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Background Information


Closing Date: 13 February 2019

Contract type: Temporary Appointment 

Duration: one year renewable (*)


(*) No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5 


Main Tasks & Responsibilities
  •  In collaboration with UN agencies, Implementing Partners (IPs), local government, and other partners, contributes substantively to the implementation of joint program in line with agreed indicators and goals of the project. Contributes to ensuring quality of Programme / project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
  • Supports Program Specialist to better understand the local context and in analyzing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health, youth and gender, and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  •  Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  •  Backups the Program Specialist to expedite and coordinate project implementation maintaining collaborative relationships with executing agencies, IPs, experts, local government, community leaders and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs and addressing training needs of project personnel.
  •  Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging population development trends, RH and gender issues, by analyzing Programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  •   Assists advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, speeches, contribution to reporting, donor profiles, and participating  in donor meetings and public information events.
  • other duties and experience. 


Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science field. Experience in resilience programing is an asset.
  • Or Bachelor’s degree with Two years’ professional experience in the field of development and population activities, preferably in Programme/ project management.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Field experience
  • EU program implementation experience is a strong asset.


Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic  



Required Competencies


  •  Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results  
  • Being Accountable
  •  Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies

  • Results-based Programme development and management Managing
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  •  Leveraging the resources of partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Advocacy/ advancing a policy oriented agenda
  • Resource mobilization

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/external partners
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment



UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.


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In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.