Social Protection Project Coordinator

UN Children's Fund, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th October, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


In May 2018, the Government of Jordan approved a plan to expand and improve the National Aid Fund (NAF) cash transfer programme for the poor Takaful. Under the plan, the number of beneficiaries of NAF, currently about 90,000, will approximately double, to include 85,000 new families between 2019 and 2021, at a cost of JD100 million. The plan also envisages improvements in NAF expansion preparedness, the delivery system for cash transfers (i.e. targeting and payments), and support to economic inclusion of NAF beneficiaries.

Under the first phase of the project (May- December 2019) National Aid Fund has expanded its national cash transfer programme to include 25,000 working poor households out of the planned 85,000 in Jordan. the expansion plan has been established and implemented with the support of UNICEF and development partners. The details of the project cycle included: Registration (Application) , Administrative verification, Application of targeting formula to identify potentially eligible households, Home visit, Enrollment, Payments, Grievances Redress Mechanism, Monitoring and Evaluation. In addition to technical advice and support from Multiple UN agencies and entities, including UNICEF, on activities planning and implementation.

For the second phase planned (December 2019 onwards), additional 25,000 households will be targeted and enrolled, completing the programme cycle conducted under phase 1.


On and off-site project coordination, working with other UN agencies, the World Bank and government on overall coordination, developing project guidelines, recruitment, risk management, monitoring and MIS technical support for the second phase of the Takaful cash transfer programme.


Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Social Protection, the temporary consultant will work for three months on the following;

  • Coordinate, monitor and oversee the project implementation. In addition to adjusting the activities as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project;
  • Manage the project requirement, scope, schedule, risks, quality and manage stakeholders expectations;
  • Provide continuous progress reviews, situation reports and programmatic/operational updates to NAF Management; to enable informed decisions;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the programmatic discussions amongst the project donors, partners, and focal point;
  • Review and update operation manual of NAF expansion as needed;
  • Support the discussions and negotiations with all vendors/suppliers at various stages of project implementation;
  • Support the process of defining business rules and process flows necessary for the design and/or update of the Management Information System, as well as the projects operating procedures.
  • Work with the respected stakeholders on developing and/or updating the standard operating procedures as per a set outline.
  • Provide technical support in the MIS testing as well data collection and processing.



  • Progress reviews and reports shared with NAF and/or respected stakeholders
  • updating and Sharing project activities and detailed workplan
  • Produce a matrix of donors and stakeholders categorized support, linked to budgeting outputs and gaps filling
  • MIS Business rules definition updated for previous modules and developed for new modules with NAF and the respected stakeholders
  • Progress reviews and reports shared with NAF and/or respected stakeholders
  • Project SOPs updated and cleared by the projects managers and focal points
  • updating and Sharing project activities and detailed workplan
  • Final report shared with NAF and/or respected stakeholders


Education: University Bachelors degree

Work experience:

Required experience:

  • A minimum of three years experience in the humanitarian and development sector, preferably with a UN agency.
  • Experience in implementing humanitarian cash transfers and social protection programming/coordination.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in coordinating governmental work.
  • Experience in producing programmatic guidelines as per UN standards.
  • familiarity with MIS definitions and design stages .

Technical knowledge: Knowledge in Cash Transfers cycle and implementation, familiarity with the socio-economic situation of Jordan, excellent reporting skills, data analysis and visualization skills, familiarity with project coordination pillars.

Language: Fluent in Arabic and English, both written and spoken.


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