Job at UNICEF: Social Policy & Economic Specialist, Fixed-Term, NO-3, Post#00107208, Kigali, Rwanda (For Rwandans Only) (Deadline: 18 July 2018)
Job Number: 514347 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Rwanda
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
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.
And we never give up.
For every child, Equity
Guided by the 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind, the UNICEF Rwanda Country Programme contributes to five priorities under the social transformation pillar of the Rwanda National Strategy for Transformation 2017-2024: (a) Ensuring access to quality health for all; (b) Reducing malnutrition; (c) Ensuring access to and improving the quality of education; (d) Moving towards a modern Rwandan household, and; (e) Enhancing graduation from poverty and promoting resilience.
UNICEF Rwanda Social Policy and Research Programme focuses on poverty reduction while contributing to all other outcome areas by supporting the Government to reduce multidimensional child poverty through: a.) Expansions of the access to integrated and well-resourced social protection mechanisms for poor families; b.) Budget analysis, monitoring and advocacy to allow planning of efficient and integrated programmes for children; and c). Generation of evidence on emerging drivers of inequity and deprivations, data generation and analysis with particular focus on multidimensional child poverty.
How can you make a difference?
You will be able to contribute to and shape the overall UNICEF strategy and advocacy for increased budget allocations and improved use of financial resources for children in Rwanda.
Your work on policy analysis and research from the economic perspective to address emerging dimensions of inequity will link budget analysis to child-sensitive policy and programme responses across the wide spectrum of the needs and rights of children in the country.
Purpose of the position
Under the general guidance of the supervisor, Social Policy Specialist (Economics) reports to the Chief Social Policy and Research for general guidance and direction, and contributes to all stages of social policy programing and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. Whereas contributing to the overall results under Social Policy, the Social Policy Specialist (Economics) particularly focuses on improving use of public financial resources for children.
Main responsibilities include:
- Undertakes budget analysis to inform UNICEF advocacy and technical assistance improve equitable allocations for essential services for children.
- Support research and policy analysis to link budget analysis to child-sensitive policy development.
- Support identification of policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.
- Build capacity, plan and undertake costing and cost effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments.
- Undertake and support capacity building for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential service delivery, including through support to district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in economic and budget analysis, and public finance management.
- Experience in analysis of complex public budget data and national planning and budgeting processes.
- Capacity to conceptualize, plan and manage analysis and research.
- Experience in dissemination of budget analysis and research findings.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or another 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:
- Strong analytical skills;
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts,
- Applying Technical Expertise;
- Planning and Organizing;
- Relating and networking.
View our competency framework at
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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Fri Jul 06 2018 09:00:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) South Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jul 18 2018 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time)