Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF, Equatorial Guinea

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Deadline: 21 December 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Social Policy Specialist in Equatorial Guinea.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Social Policy Specialist will perform following functions-

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  • Managerial leadership
    • Establish the Section’s annual work plan with the social policy team; set priorities/targets and performance measurement. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
    • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.
    • Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the Team.
    • Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action
    • Oversee the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.
    • Provide timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives to reduce child poverty.
    • Analyze the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children
  • Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
    • Develop social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized.
    • Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.
    • Promote strengthening of integrated social protection systems, providing technical support to partners to improve the design of cash transfers and child grants and improve linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and HIV.
    • Undertake improved monitoring and research around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergency is considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.