UN Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection) Job Opportunity – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Kampala, Uganda
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: Under the general guidance
of the Social Policy Manager, the incumbent is responsible for providing
technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of social
policy programing and related advocacy, from strategic planning and
formulation, to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes (a)
coordinating the implementation of a regional systems-strengthening
intervention to address the health, nutrition needs and vulnerabilities of
mothers and children; (b) monitoring the roll-out of systems strengthening and
social protection activities, including stakeholder engagement, information collection
and coordination, and liaising with programme partners; and (c) coordinating
the evaluation of the integrated programmatic efforts to measure the impact and
economic efficiency of the joint “Child-Sensitive Social Protection in
Refugee-Hosting Districts of West Nile, Uganda” intervention, measure
operational efficiencies, and analyse qualitative and quantitative research
towards more effective programming and public policies. The incumbent will
further support the work of the Social Policy and Advocacy team by engaging
with government and civil society partners, carrying out programmatic
activities, and driving evidence-generation and data-driven decision-making.
The incumbent will support linkages with other UNICEF sections, most
prominently Child Survival and Development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Improving data and evidence on child poverty
& vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action
Strengthening social protection coverage and
impact for children through systems strengthening
Improving use of public financial resources for
Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for
child-sensitive social policy
UNICEF Programme Management

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant must 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 five years of relevant professional
work experience is required.
Experience working in a developing country is
considered as a strong asset.
Experience working in national health and
nutrition structures and systems is desirable.
Background and/or familiarity with emergency is
considered as a strong asset.
Fluency in English is required
NB: 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
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.
Dead line: 26th November 2019
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