Cash-Based Interventions Associate

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Hardship Level

E (most hardship)

Family Type

Non Family with Residential Location

Family Type

Non Family with Residential LocationDanger Pay

Residential location (if applicable)

Nairobi (CO), Kenya



Staff Member / Affiliate Type

General Service


Regular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted


Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

April 6, 2024

Standard Job Description

CBI Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The CBI (Cash-Based Interventions) Associate is supervised by a professional staff member who provides the incumbent with general guidance and workplans. The incumbent works quite independently with an oversight from the supervisor and may directly supervise some support staff.
Contacts are mainly with the colleagues in the same duty station to exchange information and to discuss the work plans. External contacts are with the national and local authorities for gathering and exchange of data.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

– Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of databases used in the cash-based interventions.
– Generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the management.
– Prepare and administer accurate lists of beneficiaries for the regular assistance through bank ATM/IRIS system in line with the procedures established by the office.
– Assist in developing and administering UNHCR Regular CBI database.
– Assist in the monthly reconciliation and refund process for the cash assistance project.
– Assist in preparing detailed reports and breakdown of the cash assistance provided to the refugees.
– Cross-check databases to ensure that all beneficiaries are active cases.
– Keep cash lists updated and free of duplications and ensure delivery of cash assistance to beneficiaries in a timely manner.
– Maintain relationships with partners to facilitate the flow of information between databases,
– Assist with the training of internal staff and partners on how to use the database,
– Execute best practice in data protection standards and help to positively influence others,
– Troubleshoot issues with the database and work with internal teams to provide technical fixes,
– Inform and act on the reports and messages that are received from various units on different vulnerable cases in respect to financial assistance.
– Support in the co-ordination with different partners and focal points on lists of beneficiaries reflecting situation of cash assistance.
– Undertake missions and field visits to bank service provider to monitor the cash project.
– Represent UNHCR at the cash-assistance related meetings.
– Liaise with internal stakeholders and partners.
– Develop improvements to the database and related workflows.
– Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.

– Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses
Information Technology, Database Management, Computer Science
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Previous data management experience, preferable in CBI context. Excellent knowledge of computer software and database applications. Experience in Microsoft SQL Server (2005 or later).

Knowledge of UNHCR programmes and activities. Experience in cash-based interventions, particularly in a refugee response context. Working experience in C# and Working experience with statistical software such as R, Python, Stata etc.

Functional Skills
IT-Computer Literacy
DM-Database Management
EC-Statistical and modelling software
IT-Microsoft Server Technology
CB-Cash-based Programming/Managing/Planning
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

Nature of The Position:

UNHCR is already providing in kind and cash assistance to displaced populations in Kassala State, with the aim of scaling up and strengthening the use of Cash Based Interventions (CBI) as a priority modality of assistance, service delivery and protection across its operations in 2024. Experience and evidence from post distribution monitoring highlight that CBI increases protection outcomes, facilitates inclusion and solutions, and improves efficiency and effectiveness in programme delivery. It is against this background that UNHCR is looking for a Cash Based Interventions Associate to strengthen the systematic use of CBIs and coordinate the implementation of cash-based projects in Kassala State.

Relevant Professional Experience and Education:

– A first degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Computer Science, Mathematics or Finance coupled with relevant technical trainings in data management, project management etc., is an advantage.

Technical Skills:

– Strong computer technical skills with a demonstrated ability to generate statistical reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and pivot tables as required by Management.

Coordination Skills:

– Proven experience in internal cash co-ordination with different units and externally with Implementing Partners, general situation of cash assistance in Sudan combined with experience in negotiations with government officials and private Financial Service Providers (FSPs).

CBI Background:

– Previous experience in cash assistance in displacement settings including transitioning from Non-Food Items (NFIs) to CBI or implementing other sectoral cash interventions.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):



Desired languages



Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

Nature of Position:

Living and Working Conditions:


Additional Qualifications


CB-Cash-based Programming/Managing/Planning, DM-Database Management, EC-Statistical and modelling software, IT-Computer Literacy, IT-Microsoft Server Technology



Computer Science – Other, Data Management – Other, Information Technology – Other

Work Experience


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness

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Additional Information

Functional clearance

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

Kassala, Sudan
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