Senior Humanitarian Advisor, Cash & Vouchers (Maternity Cover)

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Senior Humanitarian Advisor, Cash & Vouchers (Maternity Cover) in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The Senior Cash and Voucher (CVA) Advisor will contribute to strength Save the Children’s capacity to deliver Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. The Senior CVA Advisor will contribute to the programme quality and the development of capacities on CVA across sectors (such as Nutrition, Education, and Protection) building evidence, disseminating knowledge and best practice, and building a network of experts in the organisation. The person will work closely across Save the Children teams to design, implement, monitor, and support CVA Preparedness and CVA program design across the different phases of the project cycle. He will also actively contribute to evidence generation on CVA and to the definition of the research agenda.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Extensive previous work in the design, implementation, and monitoring of CVA delivery;
  • Strong understanding of CVA principles and practices
  • Strong experience on capacity building and mentoring;
  • Comprehensive understanding of CVA technical requirements
  • Leadership in the development, implementation, management, and institutionalizing of staff capacity
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in applying MEAL framework and Standards for CVA
  • Can identify, explain, and troubleshoot the challenges to the delivery of CVA, balancing humanitarian imperatives with contextual constraints
  • Previous experience & knowledge of key steps of CVA Operations, including: feasibility, risk and appropriateness analysis; market and financial provider assessments. analysis of response options and choice of CVA modalities;


  • Previous Experience and technical knowledge of CVA for Sectoral Outcomes (Nutrition in particular)
  • Experience designing capacity building curricula
  • Previous experience on research for CVA
  • Knowledge of donor-specific requirements, with a particular focus on USAID, ECHO, DEVCO, NMFA, World Bank, and the United Nations
  • Proactive nature

We can offer the option of flexible working hours.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.
National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply to the country you are based in.

Where we Work – Where We Work Save the Children International

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.

How to apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the 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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