Deadline: 25 May 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief Social Policy in Niamey, Niger.
The Chief Social Policy will be accountable for effective engagement in social policy dialogue with the Government for programme development, advocating for increased public resource allocation and budgeting towards the social sector and sustainable decentralization of social services and local capacity.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Chief Social Policy will perform the following functions-
- Social policy dialogue and programme development:
- Participates in social policy dialogue and development with the Government, engages in and establishes 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.
- Monitoring state budget resources:
- Monitors and updates 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.
- Data collection, analysis and results-based approach:
- Collects 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.
- Provides 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.
- UNICEF Programme Management:
- Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme, with attention to gender equality, identify and track gender inequalities and promote intervention to strengthen gender equality.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, International Finance, Public Relations, Media, Communication, or other relevant disciplines.
- University Degree (Bachelor’s) in related fields with 10 years professional experience may be acceptable in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- 8 years of relevant professional work experience.
- Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).
- Fluency in French and English.
- Local working language of the duty station is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.