Deadline: 28 May 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Social Policy Officer in Laos.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Social Policy Officer will perform the following functions:
- Social policy dialogue and programme development:
- Provide professional assistance in UNICEF’s engagement in social policy dialogue and development with the Government, maintains constructive dialogue and partnerships between international and local stakeholders to support the development of social policies and programmes contributing to the progressive realization of children’s rights and strengthening of implementation and monitoring mechanisms at all levels of society, and ensures that the services reach out in innovative, effective ways to those most vulnerable pockets of children and families that have been previously left out.
- Monitoring state budget resources:
- Monitor and update current information on state budgeting and spending patterns for social programmes and decentralization status of social services on an on-going basis to support advocacy for greater public resources and budget allocation for social development, the prioritization of resource allocation for children, and universal coverage of essential services for children, to ensure that they reflect the best interest of children.
- Sustainable decentralization and capacity building:
- Collaborate with the central and local authorities to assist in planning, policy discussion and service delivery closely responding to the needs of local communities.
- Data collection, analysis and results-based approach:
- Collect systematically qualitative data for the sound and up-to-date assessment of the situation of children and women to provide the base-lines for result-based decisions on interventions and evaluations.
- Provide technical support for the development of information systems for monitoring child rights indicators, with emphasis on community and child participation.
- Advocacy and communication:
- Promote and raise awareness on children’s rights with both the general public and with policy makers, effective information dissemination, mass media campaign, special events, and other means, to ensure local buy-in, commitment, and continued relevance of UNICEF programming.
- Contribute to the establishment and enhancement of effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Fit for Children (WFFC) agenda.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree, preferably advanced University Degree or equivalent background, in Economics, Development Economics or a related field.
- 2 year’s relevant professional work experience.
- Field work experience.
- Background/familiarity with Emergency.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of the local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.