Humanitarian cash consultant, 8 months, Dnipro, Ukraine (Office Based)

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Background:

In 2023, the UNICEF Humanitarian Cash Transfer (HCT) programme reached 61,869 households (220,181 individuals of which 112,893 were children, including 11,291 children with disabilities and 3,236 children in foster or alternative care families). In total, US$45 million was delivered to vulnerable families. The HCT programme was implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Social Policy (MOSP) and local authorities to address the urgent needs of households with children including foster families living in newly accessible and frontline areas. UNICEF had a 64 per cent funding gap for Social Protection in 2023, limiting HCT coverage. UNICEF prioritized the groups most in need, such as households with children on the frontlines. UNICEF will continue to fundraise for 2024, so that children and families in need can receive HCTs and access social benefits and services through the national social protection system.

In parallel, US$140.4 million worth of life-saving supplies were received in Ukraine. US$103.3 million worth of supplies were dispatched from UNICEF-controlled warehouses and US$44.8 million of supplies were delivered to implementing partners directly from local vendors in 2023 – more than twice the value dispatched and delivered in 2022.

Purpose of assignment:

Moving into 2024 and beyond, UNICEF, in line with inter-agency priorities, is looking to be increasingly flexible and agile in its humanitarian programme. In areas closer to the frontline, UNICEF needs:

  1. A contingency programme through which multi-purpose cash transfers can more easily be scaled both up (to respond to large-scale devastation such as the aftermath of the destruction of the Kahovka dam) and down (to meet the needs of families affected by one-off missile strikes across the country).
  2. To develop a plan and initiate the transition from a supply driven (in-kind) emergency response to increasingly using cash transfers as a modality

Work assignment overview:

Review and research (max 5 pages) of on-going best practices and lessons from the first two years of cash and in-kind humanitarian programming (including findings from the "Study of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Cash Transfer Response to the Ukraine Crisis March 2022 – June 2023") highlighting the most promising options for UNICEF. Undertake travel in the field to visit project sites and beneficiaries; discussion with other cash actors; and desk review of available market assessments and needs assessments.

15 May

10

Humanitarian Cash Workplan (max 10 pages): Based on learnings from the review and research stages, develop and present to management a short, practical and costed humanitarian programme design covering:

  1. Uses of multipurpose cash (contingency)
  2. Shifting from in-kind emergency response to using cash transfers as a modality, including sector specific response options.

30 June

30

Development of first agreement: Based on the agreed programme design, submit a draft of one Programme Documents (or amendment), Memorandum, contracts/long-term agreements or the like to roll out the programme. Based on feedback from the Emergency Team, Social Protection section and other relevant colleagues, revise and provide a final version. Capacity building of UNICEF staff and/or implementing partners to be done in parallel.

Consultant should also provide a monthly summary report of progress including agreements in the pipeline; bottlenecks faced and how they were/can be overcome; and capacity building completed during the given month.

31 August

40

Development of second agreement: Based on the agreed programme design, submit a draft of one Programme Documents (or amendment), Memorandum, contracts/long-term agreements or the like to roll out the programme. Based on feedback from the Emergency Team, Social Protection section and other relevant colleagues, revise and provide a final version Capacity building of UNICEF staff and/or implementing partners to be done in parallel.

Consultant should also provide a monthly summary report of progress including agreements in the pipeline; bottlenecks faced and how they were/can be overcome; and capacity building completed during the given month.

31 October

40

Development of third agreement: Based on the agreed programme design, submit a draft of one Programme Documents (or amendment), Memorandum, contracts/long-term agreements or the like to roll out the programme. : Based on feedback from the Emergency Team, Social Protection section and other relevant colleagues, revise and provide a final version. Capacity building of UNICEF staff and/or implementing partners to be done in parallel.

Consultant should also provide a monthly summary report of progress including agreements in the pipeline; bottlenecks faced and how they were/can be overcome; and capacity building completed during the given month.

31 December

40

Sub-total:

160

Travel plan:

Travel International to duty station (including air, train and terminals; visa; health insurance including evacuation coverage).

Monthly travels within Ukraine: Kharkiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, and/or Sumy or Kyiv for key meeting. Total number of travel days - 40 days (5 days / month).

Please provide an all-inclusive financial proposal including travels to carry out the deliverables listed above.

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

Education: Master's degree or higher in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, humanities, development studies or similar.

Professional experience: At least 5-7 years of relevant experience in designing and implementing cash and voucher programming in humanitarian settings.

Languages:

  • English: Advanced [C1].
  • Ukrainian: is an advantage.

    Skills and competencies:

  • Experience in humanitarian cash programme design, including costing, and development of relevant documentation including programme documents, long-term agreements, memorandums of understanding.

  • Demonstrated capacity development/training skills.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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