Individual consultancy(for nationals only): Social Protection Consultant (Shock Responsive/COVID-19) – Zambézia Province

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Purpose and Objective:

To provide technical assistance to the government (MGCAS, INAS), partners (UN Agencies and Civil Society Organizations) and UNICEF Zambezia Office in the implementation and monitoring of shock responsive social protection programmes to support the most vulnerable urban families affected by the COVID-19 in selected urban and peri urban district(s) in Zambézia Province during six months.

Methodology and Technical Approach:

Under the general guidance of the UNICEF Social Protection supervisor and in close coordination with the Chief of Field Office, government and development partners, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of shock-responsive social protection as response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She/he is also expected to support and oversee implementation of other program components, beyond cash transfer, such as: communication/C4D messaging and community feedback & claims mechanisms, including referrals of cases.

Activities and Tasks:

  • Support the subnational authorities of key government counterparts (Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action – MGCAS and National Institute of Social Action- INAS) to implement and monitor post-emergency cash transfer program (PASD-PE Pandemic).
  • Maintain regular communication with INAS Delegation for effective coordination of any cash transfers delivered by partners under National Social Protection Response Plan.
  • Work closely with implementing partners (UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations) to set up and implement cash transfers (PASD-PE Pandemics) under National Social Protection Response Plan.
  • Support the engagement of Civil Society Organizations (including grassroots associations) working with people with disabilities and women’s rights, to effectively participate in verification, monitoring and communication with program participants and communities.
  • Support Government, UNICEF and partners in the effective implementation of feedback and complaints mechanism, recording and follow up of complaints (in particular, sexual exploitation and abuse or gender-based violence) cases related to PASD-PE Pandemics.
  • Support and follow-up implementation of C4D messages delivered as part of the PASD-PE Pandemics.
  • Produce regular reports on the implementation of PASD-PE Pandemics in all its components (cash, C4D, feedback & complaints mechanisms) and support Government reporting.
  • Any other tasks related to social protection implementation in PASD-PE Pandemics affected areas, including support of data collection for monitoring and evaluation.

Management and Supervision****:

Consultant will be supervised by the Social Protection Specialist, SPEAR Section in consultation with the Chief of Field Office.

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  • Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable number. Payments will be approved by the respective section chief.

    Deliverable 1:

    Delivery timeframe: 10 September 2020

    Deliverable/product(s): Initial report on Verification and Enrolment of beneficiaries. This should include summary of process, challenges and recommendations; information on INAS pre-lists and final lists of participants after verification by partners.

    Payment: 10% of total fees

    Deliverable 2:

    Delivery timeframe: 10 October 2020

    Deliverable/product(s): Monthly PASD-PE monitoring report (including status of payments, C4D component, summary of cases identified and referred through Linha Verde and of information captured through CSO partners). The report must include facilitators and challenges/bottlenecks and recommendations of activities/changes to improve implementation.

    Payment (indicate amount or %): 18%

    Deliverable 3:

    Delivery timeframe: 10 November 2020

    Deliverable/product(s): Monthly PASD-PE monitoring report (including status of payments, C4D component, summary of cases identified and referred through Linha Verde and of information captured through CSO partners). The report must include facilitators and challenges/bottlenecks and recommendations of activities/changes to improve implementation.

    Payment (indicate amount or %): 18%

    Deliverable 4:

    Delivery timeframe: 10 December 2020

    Deliverable/product(s): Monthly PASD-PE monitoring report (including status of payments, C4D component, summary of cases identified and referred through Linha Verde and of information captured through CSO partners). The report must include facilitators and challenges/bottlenecks and recommendations of activities/changes to improve implementation.

    Payment (indicate amount or %): 18%

    Deliverable 5:

    Delivery timeframe: 10 January 2020

    Deliverable/product(s): Monthly PASD-PE monitoring report (including status of payments, C4D component, summary of cases identified and referred through Linha Verde and of information captured through CSO partners). The report must include facilitators and challenges/bottlenecks and recommendations of activities/changes to improve implementation.

    Payment (indicate amount or %): 18%

    Deliverable 6:

    Delivery timeframe: 10 February 2020

    Deliverable/product(s): Final PASD-PE monitoring report. This report must aggregate process and learnings from the previous months and add any new information in order to capture learnings in relation to:

    • Verification and enrolment of participants. Participation of CSOs/associations. Community engagement and overall agreement with lists.
    • Cash transfer delivery. Completion of scheduled payments; challenges regarding use of mobile/electronic money by program participants; challenges regarding equity and reaching vulnerable groups with mobile/electronic money (in particular: women, people with disabilities, people living with chronic diseases, elderly population); challenges related to liquidity and security.
    • C4D Component (in coordination with C4D Official in Zambezia Office).
    • Feedback, claims and accountability to affected populations (through Linha Verde and CSOs). This section must include a summary of cases related to PASD-PE Pandemics with particular attention on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Gender Based Violence cases.

    Payment (indicate amount or %): 18%

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Annex 3 - Terms of Reference - Social Protection Consultant COVID Zambezia.docx

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.

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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