Deadline: 2 July 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Policy Specialist in New York, United States.
The Policy Specialist will provide global policy and engagement support on migration and displacement, and technical support to Country and Regional Offices working on advocacy, policy, finance and engagement on migration and displacement.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Policy Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Convene staff from across the organization working on migration and displacement issues in order to develop and maintain a coherent and strategic organization-wide approach on migration and displacement issues.
- Coordinate a strategic framework for migration and displacement work in UNICEF and its subsequent rollout across the organization
- Represent UNICEF in partnerships and external coordination and engagement on migration and displacement issues, including inter-agency fora such as the Global Migration Group.
- Identify evidence gaps on relevant topics and – in coordination with other staff and partners – developing a prioritized agenda for filling those gaps.
- Develop timely and relevant research and advocacy products as well as managing the production of additional products from externally contracted individuals and firms.
- Support country and regional offices in addressing policy challenges around migration and displacement issues, including conducting in country missions.
- Work with country offices required technical policy support for large migration flows and provide surge capacity support as needed.
- Determine current and emerging topics of interest in these policy areas, regularly updating senior management and guiding policy development on emerging topics.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced degree (Master’s) in international development, international relations, public policy or other related field is required.
- Minimum 8 years of work experience on public policy and advocacy, particularly in high-level organizations.
- In-depth knowledge of socio-economic development issues, including in relation to children, equity and migration and demographic dimensions of development is required.
- Proven experience in successfully developing, formulating and implementing strategies and response in migration and displacement at global and national levels is required.
- Expertise in staff capacity building, developing tools and providing training is required.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills are an asset.
- Work experience in a development or humanitarian setting is required and UNICEF country or regional office experience is preferred.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of a second UN language is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.