Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
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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.
DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Social Protection, the temporary consultant will work for three months on the following;
Education: University Bachelors degree
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.