Fresher UN Social Policy Officer Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Social
Policy Officer
Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: NOA
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 Officer is accountable for
providing technical support and assistance in 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: 
  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability for increased
    use for policy and programme action
  • Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
  • Improving use of public financial resources for children
  • Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult
    on and monitor child-focused social services.
  • Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child rights governance
  • UNICEF Programme Management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Social Policy
    Officer job opportunity should hold a university degree in one of the
    following field: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences,
    International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical
  • A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience is
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a
    strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. 
    Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the
    duty station is considered as an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies: Formulating
    strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning
    & Researching, Planning & Organizing
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 8th February 2019
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