Consultant for Cash , Home Based,41 days in a period of five months, Libya Country Office #534280
Libya Country Office is look to hire a consultant to provide technical support and guidance to UNICEF LCO, with a focus on the WASH and Child Protection sections, to review and document the lessons learned and challenges of the WASH HCTs pilot and to support the design, planning and implementation of the cash transfer programmes .
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To achieve better results for children, in a more efficient and effective way, UNICEF has recently initiated mainstreaming and scaling up of humanitarian cash transfer (HCT) modality across the organization. This has become a priority area of work under UNICEF's strategic plan, as well as UNICEF's agenda to increase the resilience of households, communities and systems. UNICEF Social Protection Framework also aims to link HCTs with social protection systems and to enhance synergies with social sectors through Cash+ approach.
UNICEF Libya CO is currently testing a pilot of Humanitarian Cash Transfers (HCTs) in the WASH sector and aims to implement cash transfer support for vulnerable families in the Baity centers specifically focusing on children who are accompanied through the case management systems. In addition, UNICEF aims to facilitate the registration of the beneficiaries identified and supported in the national registry of the Social Solidarity Fund (SFF) for prise en charge, through the work of the MoSA social workers in the Baity centers.
How can you make a difference?
5 days over 5 months: WASH Humanitarian Cash Transfers pilot project programme finalization and documentation.
- Support the programme colleagues from WASH and Emergency sections, remotely, to finalize and document lessons learned and challenges of the WASH HCTs:
- In consultation with the WASH specialist and Emergency specialist identifying operational challenges to the delivery of cash assistance in the pilot project;
- Identifying and supporting implementing partners to address the bottlenecks in delivery of cash assistance to beneficiaries in the pilot project;
- Develop, and deliver a short brief (2 pages maximum) highlighting the lessons learned and challenges of the WASH HCTs pilot project. The brief will provide concrete operational and programmatic recommendation to address the challenges and bottlenecks.
21 days over 5 months: Support the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of the Baity Centers Cash Transfer programme
- Works closely with the Child Protection team to identify and select the Baity centers with a minimum of capacities for a successful pilot programme;
- In close collaboration with the Child Protection team and the NGOs supporting/operating the Baity centers develop a programme project document or relevant amendment to the existing ones, describing the key steps and modalities for the implementation i.e. vulnerability criteria, targeting process, amount of cash according to the family size, number of months of support, transfer modality, data needs for monitoring. The consultant will also support Child Protection team to develop relevant tools for program implementation and programme monitoring.
- Support the implementation of a sound monitoring framework in line with the OFDA proposal for the Baity center programme, provide 5 monthly monitoring reports. Undertake the capacity building of UNICEF third party monitors to ensure that they will be able to monitor the programme based on the available /updated tools.
15 days over 5 months: Support to Assessment of the Referral process and procedures for vulnerable family's registration into the Social Solidarity Fund
- In close collaboration with the Child Protection section and the Social policy manager, develop a concept note and the methodology for the assessment of the referral and registration process by social workers and procedures of Libyan vulnerable families into the Social Solidarity Fund registry;
- Support the implementing partners, in collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, to conduct the assessment;
- Based on the assessment, develop a brief (3 pages max) highlighting the requirements, the procedures and the process for the registration of Libyan vulnerable families into the Social Solidarity Fund.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in international development, social sciences, public policy, or relevant fields.
- At least five years of relevant professional work experience-designing, implementing and managing cash transfer programmes.
- Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.
- Experience in emergency programme implementation.
- Demonstrated knowledge in use of cash in emergencies.
- Familiarity with UNICEF's programmes in emergency contexts preferred.
- Experience in multi-stakeholder coordination and facilitation.
- Knowledge of social protection policy debates and evidence is an asset.
- Key expertise in data and information management is desirable
- Fluency in English (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation
- Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
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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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The consultant is expected to submit a detailed financial proposal for the whole duration of the consultancy with all the payments included. The budget breakdown is also required to understand the costs included in the overall proposal.
Home based, however the Consultant can be provided with a workspace in the Tunis office, depending on the availability. Should that be the case , UNICEF will not pay for a DSA and any other transportation means to the office. No Work-related travels are planned in Libya, however in case of work-related travel to Libya and/or Tunisia, it will be covered and organized by UNICEF in line with the relevant policies.
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.