Deadline: 23 November 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Social Protection Specialist in Nairobi, Kenya.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Social Protection Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Constructive dialogue and partnerships are established between international and local social protection stakeholders, to provide effective protective environment for the most vulnerable children, including progressive compliance of principal policy documents and legislation regarding all aspects of child sensitive and integrated social protection systems.
- Current information on resources for social protection is monitored, analyzed and updated on an on going basis to support advocacy for expanded and equitable coverage of social protection.
- Capacity for co-ordination of social protection is enhanced at national and sub national levels.
Coordination between social protection and essential services for children is increased and links between different levels of government structures for policy implementation are strengthened.
- Timely and quality data-driven analysis with consistent integration of sex-disaggregated data and input is provided for effective prioritization, planning, development, and results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social protection initiatives.
- Effective partnerships with the Government and other agencies established to enable sustained and proactive commitment to social protection in particular for children.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, International Finance, public relations, media, communication, or other relevant disciplines.
- Minimum 8 year’s relevant professional work experience in programme development and management, advocacy and public resource allocation and social protection.
- Developing country work experience is an asset.
- Background/experience in emergency is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Fluency is another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.