Job Opportunity as a Social Protection Consultant at UNDP

Date limite : 18 mai 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations Development Programme

Spécialités: Droit , Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Job Opportunity as a Social Protection Consultant at UNDP

UNDP offers a job opportunity to work as a social protection consultant. As a part of a comprehensive socioeconomic response to the new coronavirus pandemic and in support of government led responses, UN agencies in many countries are supporting the roll out of social protection responses to the pandemic. It is paramount that such social protection measures benefit women and respond to their rights and needs, and that women are actively engaged in the design, planning, and monitoring of such responses. These social protection measures span, but are not limited to, supporting income security and access to essential goods and services, protection of livelihoods, and ensuring adequate access to health services. In this context, the UN women regional office for Asia and the Pacific seeks to hire a consultant to support country offices with the development and implementation of programming on gender-responsive social protection measures in response to COVID-19 in the region.


You must have:

  1. Master’s degree in gender studies, human rights, international affairs, social science, public policy, and/or any relevant field directly related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
  2. Minimum seven years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience at national or international level in design, planning, implementation and/or monitoring of development or humanitarian projects relating to gender equality.
  3. Technical experience in gender-responsive social protection, with demonstrated experience coordinating with governments and civil society.
  4. Experience working in the UN system which is an asset.
  5. Working experience in Asia-Pacific which is an asset.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of gender equality, humanitarian action or response to public health emergencies, and the Asia-Pacific region.
  7. Excellent writing skills. 
  8. Experience in writing project proposals, donor reports, and policy briefs.
  9. Knowledge of online communications platforms is an advantage.
  10. Previous experience with UN women and other UN agencies an advantage.
  11. Be fluent in English, with knowledge of other languages spoken in the Asia-Pacific region and other UN languages is an advantage.
  12. Demonstrates integrity by modeling the United Nations' values and ethical standards.
  13. Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women.
  14. The ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Your Responsibilities:

Under the supervision and guidance of the regional advisor, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction, and head of office for UN women country offices in target countries, You will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical assistance, based on best practices and evidence for what works in gender-responsive social protection, to UN women country offices and government partners for the design, implementation, and monitoring of social protection measures in response to COVID-19.
  • Develop a monitoring framework for women-led civil society organizations to monitor the roll out of social protection measures in various country contexts, such as Timor-Leste and/or other countries in the region, with an emphasis on an intersectional approach to ensure such measures leave no one behind.
  • Support the development of feedback and complaint mechanisms for cash transfer schemes and other social protection measures in response to COVID-19.
  • Support the development of public information content on the rollout and delivery mechanisms for cash transfers.
  • Provide remote capacity strengthening sessions/webinars to UN Women country offices and partners on gender-responsive social protection.
  • Document good practices, challenges, and lessons learnt from UN Women programming related to social protection for the COVID-19 response.
  • Support the development of UN women programming relating to gender-responsive social protection measures, including through development of draft concept notes and background briefs.
  • Technical inputs into concept notes and background briefs on gender-responsive social protection.
  • Monitoring frameworks for social protection measures in response to COVID-19.
  • Public information messages and methodology for rollout for messages on rollout and delivery of social protection measures.
  • Data collection and analysis tools for feedback and complaint mechanisms.
  • Reports on technical advisory and capacity strengthening support provided to UN women country offices and partners.
  • Briefs capturing lessons learnt, good practices, and challenges related to implementation of gender-responsive social protection measures.


  1. Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. 
  2. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated time frames.

About United Nations Development Program:

The United Nations Development Program is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York city, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.

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