Temporary Appointment (TA):




Social Policy Specialist (Protection), P3



Level: P3

Duration: 364 days

Title: Social Policy Specialist (Protection)



Under the supervision of Chief Social Policy, the Social Policy (Social Protection) Specialist will provide technical support to the government partners (Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare (MoGCSW), Ministry of Economic Planning and Development(MoEPD) and non-government partners for smooth implementation and monitoring of the social protection interventions with particular focus on Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP).


Chief Social Policy

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical support to the MoGCSW for implementation of the SCTP.

  2. Provide technical support to the MoEPD for piloting social protection system building through harmonization of social protection interventions at district level.

  3. Coordinate Social Policy Section’s social protection support including participation in the Social Protection Development Partner Coordination Group, SCTP task force and the NSSP Cash Transfers TWG.

  4. Provide technical support to generate knowledge and evidence on social protection through impact evaluation, process evaluation and other research that inform design and procedures of social protection interventions.

  5. Support the piloting/implementation of an effective linkage and referral mechanism for SCTP

  6. Support and facilitate the implementation of the SCTP communication strategy with support from the UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Section.

  7. Assist in monitoring of use and timely reconciliation of UNICEF funds provided to partners for SCTP activities.

  8. Prepare donor reports, funding proposals, and inputs for other reports in relation to social protection/social cash transfer.


  1. Education: Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, or relevant field.

Work Experience:

  1. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in programme operational development and implementation. Practical experience in management of social protection programmes an asset.

  2. Experience in programme monitoring.

  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills needed, ability to generate clear and concise reports and communicate content effectively orally.

  4. Effective organizational skills and ability to multi- task and handle work in an efficient and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines necessary.

  5. Strong computer management skills including database maintenance and basic MS Office applications.

  6. Fluency in English

Works Arrangement

Full Time Office based with Frequent Field travel

Competencies of Successful Candidate

i) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication

  • Working with People

  • Drive for Result

ii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts

  • Leading and Supervising

  • Analyzing

  • Relating and Networking

  • Deciding and Initiating Action

  • Applying Technical Expertise

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Creating and Innovating

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, Performance Evaluation Report (if applicable), CV and Personal History Form (P-11 form) (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html) on or before 7 June 2015 via e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.


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