United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Technical Support for The Management Information System of The Child Support Grant)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The Social Policy Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide administrative and technical assistance to Child Support Grant Operational Center on the data operation of Management Information System. 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 fulfilling their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, a better future UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:
  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;

  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;

  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, Child Labour and other forms of exploitation; and

  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference? The Social Policy Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide  administrative and technical assistance to Child Support Grant Operational Center on the data operation of Management Information System. Purpose of Assignment:
  1. Operate the CSG MIS daily basis tasks to ensure the effective daily operation of CSG MIS;

  2. Manage Child Support Grant database system including planning and analyzing the database system improvement and development;

  3. Coordinate with key partners including government counterparts in terms of information exchange and database integration;

  4. Communicate and provide guidance on database and information system services to national partners; and

  5. Build capacity of the national partners.

Work Assignment: The consultant will be responsible for the following key specific tasks:
  • Take appropriate action to ensure handover between CSG Operational Center and Digital Government Development Agency;

  • Maintain and manage Child Support Grant database system including planning, analyzing, developing and improving current CSG database;

  • Provide operational daily support on verifying and validating the completeness of eligible beneficiary Data Entry, improving payment processing and preparing payment list, preparing budget reconciliation report, verifying payment results and preparing payment report, working with complex database structure and queries, regular CSG reporting (monthly, quarterly, annually), etc.;

  • Coordinate with key partners including government counterparts in terms of information exchange and database integration; and

  • Responsible for communication and Capacity Building of CSG Operational Center on database and CSG MIS to ensure the center’s ability to manage further.

Work Schedule and Deliverables: In consultation and collaboration with the UNICEF and relevant partners, especially Child Support Grant Operational Center, Department of Children and Youth (DCY) of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the consultant will be responsible for ensuring the following activities have been undertaken as scheduled. 1. Take appropriate action to ensure handover between CSG Operational Center and Digital Government Development Agency -Handover report -Detailed workplan agreed with supervisor and CSG Operational Center By 15 Sep 2020 2. Maintain and manage Child Support Grant database system including planning, analyzing, developing and improving current CSG database - Progress report - Data visualization for documentation and reporting - Presentation - Regular report (monthly, quarterly, annually) as agreed with supervisor and CSG Operational Center Monthly 3. Provide operational daily support on verifying and validating the completeness of eligible beneficiary data entry, improving payment processing and preparing payment list, preparing budget reconciliation report, verifying payment results and preparing payment report, working with complex database structure and queries, regular CSG reporting (monthly, quarterly, annually) and etc. - Progress report - Data visualization for documentation and reporting - Presentation - Regular report (monthly, quarterly, annually) as agreed with supervisor and CSG Operational Center 4 Coordinate with key partners including government counterparts in terms of information exchange and database integration 5 Responsible for communication and capacity building of CSG Operational Center on database and CSG MIS to ensure the center’s ability to manage further Total 11 months   End Product:
  • Workplan and minute of handover

  • Progress report at the end of every month: progress reports should include reference to overall progress in implementation of UNICEF-supported activities vis-a-bis the plan, constraints and challenges, recommended actions by UNICEF to ensure achievement of desired results. Report will also highlight progress in capacity building for national partners.

  • Presentation, data visualisation for documentation and reporting monthly and quarterly.

Estimated Duration of Contract:   11 months, starting August 2020 Official Travel: Official travel may be required upon necessity. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • University degree in Computer Sciences/Engineering, Information Technology with good academic records.

  • Solid experience on Programme/Project management including administrative tasks involved.

  • Familiarity in working with government sectors and UN system desirable.

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience.

  • Excellent analytical and MIS operational skills.

  • Excellent planning & organizing skill, working with people and drive for results.

  • Thai and English proficiency with excellent writing skills

Additional desirable qualifications:
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Software Development, System Engineering, Information Systems architecture design and data base management.

  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in MIS standards, database management, Data Protection, security standards, etc.

  • Experience in MIS project operation and database system management.

  • Knowledge of social cash transfers.

  • Ability to write clearly in plain and understandable English is an asset.

  • Human Rights, Gender equality and diversity awareness is an asset.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed monthly professional fee in THB by 2 August 2020.   For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. 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. Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract 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 and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors 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. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
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