Programme Manager (Social Protection) – UNICEF

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Job Description

Programme Manager (Social Protection), P-4, Fixed Term, Khartoum Sudan

Job no:546128
Contract type:Fixed Term Appointment
Level:P-4
Location:Sudan
Categories:Social and Economic Policy, Programme Management
Advertised:11/11/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:26/11/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the Job

The Programme Manger (Social Protection) reports to the Chief Social Policy and is responsible for managing, monitoring and overseeing the implementation of the UNICEF-supported Mother and Child Cash Transfer Plus (MCCT+) for the First 1,000 Days of Life Programme and to ensure its sustainability as a Government-owned social protection programme that is well integrated in the country’s social protection system. The incumbent also participates in social policy dialogue and advocacy with the Government, engages in and establishes constructive dialogue and partnerships between international and local stakeholders to support the development of social policies and programmes contributing to the progressive realization of children’s rights.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Technical and capacity building support for the implementation of the Mother and Child Cash Transfer Plus (MCCT+) for the First 1,000 Days of Life Programme
  • Knowledge and evidence generation for the MCCT+ for the First 1,000 Days of Life Programme
  • Social policy dialogue and advocacy
  • UNICEF programme management

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics, Development Studies, Business Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of eight years relevant professional work experience is required – in particular direct operational experiences of program design and M&E of systems-based social protection (cash transfer) programmes in a developing country context.
  • Knowledge of social protection policy debates and evidence is required; demonstrated knowledge and experiences in working on systems-based approach to social protection (including linkages with social work case management).
  • Understanding of poverty dynamics, social protection principles and their application to current national economic and development issues; demonstrated experience in policy and poverty analyses.
  • Experience of working with national governments and/or international organizations is an advantage
  • Expertise in data and knowledge management.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency particularly experience of cash transfers in emergency is considered as a strong asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

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.

Candidates assessed as suitable in this process who are not appointed for this specific post may be retained in the relevant talent group and contacted for similar career opportunities in the future. 

Advertised: 11 Nov 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 26 Nov 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

About UNICEF

UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. 

Headquarters: New York, NY

What does UNICEF do in the United Kingdom?

UNICEF keeps children safe by providing vaccines against deadly diseases, distributing mosquito nets, and by promoting safe hygiene in communities around the world. We are the world’s largest supplier of emergency life-saving food for children. And we campaign tirelessly to end violence against children.

What are the 3 largest donors of UNICEF?

In 2020, the three largest government contributors to UNICEF were the United States of America, Germany, and the European Commission.

Does the United Nations offer scholarships?

Now you can begin earning college scholarships for your participation in model United Nations as early as the 9th grade, even if you don’t plan to pursue it in college. … Plus, if you’re in a leadership role, you may be eligible for an extra scholarship of up to $3,375 per year!

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships for international students

International scholarships, fellowships, or grants are offered to students outside the country where the university is located. These are also called financial aid and many times the financial aid office of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) deals with it. United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships are offered by United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to study or research there.

There are various United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarshipsinternships for international students. Apart from the university-based scholarships, there are many other organizations including foundations, trusts, corporates, etc. Who offer scholarships for international students. To help, we list out the latest international scholarships, fellowships, and grants information. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships application form is also available to apply online for the scholarships.

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For jobs from UNICEF visit: UNICEF Jobs Page

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