UN UNICEF Jobs – Social Policy Specialist (Protection) at United Nations Children’s Fund

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of
Social Policy and Advocacy Section
Vacancy Number:
Grade: NOD
About US:
The United Nations Children’s
Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate
for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and
expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our
partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment
into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable
and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary:  The Social Policy Specialist (Protection) will
be responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
the UNICEF’s Office work on Social Protection with the objective of supporting
Government efforts in formulating, articulating and implementing comprehensive
and inclusive social protection policies and programmes that promote the rights
of vulnerable children and their families, and build their resilience. In
addition, the incumbent will be tasked with strengthening national capacity to
ensure that the government meets its obligations to monitor and implement
children’s rights and that civil societies, including children, hold states to
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of designing, preparing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating
    assigned work around Social Protection. 
    Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives
    and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet objectives.
    Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches,
    methods and practices in Social Protection.
  • The
    UNICEF Social Policy Specialist (Protection) will regulaely meet with
    national and international agencies covering the management of social
    protection programmes. the incumbent will participate in meetings with
    ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on
    implementation of recommendations and agreements.
  • Takes
    part in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues
    around social protection. Assists in development of appropriate
    communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate
    programme development.
  • Supports
    government authorities in planning and organizing Social Protection
    programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of
    capacity building.
  • Coordinates
    with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance
    activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government
    accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits
    financial status reports to the Deputy Representative or Representative,
    as required.
  • Actively
    participates in the development of the sectoral workplan, ensures the
    achievement of specific assigned objectives.
  • The
    incumbent will be tasked with the preparation and submission of
    programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors,
    budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  • Work
    closely with the Communication Section, coordinates the development of a
    strategic framework for Child Rights Governance work and establishes
    effective partnerships with the Government, donors, Civil Society, the
    private sector, media, and other UN agencies to support sustained and
    proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to
    achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals and
    the World Fit for Children (WFFC).
  • Oversees
    child rights monitoring and reporting for CRC, optional protocols and
    other international instruments. Builds capacity of government, civil
    society organizations’ and independent human rights institutions on
    monitoring and implementation of child rights, and builds a strong civil
    society including children to hold the government and the international
    community accountable for children’s’ rights.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the UNICEF Chief of Social Policy and
    Advocacy Section
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations Children’s Fund Emergency Fund
    (UNICEF) Social Policy Specialist (Protection) should hold an advanced
    University degree in Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
  • A
    minimum of eight or more years of progressively responsible professional
    work experience at the national and international levels in social
    protection or a related field.
  • Fluency
    in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill
    therein strongly desirable.
Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion;
Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive
for Results
Functional Competencies
Leading and
Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Relating and
Networking; Persuading and Influencing; Creating and Innovating   [II] 
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified
female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF must
send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation report.
The Email applications should
be sent in this format to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname
followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
The applications should be
addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala Uganda
Via Email to:   ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 30th July, 2015
For more of the latest
jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *