Social Protection Consultant, Brasilia, Brazil

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JOB DETAIL

The Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS), especially through the Protection and Integral Support Service to the Family (PAIF), is instrumental in supporting Bolsa Familia families to meet Health and Education conditionalities of the program and access all their basic rights. Bolsa Familia conditionalities focus on children and adolescents’ access to basic rights. Unfortunately, the monitoring of conditionalities has been compromised in the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and budget constraints. For instance, the rate of children below 7 years old being monitored for vaccination decreased by 23 percentage points from 2019 to 2021.

The challenges in supporting families to meet Bolsa Familia conditionalities involve also improving technical guidance for municipal workers, clearly defining Social Assistance, Health and Education teams ascriptions at the municipal level as well as generating data and information to investigate constraints in the territory and the public services provision, contributing for the necessary conditions for Bolsa Familia families to meet conditionalities.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting the Social Assistance National Department (SNAS) of the Ministry of Social Development and Assistance, Family and Fight Against Hunger to advance technical guidance for the Social assistant workers to support Bolsa Familia families that are not able to meet conditionalities of the program. This technical guidance is an initial step towards a comprehensive initiative to advance technical guidance and protocols to strengthen the Protection and Integral Support Service to the Family (PAIF).

SCOPE OF WORK:

UNICEF Brazil is looking for a social protection consultant who will support the development of one technical guidance for Social Assistance workers to monitor and guide Bolsa Familia families that cannot meet the program’s conditionalities. Under the supervision of the Chief of Social Policy, the consultant will work to support UNICEF to liaison with the SNAS technical team.

Expected results:

  • Support to UNICEF’s liaison with the SNAS technical team,  providing technical input in UNICEF meetings with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Initial version of technical guidance for the social assistant workers to monitor and guide Bolsa Familia families that are not able to meet conditionalities of the program. The document will be submitted to public consultation;
  • Final version of the technical guidance for the social assistant workers to monitor and guide Bolsa Familia families that are not able to meet conditionalities with suggestion and comments from public consultation implemented.

DELIVERABLES

1. Workplan

1.1. Deliverables/Outputs

Work plan with a detailed timeline.  The work plan should be developed according to the expected results mentioned in this Terms of Reference and alignment with UNICEF.

1.2. Deadline

5 days from the beginning of the contract

2. Technical guidance initial version

2.1. Deliverables/Outputs

Initial version of technical guidance for the social assistant workers to monitor and guide Bolsa Familia families that are not able to meet conditionalities of the program. The document will be submitted to public consultation.

2.2. Deadline

2 months from the beginning of the contract

2.3. Estimate Budget

40% of the contract fee

3. Technical guidance final version

2.1. Deliverables/Outputs

Final version of the technical guidance for the social assistant workers to monitor and guide Bolsa Familia families that are not able to meet conditionalities with suggestion and comments from public consultation implemented. 2.2. Deadline

4 months from the beginning of the contract

2.3. Estimate Budget

60% of the contract fee

DURATION OF CONTRACT: 4 months

TRAVEL PLAN: N/A

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, Social Sciences, Psychology, Political Science, or another relevant technical field;
  • Master’s degree in social work, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Psychology, Political Science, or another relevant technical field;
  • At least 3 years of professional experience with Social Assistance policies at the subnational level;
  • Advanced knowledge of the Unified Social Assistance System (SUAS);
  • Proven experience in developing Social Protection technical guidance;
  • Previous experience in provision of consulting services to a UN agency will be considered an asset;
  • Fluency in Portuguese.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluency in Portuguese.

UNICEF’S CORE VALUES

Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS)

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: PROCEDURES AND LOGISTICS

  • Consultant will work from home using own equipment and stationery. UNICEF will provide office space for consultative meetings when needed.
  • Consultant’s, travel costs should be included in the consultant’s fee.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant and mandatory courses are completed.
  • Consultants will not have any representative, certifying, or approving authority, or supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • The consultant will work remotely on a delivery basis.

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

  • Costs indicated are estimated. Final rate shall follow “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee.
  • A financial proposal including the fee for the assignment based on the deliverables and number of days must be submitted. Consultants are asked to stipulate all-inclusive fees, including lump sum, administrative cost, travel cost and subsistence costs, as applicable.
  • The payment will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

INSURANCE AND HEALTH COVERAGE

  • The contractor is fully responsible for arranging, at his or her own expenses, such life, health, and other forms of insurance covering the term of the contract as he or she considers appropriate.
  • The contractor is not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to UNICEF and United Nations staff members.

RESTRICTIONS

  • Consultants may not receive training at the expense of UNICEF.  Notwithstanding, consultants must complete the applicable mandatory trainings before the signature of the contract.
  • In case of government officials, the contract cannot be issued without prior written clearance by the Government​, or unless on leave without pay.

REMARKS:

Individuals engaged under a consultancy will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants. Consultants are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Brasilia, Brazil
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