Deadline: 1 September 2018
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Social Policy Specialist in Florence, Italy.
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-
- Support on-going studies examining the effects of large-scale, government-run cash transfer programs in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia; contribute to preparation of detailed reports providing accessible evidence to policy makers; contribute to preparation of technical manuscripts of sufficient quality to be published in well-regarded, peer-reviewed outlets.
- Support dissemination of research findings to feed into global debates and policy recommendations; support preparation of dissemination events; present findings in conferences and workshops; prepare policy briefs summarizing research findings; prepare blogs to increase the visibility of the research.
- Examine strategic avenues for or to build on the on-going work in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia and to expand the or research agenda on child time use and child labor; examine potential linkages with or initiated research on “cash plus” interventions; examine potential linkages with or initiated research on social protection in humanitarian settings.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in economics, public policy, or related field, with specialization in advanced statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis.
- PhD with research experience highly desirable.
- 5 or more years of relevant work experience in economics or social policy research, including management of data bases, impact evaluation, and analysis of social policy programs.
- Experience in research on child labor highly desirable.
- Fluency in English.
- Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.