International Humanitarian Cash Transfer Consultant – UNICEF


Job Description

International Humanitarian Cash Transfer Consultant, 11 Months, Khartoum, Sudan, Req.# 539565

Job no:539565
Contract type:Consultancy
Categories:Social and Economic Policy, Consultancy
Advertised:15/04/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:29/04/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope 

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. 

How can you make a difference?


1. Participate in the Inter-Agency Cash Working Group and other relevant fora; build and maintain partnership with its members and other partners, to identify opportunities for joint approaches and joint programming

• Provide support to strengthening strategic partnerships around UNICEF supported humanitarian cash transfer initiatives

• Work as a UNICEF resource person with cluster partners on the development of thinking on enhancing HCT and engaging in opportunities in HCT programming in the Sudan context

• Provide recommendations and advices for potential partnerships and collaboration with partners, including UN agencies and national partners

• Actively participate and represent UNICEF in nationwide coordination forums such as the national and decentralized Multi Sectoral Cash Working Group, and any other relevant interagency group which might be established2. Support Country Office in designing a longer-term strategy on UNICEF’s engagement with humanitarian cash-based interventions, ensuring strong linkages with the overall social protection system. 

3. Support operationalization of cash-based programmes and develop effective work plans.

• Advise SCO on UNICEF strategic positioning on cash in emergencies across Sudan, based on best practices and country specificities and partners’ comparative advantages.

• Undertake cash feasibility assessments, where relevant, to inform UNICEF cash programmes, and identify implementing partners, and/or contribute to partners design efforts to ensure that HCT programmes are child-centered.

 • Conduct risk assessments and propose risk mitigation measures for the use of cash transfer programmes in the country.

• Identify potential implementing partners and service providers, and/or contribute to partners’ design efforts to ensure that HCT programmes are targeting children in need.

• Identify any major challenges or risks that might be faced in implementing cash transfer as a solution and provide potential solutions for the challenges.

• Develop standard operating procedures (SoPs) that guide cash related programming specifically on the operational aspects such as registration, targeting, delivery, GRM, monitoring and accountability.

• Prepare programme reports required for management, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

• Develop and facilitate training of any UNICEF or partner staff on cash transfer programming.

• Work closely with relevant sections, as needed.

• Any other duties as required.


  • Agreed workplan.
  • Participate in timely coordination meetings with partners.
  • Strategy paper with inputs from partners on HCT in NWS
  • Agreed workplan
  • Draft HCT Strategy
  • Final and agreed HCT strategy
  • Agreed workplan
  • Agreed cash SOPs
  • Training material developed
  • Trainings for UNICEF staff
  • Trainings for Humanitarian partners

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in international development, social sciences, public policy, public health, or relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of Five years of relevant professional experience in designing, implementing and managing emergency cash transfer programmes.
  • Proven experience in technical cooperation with civil society and government.
  • Previous research experience on humanitarian programming is desirable.
  • Basic expertise in data analysis and information management
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • Experience in emergency programme implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in use of cash in emergencies.
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s programmes in emergency contexts preferred.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder co-ordination and facilitation.
  • Proficiency in oral and written in English is essential. Proficiency in Arabic is an additional asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and 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.


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.

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