Social Protection Support Consultant – KG2 Pilot Project – 8 months
The recently established Social Protection Section at UNICEF JCO aims to support national social protection systems in elevating child vulnerabilities through different set of interventions. These interventions are inclusive, aim to strengthen social cohesion and empower communities.
Building on the findings of Assessing the Supply and Demand of KG2, UNICEF Jordan Country Office has designed a pilot, to assess the output that would result from addressing the main obstacle that prevent families of enrolling children in KG2. Cash Assistance will be used as a tool to address the economic aspect, as the national experience in the context of Jordan has proven the effect of cash transfers approaches as an efficient tool to tackle marginalization and improve access to basic services such as primary education. This is evident in the results of UNICEF’s Post Distribution Report on Hajati-My Needs Programme; a Cash Plus Approach that aims to encourage school enrolment and retention amongst the most vulnerable households
On and off-site support to Social Protection/Education KG2 Pilot to be provided, including follow up on daily operations with third party contractors, monitoring quantitative and qualitative data collection activities on the field level, and ensuring that the pilot operational deliverables are met as per the set timeline.
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:
Under the direct supervision of the Social Protection Programme Officer, the Operational Support Consultant will work in the Social protection team and be responsible for the following tasks:
- Monitor child attendance data collection exercises on the field level and provide monthly reports
- Ensure that follow-up visits are triggered, in case of continuous absences and liaise with the M&E focal point, to produce monthly basic analysis on the main obstacles facing children.
- Produce tracking tools, to monitor the programme’s cycle.
- Compile programmatic and operational best practices every two months
- Support the digitized payment trainings and wallet opening activities by the mobile money company, to selected pilot beneficiaries
- Train UNICEF’s Helpline on the pilot aspects, produce FAQ document on KG2, and produce monthly reports on ECD grievances.
- Directly Conduct Focus Group Discussions and KII, to collect qualitative data that will inform the PDM report.
- Train third party enumerators on collecting pilot-specific data and conducting interviews.
Reports on children attendance produced
Report on home visits output produced
Tracking tools for pilot’s cycle produced
1 Dec 2018
Best practices document produced
Every two months
FAQs and training material to helpline produced
1 Dec 2018
For individual contractors and consultants, all travel arrangements to commence the assignment, including insurance and visas, will be managed and paid by the individual. Therefore, expected travel costs must be included as a budget item in the financial proposal. Should mission travel be required, UNICEF will manage and pay for travel via Travel Authorization. However, this will be subject to the following prerequisites: Medical Clearance, Security Clearance through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) system, the Basic and Advanced Security in the Field Trainings, Travel Visa, and liability waiver. Trip prerequisites will be met at the expense of the consultant.
Travel cost shall be calculated based on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel. Costs for accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC at http://icsc.un.org). The consultant must travel on UNICEF approved airlines.
1. Education: University Bachelors in Education, Child Care, Social Science or other similar fields is a must
2. Work experience: A minimum of one year experience in the humanitarian/ development sector. Preferably with a UN agency. Previous experience in humanitarian cash transaction is desired.
3. Technical knowledge: Intermediate Excel skills and ability to conduct basic data analysis as per set indicators, good reporting skills, perfect communication skills, knowledge of training planning and delivery mechanisms.
4. Language: Fluent in Arabic, excellent in English
12. PROPOSED PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Select proposed methodology Monthly
(The selected methodology must then be supported by the suggested payment schedule below)
1. Example 1 (Payment upon deliverables/milestones):UNICEF will only make milestone payment based on achievement of specific deliverables as listed on the table above. These payments should be stated in terms of percentage. Also, note that UNICEF does not make advance payment except under certain conditions in line with UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations.
2. Example 2 (monthly payments):Â Lump sum payment will be made monthly, inclusive of all professional fees, daily allowances, living allowances, and other administrative costs. Overtime, weekend and official holidays will not be compensated, nor will any holiday/leave time be granted.
3. Example 3 (lump sum upon completion):Â UNICEF will only make payment in full upon successful completion of the contract.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit:
- Cover letter/application.
- Financial quote as lump sum for professional fees, and lump sum for travel/administrative/subsistence, if applicable.
- Examples of previous, relevant work as applicable
- Proposed methodology/approach to managing the project.
- At least 2 Referees
- P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html ).
Late submissions, incomplete packets, or submissions with an incorrect email subject heading will not be considered.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=517247