Social Policy Officer, NOB, Nampula, Mozambique

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 at 21:55 UTC

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This is a NO-2 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-2 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.

For every child, Social Protection, Education and Health

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Social Policy officer in Nampula is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the development implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNJP and activities related to humanitarian response to COVID, conflict in Cabo Delgado and other emergencies that could be affected the country (cyclones or floods)

This includes technical support and assistance to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action and INAS in the assessment of the Child Grant and eventual expansion, e-INAS and re-registration of PSSB beneficiaries and support new Operational Manual dissemination and training.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support INAS finalization of the Child Grant pilot in the province of Nampula, districts of Ilha de Mozambique, Nacala Velha, Mogincual, and Lalaua and corresponding impact and process evaluation.
  • Support UNICEF and INAS in registration, payments, monitoring and evaluation, complaint and grievances and case management of Child Grant pilot and eventually expansion of it in Nampula or other provinces.
  • Support UNICEF and INAS in activities related to re-registry of PSSB beneficiaries
  • Support UNICEF and INAS in dissemination and training of new PSSB manual
  • Support UNICEF and WFP in COVID response in the Province of Nampula, Tete and Zambezia.

Support any other humanitarian response to COVID 19, conflict escalation in Cabo Delgado and cyclone Eloise

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset. Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Commitment, Diversity and inclusion, Integrity, Communication (II), Working with people (I), Drive for results (I), Formulating strategies and concepts (I), Analyzing (II), Applying Technical Expertise (II), Learning & Researching (II), Planning & Organizing (II)

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.


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

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link*. Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.*

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