Social protection experts
Deadline of this Job:
17 May 2020
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Date Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
In sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF provides analytical and technical support in child poverty analysis, public financial management and social protection, including emergency cash transfers, in order to support more equitable and sustainable results for children. To support Country Offices in their work in these areas, UNICEF has two Regional Offices, one for Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESARO), based in Kenya, and one supporting Western and Central Africa Region (WCARO), located in Senegal. The Regional Offices have established regional rosters of consultants to facilitate the swift engagement of social and economic policy expertise. However, given the similar profiles of candidates across the continent, UNICEF is now in the process of updating this roster, which will be utilized by Country Offices throughout sub-Saharan Africa for different assignments. .
Job Responsibilities: Not Specified
Job Skills: Not Specified
Required Skills and Experience
• Advanced university degree in public policy, economics, social policy or related field.
• Substantial experience in the field of social assistance, cash transfer programming, social insurance (including health insurance), social services and/or labor market analysis and employment policies.
• Demonstrated understanding of child-sensitive social protection, disability sensitive and/or gender sensitive social protection a plus.
• Proven track record in all / some of the following areas: research and evaluation (Poverty analysis, risk and vulnerability assessments, Cost-benefit and benefit incidence analyses, Social protection systems mapping and functional reviews, Programmes and systems evaluations, Qualitative research methods, Meta-analysis/synthesis); systems and programmes (Design of protocols and tools for outreach, targeting, referrals, coordination, communications, etc., Design and management of beneficiary ID and administrative data systems/ management information systems/ social registries; shock responsive social protection including assessment, design and/or piloting of SRSP programmes; information dissemination and communication (knowledge sharing and advocacy); high-level policy analysis and advice (development of national strategies, policies and plans, development of regulations and by-laws, development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for national social protection policies, analysis and development of legal, regulatory and/or policy frameworks); cash plus design and implementation (linking social protection programmes with complimentary social services, strengthening social welfare workforce, facilitating multi-sectoral collaboration).
• Demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics on social protection.
• Analytical thinking and strategic planning skills, ability to facilitate, consult and negotiate with a broad range of government and non-government partners.
• Experience working on social protection in Sub-Saharan Africa is a strong advantage.
• Familiarity with the UN agenda, including the social protection floor, SPIAC-B and the SDGs.
• Good inter-personal and communication (oral and written) skills – publication record on areas related to social protection is a plus.
• Full working knowledge of English or French, including excellent report writing and presentation skills in the relevant language is required. Knowledge of other languages applicable to the region (Portuguese, Spanish, etc.) is a plus
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
Candidates are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to be included in the Regional Roster for Sub-Saharan Africa, a pool of consultants available for assignments during 2020-2022. Applications should be submitted online by 17 May 2020.
Expression of interest must include:
• Fully completed online profile
• Cover letter describing your qualifications and past experiences (maximum 2 pages), which very clearly indicates your daily rate in USD (Note: applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered)
• Curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of relevant publications with links
• Submission of at least two evaluation reports from previous consulting assignments
• Completion of Mandatory Questionnaire at the end of the online application
• Names and contacts of three referees (applications without referees will not be considered)
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and the Core Competencies of UNICEF Competency Framework.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.
Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.