Rwanda: Consultancy Services to Support the International Consultant in developing a Case Management and Referral Business Model for Social Protection programme delivery in Rwanda (for Rwandans only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 09 Jan 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.For every child,

The government of Rwanda aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020 and achieve an extreme poverty rate of below 9% by 2018. In order to achieve these demanding targets, there is a need to ensure that policies and programmes are put in place to effectively promote graduation out of extreme poverty.

Sustainable graduation therefore necessitates significant increases in household consumption/incomes and attainment of a level of resilience to shocks through diversification of livelihood activities, accumulation of productive assets and building of human and social capital. For many households such a transformation can only be achieved through the provision of extensive support in the form of social protection, productive asset grants, skills training and knowledge transfer, access to finance, coaching and facilitated access to economic opportunities etc. In addition, access to basic services such as health care, education, childcare, water, sanitation, electricity and other social care services as well as access to markets is critical for maximizing household productivity and resilience.

In an effort to strengthen the existing social protection delivery mechanisms and social welfare services that ensure vulnerable households including those with children receive timely, cost-effective, context-sensitive and quality services that respond to their multiple vulnerabilities, UNICEF, seeks to contribute to development of a referral and case management system that will create interlinkages among existing community workforces with a view of establishing more harmonised and coordinated proximity advisory services for social protection.

How can you make a difference?

The overall intention of this study is to create a framework within which all sectors playing a role in meeting the needs of extremely poor/vulnerable households communicate and act together, so that the dynamic, multidimensional and complex nature of family vulnerabilities is addressed.

To develop options for an effective and integrated case management and referral systems which will support the increase in access by extremely poor/vulnerable households with children to a comprehensive package of social protection interventions and available services, such as agriculture, health, nutrition, education, ECD and income generation.

Specific objectives of the study:

  • Develop a case management system and referral mechanism business model
  • Conduct a diagnosis of the existing systems of case management and referral and or fine tune existing tools or develop appropriate tools for use by case workers and local government officials;
  • Develop implementation plan for the approved business model.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • BA/MA degree or PhD in Public Policy, Public Health, Economics, Gender and Development Studies, Social Development, Sociology or other relevant fields.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the fields of social protection, social development, policy and strategy development, research and/or policy analysis.
  • Full availability for the week of 29th January 2018 and good availability before and after for preparatory and follow-up work.
  • Proven ability to carry out qualitative field research.
  • In-depth knowledge of the challenges and constraints faced by extremely poor and vulnerable households in rural Rwanda.
  • Excellent understanding of existing village and cell-level service provision in Rwanda, of the roles of village leaders and SEDOs in coordinating this, and of sector Ministries in overseeing and supporting it.
  • Knowledge of the social protection sector and of the VUP programme in particular.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to produce deliverables on time and to a high quality.
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Kinyarwanda.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509845

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