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Social Policy Specialist


Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Social Policy Specialist

Job Number: 523593 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Madagascar
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a hope
UNICEF Madagascar is currently implementing a social protection program as part of the country programme. The Social Protection Specialist reports to the Chief Social Policy and Evaluation (P4) at the CO. The incumbent will work within the social policy, research and evaluation section and will coordinate with other sections at UNICEF 

How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all stages of social protection programing and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes working closely with the ministry in charge of social protection in the country, and strengthening coordination with other national actors, donors and UN agencies, including the national social protection group/cash group. S/he will provide technical assistance and ensure monitoring of national cash transfer program supported by UNICEF.

Summary of key responsibilities functions/accountabilities
Improving understanding and analysis of child vulnerabilities
Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
Supporting development of shock-response social protection system
Strengthening advocacy and coordination for child-sensitive social protection
UNICEF Programme Management

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines
Minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience is required.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered a strong asset.
Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….
Leading and supervising (II)
Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
Analyzing (III)
Relating and networking (II)
Persuading & Influencing (II)
Planning & Organizing (III)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Closing Date Wed Jul 17 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest) 


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