Social Protection Consultant at UNICEF


Purpose of the consultancy:

The consultancy provide the Ministry of Local Government with technical support at all levels and coordinate with Catholic Relief Services in implementation of One Stop Shop Pilot.

The consultant will be supported by another local consultant.

Tasks and deliverables




Review programme documents; understand the projects; and prepare an inception report reviewing the activities and preparing a revised monthly plan with specific deliverables

Inception report

11.5 months, beginning from signing of the contract.

Organize a planning meeting with MOLGC and agree on expansion plan

Meeting minutes

Joint visits to each district jointly with MOLGC officials to discuss expansion and roll-out plan and secure their official buy-in.

Report on the visits, mentioning buy-in status

Following the visit, conduct a planning meeting with MOLGC and UNICEF and other relent stakeholders to define activities, budgets and implementation timeframe

Implementation plan

Review of manuals and guidelines based on lessons learned workshop 2016

Updated manual

Expand permanent structure of Citizen Service Centres to 4 new pilot councils. One in each of the four northern districts, so that each of the 10 districts has at least one centre

Permanent structure established in 4 new councils

Support and liaise with CRS to conduct service day trainings or other related activities- quarterly reports of SPRINGS

Training implementation report

At least one service day organised per month in one of the pilot councils

11 reports on the implementation of service days

Assist councils collect data during service days

Data on service days

Organize progress review meetings with stakeholders

Meeting minutes;

Train MOLGC staff at district and community council level and coach to implement office structure an service days- Provide any necessary capacity building of implementing partners, particularly district community council-level staff. – specifically training on data capturing and management

Report on training

Support community councils in the data collect for the online service directory

Data available

Supervision of online service directory consultants to implement the maintenance plan

Functional service directory

Update and prepare communication materials linked to OSS

Communication materials available

Facilitate MOLGC to prepare presentation for Mid-year and annual review meetings;


Support CRS in the implementation of SPRINGS project

Monthly report

Lessons Learned workshop organized with all stakeholders

Report on lessons learned workshop

Participate in Sections monthly meetings

Plan and progress report

Consolidate quarterly reports to track progress on output 5.6

Quarterly reports

Prepare an annual report on the implementation of the pilot

Annual report

Supervision: The consultant will report directly to the Chief of Social Policy in UNICEF Lesotho Country Office.


Master’s degree in social science;



  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience (planning, decentralization, community development and social protection)
  • Experience in decentralization process is preferred;
  • Experience in working in multi-sectoral approaches;
  • Experience in analytical report writing and presentation;
  • Experience in negotiation;
  • Excellent English writing skills;
  • Proven experience in implementing time-limited projects and working under tight deadlines;
  • Experience in working with Government, UN or NGO is an asset; and
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.



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Closing date: 24 March 2017