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About UNICEF: Employment

Temporary Appointment: Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection), P-4, Mbabane, Swaziland

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a TA for a Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection), P-4, Mbabane, Swaziland


Please see Terms of Reference

Masters degree in development studies, economics, and/or public policy.
A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the field of development, with specialization on social protection. Experience in African countries and knowledge of social protection issues in southern Africa are added advantages.
Excellent command in written and spoken English is essential. 
Proven track record of excellence in policy analysis and record of research work on development issues.
Proven  knowledge of social protection in the context of HIV and AIDS
Uses information and internet technology applications effectively as a tool and resource.

Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments. 
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.


Interested and suitable candidates should send their applications (Cover letter, P-11- click here) and copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports (UN staff members), to: mbabane@unicef.org on or before 20 February 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.




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