Consultancy: Develop Award and Recognition Programme for Sub-National Administration Social Service Delivery
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
UNICEF Cambodia Country Office is seeking to hire an individual consultant to provide support to design an award and recognition programme for SNAs for their good performance in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and social service deliveries. The guidelines will enable identification and recognition of high performed SNAs at all 3 levels (CP, DMK, and CS), documentation of good practices and use to promote peer learning related with planning, budgeting and implementation of social service projects for the benefits of the poor and vulnerable children and women. If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
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The purpose Purpose: Consultant will design an award and recognition programme for SNAs for their good performance in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and social service deliveries.
The guidelines will enable identification and recognition of high performed SNAs at all 3 levels (CP, DMK, and CS), documentation of good practices and use to promote peer learning related with planning, budgeting and implementation of social service projects for the benefits of the poor and vulnerable children and women.
Specific tasks leading to design an award and recognition mechanism include:
- Undertaking literature review on good practices in the country, in the region and from other parts of the world (e.g. award and recognition programmes for local governments in the Philippines, Brazil and Columbia, Child Friendly City Initiative, etc.) as well on D&D reform in Cambodia, budget allocation and execution of SNAs, etc.
- Join the learning mission to the Philippines with the government partners to learn how recognition mechanism has been developed and operationalized fully supported by the government
- Conduct interviews with key informants at national and subnational levels to identify potential areas for recognition at each SNA level and ideal award mechanism
- Based on findings, draft a design the award and recognition programme for Cambodian SNA for social service delivery
- Holding consultation meeting with stakeholders at national and sub-national levels on key elements of the programme design as per the above format. Stakeholders at the national level include central ministries i.e. Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of planning and NCDD secretariat and social ministries such as ministries of health, education, women affairs, and social affairs. At the sub-national level, stakeholders include Capital and provincial, district and municipality, commune and Sangkat administration leaders and professional staff.
- Write up design document and manual for implementation
- Submit draft design and draft manual for review by UNICEF and central ministries (MOI, MEF, NCDDS)
- Based on comments received, finalize and submit final draft design document and manual to UNICEF and MOI.
The successful consultant is expected to have the following experiences, skills, knowledge, and qualifications:
- Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent, or PhD) in economics, public policy, social policy, international development, or similar field
- Minimum of 8 years professional experiences on decentralization and local capacity system building, preferably in countries with similar socio-economic context with Cambodia
- Experiences in design of award and recognition programmes for local Governments
To view detail Terms of Reference for this assignment, please click here ToR for Individual Contractor - Award n Recognition System Development.pdf
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