Cash Support for Indonesia - Short-term consultancy, direct employment with Caritas Switzerland

Cash based interventions










years min


Service / Consultancy contract




Subject/purpose of assignment: Capacity Building mission: Training in cash-for-work and multipurpose cash transfer programming & supporting kick-off of project implementation

Country: Indonesia

Dates of assignment: 17 December – 17 January (15 working days, 10 days field mission)


1)        Background information

In response to the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi on 28 October 2018, CACH started a relief project in mid-October 2018, consisting initially of in-kind distribution and hygiene promotion as well as psychosocial support activities. CACH together with its local partner organization Pusaka foundation plans to implement a CTP project (15 December – 15 March 2018), consisting of 1-month cash-for-work (cfw) for debris removal as well as unconditional, multi-purpose cash grants (MPG) for most vulnerable people. The project is aligned with the cash guidelines of the cash cluster, which determine monthly salary rates as well as cash transfer modalities (e-cash). Pusaka foundation, who will lead project implementation, has implemented a CTP project before, but is not experienced in cfw & e-cah modalities.

The project implementation will start on 15 December with preparatory activities such as market assessment, beneficiary selection, beneficiary verification with the Social Welfare ministry and signing MoUs with the local government and financial institutes. The actual activity implementation will start in mid-January after the assignment of the consultant.


2)      Objectives of the assignment

1. Desk research and off-site assessment of project and partner needs (Skype with CACH representative in Indonesia and partner staff) to prepare training and mission accordingly.

2. Carry out a 2.5-day training for CACH and Pusaka staff in CTP processes covering both cfw and MPG. The training will be designed by the consultant and will cover following aspects:

a)       Define key CTP terms and concepts and various stages in the CTP process

b)      Consider challenges and issues related to designing and implementing cash transfer interventions

c)      Monitor requirements for cash-for-work programming

d)      Ensure conflict sensitivity and mitigate protections risks in relation to CTP

3. Review of preparatory processes already conducted for this project (e.g. market assessment, beneficiary selection, MoUs with local government & financial institutes) and make operational suggestions on how to address possible shortcomings and strengthen the implementation process

4. Support in developing workplans, timeframe and monitoring structure for implementation of the cfw and MPG activities. 


3)      Procedure and Method of work (estimated 15 days)

  • Pre-mission desk review & designing workshop agenda/documents (4 days)
  • In-country mission for workshop and support in starting implementation of project (10 days, including travel)
  • Post-mission activities: 1 day


4)      Deliverables and schedule (indicative)

  • Briefing by CACH (skype): 17/18 December
  • Desk study of relevant documents to prepare workshop: 3 days (between 19– 29 December 2018)
  • Share workshop agenda for review by CACH: 30 December 2018
  • Travel to Indonesia: 1 January 2018 (or 4 January)
  • In country workshop: 3-5 January 2018 (or 7-9 January)
  • Support in project development : 7-10 January 2018 (or 10 – 12 January)
  • Departure from Indonesia: 11 January 2018 (or 14 January)
  • Submission of mission report including recommendations (5-pages max): 17 January 2018 
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