UNICEF National Consultant -Technical Support for LEAP MIS - Jobs in Ghana

UNICEF National Consultant -Technical Support for LEAP MIS - Jobs in Ghana

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The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme was introduced in 2008 and is administered by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and managed by the LEAP Management Unit (LMU).

LEAP provides financial support to the extreme poor and vulnerable families who have members that fall into at least one of the four categories: elderly (aged 65 and above), severely disabled who are unable to work, carers of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and pregnant women or families with infants under 12 months.

As of December 2018, LEAP has reached over 213,000 households in all districts across the country.

Since its introduction, the LEAP programme has progressed through many implementation revisions and improvements, from manual processes to automated data capture, storage and payment. As a result, the programme has seen improved accountability and transparency over the years.

UNICEF has over the years supported LEAP in improving its operations to be able to use its resources efficiently and effectively. UNICEF's support has focused on important pillars of LEAP's operations including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Independent Monitoring Checks (IMC), improved targeting processes, targeting expansion, communications, data management and Management Information System (MIS) development.

The programme is currently undergoing key operational changes notably a shift to the use of modern technology that promises to streamline key processes and to improve programme delivery and efficiency.

As the programmes also transitions into a new phase in 2019, some key programme features such as re-assessment of households which has not been implemented since the inception of the programme has become a priority for government as well as other operational pillars such as case management and effective engagement of decentralised structures in programme management.

Responsibilities

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical support to the LEAP Management Unit to:

  • Support the LEAP re-assessment exercise and E-reporting
  • Improve/enhance selected existing modules in the LEAP MIS
  • Develop new modules in the LEAP MIS

    Specific Tasks
  • Support
    the LEAP Re-assessment Exercise
  • Improve/Enhance Selected Existing Modules in the LEAP MIS
  • Develop New Modules in the LEAP MIS
  • Work on Decentralized MIS
  • Create an Interphase for the Exchange of Data between the LEAP MIS and E-reporting App
  • Develop a Module in the LEAP MIS to Facilitate
  • Linkage of LEAP Beneficiaries to Social Services (NHIS, CP MIS and CHPS services etc)
  • Training on the Protocols and Confidentiality Issues in Accessing and Utilizing Client Data in the MIS for LEAP Staff
  • Support the Monitoring of Selected LEAP
  • Operational Activities

    Timeframe
  • It is expected that the assignment will be completed within 130 days spread across 11. 5 months.

    Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming or related discipline.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the design, development of large scale Management Information
  • Systems, computer programming and integration of complex data management systems.
  • Experience working with national social cash transfer programmes is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience working closely with government partners and systems is required.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, facilitation and capacity building skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Download File TOR LEAP MIS Consultant .pdf
    Refer to the attached TOR for more details.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF National Consultant -Technical Support for LEAP MIS - Jobs in Ghana

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