Programme Specialist, Social Assistance, NO-3, Beirut, Lebanon #117057 (Re-advertised)

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This is a NO-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-3 contracts.

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.

And we never give up.

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UNICEF Lebanon

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to lifesaving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to:

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Social Policy, you will lead UNICEF’s work to develop, implement, monitor and document Lebanon’s new national social assistance programme – the Lebanon National Social Grants programme – in collaboration with the ILO. This programme aims at complementing existing anti-poverty programmes in the country by putting in place Lebanon’s first ever national social grants programme to provide integrated social assistance toward households experiencing specific lifecycle vulnerabilities, such as disability. Further, you will be accountable for programme, planning, design, implementation and administration of specific projects within a major programme, in accordance with the Country Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focussed on achievement of UNICEF's Priorities.

Your key accountabilities and duties & tasks will evolve around the following areas:

  • Knowledge Management for Programmes
  • Programme Development and Management
  • Optimum Use of Programme Funds
  • Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
  • Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
  • National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
  • Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels
  • Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

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

Strong experience in successfully leading and implementing large-scale programmes involving complex multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Be a strong negotiator and project manager delivering accountable and strong programme results.


An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field.


  • Five years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in overseeing large-scale programmes.
  • Experience in leading collaboration and coordination efforts with Government and a wide range of non-state actors.
  • Solid knowledge of social assistance and related system-building
  • Experience in sectors such as education, healthcare, public administration and the private sector are all potentially very relevant

Specific Technical Knowledge Required

  • Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
  • UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.

Language Requirements

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are..

Core Competencies:

1. Core Values (Required)

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

2. Core Competencies (Required)

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

3. Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Persuading and Influencing (2)

    To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.


  • This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
  • This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application to the generic vacancy announcement was duly considered.
  • The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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