Strategic Planning and Monitoring Advisor, Ministry of Labour & Social Development (MoLSD) Office in Khartoum, Sudan for 364 days
UNICEF Sudan is looking for a Strategic Planning and Monitoring Advisor to support the planning, monitoring and evaluation capability within the Ministry of Labour and Social Development in Khartoum Sudan.
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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
This specific assignment of the strategic planning and monitoring advisor is to support the planning, monitoring and evaluation capability within the Ministry and provide advice on and build capacity for the implementation of the functional reviews, capacity assessments, capacity development and the development of relevant policies, regulations and standards and establishment of administrative and M&E processes and performance standards for the Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MoLSD). Attention will be paid to gender mainstreaming across all activities.
The advisor will be working with the MoLSD and other government and international partners. The advisor will report to the Undersecretary of the MoLSD. The advisor will also maintain a secondary administrative reporting line to Chief Social Policy.
Basic Objectives of Consultancy/Contractor (Assignment) Services:
- To provide inputs, advice, and good practices from relevant contexts including international and regional experiences on designing and implementing functional reviews, capacity assessments, and capacity development of the MoLSD
- To provide inputs, advice and good practices from relevant contexts including international and regional experiences and development of relevant policies, regulations and standards, as well as establishing administrative and M&E processes and performance standards.
- To organize and deliver hands on training and knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer to staff members of the MoLSD on strategic planning and monitoring and results-based management.
- To supplement, boost and provide direct technical support to the MoLSD Policies and Planning Directorate.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Minimum Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Public Finance or other relevant discipline from a recognized university.
- Minimum 10 years of experience in the development sector, with at least 7 years in the field of poverty reduction, social protection and related issues.
- Minimum 5 years of working experience in economics, development studies or other fields of social science, research, analysis and/or application of social protection.
- Understanding of poverty dynamics, social protection principles and their application to current national economic and development issues; demonstrated experience in policy analyses and poverty research.
- Proven ability to produce reports and/or research papers on poverty and social protection issues.
- Experience of working with national governments and/or the donor community.
- Experience in policy support and advocacy; familiarity with social policy circles in Sudan; and/or experience in the economics research community.
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building / knowledge transfers
- Knowledge of children’s rights, including CRC and other international legal Instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), World Fit for Children, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other relevant management software.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Arabic
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds, irrespective of gender, 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.
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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 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.
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.
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.