Chief Social Policy, P4 Level

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Chief Social Policy, P4 Level

Join UNICEF and Champion the Rights of Every Child in Burundi! | Chief Social Policy, P4 Level

Vacancy: Chief Social Policy, P4 Level

Duty Station: Bujumbura, Burundi

UNICEF is on a mission to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children, defending their rights and helping them fulfill their potential. In Burundi, we have a diverse portfolio aimed at assisting the government and stakeholders in fulfilling children’s rights across various domains, including health, nutrition, education, protection, and social policy.

How You Can Make a Difference:

As the Chief of Social Policy, you will play a crucial role in leading, managing, and supervising social policy programming and advocacy efforts. Your responsibilities will include:

1. Managerial Leadership:

  • Establishing annual work plans and priorities for the social policy team.
  • Providing clear guidance and support to ensure team members achieve their objectives efficiently.
  • Supervising team members to ensure effective performance and delivery of results.

2. Improving Data on Child Poverty & Vulnerability:

  • Overseeing the collection, analysis, and presentation of data on child poverty.
  • Providing data-driven analysis to inform prioritization and planning of social policy initiatives.
  • Analyzing macroeconomic contexts and proposing appropriate responses to address social policy concerns.

3. Strengthening Social Protection Coverage and Impact:

  • Developing social protection policies and programs to increase coverage and impact on children.
  • Promoting integrated social protection systems and improving monitoring of social protection impact on child outcomes.

4. Improving Use of Public Financial Resources for Children:

  • Conducting budget analysis to advocate for equitable allocations for essential services for children.
  • Identifying policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.
  • Strengthening capacity of partners for monitoring and tracking public expenditure on essential services.

5. Strengthening Capacity of Local Governments:

  • Collaborating with central and local authorities to ensure child-focused decision-making and service delivery.
  • Building capacity of local governments for quality data collection and analysis, planning, and implementation of essential social services.

6. Supporting Evidence Generation and Strengthened Advocacy:

  • Using data and evidence to support social policy and advocacy efforts.
  • Establishing partnerships with government, donors, NGOs, civil society, and other UN agencies to promote children’s rights and achieve global agendas.

7. UNICEF Programme Management:

  • Managing and coordinating technical support around child poverty, social protection, and governance.
  • Ensuring effective planning, monitoring, and evaluation of the country programme.


  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, or related field.
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in a developing country and familiarity with emergency response are assets.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.

For Every Child, You Demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability.
  • Competencies in building partnerships, achieving results, innovating, managing complexity, strategic thinking, collaboration, and leadership.

Join UNICEF in making a positive impact on the lives of children in Burundi!



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