UN Social Policy Manager Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Social
Policy Manager
Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: NOB
About US:
The United Nations
Children’s 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 Manager is responsible for
advising the Chief, Social Policy on the design, management, implementation,
monitoring, and evaluation of all stages of social policy programming and
related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of
concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving
(a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and
impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of
child-focused public investments and financial management; and (d) child rights
governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public
participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services. This
encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society
partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health,
child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
  • Promote and support national efforts to institutionalize Child
    Rights Governance
  • Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social
    protection and child rights governance
  • UNICEF Programme Management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Social Policy
    Manager job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in one
    of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social
    Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant
    technical field. 
  • At least eight years of relevant professional work experience is
    required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong
    asset.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a
    strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN
    language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language
    is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies:
    Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing,
    Relating and networking, Persuading & Influencing and Planning &
    Organizing.
NB:
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified
female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free
environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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