von Walter Hämmerle
Closing date: Friday, 1 June 2018
Job no: 513079
Position type: Consultancy
Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off
School/Unit: Regional Services Div (LACR), Panama
Department/Office: Reg Serv - Prog Section, Panama
Categories: Social and Economic Policy
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR/ CONSULTANCY
SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS OFFICER, LA
Level of experience: Junior [ ] 1-3yrs Medium [ X ] 4-10yrs Senior [ ] more than 10yrs
Location: UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO)
Language(s) required: Native speaker in Spanish. Proficient in English (Oral and Verbally).
Closing date for applying to this consultancy: 31 May 2018
Estimated start date of this consultancy: 11 June 2018 Estimated end date: 7 June 2019
UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF has a regional office (LAC-RO) based in Panama, and 24 country offices operating in 36 countries and territories.
UNICEF works to put the rights and well-being of the most disadvantaged children at the heart of the social, political, and economic agenda, in line with our equity focus - working across our organization and with our partners in government, civil society and the private sector to support shifts in public policy, fuel social engagement, and increase investment for children.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Advisor, Social Policy, support the design, implementation, and monitoring of shock-responsive social protection systems in Latin America (LA). Officer will support the strengthening of integrated social protection systems in the region and cash response during emergencies; supporting the efforts to build capacity of LA country offices in these areas, strengthening messages, instruments and outputs for country dialogue and ensuring that UNICEF has a leading role in in this area. Officer will ensure regular coordination and partnership with relevant regional actors, as a critical role of this post.
Social Protection Strategy is disseminated and tailored for country office needs.
Regional strategy for shock -responsive social protection (SR-SP) systems in LA, including cash response readiness in emergencies developed.