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UNHCR-Programme CBI Officer-P3-Mopti, Mali

Mopti, Mali
Position Title: Programme Cash Based Intervention Officer 
Receiving Agency: UNHCR
P Level: P3
Location: Mopti, Mali
Duration: 3 months with a possibility of extension
Language: French and English are required 

Operational Context
The Republic of Mali is a signatory to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Additional Protocol. It has also signed and ratified the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee and Asylum Problems in Africa. Despite multi-dimensional internal conflicts, Mali never ceases to receive nationals from other neighboring countries seeking asylum and protection, thanks to its open-door policy.

The multidimensional crisis that Mali has been facing since 2012, has not improved despite the various efforts undertaken by different actors for the return of peace. Despite the pooling of forces between Burkina Faso and Mali in the fight against armed terrorist groups, the security situation remains highly volatile on the border strip with Burkina Faso covering the Centre (Douentza, Bandiagara, San) and Gao regions. On the other side of the border, the same climate of insecurity prevails in the localities bordering Burkina-Faso. The insecurity fostered by the GAT on both sides of the border has led to massive and continuous movements of people towards Mali, precisely in the regions of Douentza, Bandiagara, San, Gao, Menaka, etc.

According to reports shared by authorities (Regional Director of Social Development and Solidarity Economy, 1st Deputy Mayor of Mondoro, etc.) in the Douentza region, almost 15,000 asylum seekers arrived in several localities in the region, namely the Communes of Mondoro and Hombori since December 2023. They have been welcomed by the host populations, with whom they share the few available resources.  Still according to the same authorities, these asylum seekers, mostly women and children, received by host families, lack everything and are currently living in deplorable conditions.

Aim of the Mission
This mission aims to facilitate assistance to newly arrived refugees, more than 29.000 persons, in the AoR of the Gao sub-office through Cash-Based Interventions. With the declaration of Central Sahel Emergency L1 on the 05th of February 2024, Mali Operation has received additional funds of $3.4 M including $3M for CBI.

The main objectives:
  1. Implement the CBI for the benefit of refugees in Goa Sub-Office AoR (covering Gao, Mopti, Tombouctou, and Menaka field offices) using the Financial Service Provider ECOBANK.
  2. Set up a mechanism to coordinate and monitor the cash transfer for refugees in the AoR of the Gao sub-office.
  3. Evaluate the possibility of implementing other cash transfer modalities, especially the use of mobile transfers.
  4. Coordinate the Post Distribution Monitoring.
  5. Strengthen the capacity of HCR staff and partners to manage the CBI according to UNHCR’s rules.

Under the supervision of the Head of Field Office Mopti, the Programme CBI Officer will:
  • Ensure that CBI is fully and effectively integrated into the emergency response plan and protection and solutions strategies.
  • Support and collaborate with protection and sectors to increase the use of CBI in e.g. protection, education, shelter, livelihoods and health programs.
  • Establish a sound monitoring process for cash assistance.
  • Analyze trends and interventions, including CBI expenditure, upstream and downstream activities.
  • Ensure post-distribution monitoring (PDM) is conducted regularly and in line with the relevant guidance.
  • Ensure fluid communication and information exchange with key stakeholders internally and externally and participate in relevant coordination and collaboration structures.
  • Represent UNHCR in inter-agency coordination mechanisms and fora, promote and maintain collaborative cash arrangements and strong relations with partners and other key actors at the Sub office level.
  • Generate data and analysis for evidence-based, communication, and visibility.
  • Organize and/or support CBI-related learning and capacity building, including organizing training and learning events.
  • Fulfil CBI-related reporting requirements.
  • Support the use of the UNHCR Cash Assist tool.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • Sound work experience in cash assistance and proven knowledge and technical skills in the set-up, design, implementation, and monitoring of CBIs from a multisectoral and protection perspective.
  • Work experience in the Sahel region or, in a refugee context with UNHCR.
  • Experience with UNHCR related to CBI Programme implementation.
  • Experience in interagency coordination and/or in refugee coordination model.
  • Availability to work in a high-risk duty station with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR Emergency Management.
  • Knowledge of French and English is essential.
CANADEM and its partners have a no-tolerance policy for inaction to prevent, respond to and follow up on alleged cases of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (SEAH). For this reason, we adhere to all policies, procedures and training of the United Nations on The Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). CANADEM mandates all deployees successfully complete the PSEA online course. This e-learning course is composed of a set of lessons designed to raise awareness about SEAH, become familiar with a range of measures to combat SEAH, understand the impact on victims and the consequences for UN Personnel who commit Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment.

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