Cash-based transfers (CBT) in WFP have seen exponential growth from USD 10 million in 2009 to over USD 2.1 billion in 2019. 65% of global transfers are in the RBC region and today, 14 countries implement CBT activities. The RBC Supply Chain role in CBT is to provide support to all COs in the region. on:
- retail engagement activities to achieve the best value to customers (price. service, quality, and assortment),
- guidance to all COs on assessments, strategic design. process execution and compliance, and implementation of any CBT activity,
- support COs on oversight of their CBT Supply Chain activities,
- building a network of staff, and share best practices, challenges, guidance and provide training.
As CBT in the region grows through multiple activities and forms of delivering the assistance they need to document best practices, develop training, transfer the knowledge through strategic and operational advice (to COs), establish communication strategies, and provide oversight support becomes necessary. In addition, the retail engagement efforts in countries need support and streamlining. Likewise, coordinating with HQ and RBC counterparts is a crucial part of the assignment. The purpose of this assignment
is to fully support RBC countries at any stage of their CBT process. Direct support to COs entails travel to conduct retail market assessments, oversight reviews, and lead training, or any other supply chain CBT activity that needs support or analysis. A special emphasis will lie in coordinating, planning, and documenting supply chain / retail activities across the region, as well as contributing to the development and implementation of successful activities and procedures. Providing substantive regional country context analysis and management of operational supply chain/retail networks is key.