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Temporary Appointment: Programme Officer (Cash-Based Approaches), P-2, Juba, South Sudan (364 days)

Juba (South Sudan)

UNICEF South Sudan faces a complex operating environment, with challenges related to conflict and lack of road infrastructure. Our work has been focusing on lifesaving needs, tackling issues such as acute malnutrition, displacement and insecurity, and basic health. We are also continuing with regular programming, such as providing routine and supplementary immunization services, safe drinking water, access to sanitation, and strengthening early childhood development. Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

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, a champion

UNICEF South Sudan faces a complex operating environment, with challenges related to conflict and lack of road infrastructure. Our work has been focusing on lifesaving needs, tackling issues such as acute malnutrition, displacement and insecurity, and basic health. We are also continuing with regular programming, such as providing routine and supplementary immunization services, safe drinking water, access to sanitation, and strengthening early childhood development.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

The Programme Officer (Cash-Based Approaches) will be responsible for coordination of partnership with the Inter-Agency Cash Working Group, and building capacity of the Country Office and partners in cash-based approaches, particularly with the view towards strengthening UNICEF’s emergency preparedness and response in humanitarian settings.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief, Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, UNICEF South Sudan, and working in close coordination with the Social Policy Specialist, she/he will:

  1. Support Country Office in designing a longer-term strategy on UNICEF’s engagement with cash-based interventions in both humanitarian and development contexts, and the linkages to the overall social protection systems. She/he will work closely with the Social Policy, M&E, Programme Sections (Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, C4D and Gender) and Field Operations colleagues.
  2. Support UNICEF’s representation and participation in the Inter-Agency Cash Working Group and other relevant fora; build and maintain partnership with its members and other partners, to identify opportunities for joint approaches and joint programming.
  3. Provide support to the Inter-Agency Cash Working Group in implementing a robust monitoring, data management and reporting of cash-based programmes. This will include gathering data, producing analysis, as well as documenting best practices/lessons learned from ongoing implementation to inform the work of the Inter-Agency Cash Working.
  4. Provide sustained technical support to the Country Office in designing/implementing child sensitive “cash plus” interventions in existing cash transfer programmes in South Sudan of partners – both cash transfer and cash-based programmes (e.g. vouchers).
  5. Actively contribute UNICEF’s inputs to technical documents and strategies from a child sensitive social protection/resilience based perspective; produce advocacy materials to inform decision making internally and externally.
  6. Build capacity of country office staff, partners and where relevant, government counterparts, in cash based programmes.

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

  • Education: A first level university degree in social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. years of technical experience in the coordination, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of cash-based programmes particularly in humanitarian contexts.
  • Work Experience: 2 years of progressively responsible experience in the coordination, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of cash and voucher programmes in humanitarian / developing countries context. Strong understanding of social protection, including social protection in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Experience and knowledge of L3/L2 corporate emergency country context, particularly South Sudan, an advantage.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Additional UN language(s) an asset.

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.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts  [ I ]
  • Analyzing  [ I ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise   [ I ]
  • Learning and Researching   [ II ]
  • Planning and Organizing  [ II ]

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-09

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