UNICEF Senior Social Welfare Consultant – Data Management, Social Cash Transfer Jobs in Zambia

UNICEF Senior Social Welfare Consultant – Data Management, Social Cash Transfer Jobs in Zambia


  • 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 ...

  • The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

    How can you make a difference?

  • The objective of the assignment is to support the MCDSS to the provision of all data and information management related needs and capacity building of Ministry staff.

    The tasks for the assignment are the following:

  • Build the capacity of the Ministry staff on all levels in identifying their business and data needs.

  • Support skills development to enable Ministry staff to effectively communicate their business needs with the MIS system administrators while new systems and modules are being developed (enrolment mobile app and corresponding MIS module; for the SCT grievance mechanism; for the Emergency Cash Transfer; for the 1000 Days in SCT pilot; for the new M&E Functions; for the review of the Proxy Means Text; to include changes from the revised SCT guidelines)

  • Lead the AGILE development team in the Ministry and support the capacity building of the Ministry staff in engaging with the AGILE project development approach

  • Interpret and address specific information needs of the Department of Social Welfare as well as other Departments in the Ministry and external stakeholders with respect to the SCT programme and generate reports from the MIS to provide such information;

  • Carry out continuous business analysis to support tailoring/customization of the functionality of the MIS to meet evolving information needs of the Ministry and the SCT programme;

  • Develop capacity in
    the SCT districts to collect useful and usable data for the MIS by designing and delivering training programs;

  • Coordinate exchange of experiences/lessons learned among provincial and district staff

  • Support the data management and reporting requirements of Department of Social Welfare

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • The consultant must possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, telecommunications, or related field.

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience in data and information management with either government, private sector or Non-Governmental Organizations;

  • Experience and knowledge on Microsoft Visual Studio NET /SQL Server 2008 systems development environment; Systems integration; Internet, mobile and web-based technologies;

  • Experience developing and maintaining management information systems and related tools; as well as in project management, preferably in a public-sector environment

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and interpret end user information needs; to effectively collaborate with counterparts with different technical and sectoral backgrounds;

  • Experience in providing training and capacity building, including technology tools for policy use;

  • Familiarity with the background and rationale of the Social Cash Transfer scheme or other social assistance programmes;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and fluency in English; knowledge of any main local languages will be added advantage (Nyanja, Bemba, Tonga, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Lozi

    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 Senior Social Welfare Consultant – Data Management, Social Cash Transfer Jobs in Zambia ​


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