Policy Specialist (Public Finance), P-4, New York Headquarters, USA, #12041
New York City | Washington D.C
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
How governments mobilize, allocate and spend public financial resources is a key driver of child wellbeing and equity. UNICEF has increasingly engaged in national and subnational public financial management (PFM) to influence domestic public financial decisions for greater, more equitable and more sustainable results for children.The collective body of UNICEF's work aimed at greater and better public investments in children is guided by the strategic direction of UNICEF's regional offices and will be further supported by the Public Finance for Children (PF4C) Strategic Framework under development, which sets out a common approach and promotes collaborative efforts within and beyond UNICEF for greater impact at country, regional and global levels. The Social inclusion and Policy section (SIP) in Programme Division (PD) provides the overall technical leadership for UNICEF's PF4C engagements, which spans other PD teams as well as work led by Supply, Public and Private Partnerships Divisions. At the country level, UNICEF's social policy teams carry out PF4C activities aimed at influencing broader budgeting and PFM processes and actors, as well as supporting sector-based PF4C efforts to ensure results through improved financing, budgeting and spending.
Purpose of the Position
This position is under the supervision of the Chief of the PFLG (Public Finance and Local Governance) unit within the SIP section of the PD at UNICEF NYHQ. The incumbentwill routinely liaise with regional social policy advisors, senior technical staff in other PD sections and selected Country offices, guided by regional office-HQ compacts, as well as networking with subject experts externally (e.g. from other UN agencies, the International Financial Institutions, donor organizations, NGOs and think tanks).
This role will provide technical, knowledge management, staff capacity development, and partnership support to UNICEF field engagements in the area of PF4C.The overall purpose of this position is to support UNICEF Country and regional offices in their efforts to leverage greater, more effective and equitable domestic public investments in children, in order to ensure UNICEF's key results as outlined in its Strategic Plan.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
1. Knowledge management and operational research
Results: Up-to-date PF4C intelligence, technical expertise and good practice are maintained and disseminated throughout the Organization and shared with external partners, evidence generation to address Critical gaps supported through operational research on child-focused tools and applications
2. Technical guidance, including occasional direct technical assistance
Result: the impact and effectiveness of UNICEF's PF4C work at all levels enhanced through strong technical leadership at the global level
3. Capacity development
Result: UNICEF and its partners (state and non-state) lead effective and impactful PF4C programmatic activities, made possible by effective capacity building
4. Communication, networking and partnership
Result: the value added of UNICEF's PF4C Work is materialized and made visible through effective communication, partnerships, representation and network forged;
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501492
- Organization: UNICEF
- Location: New York City | Washington D.C
- Grade: Mid/Senior
- Finance and Banking
- Finance and Banking
- Public Administration - Restructuring
- Administrative support
- Closing Date: 2016-12-08