Access to health (CVA & Nutrition) Delegate Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Norwegian Red Cross

Position Title: Access to health (CVA & Nutrition) Delegate

The purpose of the Access to Health Delegate, with focus on Cash Voucher Assistance (CVA) for health and emergency nutrition is to lead and support the development and implementation of applicable CVA modalities, and other relevant cash for health modalities in the health response in NorCross priority contexts in the Africa region.

The delegate will work closely with NorCross Country teams, liaise with National Society and ICRC counterparts as applicable on strengthening access to health and nutrition through inclusion of CVA modalities in existing NorCross supported health programmes.

The Access to Health (CVA and nutrition) delegate will bring CVA strategic, technical, and operational expertise, in addition to significant health and nutrition knowledge, in order to build NorCross Country teams’ capabilities in support of relevant National Society responses in the Africa region.

Additionally the delegate will work in collaboration with NorCross health technical colleagues, including at NorCross headquarters in Oslo, in order to inform and further articulate the approach to access to health and nutrition, specifically through cash for health and CVA modalities, and also the NorCross approach to health and climate. This will involve sharing expertise and lessons learned from operational activities. It will also involve support and input to the updated NorCross Health Framework and associated technical guidance and toolsto accompany the new NorCross International Strategy 2024-2026 (TBC).

The Access to Health delegate (CVA and nutrition), under the direction of the NorCross Africa Regional Deputy Representative, and part of the Africa regional technical team, will work with the NorCross Country Teams in the Africa region, selected African National Society and other relevant country based stakeholders to build necessary capacities to set up, implement and quality assure through applicable monitoring standards the applicable CVA modalities within NorCross standing health programmes as well as for interventions targeting specific response to severe and adverse climate events affecting the overall health of populations.

In the Africa region and in liaison with the NorCross health technical team in Oslo, the delegate will be responsible for devising technically sound components on CVA within standing operational plans, including on beneficiaries, conditional cash transfer modalities for achieving health outcomes for the vulnerable population. The delegate will accompany and support the country teams to ensure cash payments within NorCross programmes, as well as beneficiary selection criteria are implemented as per timeline and will follow up with teams on identifying any emerging gaps and problems and advise on solutions.

The staff will also ensure that the partner National Society have capacities in place for implementation of conditional grants for health care services as part of health programmes with the aim to enable access to health services. Particular attention should be given to quality and accountability to beneficiaries and the affected population.

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Norwegian Red Cross supported projects in relevant discipline are designed and implemented in line with RCRC Movement CVA guidelines and standards and Norcross’s own Cash for Health guidance.
  • Coach and support the Host National Society and NorCross project teams in cash and health technical standards and support the operationalization of those standards.
  • Develop detailed SOPs for conditional cash transfers in relevant NorCross partner contexts and ensure support to National Society in devising of the SOPs and guidelines for the project locations.
  • Train teams and hold workshops in SOPs and monitoring of the procedures and indicators of results.
  • Contribute proactively with other technical personnel to Norwegian Red Cross global efforts to establish and operationalized technical standards, particularly related to emergency nutrition as a component of health programming.
  • Contribute to global health technical guidance and standards, specifically related to cash for health and nutrition and liaise closely with NorCross health technical team in Oslo.
  • Liaise with RCRC Movement and non-Movement partners on technical developments related to CVA and health and identify opportunities for collaboration, cross fertilization and learning.

Operational Responsibilities:


  • Based on existing needs assessment and project design, prepare a detailed operational plan for cash payments including modalities, conditions, duration, criteria, frequency, and delivery mechanism with the National Society.
  • Ensure implementation and monitoring of country specific SOPs where established in implementation of CVA component of the programmes; collect learnings and ensure feedback process and improvements.
  • Support preparation of results indicators for CVA in health in collaboration with ealth technical teams and Data and Results team, based on proposals.
  • Follow up and supports the cooperation with the National Societies in accordance with standing Partnership Agreements.
  • Conduct regular meetings with NorCross teams and National Society and manage the activity plan and log frame.


  • Identify specialist skills that may be required (IM, registration systems, delivery mechanisms) and ensure adequate human resource capacity is identified for CVA implementation.
  • Support and provide technical support and inputs in the ongoing health operations. Provide technical support to CO teams in order to set up the CVA components within the plans action and budgets and build capacities for their effective monitoring.
  • Through the CO teams, work with the NS to ensure that all necessary tools and systems (financial, logistics and M&E) are adapted for assessment, are in practice and disseminated. This includes SOPs, operational guidelines, risk register, recipient registration tools, monitoring tools, CEA tools, information management tools in line with data protection requirements, communication materials).
  • Oversee and support the delivery of the plan of action, including the RBM framework ensuring achievement of the set objectives and milestones.
  • Supports financial risk management, including annual audit process and proper handling of financial irregularities, in line with established rules and regulations.
  • Support the NS team to analyse the risks and complete the risk assessment including the measures to mitigate the potential risks. Engage the community as well as all relevant departments in the risk analysis and identification of measures to mitigate security and other potential programmatic risks.


  • Collaborate effectively through technical engagement with and support to NorCross country teams in Africa region to achieve desired humanitarian results in NorCross supported programmes, including through effective in country engagements.
  • Maintain regular dialogue with Health Team in Programme Support Team (Global Health team Lead, Health and Climate etc) ensuring technical input to key technical guidance and standards, including CVA, exploration of nutritional components in health programmes and the NorCross approach to health and climate
  • Coordinate as needed with the Regional Finance, Admin, Logs and Proc team to ensure consistent accountability towards Norwegian Red Cross rules and regulations, guidelines and deadlines.
  • Facilitate and plan for country visits by colleagues from National and Regional offices.

Formal Competence:

  • University degree in medicine / public health or similar
  • RCRC Movement CVA online or Face to Face trainings and Practical Cash in Emergencies (PECT) trained.
  • Other relevant CVA trainings (maybe we should specify some relevant ones?).

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Access to health programmatic expertise, including solid knowledge on roll-out of nutritional components within health (primary and community health) programmes.
  • Experience in implementing cash and voucher assistance in emergency responses.
  • Proven ability to implement and monitor CVA modalities.
  • Cash trained and able to train and build capacities of operational delegates and national teams on CVA.
  • Experience leading and influencing the uptake of different aspects of CVA design and implementation (i.e.: CVA feasibility assessments, market analysis, response design including setting targeting criteria, transfer values and delivery mechanisms, encashment, and monitoring)
  • Experience from CVA in health will also be highly desirable. Knowledge of health needs and responses is also desirable.
  • Fluency in English in required.
  • French is an asset.


  • Knowledge of RC Movement’s CVA tools and guidance.
  • Knowledge of use of CVA modalities to achieve health related outcomes.
  • Ability to design cash grants with conditions keeping in view beneficiary needs and financial barriers.
  • Knowledge of feedback and response mechanism, including appropriate methods of recipient communication and channels.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Ability to work towards achieving objectives and results.
  • Ability to deliver emergency projects of 6 months duration.
  • Ability to work with partners and support capacity enhancement and trainings.
  • Ability to convince and gain acceptance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to be solution oriented.

Reporting to:

Deputy Regional Representative, Africa

Position is based in:

Nairobi (Africa Regional Roaming)

Contract length:

12 months

Why should you apply?

  • Meaningful: You`ll be a part of the world's largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
  • Impact: You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
  • Career: You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
  • A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.

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