Cash Transfer Assistant, Kabul, Afghanistan

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Afghanistan

City: Kabul

Office: FAO in Kabul, Afghanistan

Closing date: Monday, 18 July 2022


Cash Transfer Assistant

Job Posting: 04/Jul/2022

Closure Date: 18/Jul/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAAFG

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Afghanistan-Kabul

Duration : 6 (Six) Months Extendable, based on satisfactory performance and budget availability

Post Number : N/A

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Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the National Emergency Coordination Officer and technical guidance of the international Cash Expert from the Cash And Voucher Unit in Headquarters, the Cash Transfer Assistant is responsible for supporting FAO Cash Transfers (CT) interventions in Afghanistan.

Technical Focus

The Cash Transfer Assistant will provide support to cash transfers activities throughout the project cycle in Afghanistan.

Tasks and responsibilities

Provide support throughout the design, planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring phases of cash transfer (CT) interventions in Afghanistan,

Ensure the CT interventions in Afghanistan are compliant with the Manual Section 702 governing the cash transfers in FAO

Provide support in the identification process of Partners Organization involved in the support of cash-based transfer activities (identification and registration of beneficiaries, organization of cash for work, etc...) and elaboration of the Letters of agreement through the development of the terms of reference,

Provide support in the identification process of financial service providers (FSP) up to the elaboration of the contracts for the distribution of cash transfers to beneficiaries through the design of the terms of reference and the technical assessment of FSPs;
Contribute to the operational monitoring of the management of contracts with financial service providers;
Maintain beneficiary databases in relation to cash transfers,

Update existing and support the development of new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the implementation of cash transfer programmes;
Support post-distribution monitoring activities - including the questionnaire used - related to the disbursement process and utilization of cash transfers;
Participate to existing cash coordination groups/structure (e.g. Cash Working Group)

Support work on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) through the promotion of data collection by FAO staff and Partners Organization on beneficiaries‘ preferences (cash (vouchers), in-kind) and the appropriate follow up of complaints and feedback relation to CT interventions

Support the development of new modalities and payment mechanisms including the testing and rolling out phase.

Support, in consultation with the FAO-AF communication officer, communication on cash transfers related activities through tailored products and different means including web, photo/video, social media, press releases;

Minimum Requirements

University degree in business administration or public administration, social science, political science or any in field related to food, agriculture or food security;
At least three (3) years of relevant experience in project or programme formulation, implementation, management, administration or related area;
Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari).

National of Afghanistan.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in large and complex projects that combines emergency response, resilience strengthening and disaster risk reduction with UN, international NGOs, and with ministries, national institutions, and the rural sector in Afghanistan is an advantage;
Work experience in more than one location or area of work, is desirable;
Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset;
Understanding of the purpose and function of technical programmes, operational guidelines, and programme/project management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations and specifically by FAO.


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