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Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection), (NOC)

UNICEF
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Under the general guidance of the Social Policy Manager, the incumbent is responsible for providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of social policy programing and related advocacy, from strategic planning and formulation, to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes (a) coordinating the implementation of a regional systems-strengthening intervention to address the health, nutrition needs and vulnerabilities of mothers and children; (b) monitoring the roll-out of systems strengthening and social protection activities, including stakeholder engagement, information collection and coordination, and liaising with programme partners; and (c) coordinating the evaluation of the integrated programmatic efforts to measure the impact and economic efficiency of the joint “Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Refugee-Hosting Districts of West Nile, Uganda” intervention, measure operational efficiencies, and analyse qualitative and quantitative research towards more effective programming and public policies. The incumbent will further support the work of the Social Policy and Advocacy team by engaging with government and civil society partners, carrying out programmatic activities, and driving evidence-generation and data-driven decision-making. The incumbent will support linkages with other UNICEF sections, most prominently Child Survival and Development.

Responsibilities

1. Improving data and evidence on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action
2. Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children through systems strengthening
3. Improving use of public financial resources for children
4. Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy
5. UNICEF Programme Management

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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