Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF, Florence, Italy

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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.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Social Policy Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.