UNICEF International Individual Contractor - Portfolio-Lead for the Shock-Sensitive Social Protection Jobs in Malawi

UNICEF International Individual Contractor - Portfolio-Lead for the Shock-Sensitive Social Protection Jobs in Malawi

  • 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, social protection

    How can you make a difference?

  • Lead on the technical and operational assistance UNICEF is rendering to the Covid-19 Urban Cash Response together with partners;

  • Lead the operationalization of the UNICEF concept for shock-sensitive social protection, in line with ongoing grants, and partnerships with sister agencies and development partners;

  • In close collaboration with line ministries and partners, steer dialogue and process to reach an operational vision on shock-sensitive social protection agreed at Country level, ensuring UNICEF’s concept for shock-sensitive social protection and mandate to promote the rights of every child everywhere is reflected;

  • Lead on the refinement and operationalization of the nutrition-sensitive social protection portfolio of UNICEF MCO;

  • Identify opportunities, design, procure, and oversee operational and other research related to the improvement of the protection and preventive functions of the Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) including with a focus on nutrition-sensitive social protection;

  • Identify and seize entry points to translate shock-sensitive initiatives and actions in improvements for the regular social protection systems under MNSSP II, including the call centers put in place for the Covid-19 Urban Cash Response, as well as remote monitoring for the SCTP;

  • Design, develop, and oversee inputs for the in-house representation of the SSSP portfolio, including but not limited to regular monitoring and reporting systems;

  • Oversee the conceptualization and development of SSSP communication material, for both an internal and external audience and including collaboration with partners and the Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Division on a pillar III communication strategy;

  • Design, and operationalize UNICEF’s support to the
    Government in developing a concept for rendering, and maintaining the Unified Beneficiary Registry up-to-date based on previous work;

  • Provide technical and capacity-building support to the Poverty Reduction and Social Protection Division in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, MoGCDSW and District Councils to monitor the implementation of linkages with social protection in the response;

  • As and when delegated by the chief of section, represent UNICEF in meetings and technical discussions on social protection and the humanitarian response.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent in social sciences or other relevant disciplines (s)

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience and proven expertise in the area of social protection and/or humanitarian cash-based assistance

  • Proven work experience with the Government of Malawi on issues related to social protection and/or humanitarian issues (Ministry of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare, Department of Disaster Management Affairs);

  • Previous experience in working with the Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme is a strong asset;

  • Proven knowledge in the area of shock-sensitive social protection, including global policy trends and discussions;

  • Proven knowledge in the area of humanitarian cash transfers is an asset;

  • Previous experience in working with UNICEF or other like organizations is an asset;

  • Previous experience with social protection financing partners is a strong asset;

  • Experience in working with and leading teams;

  • Excellent writing skills, analytical skills as well as good computer skills;

  • Proven skills in advocacy planning, and facilitation;

  • Strong communication skills, including with and across diverse teams;

  • Strong knowledge of UNICEF’s programming principles, including on gender equality and RBM.

    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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF International Individual Contractor - Portfolio-Lead for the Shock-Sensitive Social Protection Jobs in Malawi

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