Vacancy UNICEF: Social Protection Consultant – Evidence and Research
Under the guidance of the Social Protection Specialist and in consultation with senior staff, the main objective of this assignment is to provide technical and research products in relation to advancing the child sensitive and integrated approach to social protection systems.
Deadline: 28 October 2011
While the empirical literature and policy analysis on certain components of social protection (e.g. cash transfers, school feeding, scholarship programs, guaranteed work schemes) are by now quite extensive, there is much less analysis on how these systems have developed over time, and in particular, how key aspects such as their coverage, components, and financing have evolved, if and how effective these are as systems, and what makes them most effective for children. In order for UNICEF to make an effective contribution in this area, there is a need to deepen our analysis in certain areas, strengthen the conceptual and practical links with other areas of UNICEF work, and provide relevant policy tools and materials to UNICEF staff and partners.