Deadline: 4 July 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Social Policy Specialist in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Social Policy Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Provide support and quality oversight with the finalization of the documents for the new Country Programme, in particular the Programme Strategy Notes that have been drafted for each Programme Component for the new CPD 2017-2020.
- Provide leadership to develop the accompanying activities for the social cash transfer programme with different sections within UNICEF.
- Strengthen partnerships with civil society organizations and media to promote citizen control of state budgets.
- Provide all the necessary support to ensure the implementation of the advocacy plan related to social protection.
- Provide technical support to the various government entities involved in the process of planning local development plans in Cote d’Ivoire together with the UN System.
- Provide leadership to the interagency UN monitoring and Evaluation group, working on developing and implementing the joint programme on ME and provide support to the monitoring tool DI-monitoring that is put in place by the Government for the National Development Plan and the Joint UNDAF.
- Provide general supervision and oversight of the ongoing MICS together with the international consultant.
- Plan, prepare and supervise the mid-year review of the Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation programme and support the sections and Planning Specialist with the mid-year review of the country programme.
- Ensure quality data are uploaded in the RAM at mid-year.
- Provides overall leadership and managerial guidance to programme sections on annual review and annual report, ensure quality data are uploaded in the RAM, SMQ and KPIs.
- Participate in office meetings and supervise the staff working in the Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation section.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences or a related technical field.
- 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in socio-economic policy, policy-related research and/or programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
- Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
- Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
- Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
- Fluency in English and another UN language (French) required.
- Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.