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CaLP MENA Policy and Thematic Analyst

Job Description and Requirements

Job Purpose

The CaLP regional policy and thematic analyst is responsible for producing analysis and synthesising learning on regional thematic, contextual and policy trends on cash transfer programming (CVA). This analysis contributes to regional and global progress on cash policy and technical quality. The regional policy and thematic analyst will be part of CaLP’s MENA regional team, and will work closely with other CaLP Secretariat staff in particular the knowledge management and research coordinator, policy coordinator, and communications manager. 


CaLP is the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid. We are a catalyst for accelerating change in the scale and quality of cash transfer programming. We enable the collaboration necessary to develop practical solutions to collective problems in the sector. Since our founding in 2005, CaLP has been at the forefront of promoting and improving cash transfer programming across the humanitarian sector. We have recently refreshed our global strategy and are at an exciting moment, poised to help humanitarian agencies deliver on their major commitments on cash.

CaLP currently has over 50 members, united by their commitment to our shared mission. They deliver the vast majority of cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid worldwide. Our members include UN agencies, donors, international NGOs, local NGOs and private sector organisations.

A small secretariat supports our members to work together. CaLP is based in the UK and currently has regional offices in West Africa, East Africa, the US and Geneva.


About the MENA region

The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region implements and manages programmes in Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan.

Programmes within the MENA region reflect Oxfam’s approach to work across the globe. We support self-reliance, not dependency, and to complement our work on the ground we strive to secure lasting change through our campaigning.


We also put women at the heart of all we do. The majority of people living in poverty are women and girls, and so this focus helps us to achieve our mission to overcome poverty and suffering.


Useful Information 

Contract Length: until the end of December 2020.

Benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

It is Oxfam’s policy to hire at the minimum to middle of the band, depending upon the skills and experiences of the strongest candidate. 

At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and strongly welcome applications from women and under represented groups to apply for this position.

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.


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