If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant for WCARO Cash Transfers in Emergencies Specialists Roster in Social Policy Section at UNICEF Regional Office.
For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.
Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge:
Advanced university degree in social sciences, economics, finance, international relations, development or humanitarian studies, social protection or other related field required;
A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
For P3 Level Assignments - A minimum of five years of experience in the coordination, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of social protection programmes in humanitarian / developing countries context, with emphasis on cash transfers, of which at least two years in emergency contexts in an international quality required;
For P4 Level Assignments - A minimum of eight years of experience in the coordination, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of social protection programmes in humanitarian / developing countries context, with emphasis on cash transfers, of which at least two years in emergency contexts in an international quality required;
• Broad knowledge of key actors and issues involved in programmes related to emergency cash-based assistance, including community-based approaches; training in cash and voucher programming, market analysis;
• Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, organization, negotiating and analytical skills;
• Capacity to work independently and establish good relationships with external partners and staff, and to build wide and effective networks within UNICEF, within the wider UN system and with external parties;
• Creativity and problem solving skills;
• Flexibility and ability to work under stress;
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
• Knowledge of the social, political and economic environment of West and Central Africa would constitute a major asset;
• Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various Microsoft Office applications.
Fluency in either French and/or English is required. Please note that working knowledge of English is required for all assignments.
UNICEF West and Central Africa Country Offices are located in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde (UN Joint Office), Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are qualified and interested in these positions and meet the requirements, please forward your application with updated curriculum vitae, Candidate Self Assessment Form and UN Personal History Form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), with “the title of the position as the subject’’, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 07 October 2013.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.