Social Policy Specialist, (Shock Responsive Social Protection), P3, #126629, FT, N’Djamena, Chad

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  • Salary:
    $102,145 - $136,872 / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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    Social and Inclusive Development
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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.

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For every child, protection.

Chad continues to face a combination of rapid-onset and protracted humanitarian crises. This persistent humanitarian situation is related to the growing insecurity in many parts of the country and in neighbouring countries, natural disasters, growing food insecurity, high rates of malnutrition, economic crisis, and political transition in a context of climate challenges. UNICEF, in partnership with national and international development and humanitarian aid actors, supports the Chadian government in the development of programs and policies aiming at promoting and respecting the rights of children to survival, education and protection. To this end, UNICEF Chad has 4 field offices (Abéché, Bol, Mongo and Moundou), 2 Outposts (Farchana and Faya) and a main Office (N’Djamena) which ensure the design, implementation and monitoring of the cooperation program.

To learn more about UNICEF in Chad, please visit our website UNICEF Chad | UNICEF Chad

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Chief Social Policy, the Social Policy Specialist (Shock Responsive Social Protection) works to improve linkages and address challenges impacting many households at once such as natural hazards, economic crises, and conflict. Specifically, the Social Policy Specialist (Shock Responsive Social Protection) models approaches, conducts analysis and advocates for better preparedness to enable systems – existing or new social protection or emergency programmes in Chad – to be ready to accommodate new populations and needs as a result of a shock.

The Social Policy Specialist is responsible for the following functions:

1.           Shock-responsive social protection

2.           Cross-cutting social policy areas

For more information, please see the attached job description GJD Social Policy Specialist, P3, Ndjamena

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Management, or another relevant field.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience in social protection policies, programmes or services including relevant experience in shock-responsive social protection is required. Relevant programmatic humanitarian experience where linkages to government work has been made will also be considered.
  • Experience in programme design and management and policy advocacy is required.
  • Experience working in countries / contexts with complex and wide-variety risks related to natural hazards, economic crises, and/or conflicts is considered as a strong asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

Language Proficiency 

  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic) or a local language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Builds and maintains partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Drive to achieve results for impact; Innovates and embraces change; Manages ambiguity and complexity; Thinks and acts strategically; Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

N’Djamena is a Non-Family Duty Station (classified as D) with Rest & Recuperation every 8 weeks.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID).

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF.

UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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