TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR / CONSULTANCY
SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS OFFICER, LA
Level of experience : Junior 1-3yrs Medium X 4-10yrs Senior more than 10yrs
Location : UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO)
Language(s) required : Native speaker in Spanish. Proficient in English (Oral and Verbally).
Closing date for applying to this consultancy : 31 May 2018
Estimated start date of this consultancy : 11 June 2018 Estimated end date : 7 June 2019
UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF has a regional office (LAC-RO) based in Panama, and 24 country offices operating in 36 countries and territories.
UNICEF works to put the rights and well-being of the most disadvantaged children at the heart of the social, political, and economic agenda, in line with our equity focus working across our organization and with our partners in government, civil society and the private sector to support shifts in public policy, fuel social engagement, and increase investment for children.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB :
Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Advisor, Social Policy, support the design, implementation, and monitoring of shock-
supporting the efforts to build capacity of LA country offices in these areas, strengthening messages, instruments and outputs for country dialogue and ensuring that UNICEF has a leading role in in this area.
Officer will ensure regular coordination and partnership with relevant regional actors, as a critical role of this post.
Plan increases country office capacity for dialogue and programming in SR-SP and cash transfers. Liaise with country offices other key stakeholders to ensure buy-in.
Maintain links with Headquarters, WFP’s and other institution SR-SP experts
SP; (ii) documents and disseminates best practices; (iii) keeps abreast of global knowledge in the area; (iv) focus on the social protection of children and their families.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES :
centered responses to emergencies) and most recent studies, lead the development of shock-responsive social protection system regional strategy, LA (this includes aspects related to targeting, aid delivery, exit strategy, institutional arrangements and financing).
Develop a strategy for Government institutionalization of the shock-responsive social safety net
Ensure the integration of UNICEF’s emergency preparedness and resilience activities within the framework of the shock-responsive social protection systems.
In particular, such support should be aligned with the regional / national resilience agenda.
Maintain a network of national and international professional contacts in the field of integrated social protection systems and shock-
responsive social safety nets
INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR’S WORKPLACE :
Office-based position in Panama with travel to country offices, as needed.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE :
University degree in International Relations, Public Administration / Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
and (iv) capacity building and training of (national) social programme teams.
Hence, candidate has implemented social programs (cash transfers, nutrition, early childhood development), in regular and humanitarian situations.
Experience in reaching displaced, highly vulnerable population a plus.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS :
It is expected that the successful candidate has implementation experience that can feed advisory dialogue.
Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
HOW TO APPLY :
Qualified candidates may submit their application in the following link : LINK
The pre-selection of candidates will be done after closing date. Please note only selected candidates will be contacted.
Interested consultants to indicate ability, availability and rate (weekly / monthly) to undertake the terms of reference.
Applications submitted without a fee / rate will not be considered.
Opening Date Mon May 14 2018 10 : 00 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT) SA Pacific Standard Time
Closing Date Fri Jun 01 2018 00 : 55 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT)