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UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a Programme Manager to support the Government of Indonesia to ensure that existing social protection systems are more responsive to climate-related and other disasters. This Joint Programme aims to transform Indonesia’s existing social protection payments into an Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) scheme. UNICEF is working with the Government to gather sufficient evidence of the potential to reduce the impact of and enhance resilience to climate-related and other disasters on vulnerable individuals and communities by providing faster, more predictable, effective and accountable cash-based assistance before and/or after a disaster.
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Title: Programme Manager (Adaptive Social Protection)
Level: NO-C (National Professional Category)
Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment, Post #112849
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: Until 31 December 2020
The Republic of Indonesia is the fourth largest country by population, and the seventh largest economy in terms of gross domestic product based on purchasing power parity. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic state, consisting of more than 17,500 islands perched precariously on the ‘ring of fire’. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and consequent tsunamis remain a constant threat. Regardless of how fast Indonesia progresses towards its sustainable development goals (SDGs), climate-related and other disasters will continue to pose risks to its people, infrastructure and the economy.
Regular and frequent natural disasters translate to significant loss of life, disrupted productivity and economic losses, affecting government’s resources, infrastructure and livelihoods. Global warming will increase the frequency and intensity of hydrometeorological disasters. In the coming decades Indonesia will experience rising sea levels, floods and extended drought conditions, which will disproportionately affect the rural and coastline poor communities and other vulnerable populations.
Natural disasters pose a threat to the fulfilment of dignified basic human rights. They increase direct and indirect health risks, disrupt continuous education of school-age children resulting in immediate impacts. High risk exposure can have lifelong adverse outcomes terms of poverty and livelihood opportunities. Disasters disproportionately affect already vulnerable groups including the poor, children, elderly, persons with disabilities, women at risk, migrant workers and indigenous peoples.
The Government of Indonesia plans to establish an adaptive social protection system as a priority within its new 5-year development. The Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) already has emergency cash assistance programmes (ie. Jaminan Hidup or ‘Jadup’ – a multi-purpose emergency cash assistance for ‘affected’ people within a period of between 1 (one) to 3 (three) months) that aim to buffer the shocks of natural disasters. In parallel, there are various other contributory and non-contributory social assistance schemes that are in place. The challenge is to link up these various schemes and establish a mechanism that can provide ‘top-ups’ to people in the event of an emergency.
UNICEF, in partnership with UNDP and WFP, are supporting the Government of Indonesia to ensure that existing social protection systems are more responsive to climate-related and other disasters. This Joint Programme aims to transform Indonesia’s existing social protection payments into an Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) scheme. UNICEF is working with the Government to gather sufficient evidence of the potential to reduce the impact of and enhance resilience to climate-related and other disasters on vulnerable individuals and communities by providing faster, more predictable, effective and accountable cash-based assistance before and/or after a disaster.
1. Support to program development and planning
- Conduct/update situation analysis for the partnership platform for development, design and management of ASP related activities. Research and report on international literature on ASP to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
- Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
- Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/ documentation and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based management (RBM), monitoring, evaluation and learning.
2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.
- Provide technical and management leadership to the ASP programme and its multi-sectoral programme linkages.
- Work closely and collaboratively with UNICEF and UN staff, partners and government counterparts at all levels to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
- Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
- Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
3. Technical and operational support to program implementation
- Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Master’s degree*) in social protection, social policy, disaster management, public health, global/international development, policy and/or management, or other related science field
- Minimum 5 (five) years of progressive work experience in the related area.
- Familiarity with government and administration regulations and experience working with sub-national governments is considered an advantage.
- Experience working with in an international organization and ability to work in an international and multicultural environment is considered an advantage.
- Pro-active and resourceful, good communication skills in negotiating and liaising with counterparts and partners.
- Good knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia and English for drafting reports and communication with government counterparts and international staff respectively.
- Good skills in computer applications; especially Word, Excel and Power Point.
- Data analysis, using a statistical software (STATA; SPSS or SAS), is an advantage.
(*First level relevant university degree in combination with 8 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)
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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. This vacancy is open for Indonesian only.
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.
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