Deadline: 9 June 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Social Policy Specialist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Social Policy Specialist will be responsible for delivery on study, evaluation and research output of the country programme to support evidence generation for policy dialog and promote social inclusion of the most vulnerable children.
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-
- Analyze the macroeconomic and budget context of social policy programmes and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and propose and promote 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.
- The Monitoring, evaluation and research agenda of the country programme is effectively coordinated, through,
- Preparing the monitoring, evaluation and research plans together with sector programmes.
- Providing quality assurance and technical advice to programme sectors for the drafting of ToRs for monitoring, evaluation and research activities carried out by the country programme.
- The macroeconomic and budget context of social policy programmes and their impact on social development for children, emerging issues and social policy concerns are effectively monitored and analyzed by the SPESI programme. This includes,
- Regular monitoring and analysis of budget spending in key sectors for children at national and sub-national levels.
- Development of policy and budget briefs for advocacy purposes.
- Participate in the development of the UN Common Country Assessment (CCA), United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), Country Programme Document (CPD) and Country Programme Strategy Notes.
- Prepare reports for donors and drafts relevant sections of the Country Office annual reports, including the COAR Situation Analysis.
Applicants must have-
- University degree in Economics, International Development, International Relations, Political Science, International Finance, or a directly-related technical field(s) is required.
- Minimum 8 years of work experience at the national and international levels in social policy, economic analysis, research, evaluation, social inclusion, policy dialogue or a directly-related field is required.
- Prior work experience in emergency duty station is an asset.
- Prior experience in a supervisory/managerial capacity is required.
- Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required.
- Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.