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  • UNRISD Internship Opportunity

1. Internship: Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 28/02/2017 (23:59 GMT +1, Central European Time)
For detailed information click here

You can find further information on UNRISD visiting their website

  • UNICEF Job Opportunities.

1. Job Title: Consultancy for Regional Social Protection Advisor, Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 12/02/2017 (Midnight GMT +1, Geneva, Switzerland)
For detailed information click here

2. Job Title: Programme Specialist (Cash Transfer)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: 14/02/2017 (Midnight GMT +2, Amman, Jordan)
For detailed information click here 

3. Job Title: Programme Officer (Social Protection)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: 15/02/2017 (Midnight GMT +2, Amman, Jordan)
For detailed information click here 

4. Job Title: Chief Child Protection, Maputo
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Application Deadline: 19/02/2017 (Midnight GMT +2, Maputo, Mozambique)
For detailed information click here

You can find further information on UNICEF visiting their website
For more opportunities at UNICEF click here



FAO is hiring 2 consultants to evaluate a school feeding programme in Latin America and the Caribbean. The information below is provided in spanish.

Las hojas de vida deben ser enviadas hasta el 15/02 para br-hhrr-vacantes@fao.org con el asunto "CONSULTORÍA ESPECIALIZADA PARA EVALUACIÓN DEL PROYECTO – GCP/180 FAO"

Link para el término de referéncia: http://www.fao.org/brasil/fao-no-brasil/recrutamento-e-selecao/en/

A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods. Join our team to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world’s most critical challenges.

Three Permanent Positions - Ottawa, Canada

Economics of population health and food systems

As a Senior Program Specialist or Officer, you will develop, support and monitor a variety of research activities, including programming that will help build the field of food systems and public health research. You will bring to the FEH team economic expertise that may be applied to our work on food systems and/or NCD prevention. You have insights into the role of public finance in development, including fiscal and trade policies and their influence on consumption, revenues and equity. You can apply your expertise to understanding change in food systems and interventions for improving the consumer food environment in order to improve access to, and affordability of healthy diets.

Employment and Growth

As a Senior Program Officer or Program Officer, As the Senior Program Officer, you will develop a portfolio of Southern-led research on how to promote inclusive growth, with a strong gender lens. A key element will include research on the role of the private sector in meeting development challenges, and new business and financing models that combine profit motives with social and environmental goals.  You will also be responsible for promoting engagement and innovative collaboration between IDRC, private sector actors and collaborators, international leaders in this field, and local experts and practitioners.

Governance and Justice

As the Senior Program Officer or Program Officer, you will identify critical research issues related to governance, security and justice, with particular emphasis on addressing gender inequalities. You will also take the lead in developing, managing, monitoring, reporting on and evaluating a portfolio of research projects, and support the development of partnerships with other funding agencies. In particular, you will provide intellectual leadership to identify and create strategic synergies with other thematic programs in IDRC and stakeholders (domestic and international) to ensure that IDRC is supporting key development challenges and opportunities in low and middle-income countries. 


Overview of Qualifications

PhD. (preferred) OR Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
Experience in leading, managing and conducting research projects on relevant issues;
Establishing and building partnerships with research organizations;
English and French language skills at an intermediate level.


For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at idrc.ca/careers.

Welthungerhilfe is hiring! 

Location: Bonn, Germany

Read more about it here

UNICEF is looking for a Programme Officer (Social Protection) Syria Crises.

Location is in Jordan and this is a Temporary Position.


Link to apply: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/#/job/502681/programme-officer-social-protection-syria-crises-nob-temporary-appointment

United Nations Job Opportunities (varied agencies)

1. Job Title: Roster For Individual Consultants: Inclusive Growth and Jobs Livelihoods
Location: Home based and within Africa Region
Application Deadline: 15/02/2017 (Midnight GMT -5, New York, USA)
Agency: UNDP
For detailed information click here

2. Job Title: Roster For Individual Consultants:Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment 
Location: Home Based and Various (within the Africa Region)
Application Deadline: 15/02/2017 (Midnight GMT -5, New York, USA)
Agency: UNDP
For detailed information click here 

3. Job Title: Programme Officer (Social Protection) Syria Crises NOB 
Location: Jordan
Application Deadline: 15/02/2017 (Midnight GMT +2, Jordan Standard Time)
Agency: UNICEF
For detailed information click here 

4. Job Title: Social Policy Officer (open for nationals of ECA countries)
Location: Barbados (Caribbean Group)
Application Deadline: 18/02/2017 (Midnight GMT -4, SA Western Standard Time)
Agency: UNICEF
For detailed information click here

5. Job Title: Programme Specialist (Social Protection)
Location: Lebanon
Application Deadline: 24/02/2017 (Midnight GMT +2, GTB Standard Time)
Agency: UNICEF
For detailed information click here 

6. Job Title: Research Analyst: Social Policy and Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 19/03/2017 (Midnight GMT +1, Central European Time)
Agency: UNRISD
For detailed information click here

For more opportunities at the United Nations click here


Policy and advocacy intern

Location: Brussels – Belgium

Full time

Deadline: 26 february 2017.

Organization: ONE (is a global campaign and advocacy organization co-founded by Bono and backed by more than seven million people from around the world and every walk of life that are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa).

Further information here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ONE1007/JobBoard/23e61dfc-813d-5e3a-ba93-...

Vacancies at the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

1. Senior Registration officer

Location: Kinshasa, Congo-Democratic Republic (Gt Lakes & Central Africa)

Full time

Deadline: 26 february 2017 (Geneva time).

Further information: https://public.msrp.unhcr.org/psc/RAHRPRDX/EMPLOYEE/HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_AP...


2. Staff development officer (Protection)

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Full time

Deadline: 26 february 2017 (Geneva time)

Further information: https://public.msrp.unhcr.org/psc/RAHRPRDX/EMPLOYEE/HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_AP...

United Nations Job Opportunities (varied agencies)

1. Job Title: Social Affairs Officer
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 01/03/2017
For detailed information click here

2. Job Title: Social Protection Specialist
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Application Deadline: 09/03/2017
Agency: World Bank
For detailed information click here 

3. Job Title: Senior Social Development Specialist- Safeguard policies
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Application Deadline: 15/03/2017 
Agency: World Bank
For detailed information click here 

4. Job Title: Chief, Child Protection
Location: Accra, Ghana
Application Deadline: 19/03/2017 (Midnight GMT Standard Time)
Agency: UNICEF
For detailed information click here

Note: It is advised to apply at least one day before the application deadline since some opportunities do not specify which GMT they are using

United Nations Opportunities (varied agencies)

1. Job Title: Social Affairs Officer
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 09/03/2017
For detailed information click here

2. Job Title: Social Protection Specialist
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Application Deadline: 14/03/2017
Agency: World Bank
For detailed information click here 

3. Job Title: Intern - Social Sciences
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 15/07/2017 
For detailed information click here 

Note: It is advised to apply at least one day before the application deadline since some opportunities do not specify which GMT they are using

Advanced Child Protection Practitioners are needed at the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, Australia.

Closing date: 31 March 2017



UNICEF is looking for a Gender and Adolescent Specialist:

This is a Temporary Assignment

Location: Papua New Guinea

Closing Date:17 March 2017

Duties include:

  • Supports senior programme colleagues and management of the Country Office to advance one or more of the four targeted Gender Priorities in the Gender Action Plan with support from the Regional Gender Adviser.
  • Supports effective review, assessment, planning, capacity building, and knowledge management on gender & adolescence;
  • Supports the assessment and identification of adolescence and gender needs for emergency preparedness and response.


Social Policy Specialist - UNICEF

Location: Mali

Closing date: 16 March 2017


Expected Results and Main Duties, among others, include:

  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action
  • Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children

Senior Social Protection Specialist - World Bank

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing date: 16 March 2017


Technical Specialist on Social Protection - ILO

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Application Deadline Date: 03 April 2017

Type of Employment: Fixed Term Appointment

More information available here: https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35215&...

Social Security Economist - ILO

In the Social Protection Department

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Type of Employment: Fixed Term

Application Deadline: 03 April 2017

More information and application here: https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35228&...

Social Protection Specialist - ILO

Location: Moscow, Russia

Type of Employment: Fixed term

Application deadline: 03 April 2017

More information and application here: https://erecruit.ilo.org/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35248&...

Child Protection Expert - RefugePoint with UNHCR

Location: Africa

Application deadline: n/a

Click here for information and application: https://refugepoint.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a25lemtr4tw9

Several Humanitarian Professional Positions Available - Save the Children NGO

(Only for Kenya Nationals)

In Child Protection, Education, Nutrition, Health and other fields

Location: Kenya

Application deadline: 24 March 2017

More information and application here: http://www.careerpointkenya.co.ke/2017/03/save-the-children-humanitarian...

Social Protection Expert - World Bank

Executive Level Consultant needed.

Location: Mongolia

Application Deadline: 17 March 2017

Employment Type: Short Term Contract

More information and application available here: https://www.devex.com/jobs/social-protection-expert-477812

Social Development Director - World Cocoa Foundation

Senior Level Position

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Application Deadline: 31 March 2017

Employment Type: Full Time

Roles and responsibilities: a technical leader and expert for its global Social Development practice, who will be responsible for broad knowledge and expertise in the areas of community development, women’s empowerment, education and combatting child labour.

More information here: https://www.devex.com/jobs/social-development-director-473221?q=https%3A...

UNDP regional Hub for LAC  is hiring!

P3 - Programme Specialist, Social Protection 

Deadline: 4 April 2017

Location: Panama city, Panama

Read more about this position here

Organization: International Development Organization
Location: Aleppo | Idlib | Damascus
Grade: Junior

Position: Team leader

Occupational Groups: 

Humanitarian Aid
Civil Society

Closing Date: 2017-04-17


Send complete CV and cover letter to application.int@gmail.com. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Link: https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/276822

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
Location: Athens
Grade: International Consultant
Occupational Groups: Social studies 

Position: Consultancy: Social Worker to Strengthen Quality of Care in Shelters for Unaccompanied Children in Greece 

Closing Date: 2017-04-10 

Direct link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503761


Social Protection Policy Consultant at UNICEF

Location:  Barbados (Caribbean Group) 

Deadline: 04/05/2017

Direct link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503326

How to Apply:

Prospective consultants should apply through UNICEF's Talent Management System no later than Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 and should submit the following:

A cover letter
A detailed curriculum vitae or background of the corporate entity in English
A technical proposal and financial proposal which includes travel budget and breakdown.

Social Policy Specialist, P-3, Belize City, Belize


Location: Belize
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff | Level: 
Closing Date: Fri Apr 07 2017 23:55:00 GMT-0300  

Direct link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503622

Organization:UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Grade:International Consultant
Occupational Groups: For Kyrgyzstan Nationals Only: National consultancy to design and guide development and delivery of a knowledge for local self-governance and social sector actors on preventing intolerance and extremism.

Closing Date:2017-04-21

How to apply: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503847

Organization: Oxfam GB

Grade: Junior
Occupation: Knowledge Management & Research Coordinator - The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP);

CaLP is the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid.

Closing Date:2017-04-24

Direct link: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/knowledge-management--research-coordin...

All applications must be submitted in English and include an English CV.

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment
Location: Tanzania
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

How to apply: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=...


Finance Adviser - Social Protection - Mott MacDonald

Location: Mozambizue

Type: Senior Level, Long-term consulting (on a freelance basis) for 3 years

Application Deadline: 05 June 2017

Description: Adviser for social protection cash transfer scheme among others focusing on vulnerable children, to contribute to on-going programme design, financial management systems and reporting.

Further information and application here: https://www.devex.com/jobs/finance-adviser-social-protection-mozambique-...



Team Leader for the Social Protection Support Programme - Oxford Policy Management in the Department for International Development (DFID)

Location: Mozambique

Type of Employment: Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment

Application Deadline: 14 April 2017

Description:  overall responsibility for managing this multi-component programme of technical assistance, capacity building, innovation fund management and grant fund management for social protection system strengthening. As the Team Leader, your key focus will be to lead effective programme implementation, including financial and technical management. You will also be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the programme, including financial and team management, stakeholder engagement, managing and supervising research, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring delivery of timely and quality outputs within the project budget.

Further information here: http://www.opml.co.uk/join-us/vacancies

OR https://www.devex.com/jobs/team-leader-for-the-social-protection-support...

 or email: recruitment@opml.co.uk



UNICEF is calling for papers on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement!

To learn more about it and to know about the deadlines click here

Urban Social Protection Consultant - World Food Program

Location: Remote - with travel as required (Kenya)

Duration: 25 days, Contract

Application closing date: 20 April 2017

Description: Develop a regional report, Distribute key findings

More information and applications: https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=24846&co...

Global Health Strategies

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Description: Associate. The Associate should have solid project management skills and familiarity with themes such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Maternal & Child Health, Nutrition/Food Security, or Vaccines and Health Systems

Essential Qualifications 
• BA/BS, with training in development, international affairs or other relevant field 
• Work experience in development issues, including demonstrated experience in support to health, social development or health research projects in Brazil
• Understanding of the global health landscape and desire to contribute to improving health in developing and resource-poor countries
• Fluent in Portuguese and English


Desired Qualifications
 Additional foreign language (Spanish, French, Chinese)
 International professional work experience
 Experience working with non-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations or corporate social responsibility programs

More information and applications: https://site.vagas.com.br/PagVagaEmprDeLista.asp

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Posting Title: Social Affairs Officer, P3
Duty Station: SANTIAGO
Posting Period: 10 April 2017 - 24 May 2017

Responsibilities: Participates in the analysis of social development issues in selected areas at the global, regional and national levels; undertakes empirical research and analysis of trends and developments and related policy issues relevant to the unit/departmental mandate, projects and initiatives (e.g., poverty, income distribution and other dimensions of inequality, social protection and social policies with a life cycle approach, gender issues, etc.); recommends proposals for inclusion in reports to intergovernmental bodies, member states, etc.


More information and applications: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=77583



Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Internship in Economic Affairs



Duty Station: SANTIAGO
Posting Period: 03 August 2016 - 02 August 2017


The internship is UNPAID. The internship in the International Trade and Integration Division will last 2 to 6 months, depending on the needs of the Division/Section. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis. Interns are expected to work on a full-time basis (work five days per week; 35 hours) in the Division/Section to which they are assigned, but they may undertake flexible working arrangements, subject to certain conditions.


More information and applications: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=64452

Call for papers - Education and Exclusion 

The Faculty of Social and Political Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico will hold a Mid-Term Conference on the theme of Education and Exclusion, to be held 20-21-22 September, 2017 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Deadline: 4/30/2017

Consistent with the theme of the conference, papers should address relevant aspects of the following issues:

1) Access and equity in Education in light of social rights and market demands;

2) Limits and conditions of educational funding: State, international agencies and enterprises;

3) From educational systems to school management: objectives, structures and deficiencies in educational administration;

4) Evaluation of educational outcomes: standardized tests and evaluations and other sources of evaluation;

5) Excluded groups from education (migrants, indigenous peoples, afro-descendants, the disabled, women, persons in extreme poverty, and victims of war, forced displacement, and economic and political refugees): subjects not considered, discarded or disregarded by educational institutional, often as presented in their own voices.

6) Papers that address the unintended consequences of various forms of exclusion as well as the unintended consequences of policies and practices that address exclusion would be welcome, too.

Those wishing to participate in the conference are encouraged to send a 250-word abstract of their proposed paper to Drs. Raquel Sosa Elízaga and Anita Hirsch Adler.

Contact: The abstracts can be directly registered at: www.politicas.unam.mx/foroeducacionyexclusion Further questions can be sent to: info.foroeducacionyexclusion@politicas.unam.mx rsosa.foroeducacionyexclusion@politicas.unam.mx

Call for papers - «New Inequalities – New Conflicts: paths of overcoming»

Sociological Association Of Ukraine announces The Third SAU Congress «New Inequalities – New Conflicts: paths of overcoming»

Date: 12-13 October 2017

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine


The aim of the Congress is discussion and finding the possible paths of overcoming the social tension as the aftermath of the deep social inequality in Ukraine. The new forms of social inequality appear in unequal access of the Ukrainians to such social resources as qualitative secondary and high education, employment, decent pay and pension, qualitative health services and recreation, own business, political participation, authority, internet access, cultural recourses, particularly language competence etc. 

The applications for participation and paper presentation at the Congress Plenary or working sessions, workshops or round tables etc. (the abstract and completed full paper as an article) should be submitted to the Congress committee on socioedition@karazin.ua

Deadline for submission of the abstract and full paper (article): 30 June, 2017.

More informationhttp://www.isa-sociology.org/uploads/imgen/447-cfp-ukrainian-congress-kh...

Team Leader and Key Experts - Social Protection Programme

Oxford Policy Management

Level: Senior Level Consulting

Location: Accra

Deadline: 05/05/2017 23:59

Job Type: Contractor (External non-employee)

Project description:

We are looking to recruit a team leader and a number of technical experts in order to support the upcoming Ghana Employment and Social Protection Programme. The overall objective of this project is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) in collaboration with the Local Government Service (LGS) to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the social protection system in Ghana at national and decentralized levels. The programme is expected to run for three years and will be funded by the European Commission.


Masters level degree ( or equivalent) in social sciences – economics, politics, development studies, or other relevant fields;
At least 10 years professional experience working the field of social protection in low or middle income countries.
Experience as a Team Leader (ideally including on EU technical assistance projects) and/or Key Expert providing technical assistance, policy advice and capacity building in social protection. In particular experience in supporting the establishment of coordination mechanism and structures within the sector
Previous experience in Ghana and or other countries of West Africa would be an asset, as well as a  good knowledge of institutional context

More informationhttp://www.opml.co.uk/join-us/vacancies

Please contact recruitment@opml.co.uk with any queries about the process and we will be happy to help, however, please be advised that we cannot accept applications submitted via email.


UNDP – Brazil International IC Consultant 

Research Consultant (focus on Indonesian household surveys) The Effect of Social Protection Benefits on Growth and Equality

IPC-IG International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 

The submission of technical proposal (CV) and financial proposal, in separate files, should reach the e-mail ic.procurement.br@undp.org no later than 24th April 2017. 

More information here

UNDP – Brazil International IC Consultant 

Research Consultant (focus on French household surveys) The Effect of Social Protection Benefits on Growth and Equality

IPC-IG International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 

The submission of technical proposal (CV) and financial proposal, in separate files, should reach the e-mail ic.procurement.br@undp.org no later than 24th April 2017. 

More information here

UNDP – Brazil International IC Consultant 

Research Assistant on Social Protection, to support UNICEF-MENA Regional Office and UNICEFEgypt M&E System for Child Sensitive.

Please find enclosed Terms of Reference and Evaluation Criteria for a Selection Process of an IC - Individual Contractor for hiring an International Consultant to support UNDP / IPC-IG on Research in Social Protection - UNICEFMENA Regional Office and UNICEF-Egypt

The submission of technical proposal (CV) and financial proposal, in separate files, should reach the e-mail ic.procurement.br@undp.org no later than 28 th April 2017. 

More information here


​Social Policy Research Fellow - Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI)

Location: Cape Town, South African

Type of Employment: Minimum 12 Month, full time, contract

Description: EPRI​ is a non profit independent research institute specialising in providing social protection research  including design and implementation and impact of child-sensitive social protection programmes, capacity building and policy advisory services.


  • Coordinate and conduct quantitative and qualitative research
  • Coordinate and conduct the development of research and policy papers and present them at workshops, seminars and conferences
  • Develop and sibmit research proposals and grant applications for further projects
  • Manage intern and research groups
  • Organise and teach at EPRI's social protection capacity building courses around the globe.

For more information and application: https://www.indeed.co.za/cmp/Economic-Policy-Research-Institute/jobs/Soc...

Community Health Specialist- Social Impact

Location: Liberia

Type of Employment: Senior Level, Short Terms Contract

Application Deadline: 05 May 2017

Description: The Community Health Specialist will be working alongside four additional team members: one team leader, two technical experts, and an evaluation specialist.

For further information and application: https://www.devex.com/jobs/community-health-specialist-health-performanc...






XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

Call for abstracts open from April 25 to September 30, 2017


RC19 Sociology of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy
Program Coordinators:

Timo FLECKENSTEIN, London School of Economics, United Kingdom, t.fleckenstein@lse.ac.uk

Rianne MAHON, Rogers State University, USA, prmahon@rogers.com



Bringing Redistribution Back. Inequality, New Forms of Work, and Distributional Equilibria in the Post-Industrial Age

Contested Concepts of Care Policies – Ideas, Interests and Actors

Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Contemporary Social Politics 

From Jail to Shame? the Enforcement of Parental Cooperation in the Absence of Conjugal Rela-Tions Across the Global South

Gender, Migration and Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach - PART 1

Gender, Migration and Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach - PART 2 

Global Cities and New Trends in Social Policy

Global Social Regulation in the Face of Adversity

Intergenerational Relations and the Welfare State

Migration, Social Rights and Multi-Level Governance in Europe

Open Session 1

Open Session 2

Poverty and Inequalities: Intersections with Gender, Generations and Race Discrimination

Power and Social Policy

Radical Change and the Futures of Global Social Policy

Rethinking the Religion and Social Policy Nexus at a Global Level

Social Exclusion in Comparative Perspective: Migration, Policy, and Power 

Social Investment Policies in a Life-Course Perspective: Part 1

Social Investment Policies in a Life-Course Perspective: Part 2

Towards Sustainable Welfare States: Shaping an Eco-Social Agenda - Session 1

Universalism: Past, Present and Possible Futures

“Universalism” or “Universalisms” in Social Policies?


More information here

UNICEF - Chief Social Policy

Location: Zambia
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Lusaka, Zambia
Categories: Social and Economic Policy, P-4

Application close: May 10 2017 Jordan Daylight Time



The incumbent is accountable for effective engagement in social policy dialogue with the Government for programme development, advocacy for increased public resource allocation and budgeting towards the social sector and sustainable decentralization of social services 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. He/she will conduct data collection and analysis to fill information gaps and to strengthen the capacity for advocacy for children’s rights, and to support the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) and the World Fit for Children (WFFC) agenda.

This will involve:

Social protection policy dialogue and programme development
Monitoring state budget resources
Sustainable decentralization and capacity building
Data collection, analysis and results-based approaches
Advocacy and communication
UNICEF Programme Management


More information here

J-PAL Europe - Social Policy Research Associate/Writer - 

Country - France
Education - Master's/Other advanced degree
Language Requirement - English
Length of Commitment - Less than one year
Start Date - ASAP

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of more than 140 affiliated professors from over 40 universities who work to reduce poverty by conducting randomized evaluations of social policies. J-PAL Europe seeks to reduce poverty in the region by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We accomplish this through rigorous research, policy outreach, and capacity building.

Job Description

J-PAL Europe is looking for a highly-motivated and skilled Social Policy Research Associate/Writer to support the development of a literature review on topics relating to social inclusion policy in Europe. This literature review will discuss the current research on the impacts of social inclusion interventions, with a focus on education, immigration, and youth employment policies targeting disadvantaged populations in Europe.

The literature review will help set the research priorities for J-PAL’s European Social Inclusion Initiative, a research fund that aims to support a coordinated set of randomized evaluations that will help fill the evidence gaps. The initiative is chaired by Luc Behaghel and Marc Gurgand at PSE, who will directly supervise this project. 

We would like to fill the position by April 2017, with a project completion date in July 2017. The Social Policy Research Associate/Writer can work remotely.


The Social Policy Research Associate/Writer will participate in the research and writing of a new literature review around Social Inclusion policies in Europe, for J-PAL Europe’s office. Responsibilities include:


(i) Work with the European Social Inclusion Initiative leading scholars to define the scope of the review. Potential topics include:

Education policies for disadvantaged students (e.g. parental involvement campaigns, innovative teaching methods to improve cognitive and non-cognitive skills, boarding schools or remedial after-school tutoring);
Immigrant and refugee inclusion policies (e.g. welfare programs for migrant families, information campaigns to help parents navigate the host country’s education system, host-country language courses for immigrant students);
Employment policies for disadvantaged youth (e.g. mentoring and job-counseling programs, interventions to reduce discrimination in the workplace)

(ii) Review and analyze existing research (impact evaluation using experimental methods, and high-quality quasi-experimental methods) on inclusion policies in Europe.

Writing/Editing: Accurately summarize and distill key findings from high-quality micro-economic research in the field of social policy. Draft recommendations for areas of future research. Assist with the literature review editing process.


Your attention to detail, demonstrated research expertise, and excellent writing skills in English make you an ideal candidate for this position.

Education: You hold a graduate degree in economics, public policy, public administration, or related quantitative field. Candidates with a PhD in these areas will be strongly preferred.

Experience: Strong background in quantitative research and writing in English; demonstrated understanding of quantitative research methods and micro-economic impact evaluation of social programs; excellent time management skills; ability to work independently. Good reading level in French and/or German will be an asset.

Attention to Detail: Strong ability to independently manage a time-sensitive workflow while maintaining absolute accuracy with details. You have exceptional attention to detail.


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Social Protection Policy and Sector Development adviser


Deadline: Jun 1, 2017
Location: Kenya
Languages: English, Swahili
Opportunity type: Contract - More than 1 year
Minimum work experience: From 10 years
Sectors: Micro-finance, Social Development, Mapping, etc.
Expected starting date: Jun 1, 2017
Organisation: Mott MacDonald


Background of the programme:

The Technical Assistance Team is part of the wider programme of DFID’s support to social protection through Social Protection Programme 2. SPP2 delivers two outputs:

the continuation of the Cash Transfers to Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programme, a central component of the Government of Kenya’s National Safety Net Programme; Providing 40,000 households with a cash transfer payment every two months and
the development of a national social protection system, led by the Government of Kenya, through technical assistance to the National Safety Net Programme (NSNP).



Masters degree in a relevant field of experience;

Strong analytical skills

Fluency in English, knowledge of Kiswahili is considered as a plus

Regional experience is required

Prior work experience in similar donor programmes is a must have.


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Individual consultancy for analysis of cash-based social protection programmes for children in Moldova.

Location: Moldova
Work Type : Consultancy

Closing Date: Wed May 17, 2017

UNICEF Moldova is looking for a consultant to analyse social protection programmes for children in Moldova.

Qualifications and experience:      

Advanced academic degree in political science, social policy, economics, or other relevant studies
A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the field of social protection, including experience implementing or analysing different targeting methodologies
Familiarity with child-sensitive cash transfers in particular
Demonstrated experience analysing budgetary and administrative data
Demonstrated experience conducting interviews with government officials and the community, and familiarity with ethical guidelines when working with human subjects
Fluency in English and strong writing skills required
Fluency in Romanian or Russian desired

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