Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF, Kabul, Afghanistan


Deadline: 19 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 Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Social Policy Specialist will perform following functions-

  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action.
    • Supports 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.
    • Provides 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.
    • Analyzes 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
    • Support the development of social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized.
    • Identify, 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

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Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergency is considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English and local languages of the duty station (Dari or Pashto) is required.
  • Nationality of Afghanistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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