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    Minimum of a university degree in gender studies, social development, public health or other related social science field, and good knowledge/understanding of the UN system plus 2 to 3 years’ professional experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector


    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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

    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.


    Knowledge and Experience: 

    Management skills, familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies, knowledge of international development financing, policies and institutions, and international politics.

    Familiarity with population issues and how this impacts on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people (including adolescents). 

    Excellent negotiation skills, advocacy and public speaking, and good knowledge/understanding of the UN system.



    Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages would be an asset.



    Exemplifying integrity, 

    Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, 

    Embracing cultural diversity, 

    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,


    Compensation and Benefits:

     This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


    How to apply: 

    A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only online applications using this link will be accepted.

    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. 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.