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Emergency Roster- Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) Specialist

Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: N/A, UK

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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Vision


Plan International’s global strategy applies a full spectrum approach where Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is an integral part of everything the organisation does with and for children and girls, especially in fragile settings. 


Our ambition is to become a global leader and the NGO partner of choice for promoting gender equality and protecting girls’ rights in disaster and conflict settings, working at the nexus of development and humanitarian efforts.


While our emergency response work is driven by the humanitarian imperative and principles, as a global organisation Plan International has invested in three priority focus areas; Child Protection in Emergency (CPIE), Education in Emergency (EIE) and Youth Economic Empowerment in Emergency (YEEIE). 


Plan International has developed a systematic approach to integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into our Country Strategies and promoting a resilience approach to our programmes. Our ambition is to continue to grow the DRM portfolio in this area.


As an organisation we place great importance on contributing to the work and collective learning, strengthened coordination and quality of work in the sector and increasingly take on inter-agency leadership roles within our areas of expertise at a country and global level.


In the last financial year Plan International responded to 171 emergencies of differing scales and significance across 55 countries with a focus on Child Protection and Education in Emergencies programming.

  • 61,258,951 girls, boys, women and men were reached through this work in FY20
  • Spending relating to disaster risk management totalled €175 million in FY20
  • Plan International partnered with 27,600 community organisations, over 3,400 NGO’s and 934 corporate and private sector institutions.


Plan International Roster


Plan International is looking to grow our pool of experienced Emergency Response Specialists to lead Plan International’s humanitarian programming as part of our Emergency Roster. Members of our roster are specialists in their field and have the skills and expertise to be deployed to a humanitarian response anywhere in the world, generally up to a maximum period of four months. 


Successful applicants will be added to our roster of Cash and Voucher Assistance Specialists and contacted for deployment opportunities. Whilst being a member of the roster is not paid you will receive a salary as well as ‘per diem’, accommodation and travel costs whilst deployed.


We build a close relationship with Roster Members, with access to online humanitarian courses and regular engagement to ensure Roster Members receive benefits to being on the roster both when deployed and when not deployed. The Deployment Manager will regular reach out to Roster Members for updates on their availability and access to online courses and tools



About You


Plan International started its Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming in 2011 which has grown significantly since then in terms of both geographical coverage and portfolio. As of September 2021 Plan International has implemented CVA operations in 32 countries, with more than 130 million USD as a cumulative programme portfolio. 


As a Deployable CVA Specialist if requested, you will provide technical leadership at the Country office level primarily on the feasibility analysis, design and implementation of a CVA programme. This includes the implementation of CVA projects, monitoring, capacity development of staff, proposal development support and representing Plan International in the Cash Working Group and relevant clusters. 


To quality for this role, you will require significant experience in CVA programming with at least 3 years of programming experience. You will also have a strong technical understanding of CVA programming and a strong skillset in capacity development and representation. 


It is desirable to speak English and either French or Spanish. Other languages are also an advantage. 




Closing Date: 8th July 2021


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.