The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) convenes humanitarian agencies and private sector partners to support shared learning and direct communication around four major work streams: (1) e-vouchers, (2) e-cash, (3) pathways to financial inclusion and (4) data management and protection. The network is convened by Mercy Corps with support from the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. An advisory group including the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), International Rescue Committee (IRC), MasterCard, Mercy Corps, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and Oxfam guides ELAN work prioritization. Each work stream includes a set of members who can contribute to defining, contributing to or reviewing work under that work stream.
The fourth work stream—data management and protection—focuses on providing practical guidance to field staff to address related challenges. To gather learning and provide useful recommendations on this topic requires learning from concrete examples of current practices and challenges. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps is currently using the Red Rose e-voucher platform to deliver assistance to approximately 4,100 households. CRS has an agency focus on field data management and is using the same platform for assistance in Nigeria, providing an opportunity to share learning and compare practices to create a case study of potential use to the broader humanitarian community.
Purpose / Project Description
The consultant will work with Mercy Corps and CRS field staff teams to map data flows and practices, document these cases and provide general recommendations based on the comparative experiences and challenges in this context.
Technical support on cash and e-transfer questions will be provided by the ELAN/Mercy Corps. CRS headquarters staff can provide support or explanations of any agency-specific practices.
Produce a case study comparing learning from data management and protection practices of Mercy Corps and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Nigeria e-voucher programs, including attention to recommendations that could apply to other e-transfer contexts. Materials or guidance used in defining data management flows, processes and protection risks that can be used by field programs analyze their own practices may be annexed to the case study document.
The Consultant will conduct a data management and protection case study (up to 16 days total LOE)
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