Social Policy Experts

UN Children's Fund, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th December, 2019

Job Description

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.

For every child, Social Protection

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Provide advisory role in relation to social protection support to the Ministry of Social Affairs, in response to requests on ad-hoc and needs-led basis, up to a maximum of 60 days.

Scope of Work:

The Social Protection sector is defined by a number of characteristics that make it inefficient, ineffective, and inequitable, leaving a significant part of the population unprotected. In addition, the social protection environment is characterized by little to no cross-sector dialogue. As such, no national framework or strategy exists for social protection and no cross-sector coordination platforms operate.
UNICEF is leading support the Government of Lebanon – Ministry of Social Affairs in moving toward a national social protection framework, in close coordination with other partners such as the World Bank and the European Union.

In line with the above, the expert’s key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide advisory role on stakeholders’ strategic partnership in the social policy sector;
  • Advise on social policy and provide overview on the required technical support to be provided to relevant governmental stakeholder.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Public Finance Management, Public Policy and/or Administration, Social Sciences or other relevant disciplines.
  • Extensive (15 years) international knowledge and relevant experience in social development, socio-economic analysis, and social protection. Experience in child related policies is an asset.
  • In depth understanding of the development and political context in Lebanon.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the Government at the national or subnational level.
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and analyzing socio-economic policies in a range of countries across the world.
  • Proven track record through written research and analysis on social protection.
  • Experience in the MENA would be an asset.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic. French is an asset


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