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Regional Logistics Cash Transfer Specialist - Position based in the Field

Requisition ID:  13883
Region:  Global Deployment Option
Contract type:  Open-ended contract
What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


The Regional Logistics Cash Transfers and Market Specialist works together with the Global Logistics Cash Transfers and Markets Specialist to both:

  • Disseminate the Logistics vision and CTP strategy proactively in the field.
  • Strengthen the Logistics Department internal knowledge and capacities related to Cash Transfers and Markets.

S/he provides support in Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to logisticians in the field by disseminating appropriate tools and documentation, organizing and facilitating trainin

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities
  • Provides remote support to delegations requiring expertise in CTP 
  • Develops regional knowledge of all context and dynamic
  • Works in collaboration with the global Logistic Cash Transfers and Markets Specialist to:
    • Disseminate the vision of Logistics regarding Cash Transfer Programming.
    • Record lessons learned, build strong case studies and best practice to implement throughout regions.
    • Participate in the creation of new tools, approaches and methodologies for CTP to be used by Logistics.
    • Harmonize tools and procedures across the regions.
    • Identify key next stages and issues to work on at regional and global level.
  • Delivers institutional trainings related to Cash Transfers and Markets at regional level. Participate and facilitate other relevant workshops, seminars and trainings.
  • Carries out short to medium term assignments to delegation requiring expertise in CTP accompanying the Logistics team in country through key phases including:
    • Assist the Logistics team in building a strong collaboration with other departments concerned by the implementation of CTP activities to better contribute to planning, follow-up, reconciliation and closing of CTP activities
    • Engage in the assessment of market capacity and performance and prepare analysis in collaboration with Economic Security colleagues. Assess the feasibility and appropriateness of CTP within the range of other of other possible options to meet identified needs.
    • Identification, assessment and selection of financial service providers/vendors for the tender process. Provide advice on how to ensure a smooth communication, timely reception of feedback, materials and reports.
    • Completion of Selection Table and Framework Agreement.
    • Ensure compliance with the ICRC CTP SOPs.
    • Provides general advice to help Logistics teams in “restructuring and/or reorganizing” themselves to answer the need of growing CTP budgets.
Scope & Impact
  • Contributes to an integrated, holistic, organization-wide approach to CTP
  • Geographic remit: regional
  • Internally, interacts with the Logistics Division (headquarters/field) and other staff members (counterparts at Headquarters, Cash and Market Specialists, Assistance and Protection Division, Finance and Administration Division)
  • Externally, interacts with other humanitarian agencies and stakeholders in the logistics section as well as financial service providers and suppliers/vendors involved in CTP activities in various ICRC delegation (across a region)


Certifications / Education required
  • Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualification in economics, international affairs, humanitarian affairs or management of international organizations
  • Good command of FRENCH and very good command of English
  • Computer proficiency
Professional Experience required
  • 5-8 years professional experience
  • Understanding and preferably experience in general logistics
  • Experience in markets and cash and voucher programming (preferably in support units)
  • Knowledge of ICRC procurement procedures is an added value
  • Previous ICRC or movement experience is an asset
Our operational & field constraints
  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC dœs not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months
Desired profile and skills
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
People management responsibilities