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Job no: 556514
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Port-au-Prince
Level: P-3
Location: Haiti
Categories: Social Policy

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,

Humanitarian Cash Transfers (HCT) is a modality that Haiti Country Office is using in sectorial projects and would like to scale-up its use to mitigate the negative socio-economic impacts to help the most vulnerable families meet their immediate needs.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Social Policy Chief, and in close collaboration with relevant sections, particularly, but not exclusively, Education, WASH, and Child Protection the Social Policy Specialist on Humanitarian Cash Transfers (HCT) will provide guidance and technical assistance to support the UNICEF Haiti country office in developing and implementing an HCT strategy to contribute to achieving results for children. Guidance and technical assistance should be provided in terms of design and proposal development, planning, implementation, management, monitoring of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting.

Provision of technical support on Cash based assistance, design and implementation

Provide technical support to UNICEF country offices sections (education, Health and nutrition, Wash, child protection, social Protection) assistance on humanitarian cash transfer initiatives at all stages, from design through implementation to monitoring results, and in line with the country context and strategic priorities
Provide cash related technical support to UNICEF cash partners, including government (fully aligned with the National Social Protection and Promotion Policy) and civil society partners
Contribute in advising country office on UNICEF strategic positioning on cash in Haiti, based on best practices and country specificities and partners’ comparative advantages.
Undertake cash feasibility assessments, where relevant, to inform UNICEF cash programmes, and identify implementing partners, and/or contribute to partners design efforts to ensure that HCT programmes are child-centered
Integrate HCT in UNICEF programming in Haiti by designing new relevant sector specific and multisector response using HCT where relevant, and where UNICEF comparative advantage is present, while providing technical advice to the existing ones
Ensure analysis of complaints and feedback received through different communication channels and ensure follow up by implementing partners
Develop, review and maintain work plans with time frames and deadlines for key activities, based on changing and emerging needs, and ensure that standard operating procedures are developed
Prepare programme reports required for management, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc
Coordinate efforts to build the capacity of UNICEF staff and partners on HCT
Produce knowledge management products for the cash transfer programme through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as generating and documenting lessons learned
Operational oversight and risk management

In close collaboration with Operations sections and colleagues ensure the collaboration with the FSP and act as focal point for programmatic communications.
In close collaboration with supply colleagues and others Operations section, support the process to establish Long-term Agreements (LTAs) with Financial Service providers
Conduct regular operational analysis of the HCT programmes, identify areas of poor performance, bottlenecks, provide quality assurance and identify solutions such as design improvements, additional trainings and technical support
Conduct risk assessments and propose risk mitigation measures for the use of cash in the specific country context of Haiti.
Ensure Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) is streamlined across the programme implementation cycle with attention to information sharing to beneficiaries, community inclusion in programme implementation, complaints and response mechanism and continuous learning, and propose innovative solutions for not-accessible communities
Ensure the establishment and implementation of a sound monitoring system for the cash transfer programme, including an effective post-distribution mechanism, undertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decide on required corrective action
Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration for cash transfer programme

Engage and contribute to the Cash working groupParticipate in field assessments to identify the beneficiaries’ needs and viable opportunities, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs
Participate in market monitoring and contribute to the development and update of the Country cash profile
Assist in the development of the Minimum expenditure Basket to inform and support the development of cash-based interventions
Provide support to strengthening strategic partnerships to implement UNICEF supported humanitarian cash transfer initiatives
Actively participate and represent UNICEF in nationwide coordination forums such as the national and decentralized Multi Sectoral Cash Working Group, and any other relevant interagency group which might be established
Any other duties as required
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Advanced university degree (master’s degree) in international development, social sciences, public policy, public health, or relevant field, or equivalent experience
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Five years of relevant professional work experience – designing, implementing and managing emergency cash transfer programmes.
Proven experience in technical cooperation with Un agency, civil society and government
Basic expertise in data analysis and information management
Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.
Demonstrated experience in humanitarian contexts and emergency programme implementation.
Demonstrated field experience in the use of cash transfers in emergencies.
Familiarity with UNICEF’s programmes in emergency contexts preferred.
Experience in multi-stakeholder co-ordination and facilitation.
Fluency in French and English is required. Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
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: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF core competencies required for this post are… Builds and maintains partnerships (1); Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(1); Drive to achieve results for impact(1); Innovates and embraces change(1); Manages ambiguity and complexity(1); Thinks and acts strategically(1); Works collaboratively with others (1).

UNICEF functional competencies required for this post are…  Applying Technical Expertise [2]; Analyzing [2]; Persuading and Influencing [2]; Adapting and Responding to Change [2]; Coping with Pressure and Setbacks [2]; Planning and Organizing [2]

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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.

Remarks:

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

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). 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.
Advertised: 26 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 08 Nov 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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