplines. Or; 
  • *A first level (Bachelor's) University Degree in related fields with 7 years professional experience may be acceptable in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Work Experience 

  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in post-crisis recovery, complex emergencies, humanitarian response, including experience in early recovery.
  • Experience in cash transfer programming essential.

Language Proficiency 

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English required; proficiency in another UN language (particularly Arabic) would be a strong asset.

Other Qualifications

  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute complex processes across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Advanced ability to work quickly and under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

How To Apply:

  • If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=498257

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