Social Policy Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Bangkok, Thailand

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Advocacy and Campaign

As a Social Policy Specialist, you will be responsible for advising the Regional Adviser Social Policy and Economic analysis, on the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all stages of social policy programing and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results, with a specific focus on Social Protection. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and (d) integrated Anticipatory Action and Shock Responsive Social Protection programmes.. 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.

Your main duties and responsibilities would entail; 

  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action
  • Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
  • Improving use of public financial resources for children in the area of Social Protection
  • Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy
  • UNICEF Programme Management

To 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 eight years of relevant professional work experience is required, with specific experience in Social Protection
  • Experience working in a developing country, and in particular in the EAP region  is considered as a strong asset.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language in EAP region is an asset.