Technical Officer (Cash Transfers) – UNICEF
|Contract type||Temporary Appointment|
|Categories||Social Policy, Operations, Financial Management|
|Advertised||27 Jul 2022 E. Africa Standard Time|
|Deadline||10 Aug 2022 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, Hope
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 Kordofans, 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?
Under the direct supervision of the Technical Specialist Humanitarian Cash Transfers, the Technical Officer Cash Transfers would be responsible for:
- Programme Management
- Helps manage and provide technical support on programmes with cash components to ensure adequate support scale-up and delivery. Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and government agencies.
- Provide guidance on cash-based transfer program design, delivery and assurance, in line with the new corporate Business Process Model (ad-interim version April 2020) and other corporate guidelines;
- Coordinates with operations to facilitate timely processing and reconciliation of cash interventions.
- Provide day-to-day oversight and support to cash operations including facilitating the implementation and monitoring of cash-based programmes at the Field Office-level.
- Contribute to Country Office and national emergency preparedness and contingency planning to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
- Prepare the necessary budgets/ budget amendments in consultation with sections for the implementation of the proposed cash projects.
- Ensure the cash interventions integrate gender, child protection and disability considerations in line with UNICEF policy commitments and guidance.
- Field Support
- Supports field offices in rolling out and effectively implementing programmes with direct cash payment components.
- Provide support for cash feasibility assessments including the design of assessments to analysis of the data and write-up of the report.
- Knowledge Management
- Support documentation of lessons learned on cash programming.
- Support the information and knowledge management of cash operations in Sudan.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in designing and implementing cash transfer programmes is required. Working with UN Agencies on cash transfers is considered an asset.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset.
- Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 may also be 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: 27 Jul 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 10 Aug 2022 E. Africa Standard Time