National Social Protection Consultant, Baghdad-Iraq

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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.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of this consultancy is to contribute to the overall implementation of the EU-funded Joint Program between UNICEF, WFP, and ILO and provide technical support to MoLSA on current social protection reforms over the period 2021-2025 focusing on the following outputs:

    • Development of Social Protection Strategy and Reform Roadmap for the period (2021-2025). This includes a short-term component on the response to COVID-19 implications and protecting people during and after the financial and economic reform.
    • Within the Social Safety Net, introduce a cash transfer, targeting children and pregnant women with linkages to health and education.
    • Expanding young people and informal sector workers access to employment-based social protection schemes and active labor market programs.
    • Coordinated management of information systems and the establishment of a single registry.

This consultancy will be focusing on outputs 1 and 2 but will also contribute to the coordination with other UN agencies and government counterparts to achieve complementarity in achieving the above outputs and the overall reform of social protection Joint Programme.

The consultant will engage and work closely with MoLSA Social Protection Commission, MoLSA relevant directorates and Departments of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad and in the governorates. Additionally, the consultant will facilitate coordination with Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and other relevant Ministries for activities conducted at national and local level.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, international development, social and political sciences or related field. Solid hand-on experience and proven professional record could be accepted in lieu of academic background.
  • Over 5 years of work experience with national and local governments in project support/ technical assistance projects in the area of social services and social protection, child/ human rights, social work.
  • Solid knowledge of social development and social protection agenda in Iraq and Kurdistan region; understanding of international standards
  • Previous working experience with government, NGOs, UN agencies or other international agencies would be an asset.
  • Good analytical, drafting and synthesis skills; ability to communicate with different audiences, excellent presentation skills. Good organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to contribute to teamwork.
  • Fluency in English, and Arabic (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications

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.

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