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Consultancy Title: Senior Technical Coordinator (11.5 months)

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-17

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Under overall guidance form ISU Director and UNICEF team, the Senior Technical Coordinator will assume a strategic leadership role to strengthen the functions of the ISU, coordinate the activities of the Unit, and gives direct support to work of the strategy’s technical committees. The Senior Technical Coordinator will act as a liaison between UNICEF, ISU unit, and committees supporting the implementation of the strategy. S/he will manage the work of the technical team and provides day-to-day support to the overall activities of the ISU.

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, results

  1. BACKGROUND:

The Government of Jordan launched the National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS 2019-2025) in May 2019. The strategy aims at enhancing coverage and better outcomes for the most vulnerable groups through improved targeting, strengthened institutional capacity, and enhanced coordination. In this perspective, the strategy represents an overarching framework to maximize synergies and ensure effective integrated approaches by considering the following areas of the SP system: social assistance, social services, social insurance, and labour market policies.

The strategy is organized around three pillars – collectively directed at a decent life for targeted groups – through provision of a comprehensive, transparent and equitable social protection system.  The first pillar focuses on opportunities for families to be economically self-sufficient through the labor market.  The second pillar focuses on empowerment of the population through education, health care and protection services that support those with special needs remain integrated into their families and communities.  The third pillar focuses on targeted social assistance that allows the poor to maintain a basic level of consumption with dignity.

The implementation of the Social Protection Strategy is supervised by a Steering Committee led by Minister of Social Development (MOSD) and consists of high-level representatives from relevant ministries and civil society organizations. The implementation will be supported with an Implementation Support Unit (ISU) that will be based at the MoSD and reports to the steering committee. The ISU will include technical teams which will oversee multiple thematic technical committees, support the resources mobilization and partnership, coordinate with the governmental entities, and undertake the monitoring and evaluation activities. The establishment of Unit is part of a larger EU-MADAD supported program led by UNICEF and ILO to provide technical assistance and facilitate the implementation of the Strategy.

  1. DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:

Under overall guidance form ISU Director and UNICEF team, the Senior Technical Coordinator will assume a strategic leadership role to strengthen the functions of the ISU, coordinate the activities of the Unit, and gives direct support to work of the strategy’s technical committees.  The Senior Technical Coordinator will act as a liaison between UNICEF, ISU unit, and committees supporting the implementation of the strategy.  S/he will manage the work of the technical team and provides day-to-day support to the overall activities of the ISU.

How can you make a difference?

SCOPE OF WORK & DELIVERABLES

The Senior Technical Coordinator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Play a leading role in strengthening coordination of the different structures and actors involved in the implementation of the NSPS 2019-2025

  • Facilitate the strategy implementation activities under UNICEF-ILO joint programming, and compliance with provision, guidelines and reporting requirements.

  • Provide direct technical support to the strategy’s committees including the development of work plans per pillar, regular meetings and consultations, follow up, and documentation.

  • Provide support and supervise the performance and technical work of the ISU staff

  • Coordinate with M&E and the ISI technical staff to ensure projects’ performance indicators are monitored and reported regularly as required

  • Analyze the actual progress of project implementation versus planned progress, and bring to the attention of ISU Director and UNICEF team any bottlenecks that may impede smooth implementation;

  • Review and make sure that progress reports are prepared regularly according to the agreed guidelines and coordinated with input from different units and involved stakeholders.

  • Produce timely concepts papers, strategic notes, quality briefings, and policy updates related to the social protection sector
  • Perform any other project-related duties requested by ISU director and UNICEF team.  

 

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

  • Education:  A Master’s degree or greater in a relevant field such as applied social sciences, development studies, or monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience:A minimum of 8 years of progressive responsibility in management or in coordinating technical and development programming, preferably in the social protection or social development sectors.
  • Direct experience in working with the Government of Jordan on policy dialogue and supporting the implementation of the projects/program activities
  • Technical expertise in Social Protection or any relevant field.
  • Strong leadership, communications, teamwork, mentoring and management skills proved in prior assignments.
  • Demonstrated abilities in staff supervision and program/project results monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience and demonstrated capacity for writing high-level documents, concept papers, and policy notes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required for high-level engagement with government departments and other stakeholders
  • Excellent English and Arabic verbal, writing, and editing skills.
  • National candidates only.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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.

 

Remarks:

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.

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