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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.
For every child, equality!
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.
Supporting the Government’s vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society, the 2022 to 2026 country programme is aimed at contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development that provides all children, including adolescents, with opportunities to fulfil their potential, lead a healthy life, access quality learning and protection and meaningfully participate in society.
How can you make a difference?
- A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Social Policy & Inclusion Section, for a passionate and committed Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection) NO-3 level.
- Under the general guidance of the Social Protection Specialist P4, 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 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) 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:
- Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
- Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy
- UNICEF Programme Management
- Please refer to the attached job description for more information JD_Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection) NO3 level.pdf
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 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 is required. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.