Job opp. Senior Social Policy Specialist - UNICEF, Kenya

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 seeks a Senior Social Policy Specialist to be based in its Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Your profile:
  • Advanced university degree in development economics, social policy, development planning, evaluation or related technical field.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate training on policy frameworks.
  • Ability to lead vision and change.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at, quoting VN-09-502 to: [email protected].

Applications should be received by 15 September 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF's salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit for further information