Humanitarian Specialist


The United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN agency aimed at improving reproductive and maternal health worldwide. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Contract
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jan 19, 2022

Job Description

Job Opening ID: 40890

Position: Humanitarian Specialist

Agency: UNFPA Nepal Country Office

No. of position: One position

Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment

Post level: NO-C

Duty station: Kathmandu

Application deadline: Friday, 4 February 2022, 5pm Nepal Time

Duration: One year (renewable)*

Required Qualification & Experience


Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Humanitarian Action, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or related disciplines.

 Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in international development assistance, preferably in emergency and/or humanitarian programme management and coordination.
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience of IASC humanitarian architecture and UN humanitarian operations is essential.
  • Strong analytical, coordination and organizational skills and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and within limited timeframes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Experience in workplan development and results frameworks, monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable.
  • Experience in knowledge management and resource mobilization is desirable.
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA’s mandate,
  • policies and procedures, is highly desirable.
  • Computer literacy: Proficiency in use of standard MS Office packages.

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.

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

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at 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.

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.