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Social Policy Officer (Social Protection & Gender), NOB, Mogadishu CSR, Post #105635 (Somali Nationals Only)

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Trade and Development
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-29

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Under the general guidance of the Chief of Field Office, the Social Policy officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy 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) gender sensitive social protection and gender mainstreaming support across the zonal office. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on emergency, education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.

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.  UNICEF's work on gender equality is guided by the Gender Action Plan 2018-2021 (GAP 2.0), is the organization's roadmap for supporting the achievement of gender equality goals as outlined in Agenda 2030/SDGs, with a focus on adolescent girls' empowerment; equality in life outcomes and socialization for girls and boys; and gender responsive communities and systems that support women and children.

UNICEF Somalia is looking for a committed and experienced professional, who has strong passion to make a difference for every child in the role of Social Policy Officer (Social Protection & Gender).  The Officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programing and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results.

And we never give up.

For every child, Protection

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Field Office, the Social Policy Officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy 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) gender sensitive social protection and gender mainstreaming support across the zonal office. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on emergency, education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.

 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action. 
  2. Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children. 
  3. Improving use of public financial resources for children.
  4. Technical support for gender mainstreaming. 
  5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building.

  6. Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy. 
  7. UNICEF Programme Management. 

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

  • A university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional work experience is required.

  • Experience working with safety nets, cash programming and policy development.

  • Experience working on gender mainstreaming.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

"UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks."

 

Remarks:

Female candidates highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

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