Re-advertised: Individual Contractor for Social Policy- Janakpur, Nepal, UNICEF Nepal Country Office (Only for Nepalese Nationals)

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  • Nepal

UNICEF Global


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, right.

UNICEF Nepal is looking for a highly motivated individual contractor to support the implementation of Social Protection, advancing social protection system and Public Finance for Children activities, partnership, development, programme management, capacity building, operational and administrative support to Janakpur Field Office and Social Policy Evaluation and Evidence section. 
 
UNICEF under the aegis of its Social protection evaluation and evidence section has intensified its sectoral intervention at provincial and local level. The program has also provided technical support in the expansion of child grant and improvement of birth registration It has led UNICEF’s support to the provincial government on Beti Padhau-Beti Bachau activities so as to support ending child marriage. In 2021, as part of UNICEF’s COVID response, it led implementation of a CASH PLUS intervention to mitigate secondary impact of covid-19. It has implemented Shock Responsive Social Protection Project as a flood preparedness activity to support people during shock/disaster.
In the year 2022, UNICEF has plans to continue its above engagement in this sector, Madhesh Province. The key priorities are expansion of Shock Responsive Social Protection, Technical support to new ministry for Beti Padhau-Beti Bachau, technical guidance and monitoring of social protection implementation system improvement, technical support to provincial and local government on social protection evaluation and generation of evidence.
UNICEF seeks services of a consultant to advance key deliverables related to the above social portfolio in Madhesh Pradesh. The main role of the consultant will be: Support to the implementation of Social Protection, advancing social protection system and PF4C activities, partnership development, programme management, capacity building operational and administrative support to Janakpur FO and Section.
The scope of the work will include key deliverables such as: Operational and administrative support to MoSD on social protection related budget and technical requirement; support and train BPBB staff to support MoSD and SP programmes in the province, district, and local level; provide technical assistance to strengthen coordination and partnership with Ministry of Social Development for technical and human resource support to Beti Padhau-Beti Bachau programme.
 

Work Assignment Overview:

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

% Installment Payment

Operational and administrative support to MoSD on social protection related budget and technical requirement.

Submission of Provincial budget on social protection

20th June

15% 

Support and train BPBB staff to support MoSD and SP programmes in the province, district, and local level.

Conducted BPBB trainings

31st July

 

15%

Provide technical assistance to strengthen coordination and partnership with Ministry of Social Development for technical and human resource support to Beti Padhau-Beti Bachau programme

Establish Programme Design team

End August

 

23%

Support implementation of the Shock Responsive Social Protection and Anticipatory Action, with technical support to the CSO and monitoring the programme to track progress.

SRSP data base available at MOHA and at the palikas

End September

 

23%

 Provide support to the Beti Padhau Beti Bachao

 Submission of report on produced design

 End October

 24%

 Total Professional Fee      

Duration: The consultancy will be for the period of 5.5 months tentatively starting from 15 June 2022.

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

Minimum Qualifications required (Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required)

  • Master’s degree in Social Science or any other relevant field.
  • At least five years of experience in social protection, programme management, monitoring and coordination with sub- national diverse stakeholders specifically with governments
  • Experience in developing, monitoring and managing social protection programme
  • Good verbal communication and writing skills in English and Nepali language. Knowledge of local language of duty station will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent skills in computer software such as windows, word, excel and powerpoint

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, 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 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.

Remarks:

This is a re-advertisement, hence previous applicants need not reapply.

Request to submit financial proposal as per deliverable in Nepalese Currency.

Field travel cost will be reimbursed based on actual expenses and DSA for field travel will be paid @ UN DSA rate. 

Female candidates and candidates from under-represented ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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