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Programs Coordinator to supervise implementation, documentation, and reporting, Mainstreaming SBC Approach in MoSS Programs Social and Behavioral Change System Strengthening - Nationals only (12 months)

Cairo

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Human Resources
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-21

The objective of this consultancy is to support the MOSS in its endeavor to mainstream the SBC approach within its programming with the aims of: -Accelerate positive social transformation: By focusing on parenting processes and data-driven insights, the project seeks to drive positive societal changes, including enhanced parenting skills, women's agency, and child well-being. -Cost-effective programming: A unified SBC approach will streamline programs, reduce duplication, and optimize resource allocation. -Data-driven decision-making: Integrating SBC indicators and real-time data collection will enable MoSS to make informed decisions and improve program effectiveness. -Support and facilitate coordination between MOSS & UNICEF CP and SBC -Coordination regarding MOSS child protection case management services – Central level & different governorates including north Sinai.

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, care.

How can you make a difference? 

Objective:

The objective of this consultancy is to support the MOSS in its endeavor to mainstream the SBC approach within its programming with the aims of:

-Accelerate positive social transformation: By focusing on parenting processes and data-driven insights, the project seeks to drive positive societal changes, including enhanced parenting skills, women's agency, and child well-being.

-Cost-effective programming: A unified SBC approach will streamline programs, reduce duplication, and optimize resource allocation.

-Data-driven decision-making: Integrating SBC indicators and real-time data collection will enable MoSS to make informed decisions and improve program effectiveness.

-Support and facilitate coordination between MOSS & UNICEF CP and SBC

-Coordination regarding MOSS child protection case management services – Central level & different governorates including north Sinai.

These Terms of Reference outline the critical role of the Field coordinator in guiding this ambitious endeavor, his role encompasses a wide array of tasks and roles including but not limited directly liaising with MOSS leadership to get approvals, report results in close coordination with MOSS relevant teams, enhancing evidence generation, knowledge sharing, capacity building, advocacy, and social and behavioral change to promote children’s rights in Egypt. The consultant will be supporting various sectors within MOSS convening relevant stakeholders, facilitating advocacy and knowledge sharing opportunities as well as promote opportunities to coordinate and facilitate policy implementation and social and behavioral change processes as well as evidence generation.

Methodology:

The Field coordinator will play a critical role in guiding and overseeing the next phase of UNICEF Support for MOSS leadership and teams, focusing on scaling up successful initiatives and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the SBC approach within MoSS. Key responsibilities include:

Project Planning and Management:

-Develop and maintain a detailed project work plan with timelines, milestones, deliverables, and budget allocation.

-Manage project resources effectively, including personnel, equipment, and financial resources.

-Monitor project progress, identify risks and challenges, and implement corrective actions.

-Prepare regular progress reports and presentations for stakeholders.

Communication and Coordination:

-Facilitate communication and collaboration between MoSS departments, UNICEF teams, and other relevant stakeholders.

-Organize meetings, workshops, and training sessions as needed.

-Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for the project, ensuring clear messaging and outreach.

Technical Expertise:

-Provide technical guidance and support on SBC principles, methodologies, and tools.

-Assist Moss teams in integrating SBC indicators and measurements into existing programs and developing new interventions.

-Contribute to developing and revising training materials and capacity-building programs on SBC.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

-Oversee the implementation of the M&E plan for the project, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.

-Monitor and analyze data to assess project progress, impact, and lessons learned.

-Prepare comprehensive M&E reports and share insights with stakeholders.

Supervision and Reporting of Positive Parenting Training:

-Coordinate the National Committee for Positive Parenting activities.

-Oversee the implementation and quality of positive parenting training programs.

-Monitor and report on training participants' progress and outcomes.

Follow-up and Reporting on the RapidPro Platform:

-Work closely with the MOSS RapidPRo team to ensure the proper activation of the platform

-Monitor the activation and utilization of the RapidPro platform for real-time data collection and communication and ensure timely delivery of reports

-In collaboration with MOSS technical team jointly develop dashboards to analyze data generated through RapidPro to inform program decisions.

-Prepare comprehensive reports and dashboards on platform usage and data insights.

Scaling-up and Sustainability:

-Lead the development of an agile process for programmatic redesign, incorporating real-time data and evidence.

-Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for implementing the new SBC system within MoSS.

-Facilitate engagement and collaboration with relevant government partners to integrate the scale-up plan into their operational designs and M&E processes.

-Develop formal agreements with government partners regarding their participation in the program.

ACTIVITIES, DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES:

Main Activities:

  1. Oversee all UNICEF – MOSS programmatic activities for CP & SBC.
  2. Support the strengthening of the MOSS IMS system including mainstreaming of SBC indicators.

Deliverable

Description

Duration (Days)

Payment

Project Planning and Management

 

 

30%

 

 

Detailed Project Work Plan

Outlines all unicef projects activities, timelines, milestones, and budget allocation.

And present to UNICEF team for a comprehensive overview

 

 

8

 

Present Quarterly Progress Reports to UNICEF teams working with MOSS for unicef projects including progress, challenges and suggested way forward

 

Summarize project progress, achievements, challenges, and recommendations.

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

plan for and follow up on the UNICEF                             projects

implementation, including data collection, analysis, develop budget, monitor and reporting. And report on progress

Oversee the implementation of the SBC M&E framework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

Support Positive Parenting Training Development Revisions

Oversee the implementation of the UNICEF led child protection services for children at-risk and children who have experienced violence, and any other required follow up activities of relevance to UNICEF work

Data Management and Monitoring

 

 

30%

Report on MIS platform activation, usage, and offer reports on aggregate data insights to guide overall UNICEF program improvement.

Coordinate with MOSS strategic planning team the strengthening of the MOSS IMS system including mainstreaming of SBC indicators.

 

 

20

 

support the positive parenting programme team in

aggregating data and

Oversee the development of dash boards to monitor the

positive parenting programme

 

20

 

 

 

developing timely reports on positive parenting progress outlining challenges and limitations

data and activation, usage, and data insights to support monitoring and reporting on field implementation

 

 

Positive Parenting & Alternative Care Programs Scale-up

 

 

 

10%

Agile Process Design for Programmatic Re-design

Develop a framework for data- driven program changes.

10

 

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for SBC Integration and SWF

Create guidelines for incorporating SBC principles into MoSS programs.

 

10

 

 

Comprehensive Business Case Report

Outline findings and recommendations for scaling up the SBC approach across MoSS programs.

 

10

 

Capacity Building

 

 

30%

 

oversee and document UNICEF programs Training and Capacity Building activities

Attend and support UNICEF programs training activities, offer visual documentation, and report on the quality of training delivery

 

 

40

 

National Committee for Positive Parenting & Alternative Care: Annual Report (2 reports)

Report on committee activities, achievements, and recommendations.

 

  15

 

Total Working Days:

 

 

185

100%

Conditions of work:

The selected consultant will be MOSS-based, while working under direct supervision of the UNICEF relevant teams and will coordinate internally to ensure UNICEF work is consolidated and there are no replications, he will be reporting to the SBC team and child protection Teams.

Consultant will receive payment upon submitting Monthly reports showing progress of work and identifying any limitations or challenges covering all areas of action in addition to a final overall report. The consultant will be based in MOSS in Cairo with frequent visits to UNICEF premises and to selected governorates based on programme identified implementation priorities.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

-Master's degree in social sciences or any relevant field or bachelor's degree with at least more than 10 years but less than 20 years

-Extensive experience in developmental projects more than 10 years but less than 20 years, demonstrating a strong track record of success in diverse areas including, Monitoring and evaluation (M&E), Child Protection, Awareness raising, Rights Advocacy, Governance, Education and health development projects

-Proven record in overseeing RBM-based implantation plans.

-Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

  To view our competency framework, please visit  here

  UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

Remarks:  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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