Back National Consultancy: Social Assistance Advisor within the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Added Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020

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, support.

UNICEF began providing assistance to Cambodia in 1952 and has been working since then to improve the wellbeing of Cambodian children. UNICEF established its first country office in 1973 in the capital of Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at

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The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical and advisory support to MoSVY for operationalization of the disability allowance and facilitating coordination with key stakeholders from the social assistance sub-committee.

Work Assignments:

Disability Allowance

Support MoSVY team to draft policy and legal documents in relation to disability identification tool and disability allowance Support MoSVY team to develop training materials on disability identification tool for the national and subnational levels Prepare the training plan on disability identification tool for the sub-national level Develop M&E framework for MoSVY to monitor the disability identification tool Support MoSVY team in disability allowance App development and data base integration with MOSVY’s cash-transfer MIS Support MoSVY team in re-designing the disability allowance package, including the operational manual

Social assistance sub-committee

Support social assistance sub-committee in integrated package/family package design Provide technical guidance on the implementation of the social assistance work plan of the social assistance sub-committee Support MoSVY team in developing guidelines for establishing the sub-national social assistance working group Support MoSVY team in conducting sub-committee on social assistance’s quarterly meetings

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

Qualifications and Experience

Academic qualification at the Master’s level in the relevant fields such as social sciences, political science, economics etc. At least 5 years of professional experience working with government institutions in Cambodia providing advisory roles in policy formulation and inter-ministerial coordination Proven experience with design and/or implementation of social assistance programmes

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated knowledge of social assistance Proven knowledge and understanding of the Cambodian context Excellent management, interpersonal, planning and coordination skills Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Communication Working with people Drive for results Relating and networking Applying technical expertise Formulating strategy and concepts


Fluency in spoken and written Khmer and English

To view detail Terms of Reference for this assignment, please click hereTOR Social Assistance Advisor TMS.pdf

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.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

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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.

This vacancy is archived.

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