Programme Specialist

UNICEF, Cameroon

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th January, 2021

Job Description

How can you make a difference?

  • Supporting development, review process, updates and adjustments of systems-based cash transfers operations manuals and modalities (e.g.: payment mechanisms, Grievance Redress mechanism) and all associated forms for effective programme roll out and implementation. This includes products to develop cash transfer programme knowledge management in-country
  • Supporting the development of an M&E plan and its various components (baseline, post-distribution monitoring, robust Management Information Systems and third-party monitoring) as required. This includes both with UNICEF funded existing cash transfer programmes and internal to UNICEF ability to better roll out and operationalized cash transfer programmes in Cameroon
  • Provide oversight in ongoing detailed work planning and costing support to implementing partners to ensure coordinated, timely and credible programme planning, budgeting and implementation aligned with UNICEF's efficiency, effectiveness and accountability procedures of HACT.
  • Build relationships and collaborate with sub-regional localities and central government partners together with civil society to advocate and support social protection priorities are realized to establish a stronger foundation in social protection system building (i.e. Unified Social Registry). This includes investing towards building the foundation on risk programming and shock responsive social protection
  • Participate in social protection and other relevant sectors coordination for including the inter-agency Cash Working Group to promote sharing of information, good practices and lessons learned, as well as identify opportunities for joint approaches and joint programming.
  • Technical assistance in ongoing coordination and capacity support to implementing partners both government and civil society organization and relevant departments in participation in relevant working groups and forums to develop products to relevant to strengthening cash transfer programme impacting children across sectors in both humanitarian and development programming.
  • Promote opportunities to expand effective working partnerships collaboration with World Bank, UN agencies, donors and the government for technical cooperation, programme management/coordination, information sharing and networking.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have


  • An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Development Studies, Business Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.


  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience is required in particular direct operational experiences of program design, implementation and M&E of systems-based social protection (cash transfer) programmes in a developing country context.


  • Fluency in both French and English is required.


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