UNICEF recruits 01 Social Protection Advisor

UNICEF recruits 01 Social Protection Advisor Consultancy, 11.5 months, based at Ministry of Labour & Social Development (MoLSD) office in Khartoum « Open to Nationals of Sudan Only »


Khartoum, Sudan
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Re-advertisement: Social Protection Advisor Consultancy, 11.5 months, based at Ministry of Labour & Social Development (MoLSD) office in Khartoum (Open to Nationals of Sudan Only)
Job Number: 531033 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Middle East and North Africa: Sudan
Work Type : Consultancy
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Hope 
Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
The Social Protection Advisor will act as the focal person and the coordination body responsible for strengthening the overall social protection system and connecting Ministry resources – concerned with social protection mandate – together to enhance resources acquisition and deployment.
The Social Protection Advisor will also work under the supervision of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MoLSD). The Advisor maintains a secondary administrative reporting line to UNICEF’s Chief Social Policy and will work closely with the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Advisor of the MoLSD.
Basic objectives of consultancy:
The purpose of the assignment is to support the MoLSD to strengthen its institutional capacity in the Social Protection aspects through the provision of technical, coordination and capacity building support to the Ministry with the following specific objectives:
Development of social protection policies, strategies and plans based on a life-course approach in which age and gender specific risks and vulnerabilities are considered throughout entire life cycle, with a view to increasing coverage, efficiency, inclusivity and impact on vulnerable groups in Sudan.
Strengthening integrated social protection systems to improve the design of social protection programmes including cash transfers and strengthen linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation and child protection.
Support the MoLSD in improving analysis, information management, monitoring, and research around social protection impact on child, youth, Women, and other vulnerable groups including IDPs and refugees and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.
Technical and coordination support provided for the development of social protection sector strategy and plans.
Structures and mechanisms for overseeing the implementation of strategy and plans established
The draft TOR for the Social Protection Working Group updated.
The Social Protection Sector Working Group meets on a monthly basis
Progress of implementation of the 2019-2020 UNICEF-MoLSD Work Plan reported on a monthly basis and a 2021 MoLSD-UNICEF Work Plan developed
Technical and coordination support provided to enhance partnerships with international organizations and partners.
A government-led First 1,000 Days of Life cash grant pilot designed and launched.
An inter-sectoral coordination structure for the cash grant is in place (working under umbrella of the Social Protection Working Group).
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the cash grant pilot developed.
Social protection referral mechanisms established.
A capacity building plan for MoLSD and other stakeholders developed and implemented.
The MoLSD Institutional Overview and Programme Profiles document finalized and disseminated
Technical and coordination support provided in relation to Social Protection elements of the PRSP and its related papers.
Support provided to develop robust MIS and M&E systems in the MoLSD
An independent assessment of the Social Initiative Programme conducted
Technical and coordination support for the study on the impact of economic subsidy reforms provided
Technical and coordination support for other relevant studies provided.
Payment will be made upon monthly submission of deliverables – and progress reports – achieved from the list above in line with the set project timeline.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Minimum Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Public Finance or other relevant discipline from a recognized university.
Minimum 6 years of experience in the development sector, with at least 3 years in the field of poverty reduction, social protection and related issues.
Minimum 4 years of working experience in economics, development studies or other fields of social science, research, analysis and/or application of social protection.
Understanding of poverty dynamics, social protection principles and their application to current national economic and development issues; demonstrated experience in policy analyses and poverty research.
Proven ability to produce reports and/or research papers on poverty and social protection issues.
Experience of working with national governments and/or the donor community.
Experience in policy support and advocacy; familiarity with social policy circles in Sudan; and/or experience in the economics research community.
Demonstrated experience in capacity building / knowledge transfers
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other relevant management software.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Arabic
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.
Closing Date Tue Apr 21 2020 22:55:00 GMT+0200 (Paris, Madrid (heure d’été))


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