Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Social Policy officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results.
This includes programmes aimed at improving
(a) public policies to reduce child poverty;
(b) social protection coverage and impact on children;
(c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and
(d) governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services.
This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.