Thailand: Consultancy – Mapping on Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems in Thailand, UNICEF Thailand, Bangkok

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 23 Oct 2018

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Thailand is firmly established as a middle-income country. Economic growth over the last two decades has been impressive: poverty has fallen by around two-thirds since 1990, despite the 1997 economic crisis from which Thailand has fully recovered. This prosperity, combined with a growing awareness of and commitment to child rights, has resulted in successive governments investing in the wellbeing and future of children. These investments have brought hugh, often life-changing benefits to millions of children.

How can you make a difference?

The Social Policy Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking an individual consultant to map the ongoing shock responsive social protection systems in Thailand. This will serve as a background document for the Office in programme planning that addresses Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and social protection to effective respond to shocks and support resilience of children and their families as well as options with roadmaps for improving the shock responsiveness and resilience building.

Work Assignment, Work Schedule and Deliverables:

Under the supervision of Social Policy Officer, the consultant will:

Description of task:

8.1 Undertake a desk review

8.1.1 Map out and analyse the

strengths and weaknesses of existing regular and emergency social protection system relevant to children (policies, programmes and services as well as eligibility, delivery, financing and monitoring mechanisms) that can be deployed across the DRM cycle (preparedness, risk reduction/prevention, relief/response; long-term resilience)

8.1.2 Undertake a stakeholder analysis to identify opportunities for strengthening accountability and coordination pre- and post-natural disasters (policy design, establishment of eligibility criteria, beneficiary identification and management, delivery, monitoring and evaluation etc.)

8.1.3 Complete two excel sheets

with key data related to the organisation of the shock-responsive SP, attached to the present TOR and identify additional data gaps or need for particular interviews that could help provide the full picture

Main deliverables:

– Completed MPS 9 which is part of UNICEF EPR system Excel file

– Completed in-depth preparedness tool for EPR used by UN partner (excel file) In-depth preparedness tool for EPR, used by the UN partners

Anticipated days needed for implementation: 15 days

Expected time frame: October – November 2018

Description of task:

8.2 Conduct a case study in selected provinces to get a quick snapshot on capacity of the existing social assistance system to effectively respond to shocks and support resilience with child lens. The study will:

8.2.1 Analyze local mechanisms

and practices in two selected provinces recently hit by natural disaster in preparing and responding to crisis and disasters, in particular: beneficiary identification, program registry, delivery etc. in the decentralized context of Thailand; local management and coordination mechanisms; frameworks for guidance of local response as well as availability of funding

8.2.2 Assess people’s perception

and satisfactions associated with delivery of the emergency social assistance schemes and services in general and for children in particular at the local level

8.2.3 Assess how the existing social assistance for children and their families, including

policies/programs, services, and delivery system (actors, structure, rules, processes, tools etc.) mitigate vulnerabilities at various stages of DRM cycle and resilience objective in the immediate term, its potential for scaling up as a mechanism for preparedness and response to natural disasters

8.2.4 Analyze institutional and capacity gaps and challenges in the social assistance systems in applying cash transfers as more effective tools for responding to children and their care takers’ needs on the onset of a shock, including building the adaptive capacity of children and their families to climate change related risk

Main deliverables: Mission report on the findings in the selected provinces

Anticipated days needed for implementation: 5 days

Expected time frame: November – December 2018

Description of task:

8.3 Develop a draft report

comprised of: a) key findings and recommendations from above mentioned tasks (desk review and qualitative study) presenting key findings; and b) roadmap with recommendations on policy options

Main deliverables: Draft report

Anticipated days needed for implementation: 10 days

Expected time frame: November -December 2018

Description of task:

8.4 Present the preliminary findings and key recommendations in a technical consultation meeting with national partners for feedback

Main deliverables: Presentation

Anticipated days needed for implementation: 5 days

Expected time frame: January 2019

Description of task:

8.5 Finalize the report

Main deliverables: Final report

Anticipated days needed for implementation: 5 days

Expected time frame: February 2019

Total: 40 days (Maximum)

Estimated Duration of Contract: 40 working days over the period of October 2018 – February 2019

Official Travel: Home-based assignment with possible travel in-country in agreement with supervisor.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in Social Science, Public Policy, Economics or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of professional work experience in policy, technical assistance related to social policy and/or social protection and disaster risk management.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of the social protection system in Thailand.
  • Prior experience in social protection systems including cash transfer in emergencies.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute complex processes across a wide range of stakeholders, advance ability to work quickly and under pressure.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience working with the Royal Thai Government.
  • Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Thai language.
  • Thai nationality.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, complete the attached two templates, and proposed daily professional fee in THB by 23 October 2018.

    VA2018-81 Consultancy – Mapping on Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems in Thailand.pdf

    FORM P11.doc


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