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For Every Child, an Advocate
If you are committed and passionate about making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF Turkey would like to hear from you.
Under the general guidance and direction of the Deputy Representative, accountable for managing and supervising all stages of social policy programmes / projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts, establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of programme / project results according to plans, allocation, results based-
management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Responsible for effective engagement in social policy dialogue with a focus on economic and social policy with the Government for programme development, supporting the implementation of National Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour, advocating for increased public resource allocation and budgeting towards the social sector and local capacity building in support of the goal of universal coverage of essential social services and the creation of a protective environment for children to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Fit for Children (WFFC) agenda.
How can you make a difference?
Establish the section's annual work plan with the social policy team; set priorities / targets and performance measurements.
Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and organizational standards.
Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.
Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying / verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity.
Ensure timely reporting and utilization of resources.
Prepare programme / project reports for donors, and maintain relationships with donors and other key partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.
Participates in strategic discussions and social policy dialogue and development with the Government to influence policy and agenda setting for combating child poverty, engages in and establishes constructive dialogue and partnerships between international and local stakeholders to support the development of social policies and protection policies and programmes contributing to the progressive realization of children's rights, ensures that the services reach out in innovative, effective ways to those most vulnerable pockets and groups of children and families and strengthen resilience of both social protection systems as well as the vulnerable groups.
Analyzes and monitors the macro-economic context and the impact of economic policies and social programmes on children, and identifies the barriers and bottlenecks preventing specific groups in Turkey (especially working children, children with disabilities, girls, children living in poverty, refugee children)) from accessing social services and being adequately protected.
Develops and advocates for appropriate responses, including government resource allocation, through policy dialogue with government and other key stakeholders.
Monitor programmes / projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and / or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on child protection and rights to leverage UNICEF's position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote child protection interventions,
Monitors current information on state budgeting, the impact of economic policies on child poverty and spending patterns for social programmes of social services on an on-
going basis to support advocacy for greater public resources and budget allocation for social development, the prioritization of resource allocation for children, and universal coverage of essential services for children, to ensure that they reflect the best interest of children .
Supports the transition and integration of the programmes introduced as part of the Syria response into the national budget and programmes, taking both financial and programmatic considerations into account.
Where the national decentralization process is taking place, collaborates with the central and local authorities to assist in planning, policy discussion and service delivery closely responding to the needs of local communities.
Develops programme plans of action for children at provincial and district / municipality levels; strengthens the capacity and coordination between sectors and between different levels of government structures for policy implementation aiming at regional disparity reduction.
6. Advocacy and Partnerships
Promotes and raises awareness on child-sensitive social protection with both the general public and with policy makers, to ensure local buy-
in, commitment, and continued relevance of UNICEF programming.
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 promote a child-
sensitive social protection agenda. Engages especially with the Ministry of Development, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Interior, employer associations, NGOs, municipalities as well with the World Bank, and the EC.
Identifies other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are :
View our competency framework at :
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Initial contract of two (02) years, renewable subject to availability of funding and requirement of the country programme operations.
Opening Date Fri May 18 2018 04 : 00 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT) GTB Daylight Time
Closing Date Fri Jun 01 2018 16 : 55 : 00 GMT-0400 (EDT)