Programme Specialist (P-3), PG Child Protection/Migration Hub at UNICEF

  • Published date: May 15, 2024
  • Category: Administrative & Office
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description


How can you make a difference?



  • The Programme Specialist is accountable for providing technical support, coordination, knowledge management and advocacy support to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people on the move.

  • The purpose of the post is to support the Migration and Displacement Hub and the Social Protection team in strengthening the organisation’s work on children’s rights in displacement contexts through evidence generation and knowledge management, capacity building, building partnerships and synergies across stakeholders, provision of technical support and policy influencing.


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Duties
Working across 2 teams, this staff member will support UNICEF in strengthening UNICEF’s programme and policy engagement on children’s rights in displacement contexts, with a particular focus on inclusive social protection and youth engagement. S/he will work collaboratively with colleagues across different teams at UNICEF - in the Programme Group, at regional and country office, and with external partners to drive changes in policy and practice. Duties include:
Strengthening UNICEF’s work at all levels on inclusive social protection and other issues for displaced populations and host communities, with a special focus on PROSPECTS countries.



  • Support the development of practical guidance and tools for inclusive social protection and other basic services for host and displaced populations

  • Provide regions and country offices with high quality technical assistance on displacement issues for children.

  • Support the development of country programme documents and other resources in countries impacted by displacement.


Consolidation of evidence, knowledge management and strengthening learning for children in displacement contextsUndertake activities to strengthen UNICEF’s policy influencing efforts in humanitarian and fragile contexts.



  • Coordinate evidence generation and documentation of good practises on social protection and other thematic areas in displacement contexts .

  • Map and maintain updated information on emerging opportunities for advocacy on inclusive social protection.

  • Facilitate south-south learning and knowledge exchange to influence practice and build capacity globally on social protection in humanitarian and fragile contexts, with a particular focus on displacement contexts.

  • Contribute to wider capacity building and learning plans in the Social Protection team and in the Migration and Displacement Hub.


Engaging with government counterparts, partners, other stakeholders, and UNICEF regional and country offices to influence policy for children in displacement contextsWork closely with relevant stakeholders to follow up on commitments made at the Global Refugee Forum and other intergovernmental and interagency fora on inclusive social protection and other issues for displaced children and host communities.



  • Regular engagement with UNICEF staff across sectors and at HQ, regional and country office level, partners, and other external stakeholders engaged to support implementation of the PROSPECTS partnership.

  • Support the establishment of a Knowledge management and Technical Assistance hub on the issue of social protection in displacement contexts, in partnership with other stakeholders.

  • Provide on site analytical and documentation support to country and regional teams on topics relevant to child poverty and social protection, as required.


Support youth engagement in UNICEF’s migration and displacement programming, with particular focus on the implementation of the Youth on the Move Fellowship Programme and its scale-up and sustainability plan.



  • Liaise with key HQ teams, such as DHR, ADAP, UNICEF regional and country offices hosting fellows, and external partners, such as MYCP to implement and formally lauch the Youth on the Move Fellowship Programme.

  • Coordinate recruitment, training, mentorship and capacity building support activities for the Fellows and hosting offices/supervisors; Trouble-shoot logistical and other issues as they arise.

  • Support the development of communications materials and assets in collaboration with GCA in order to mobilize resources and garner political support for the formal uptake and scaling of the programme within UNICEF and with external partners.


Others



  • Proactively engage in team activities

  • Undertake other key responsibilities as required.


The Following Minimum Requirements



  • An advanced university degree in Public Policy, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Public Administration, Economics, Communication and/or related field is required.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in social protection, displacement or related fields is required.

  • Building and managing complex multi stakeholder processes and networks is required.

  • Experience of global and regional policy influencing on social protection in displacement contexts is an added advantage.

  • At least 2 years of demonstrated experience of developing technical knowledge products and their systematic dissemination to enhance learning is desired.

  • Ability to present complex policy ideas in succinct, engaging ways in written and oral communication.

  • Knowledge of children’s rights, public policy, international development, migration and displacement,and humanitarian issues.

  • Experience in advocacy and influencing at the international level is an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.



 

Method of Application


Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF on jobs.unicef.org to apply

 

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