Country: Ukraine
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 27 Apr 2022

Senior CVA Manager


The post holder, together with the CVA TA, will be responsible for the overall successful management and implementation of the portfolio of Cash and Voucher Assistance interventions delivered by partners for the Ukraine Response. The Senior CVA Manager will plan and support the cash transfers for targeted beneficiaries/households. Support will include providing technical support in the field, monitoring, managing teams, and reporting. In addition, the position holder will also manage the performance and develop capacity of relevant project staff. The post holder is expected to dedicate a significant amount of her/his time with the team in the areas of intervention, to support and monitor the daily implementation of the project.


Reports to: Ops director

Staff reporting to this post: CVA Manager and CVA Programme Assistant

Budget Responsibilities: Yes

External Representation: Regular contact with Government Ministries / Department and other NGOs / organizations working in related sectors. Implementing Partners

Travel: Frequent project locations


Program Management

Lead the set-up and roll out of all CVA Projects, ensure all needed preparation and assessments are conducted.
Manage and lead the CVA projects, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of program activities and initiatives under the across Ukraine, including supervising proper targeting, identification, registration, and monitoring of beneficiary lists to prevent overlap with other humanitarian programmes in the intervention zone.
Lead on problem resolution while ensuring that team members are involved in the decision making process.
Lead on the targeting and verification exercises as required to ensure transparency and accountability in the targeting of programme beneficiaries.
Together with accountability team, ensure that feedback mechanisms are established and feedback points are set up where monthly community feedback sessions will be conducted and analyzed.
Ensure implementation of and compliance to the SOPs and other operational manuals designed for the implementation of the programme (e.g. cash transfers manuals).
Coordinate and work with the programme teams and implementing partners to ensure timely delivery of program activities.
Prepare the programme’s work plans and monitor monthly variances and unmet targets, then design and apply corrective measures to remain on track.
Provide support and supervision to the staff to ensure successful implementation of programme, and provide opportunities for staff development.
Produce timely and quality reports fit to donor requirements where required that ensure appropriate capturing of programme impact and outcomes as well as programme outputs based on logistical framework and M&E system.
Through monitoring and field visits, provide technical supervision and management guidance to staff to ensure quality and timely implementation of the project, within defined budget.
Define programme supply needs through the development of Procurement Plans and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a practically phased procurement plan.
Identify budget variances and communicate major variances and solutions identified.
Coordinate with response leadership to prepare requests for budget revisions, realignment and other grant modifications.
Coordinate and work closely together with the Ops Director and CVA TA in every day management, detailed work planning, etc.
Ensure compliance to systems and processes for planning and reporting to member head office and donors.
Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team (including the Head of MEAL, MEAL Advisor, MEAL Coordinator, and MEAL Officer) and the relevant sector leads to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and to capture learning opportunities around the effectiveness of the cash transfers.
Support in developing tools and ideas to ensure that CVA programs are monitored against measurable and appropriate indicators.
Support program assessments, evaluations and other reviews required in the program.
Ensure regular monitoring of the market prices and generation of monthly market assessment reports. Ensure market monitoring data is consistently consolidated in a timely manner.
Undertake additional tasks that are relevant to program management and activity implementations that may be assigned by his / her manager from time to time, including the development of new projects and the response to emergencies, in the area or at country level.
Comply with Save the Children policies and practices with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities, and other relevant policies and procedures.

Coordination & Communications

Together with CVA TA, stand as main representative of cash transfers in Ukraine, internally and externally, in particular within the cash working groups.
Participate in regular coordination meetings with implementing partner organizations.
Ensure flow of information and coordination between PDQ Department / TAs / Program Managers/Project Coordinators in Ukraine in daily operational and program-related matters to foster exchanges and good coordination, with a focus on multispectral programs.
Maintain close coordination in the field with local authorities, especially with relevant counterpart departments and with sector leads of other organizations, for both development and emergency /humanitarian programs and approaches.
Facilitate field visits by donors and Save the Children Member representatives.
Ensure high quality, accessible information about the project and its achievements are available for internal and external audiences (including current donors, Save the Children Members, potential funders, etc.)
Represent SC in relevant forums when required by the Programmes and the response leadership.

Child Safeguarding Responsibility:

Ensure that staff providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.



Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.


honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


Minimum a B.A. Degree in related field
A minimum of five years’ experience implementing projects, preferably via partners, with a minimum of two years’ experience in a leadership role in the implementation of programmes.
Prior experience implementing cash transfer programming (cash or voucher).
Good knowledge of Accountability Principles and MEAL
Professional proficiency in written and spoken English (essential)
Language skills in Ukrainian and Russian (desirable)
Very good people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
Knowledge and willingness to work in refugee context of Ukraine Response, experience of working in a cross-cultural environment
Excellent knowledge of project management cycle.
Ability to work well in a team, train other staff, and demonstrate experience efficiently managing a team.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
Experienced in attending and participating in sector/CWG meetings.
Experienced at conducting project monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge of community development; working with children and on children’s issues.
Significant people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
Ability to make decisions when needed and prepared to account for them.
Capacity to anticipate change and adapt the plans and priorities accordingly
Capacity to work in multicultural environments

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This Role is offered on the basis of International terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.

For non- EU citizens; Visa is to be obtained.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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