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Programme Officer (Humanitarian Cash Transfer), NO-2, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, #00129339 (Open for Ethiopian Nationals only)

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Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Level: NO-2
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Social Policy

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built; we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, CARE

Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people.

Over the past two years, children and their families across Ethiopia faced multiple and complex emergencies, such as the conflict in the northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programmes in Child Protection, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social Policy, and Education and serves over 15 million children in Ethiopia. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to contribute to improving the lives of children and women.

How can you make a difference? 

Summary of Key Functions and Accountabilities

  • Cash-based assistance, design, and implementation
    • Provide support and technical assistance on humanitarian cash transfer initiatives to the respective Bureau of Women, Children and Social Affairs (BoWCSAs), from design to production of concrete results, and in line with the regional contexts.
    • Support operational analysis of the implementation of HCT and other SP programmes, identify potential modalities of payment and delivery.
    • Support UNICEF response through cash interventions in emergencies, based on best practices from regions.
    • Support cash feasibility assessments, where relevant, to inform UNICEF cash programmes in the region, and/or contribute to partners’ design efforts to ensure that HCT programmes are child centered.
    • Support risk assessments and propose risk mitigation measures for the use of cash in emergencies in the specific context of the region.
    • Ensure Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is streamlined across the programme implementation cycle with attention to information sharing to beneficiaries, community inclusion in programme implementation, complaints and response mechanism and continuous learning, and propose innovative solutions for inaccessible communities.
    • Support in creating awareness on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) for woreda stakeholders.
    • Support BoWCSA to facilitate the engagement of households participating in the cash transfer program in income generation activities (IGAs) through linkages with financial institutions and other related financial inclusion interventions.
  • Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration for cash transfer programmes
    • Support the team to establish effective partnerships with the Government, NGOs and other stakeholders to support implementation of the shock-responsive cash transfer interventions, development social protection programming, and linkages to complementary services.
    • Manage programme partnership cooperation (PCA) with existing and new CSOs (e.g., JECCDO)
    • Provide relevant information for the 5W matrix and report to Ethiopia Cash Working Group to fostering coordination among stakeholders.
    • Support integration of cash feasibility into existing sectorial and multisector assessments.
    • Conduct partnership capacity and PSEA assessments and develop partner agreements as needed.
  • Strengthening capacity of the government to plan, design, implement, monitor and budget for child-focused shock responsive cash transfers interventions.
    • Support BoWCSAs in the effective implementation of social protection system with a focus on shock-responsive and other cash transfer interventions.
    • Support improved monitoring around shock-responsive cash transfer impact on child outcomes.
    • Support in implementation service linkages for HCT and child grant
    • Facilitate capacity-building activities for staff and partners involved in the cash transfer programs.
    • Support the learning and advocacy efforts for scale-up of HCT and other social protection programmes.
  • Operational oversight, monitoring including post distribution monitoring (PDM), and risk management.
    • Support the establishment and implementation of a sound monitoring system for the HCT and other social protection programmes.
    • Contribute to conducting effective post-distribution monitoring (PDM) through input questions into KoboCollect application for HCT and child grant.
    • Support data collection and analysis for HCT and child grantUndertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decide on required corrective action.
    • Ensure all applicable HACT risk management measures for HCT and other social protection cash transfers are implemented.
    • Prepare programme reports required for management, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Education:

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development, or another relevant technical field.

  • Work Experience:

At least two years of relevant work experience in providing programmatic and operational support to cash transfer programs, preferably in both humanitarian and social protection contexts. Experience with shock-responsive social protection is desirable.

  • Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language or any other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.

  • Desirables:
    • Experience in working within government-led programmes.
    • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
    • UN work experience is an advantage.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (1)

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1)

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact (1)

(4) Innovates and embraces change (1)

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

(6) Thinks and acts strategically (1)

(7) Works collaboratively with others (1)

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

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