Research and translation assistance (Kurdish – English) on social protection in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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IPC-IG - UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

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Application deadline 2 years ago: Monday 30 May 2022 at 00:00 UTC

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In 2021, UNICEF, ILO, and WFP (with support from the EU) signed a partnership with the Government of Iraq to catalyse more effective social protection response in the short-term and to support Iraq to accelerate reform in the medium- and longer-term to build a coherent and sustainable national social protection system. Against the above background, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)/ UNDP Brazil signed an agreement with UNICEF Iraq titled ´Supporting the development of a comprehensive model of child sensitive cash transfer in Iraq´. Under the agreement, the IPC-IG will develop the following:
1. Assessment of and advice on design and delivery system of the current social safety net programme (SSN) 2. Design of a scalable cash transfer program for women and children from poor households 3. Ad-hoc technical advice related to the reform (as required by Government) All activities will be done separately for Iraq federal level and Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI), considering their different policy framework and government structures. The IPC-IG is seeking an Online Volunteer to support in translation and research assistance tasks especially for the KRI region.

The Online Volunteers will be responsible for supporting IPC-IG researchers to: (i) Translate information relevant to the project from Kurdish to English (ii) Provide research assistance on social protection, health and education system in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (by reviewing government website, public reports etc)

Mandatory: Fluent English Fluent Kurdish Academic or professional experience in research in social protection, social sciences, political science, or economics.

Highly desirable: Experience in translation (Kurdish to English) Fluency in Arabic Knowledge of social protection policies Knowledge of health policies

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