National Social Protection Management Information System (MIS) 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.

For every child, Hope

How can you make a difference?

The EU Joint Programme presents an actionable roadmap putting forward a comprehensive support to the government of Iraq by strengthening Social Protection Commission (SPC) MIS to improve registration and information sharing across social protection programmes over the period 2021-2025 focusing on the following outputs:

  1. 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.
  2. Within the SSN introduce a cash transfer targeting children and pregnant women with linkages to health and education.
  3. Expanding young people and informal sector workers access to employment-based social protection schemes and active labour market programs.
  4. Coordinated management of information systems and the establishment of a single registry.

The consultant will primarily focus on outputs 2 and 4 but will also contribute to output 1 and coordination with other UN agencies and government counterparts.

Scope of Work:

  1. Assessment of SSN MIS with focus on children: Support the assessment of SSN MIS within MoLSA.
  2. Assessment of social workforce capacities for MIS and delivery of cash transfer for children and pregnant women: Support the assessment of social workforce capacities for MIS; Support the delivery of cash transfer for children and pregnant women.
  3. Development of policy option papers to reform SSN MIS and build the social national registry; Contribute to the development of policy option papers to reform SSN MIS and building of national social registry.
  4. Support the reform of social workforce to deliver cash transfer, services, and behavioral change to support the implementation of cash transfer for children and pregnant women; Support the training of social workforce master trainers on use of MIS, case management and referrals, and social norms and behavioral change and communication
  5. Support the upgrade of SSN and building national social registry: Contribute to the technical support to MoLSA/DoLSA to improve SSN administrative databases and program MISs with a view to establish a single national registry.
  6. Support SSN MIS tools and applications that increase the effectiveness of social protection system and reduce administrative overhead of processing citizens requests for social protection provision: Support training of MoLSA cash administrators and social workers on use and application of integrated data management tools, case management and referral protocols.
  7. Implementation of MIS and social workforce reforms at governorate level: Support the implementation of activities of MIS reform and social workforce reform at target governorates.

Duration of the contract:

The duration of the contract is 11,5 months with possibility of extension. Expected start date is October 1, 2021.

Schedule of deliverables:

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

  1. Assessment of SSN MIS with focus on children.

Support the assessment of SSN MIS within MoLSA

Deliverable: Assessment report

30 November 2021

  1. Assessment of social workforce capacities for MIS and delivery of cash transfer for children and pregnant women.

Support the assessment of social workforce capacities for MIS

Deliverable: Assessment report

31 December2021

Support the delivery of cash transfer for children and pregnant women

Deliverable: Day to day implementation support for the delivery of the programme

  1. Development of policy option papers to reform SSN MIS and build the social national registry.

Contribute to the development of policy option papers to reform SSN MIS and building of national social registry

Deliverable: Policy option papers developed

31

January 2021

  1. Support the reform of social workforce to deliver cash transfer, services, and behavioral change to support the implementation of cash transfer for children and pregnant women.

Support the training of social workforce master trainers on use of MIS, case management and referrals, and social norms and behavioral change and communication

Deliverable: Training programme, training manuals & guidelines

28 February

2022

  1. Support the upgrade of SSN and building national social registry.

Contribute to the technical support to MoLSA/DoLSA to improve SSN administrative databases and program MISs with a view to establish a single national registry

Deliverable: Daily support to MoLSA/DoLSA, functional administrative database and MIS, single national registry developed

30 April

2022

  1. Support SSN MIS tools and applications that increase the effectiveness of social protection system and reduce administrative overhead of processing citizens requests for social protection provision.

Support training of MoLSA cash administrators and social workers on use and application of integrated data management tools, case management and referral protocols

Deliverable: Training programme, training manuals & guidelines, training report

30 June

2022

  1. Implementation of MIS and social workforce reforms at governorate level.

Support the implementation of activities of MIS reform and social workforce reform at target governorates

Deliverable: Implementation workplan

15 September

2022

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 in an international and multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • 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.

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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