Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF, New Delhi, India

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Deadline: 13 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 New Delhi, India.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Social Policy Specialist will perform following functions-

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  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action
    • Support 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
    • 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.
  • Improving use of public financial resources for children
    • Support the identification of policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.
    • Undertake, and builds capacity of partners for, improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential service delivery, including through support to district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience is required, particularly in public policy, policy analysis and social protection.
  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergency is considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
  • Nationality of India.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.