Pacific Cash Technical Lead


About the organization

Applications for this role will close on: Monday 12 April 2021
See full Job Description here:
Location of role: Flexible
Fixed Term contract ending: 1 Year
Please contact Divono Vakatale for any questions: [email protected]

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means, we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The Role

Will be responsible for line managing the Oxfam Vanuatu Project Manager with the objective of building in-country capacity to lead on preparedness programming within the timeframe of the contract. Whilst based in Vanuatu the role will require travel across the region.

Key Responsibilities
Led by a regional program and cash strategy, this role will unify programming across the current portfolio of projects:

AHP Disaster Ready Cash Preparedness: CVA learning, evidence building, coordination and testing/piloting of new approaches;
UnBlocked Cash for TC Harold & COVID-19: a long-term, innovations driven CVA intervention designed to support household and economic recovery in Vanuatu;
Blockchain from the Bottom Up: Providing hands-on technical and country team support to integrate and adapt technology into pilots involving the use of cash transfers whilst maintaining minimum standards of practice for CVA implementation;
Pacific Education, Learning and Innovations: linked to the above, ensuring that Oxfam is building a robust research base and learning resources to cultivate a regional team of cash transfer practitioners including the Solomon Island and Papua New Guinea pilot program team.
At the regional level the role will provide:

Technical support to Oxfam regional staff responsible for co-chairing the Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (PRCWG) as well as being responsible for delivering on Oxfams commitments to the group.
Hands-on support to the incumbent Cash Transfer team based in Vanuatu, including Project Manager, Coordinator, Trainers and officers, for the purposes of implementing activities across the region (not only in Vanuatu)
Consultation, drafting, direction and implementation of a comprehensive Pacific CVA Strategy
Technical support to all programme pillars to ensure that CVA approaches are integrated across all relevant areas of work, beyond humanitarian response, such as Economic Inclusion, Climate Justice and Gender and Citizen Justice

Identify CVA capacity building and strengthenic needs for Oxfam and partner staff and support in meeting them.
Technically suport regional Humanitarian Response to integrate CVA as primary response modality
Contribute in the selection for appropriate CVA delivery mechanisms fit for specic responses in the Pacific region


Demonstrable knowledge and experience in:
The design and delivery of livelihoods and cash and voucher transfer programmes
Working with communities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and slow onset crisis
Project and financial management of large scale or complex development programmes (consortium management viewed favourably)
Coordinating across multiple internal and external stakeholders to design and deliver programmes
Building high performance teams and mentoring and coaching staff into increasingly senior positions
Preparation and submission of funding proposals and budgets, as well as project progress reports
Gender and inclusion as key knowledge area
Pacific experience desired

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job