Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018
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Terms of Reference
The National Social Protection Policy was formulated and launched in June 2016 to coordinate and provide holistic, coherent social protection in Ghana. However, it was recognized that to sustain the process and assure social protection interventions of reliable and adequate funding, a social protection law would be required. The law would also clarify processes and make actionable, rights of Ghanaians and sanctions to be applied as shall be required. Based on these arguments and in line with international best practice, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) embarked on a process of developing inputs for a Social Protection Bill, for consideration, professional drafting and submission to the Attorney-Generals Department.
The Ministry submitted the Social Protection Drafting Instructions to the AGs Department in 2016 which was subsequently translated into the first draft social protection Bill. The Ministry together with the Social Protection Bill Sub-committee reviewed the Draft Bill and submitted feedback to the AGs Department for further review. A second draft Bill has been received by the Ministry this year for further review and consultations. It is in this respect that the Ministry seeks to organize systematic consultations with all key stakeholders to garner inputs on the second draft bill to enable final review and revision by the Attorneys General’s Department.
In 2016, the MoGCSP hired two legal experts (with support from UNICEF) to draft the social protection drafting instructions while the second expert supported the Ministry to review the first draft social protection Bill and to respond to the Attorney General’s feedback/comments. To build on the work done in the last couple of years and to ensure a comprehensive legal review and consultation on the draft Bill, UNICEF has accepted a request from the Ministry (dated 13th April 2018 with reference number MOGCSP/HB.4/12/01/N.6) to recruit a legal expert to facilitate consultations and to consolidate comments on the second draft Bill for submission to the AG’s Department.
Purpose of the Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to:
Tasks To be Completed
Deliverables and Time Frame for Submission
Supervision and Reporting Arrangement
The consultant will be formally supervised by the Social Protection Specialist -UNICEF and technically supervised by the Director of Social Protection at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. The consultant will work closely with the Sub Committee on the SP Bill and representatives of MoGCSP and UNICEF.
Payment and Payment Schedule
The consultant will be paid professional fees based on expected deliverables and in two instalments;
Deliverables 1&2: (15 working days)
Deliverable 3&4: (25 working days)
It is expected that the assignment will be completed within 6 months.
Expected Qualifications, Experience, Specialised Knowledge/Skills and Competencies
General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
Interested candidates should apply on-line to the link provided and indicate their professional fees in Ghana Cedis per day. In addition to the CV/Resume, candidates should attach a two-page note on how he/she intends to effectively accomplish this assignment within 40 days in a six months period.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513942