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The Office of Research-Innocenti (OoR) is the dedicated research office of UNICEF. It undertakes and commissions research on emerging or current issues of relevance for children in order to inform the strategic directions, policies and programmes of UNICEF and its partners.
OoR seeks a senior researcher (economist or social policy expert) with an outstanding proven research and management record to manage a strong team of researchers and lead UNICEF’s innovative and expanding research programme on economic and social policies affecting children, generating evidence that will influence the programmes, policy and advocacy work of UNICEF.
As Chief of Social Policy & Economic Analysis, you will:
- Manage Innocenti’s work programme on Socio-Economic Policies and Children, which analyses the impact of economic and social policies on children and promotes child-friendly economic and social policies.
- Initiate, conceptualize and carry out data-driven analysis and research that contributes to policy reform and enriches UNICEF’s corporate knowledge on public policy issues pertaining to the advancement of children’s rights.
- Provide strategic and technical leadership in the development, collection, analysis and use of information for assessing progress for children and women in developing and industrialized countries.
Major research areas of the team at present are poverty analysis, analysis of child wellbeing in advanced economies and rigorous impact evaluations of social policy interventions, with scope for the research programme to expand into additional areas of social policy.
The post is in Florence, Italy. Fluency of English is required, knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.
Apply by August 31, 2018 17:55:00 GMT-0400
Visit the UNICEF vacancies webpage to find out more details including key functions, required proficiencies, and how to apply.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.