Deadline: 3 December 2016
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Social Policy Specialist in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The Social Policy Specialist will be responsible for managing and supervising all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results.
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 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.
- Support the development of social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of an impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized.
- Identify, generate and present evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.
- Undertake improved monitoring and research around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.
- Collaborate with the central and local authorities to strengthen capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring of essential social services, with emphasis on community participation and accountability.
- Identify other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.
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 professional work experience is required.
- Work experience in developing countries and familiarity with emergency are considered strong assets.
- Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
- Nationality of Guatemala.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.