Consultancy for the Humanitarian Cash Transfer guidance’s update, Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Home-based, 4 months

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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 chance

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates the commitment of children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

In order to achieve better results for children, in a more efficient and effective way, UNICEF has recently initiated the mainstreaming and scale up of the humanitarian cash transfer 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.

Within this framework, UNICEF has developed of set of programmatic guidance and tools for UNICEF country offices to support a more systematic consideration of humanitarian cash transfers. A first version of the Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programmatic guidance was developed in 2017. This guidance, now, requires an in-depth update to reflect the work that has been ongoing the last three years in UNICEF, across sectors, and throughout the humanitarian programme cycle.

The overall objective of this consultancy is to update relevant parts and sections of the guidance. This update will be informed by a series of -already collected – technical inputs from the different UNICEF divisions and teams involved in humanitarian cash transfers (finance, procurement, social protection, data management etc…).

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to review and harmonize the technical inputs received and mainstream them throughout the existing guidance.

UNICEF’s internal programmatic guidance on humanitarian cash transfers has been specifically tailored to UNICEF’s existing processes and tools for emergency response. The purpose of this consultancy is to strengthen existing parts and sections of the guidance to reflect latest updates, fill existing gaps, and strengthen specific aspects such as beneficiary data management, collaborative approaches etc.

Under the supervision of the Humanitarian Cash transfer coordinator, the consultant will be accountable for the following deliverables:

Tasks

Deliverables

  1. Inception briefing

Workplan

  1. Review of technical inputs

List of issues to be clarified

  1. Review and update of structure

Updated table of content

  1. Consolidation of section 1 to 3

Draft section

  1. Development of the use of national systems Preparedness sub section

Draft section

  1. Consolidation of section 4 to 7

Draft section

  1. Inclusion of final feedback

Updated guidance

  1. Final version of the guidance

Final version of the guidance

Performance indicators:

  • Quality of the analysis and write up of the deliverables.
  • Timeliness of submission of deliverables.

Frequency of performance review:

  • Regular calls on the progress of the assignment will be scheduled between UNICEF’s Humanitarian Cash Transfer Coordinator and the consultant.

Duty Station

  • Home based

Timeframe

Start date: 04th January 2021 End date: 30th April 2021

Tasks

Deliverables

Number of days

  1. Inception briefing

Workplan

3 days

  1. Review of technical inputs

List of issues to be clarified

5 days

  1. Review and update of structure

Updated table of content

2 days

  1. Consolidation of section 1 to 3

Draft

15 days

  1. Development of the use of national systems Preparedness sub section

Draft

5 days

  1. Consolidation of section 4 to 7

Draft

15 days

  1. Inclusion of final feedbacks

Updated guidance

5 days

  1. Final version of the guidance

Final version of the guidance

3 days

Total number of days

53 days

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

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in humanitarian affairs, international development, social sciences, public health or other related fields.
  • UN experience. Previous UNICEF experience is highly desirable.
  • Direct Exposure and/or experience with humanitarian cash transfers.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively to different audiences.
  • Proven evidence of writing skills.
  • Experience in drafting guidance, lessons learnt.
  • Experience/exposure to UNICEF country programme and business model desirable.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in English. Intermediate knowledge of a second official UN language, in particularly Arabic, French, or Spanish is desirable.

Call for Proposals

The proposal will need to include at least the following elements:

  1. Experience of the consultant (CV)
  2. Timeline/plan for deliverables
  3. Budget: Daily rate
  4. Sample of previous work

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.

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.

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:

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.

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