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Level: SB4 (SC8)
Contract Type: Service Contract
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Duration: 12 months
Closing date: 14 March 2021 (Jakarta time)
Duty station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Job ID: 35665


The position:

The Social Protection Officer will lead the planning and delivery of Project Output 3, namely “Increased capacities of CSOs in providing outreach and access to integrated social and health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic to older persons, persons with disabilities, and people living with HIV” under the project “‘Leaving No One Behind’ COVID-19 Responses for Vulnerable Women and Older Persons in Indonesia”. S/he will report to the Project Manager and will lead the planning and delivery of the project under daily coordination with the Gender Programme Specialist and HIV/AIDS Programme Analyst.


How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. 

Job Purpose:
The Social Protection Officer will have the authority to manage the Project Output 3 “Increased capacities of CSOs in providing outreach and access to integrated social and health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic to older persons, persons with disabilities, and people living with HIV” on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Implementing Partners, within the policy and regulations laid down by the UNFPA. The Social Protection Officer’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document output 3, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:


Summary of Key Functions:

  • Project Implementation and Management Support for Project Output 3;
  • Ensures provision of Policy Advice and Strategic Technical Guidance to project partners; and
  • Facilitate knowledge building and management.


  1. Ensures effective Project Implementation and Management Support for Project Output 3, through project planning, management, monitoring and oversight, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Implement and manage the project on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the implementing partners;
  • Ensure the timely delivery of planned project activities;
  • Coordinate and supervise consultants in carrying out their duties at an optimum level through ensuring efficient and effective resource utilization;
  • Prepare annual/quarter results-based work plans and budgets, risks and management response and logical frameworks as endorsed by the implementing partner and steering committee;
  • Prepare quarterly implementation status and financial reports for comments and approval by the Implementing Partners and UNFPA CO;
  • Support the Project Manager in preparing the conduct of annual Performance Report (APR)/ Project Implementation Review (PIR), Mid-term and terminal Project Reports;
  • Support Humanitarian Programme Analysts in planning and implementing protection-related humanitarian preparedness and response.


2.    Ensures provision of Policy Advice and Strategic Technical Guidance to project partners, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Manage the overall strategic direction and provide leadership on local development initiatives;
  • Participate and contribute to the Displacement and Protection Cluster and Elderly, Disabled Persons, and other Vulnerable Groups Sub-Cluster coordination, and prepare internal notes/analysis from each meeting;
  • Facilitate learning and experience sharing for all relevant partners, in line with the project document.


3.  Building Knowledge and Capacity through results-based management strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Document lessons learned and best practices in the area of Social Protection;
  • Draft communication materials for dissemination in collaboration with Project Communication and Knowledge Management Officer;
  • Provide logistical support to projects by project-related workshops and events in close coordination with IPs;
  • Support the evaluation of the project impact. Monitoring and analysis of the project environment, timely readjustments in project implementation;
  • Ensure the implementing partners follow Project Guidance Note on Communication and Visibility and ensure the visibility of the project, stakeholders, and donors through communication efforts including press releases and events;
  • Ensure quality control for knowledge products to be developed and applied within the project output 3;
  • Perform other relevant duties, as requested by the direct supervisor.



Qualifications and Experience



  • Master’s Degree (preferable) or Bachelor’s degree in an area relevant to social protection, social work, psychology, development, or other social sciences


Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience (Master degree) or six (6) years of experience (bachelor’s degree) in providing outreach and access to integrated social and health care services in a development context and humanitarian situation to older persons, persons with disabilities, or PLHIV. 
  • Experience in supervising or overseeing protection programming and/or social services to vulnerable populations, including older persons, persons with disabilities, and PLHIV. 
  • Knowledge of the broader issues related to UNFPA’s mandate on human rights, gender and GBV, sexual and reproductive health, youth leadership and participation, and population issues.
  • Familiarity with the development of guideline & protocols processes within the government is an advantage.



  • Fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia. 


Computer skills:

  • Proficiency in current computer office software applications.




Required Competencies



  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change


Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results  
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact


Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results
  • Building strategic alliances and partnerships



UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.



Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.


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