9 abril, 2020
Under the overall guidance of the Representative and the Deputy Resident, and the direct supervision of the Youth Programme Specialist, team leader, the Program Associate supports the Youth, gender and P&D programmes. S/he works in close collaboration with the Programme Specialists and Analysts in the team and with the Operations Unit in the Country Office to ensure effective and efficient programme implementation of the country programme.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
The Programme Associate provides programmatic and administrative support to the development and implementation of UNFPA’s Country Programme, and is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation by using appropriate mechanisms and systems, and ensuring compliance with established rules, policies and procedures. The Programme Associate also undertakes assigned research tasks, and provides financial management and operational and procedural guidance to Implementing Partners.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
The Programme Associate would be responsible for:
Effective Support to the Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the Country Programme
Research and Knowledge Management Sharing:
- Assist in the creation of substantive knowledge relevant to a specific programme area through research, synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
- Maintaining the programme filing, archiving and e-archiving systems, as well as uploading to the CO intranet and maintaining the relevant sections.
Programme Finance and Operational Support:
- Initiate procurement request for the projects and the team, as assigned by his/her supervisor, ensuring compliance with UNFPA procurement procedures.
- Generate financial and programmatic Atlas and Cognos reports for the country programme as required.
- Perform General User or Buyer roles in Atlas for projects.
- Ensure that payment requests related to assigned programme staff are channeled to the relevant operations staff.
- Support to Advocacy and Implementation of the CO’s resource mobilization strategy by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials for use in discussions and public events.
- Act as a back-up on selected functions to other Programme Associates during their absence.
- Carry out any other duties as may be required by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree in business/public administration, finance, economics or relevant social science discipline desirable.
Knowledge and Experience:
Functional Skill Set:
HOW TO APPLY:
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment. Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.