Social Policy Specialist, NOC (TA), Zanzibar, Tanzania

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Social Policy Specialist is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy, from strategic planning and policy formulation to delivery of comprehensive and quality services and programmes for children. The Social Policy portfolio with UNICEF in Zanzibar includes the following main areas of work:
  1. Child Poverty, Child Rights Monitoring, and Data & Statistics. This comprises technical assistance to understanding the situation of children in Zanzibar and support to monitoring & evaluating policies, programmes, and services from a child rights and (multidimensional) child poverty perspective;
  2. Child-sensitive Social Protection. This comprises technical support to the implementation of Zanzibar’s social protection policy, linkages with basic social services, and enhancement of capacity of social protection service providers;
  3. Public Finance for Children. This comprises budget analysis and budget process support from a child perspective with the aim to enhance budget’s transparency, equity, effectiveness and efficiency to achieve results for children;
  4. Decentralisation and Local Governance. This comprises technical support to the on-going decentralisation by devolution process in Zanzibar and its relevance for children.
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