Ended Social Policy Officer

The Job

Job title


Social Policy Officer

Expected Duration


3 months

Duty Station



Number of vaccines


One position

Application deadline


11th  November 2018

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action

  • Supports the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.
  • Provides timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives to reduce child poverty.
  • Analyzis the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children

Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children, and the IMSEA project in particular

  • Supports the development and implementation of the Integrated Model of Social and Economic Assistance and Empowerment (IMSEA) project aimed at:
    •  (i) addressing immediate needs of poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized;
    • and (ii) providing them with social and economic opportunities / empowerments to strengthen their livelihoods and enhance resilience to current and future shocks and stresses.
  • Support social protection policies and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized. Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.
  • Supports strengthening of integrated social protection systems, providing technical support to partners to improve the design of IMSEA, and improve linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and HIV.
  • Supports improved monitoring and research around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.

Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child- focused social services.

  • Where national decentralization processes are taking place, collaborates with central and local authorities to improve policies planning, consultation and accountability processes so that decisions and child-focused service delivery more closely respond to the needs of local communities.
  • Collaborates with the central and local authorities to strengthen capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring of essential social services, with emphasis on community participation and accountability.

Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy

  • Supports correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services - in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Identifies other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.


Monthly progress reports on the tasks assigned

  • Progress report No.1: 15 1: 15 November -15 December 2018 (Deadline: 15 December 2018)
  • Progress report No.2: 16 December 2018 - 15 January 2018 (Deadline: 15 January 2019)
  • Progress report No. 3: 16 January-15 February 2018 (Deadline: 15 February 2019)

Qualifications, Specialized experience and additional competencies:




Qualification’s requirement

A university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines is required.

Master's degree in Economics or Social Sciences

Key Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent working with people skills
  • Drive for results.
  • Formulating strategy and concept
  • Analyzing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning & Researching
  • Planning & Organizing

Year’s Experiences

  • Minimum   of   four   years    of relevant professional               work experience is required
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered a strong asset.
  • At   least   two   years   of   solid performance at this level

5-7 years professional experience would be an advantages

Geographical experience

  • Yemen  (Sana'a  and Amanat  Al
  • Asimah, in particular)
  • Aden


  • Arabic (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should send English CV to recruitment@prodigy-sys.com.
  • Applicants should mention the job title in the email address.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 11th November 2018.
  • The selected candidates should be able to join immediately.
  • يجب على المتقدمين الراغبين إرسال السيرة الذاتية باللغة الإنجليزية الى recruitment@prodigy-sys.com .
  • يجب على المتقدمين الراغبين الإشارة الى المسمى الوظيفة في عنوان البريد الإلكتروني.
  • الموعد النهائي لاستقبال الطلبات هو 11 نوفمبر 2018م.
  • المتقدم الذي تم اختياره يجب ان يكون مستعد للالتحاق بالعمل فوراً.
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 6 November 2018
  • Deadline: 11 November 2018