Cash Transfer Officer, UN Jobs, Nairobi Kenya

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Cash Transfer Officer, (NO-B), Temporary Appointment, 6 months, Kenya Country Office, Nairobi#123565

  • Job no: 558982
  • Position type: Temporary Appointment
  • Location: Kenya Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
  • School/Unit: Kenya
  • Department/Office: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Categories: Social Policy

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

How can you make a difference?

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Under the supervision of the Social Protection Specialist, the Humanitarian Cash Specialist will be expected to perform from among the following tasks and responsibilities: Planning

  •  Carrying out needs assessments through primary and secondary data collection and analysis
  •  Carrying out cash feasibility and risk analysis
  •  Carry out response analysis based on identified needs and cash feasibility and risk analysis to guide programme response

Monitoring and evaluation

  •  Support in participation of post-distribution monitoring and analysis of PDM results
  •  Support programme monitoring visits for social policy and child protection section humanitarian cash transfers
  •  Support management of Grievance Redress Mechanism including dealing with any grievances received (in partnership with Social Policy Officer)
  •  Support market monitoring and analysis (e.g. market prices and food availability) drawing on locally available data
  •  Support drafting of programme reporting


  •  Data entry and management on registered beneficiaries using the HOPE platform
  •  Payment list creation and analysis of registered beneficiaries using HOPE platform

Partnerships and coordination mechanisms

  •  Internal coordination within the Social Policy Section and other UNICEF sections including field offices
  •  Engagement with Kenya cash working group (and county cash working groups)
  •  Support engagement with implementing partners at county and sub-county level (in partnership with Social Policy Officer)
  •  Assist in partnership capacity assessments and developing partner agreements as necessary

Humanitarian Cash Transfer Team support

  •  Other activities as required in support of the day-to-day operations of the Humanitarian Cash Team such as inputting into production of internal reports, presentations and note taking during meetings

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  •  A university degree in a social science subject, business administration or relevant field.
  •  A minimum of 2 years experience in programmatic and operational support to cash transfer programmes (humanitarian and/ or social protection) including monitoring, evaluation (experience with shock responsive social protection is desirable).
  •  Demonstrated capacity to analyse and synthesise data.
  •  Experience of using cash transfer management information systems (experience with UNICEF’s HOPE cash transfer management platform desirable)
  •  Demonstrated experience building and maintaining good relationships with partners
  •  Experience working in emergency contexts (knowledge and experience working in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands is an advantage).
  •  Fluency in English (verbal and written) (written and spoken skills in local languages are an asset).
  •  Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritise large amounts of work while under pressure.
  •  Good analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  •  Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy
  •  Experience working in humanitarian operations is desirable.
  •  Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Jan 27 2023 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Feb 02 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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