National Advisor – Social Protection Expert (networking focus) – KERJASAMA TEKNIK JERMAN-REPUBLIK INDONESIA
“Global Alliances for Social Protection II” is a program that will be commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in 07/2018 until 31.03.2021 and is following “Global Alliances for Social Protection I” ending 03/2018.
The aim is that “national and international reform processes are increasingly oriented towards universal social protection in accordance with the Agenda 2030” and the programme has to (field of action)
- increase partners’ participation in shaping global learning, exchange and policy processes for universal social protection”
- develop of tailored approaches with partners and the respective decision-makers to the national context to achieve universal social protection”
- promote the use of knowledge for the implementation of universal social protection in accordance with Agenda 2030 on “socialprotection.org” amongst socio-political actors.
The program thereby acts as a facilitator between partner countries, German development cooperation and therefore uses appropriate learning formats to promote networking and the sharing of knowledge among participating countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The program as part of GIZ’s GloBe division maintains its main office (project director, program component manager, junior advisor, financial and administrative staff) in Germany. Germany, designed as decentralized global program for reaching out to partners and German Development Cooperation worldwide.
Being a global and decentralized program, coordination offices in Jakarta/Indonesia (networking and technical focus) for Asia, in Pretoria/South Africa (networking and technical focus) for Africa and in Mexico (networking) and Santiago/Chile (technical) for Latin America and CEPAL staffed with national experts are part of the programme’s structure.
The National Advisor with a networking focus is especially responsible for:
- Supporting the design and implementation of learning and exchange formats for relevant stakeholders in the field of social protection in the program’s partner countries (e.g. Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Vietnam and others) with a focus on Asian countries
- Managing tasks according to the program’s goals, team agreements in consultations with the head of program and/or an assigned team member
- Identifying of and collaboration with potential new regional partners, that are interested in the program’s dialogue
- Maintaining and strengthening of existing partner relations
- Identifying potential partnerships/ co-financing opportunities with other stakeholders (donors, multilateral organisations)
- Closely collaborating with other GIZ bilateral or regional programs in the region that are linked to social protection
- Working jointly on technical and networking issues as well as below tasks in close cooperation with the other colleagues especially the colleague responsible for technical issues in the region as well as the other colleagues in the coordination offices with a networking focus.
Based on above-mentioned main responsibilities, the National Advisor will have the following main tasks:
1. Strategic Networking and Cooperation
- Cooperation and regular exchange with relevant counterparts in [region], especially with social, labour, health and finance ministries, as well as related Government institutions, other donors and multilateral organisations as well as think tanks and research institutes active in the field of social protection
- Cooperation and regular exchange with German cooperation (bilateral & regional programmes) and international partner institutions relevant to the program with regards to topics and management structures as well as synergies and sustainability of the programme beyond the end of the programme duration
- Support of the development and management of a network between stakeholders of the program’s partner countries across different regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe)
- Support the discussions with national and regional partners on and the development of an exit strategy for the program
- Informing the team regularly about changes on leading and key relevant positions of counterpart institutions
- Maintaining regular exchange to participants and/or their predecessors to follow up national level implementation of universal social protection approaches learnt from the exchange formats.
2. Overall tasks
2.1. Supporting development and implementation of thematic priority areas
Overall support and stand-in for National Advisor – Social Protection Expert (technical focus)
- Development of ideas and identification of topics
- Support of research and study activities on topics relevant for the program
- Technical preparation of content in the context of learning or exchange formats
- Methodological conceptualization of learning and exchange formats
- Summarizing results of formats and continue technical discussions
2.2. Knowledge Management
- Documentation of exchange formats implemented by the programme focusing on knowledge sharing and circulation of lessons learnt
- Using online platforms such as socialprotection.org to share and distribute information and lessons learnt from the program’s events
- Preparation of reports (of meetings, workshops, etc.), presentation or audio-visual materials and publications that address different stakeholders (i.e. relevant counterparts’ ministries in the region, GIZ, BMZ, etc.)
2.3. Management and Coordination Tasks
- Logistical coordination of learning and exchange formats in cooperation with colleagues and partners
- Development of project ideas and designs, and support of general project planning
- Monitoring project progress in general and activities and impacts in particular; reporting back to the person in charge of overall program monitoring
- Development and implementation of the operational plan and activities of the program in close coordination with the whole team of the programme (coordination offices in Asia, Latin America, Africa and head office in Germany)
- Monitoring of project progress, reviewing reports and documents concerning the progress of collaborative programs, determining bottlenecks and recommending alternative courses of management action to the line manager
- Compiling relevant information for collaborative activities and missions
- Supporting work on communication and PR according to the programme’s and host country office’s needs
- Managing administrative and financial tasks in close collaboration with administrative and financial units in country offices and team in Germany.
Required entry qualifications and competencies
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, development studies, social sciences, social policy or another field related to social protection and social policy. A Master’s degree would be an advantage
- Minimum 3 years of professional experience in project coordination, event management, and management of professional networks
- Minimum 1 years of professional working experience related to the field of social protection, e.g. in the following topics:
- Social assistance/social cash transfers
- Labour market policies and productive inclusion
- Identification and targeting of beneficiaries of social protection programs and management of data/information
- Single window services
- Adaptive Social Protection
- Sustained experience in working within an international environment and dealing with international partners. Working experience with GIZ is a pre-requisite.
- Importance of very good self-management
- Ability to work independently and within a global team (Asia, Europe, Latin America)
- High interpersonal skills, combined with very good communication skills
- Excellent command of MS-Office and professional experience in text writing, processing and editing
- Excellent command of English; good knowledge of German is an asset; basic knowledge of Spanish in an asset
- Very good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems (video-conferencing, Skype, Skype for Business, etc.)
- Affiliation with online communication / communities and moderation of the latter
- Professional experience in the field of human and institutional capacity building and development
- Working experience abroad is an asset