Social Policy Programme Officer (Beneficiary Data), P2, TA, 364 Days, East Jerusalem, State of Palestine

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


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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, protection

UNICEF in the State of Palestine works to uphold the rights of children to access services and protection, from early childhood through adolescence. Our objective is to ensure that every child in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, irrespective of background or circumstance, has an equal chance to fulfil their potential. We are working for every child and young person in the State of Palestine.

How can you make a difference?

Programme officer (Beneficiary Data) will work under the direct supervision and direction of the Social Policy Specialist (Cash transfers). Programme officer (Beneficiary Data) will provide beneficiary data and information management support to the UNICEF SOP Social Policy section. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating with both internal and external stakeholders on preparation of beneficiary lists, leading inter-agency deduplication process, payment reconciliation, RapidPro roll out, and HOPE management. He/She will closely work with cash specialist and other members of the team as well as external partners including but not limited to OCHA, Ministry of Social Development, RO Cash specialist, HOPE team and others as required.

The Programme Officer (Beneficiary Data) will also be leading on geospatial analysis and dashboard reporting/development for planning, monitoring, and reporting of Social policy interventions including but not limited to cash interventions, public finance and sub-national programmes.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Social Policy specialist (Cash transfers), the Programme Officer (Beneficiary Data), P2 will:

Personal Data Services Management

  • Provide guidance and oversight for the adequate use of Humanitarian cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE) for UNICEF and partners.
  • Escalate to Social Policy Chief and Cash Specialist risks related to personal data management.
  • Perform budget management function, monitor spending, and take corrective actions accordingly.
  • Ensure quality of data analysis, reporting, Third Party Monitoring, Grievance Redress Mechanism and Data Protection standards.
  • Provide oversight of personal data use for efficient and effective delivery of individual payments / cash transfers.
  • Coordinate with interagency counterpart’s data interoperability initiatives.
  • Coordinate with UNICEF ICT/Operations team on any required technical support for roll out of HOPE.

Data Management representation function

  • Coordinate with UNICEF Headquarters HOPE team on prioritized support.
  • Represent data management function with external stakeholders including government counterparts.
  • Lead UNICEF’s support to the government in setting up a harmonized Management Information System for social protection programmes.
  • Represent Social policy personal data management function within State of Palestine Country Office.
  • Represent Data Management function in external briefing.

Support UNICEF partners in the use of Humanitarian cash Operations and Programme Ecosystem (HOPE) in the State of Palestine.

  • Support with training relevant implementing partner staff in data collection in KoBo using standardized beneficiary registration form for HOPE, standardized post-distribution monitoring form for cash transfer programmes.
  • Support with training relevant implementing partner staff in the use of HOPE’s features, including deduplication, data changes, and recording of grievances and feedback.
  • Oversee user roles allocation and perform capacity building on the use of HOPE with partners.
  • Oversee data collection exercise in the field.

Reporting and Third-Party Monitoring

  • Provide technical oversight on the Terms of Reference of the Third-Party Monitoring, participate in the assessment of technical proposals based on agreed criteria, and selection of the third party for verification of existing payees’ lists.
  • Draft processes and output monitoring reports based on data available in HOPE and Third-Party Monitoring sources.
  • Contribute to the compilation, production, and dissemination of mandatory UNICEF reports, including the Annual report and situation reports.
  • Track the process of partner reporting against key results for donor and SitRep reporting, checking data quality and consistency.
  • Contributing to donor reports and proposals.
  • Facilitate coordination of ad-hoc HQ/RO/donor requests for reporting, in collaboration with Section Chief.

Data Protection Standards

  • Ensure that Cash Implementation Unit data management workstream is aligned with UNICEF Data Protection Policy
  • Coordinate with Headquarters technical counterparts to ensure:
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are carried out with appropriate frequency on Cash Implementation Unit supported programmes.
  • UNICEF partners are trained on Data Protection and Responsible Data for Children principles.
  • UNICEF SoP CO and private sector partners comply with relevant data protection legal tools such as Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Efficient and effective supervision

  • Supervise a team of national data officers in Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem who will be supporting the Social Policy with focus on cash assistance data management function.
  • Provide exemplary management and leadership, motivating and developing colleagues to perform at their best, while building diverse and inclusive teams.
  • Building capacity of national staff including data consultants at Country Office level and data officers at field office levels.

Efficient and effective supervision

  • Supervise a team of national data officers in Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem who will be supporting the Social Policy with focus on cash assistance data management function.
  • Provide exemplary management and leadership, motivating and developing colleagues to perform at their best, while building diverse and inclusive teams.
  • Building capacity of national staff including data consultants at Country Office level and data officers at field office levels.

Impact of Results

  • Risk informed project plans reflect Data Protection risks and mitigation measures
  • Beneficiary personal data are stored and maintained up to date to ensure timely delivery of cash assistance to recipients
  • UNICEF Data Protection Policy and Information security standards are upheld
  • The Data Management within the Social Policy team of the SoP CO is provided with exemplary leadership and management.

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


University degree in Computer Sciences, Data Analysis, Business Studies, Social Science, or related field is required.

Relevant professional training in the relevant field is a strong asset.


2 years of professional work experience of data or humanitarian program/project management experience, including with multiple stakeholders. Experience in emergency contexts highly desirable.

Language Requirements

Fluency in Arabic and English is required

Technical skills

  • Experience in Beneficiary Data Management for assistance programmes including humanitarian cash transfers at field level
  • Experience in business operation environments with a proven track record of interfacing with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) and successful project completion.
  • Experience in working with UN agencies (UNICEF experience preferred) at interagency level
  • Detailed knowledge of the Project Lifecycle and fluency in project management methodologies.
  • Experience collaborating across multiple functions and working with operational subject matter experts, technical resources and architecture teams.
  • Proven statistical, analytic and technical skills including designing and administrating databases, database management and data analysis using statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, PowerBI, etc.), high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), ability to maintain basic websites, ability to produce data summaries and visualizations,
  • GIS knowledge is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills (written & verbal) across multiple audiences with the ability to influence others while working in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • High motivation, and dedication to deliver results within strict timeframes.
  • Experience supervising data management staff is desirable.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core competencies

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others(8)Nurtures, leads and manages people

Functional Competencies:

Leading and Supervising [I]Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]Analyzing [II]Relating and Networking [II]Deciding and Initiating Action [II] Applying Technical Expertise [III] Communicating [II]

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.

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