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Cash Based Transfer Coordinator


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8+ Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: WFP – World Food Programme
  • Location: Bamako
  • Grade: Mid level – P-4, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal – Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-17


The World Food Program (WFP) is the top humanitarian agency that provides food aid in dire situations and collaborates with locals to boost nutrition and resilience. The United Nations created it in 1961 to aid in reducing global hunger. 80 nations are home to WFP offices, which have its main headquarters in Rome. The biggest humanitarian organization in the world, it is also the main supplier of school meals. In order to promote nutrition initiatives, policies, and programs, such as school meals and food fortification, WFP collaborates with governments, other UN agencies, NGOs, and the corporate sector.


  • Lead, guide and mentor a team of analysts on risks of conflict, political violence and violent civil unrest with impact on food security/humanitarian needs or WFP operations. Support analysis on interlinks between natural hazards, financial trends and conflict;
  • Assure quality of team’s analysis and early warnings, including quality of content, soundness of analytical assumptions, designation of drivers, clarity of communication, likelihood assessment and articulation of impact;
  • Lead and check alerts to WFP HQ and field offices provided through WFP’s Corporate Alert System  and Early Warning Watch Lists. Proactively initiate, contribute and oversee specialized analysis briefs;
  • Observe and interpret systematically national and regional political developments in one or more assigned geographical (sub-)regions;
  • Manage and lead distinctive regional, cross-regional and thematic conflict risk analysis as required;
  • Assure near coordination with relevant EME-units and Early Warning-Early Action platforms and mechanisms to trigger support to operational readiness and early actions, where required;
  • Oversee research and analysis on conflict-induced hunger for advocacy related to the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2417. This includes co-leading production of the biannual joint FAO-WFP report to UNSC members through coordination, research, drafting and quality control;
  • Co-lead the presentation of the tri-annual joint early warning analysis on acute food insecurity with FAO (Hunger Hotspots report) via coordination, research, drafting of substantive sections, quality control of analysis and media engagement;

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  • Advance university degree or Master in International Affairs, Economics, Financial Technology, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international humanitarian and growth assistance.
  • At least 8 years of postgraduate professional background in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of appropriate experience including operational and technical experience in CBT programme. Background in a Country Office and in an emergency context is also required.
  • Background in the design, set-up, implementation and monitoring of transfer modality systems (in-kind food and cash based transfers);
  • Proven capacity to handle innovation in programme approaches.
  • Awareness and powerful interest on social protection issues especially the knowledge of policies and practices around long-term financial possibilities for poor and vulnerable people are highly valued.



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