Social Policy Specialist

UN Children's Fund, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th July, 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.

And we never give up.

For every child, an opportunity

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies and create job alerts via the UNICEF Zimbabwe website link below:

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Social Policy (Research), the Social Policy Specialist is responsible for providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving public policies to reduce child poverty; the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Improving use of public financial resources for children;
  • Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child-focused social services;
  • Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy;
  • UNICEF Programme Management.

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English and local language is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=523816


Recommend your friend

Copyrights 2017. All rights reserved | Technology Partner: Indev Consultancy Pvt. Ltd