Programme Analyst- Youth/Adolescent Development


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 Full time
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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 : 2 + Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Aug 10, 2022

Job Description

Mission and objectives

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is a voluntary-funded international organization with a presence in over 150 countries, including Nepal. UNFPA is guided by the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals. Its mission is to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

The work of UNFPA is based on the premise that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections. We focus on women and young people because these are groups whose ability to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health is often compromised. Our work is informed by an understanding of population dynamics, human rights and cultural sensitivity.


UNFPA has been operating in Nepal since 1971, and is currently providing support for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), adolescents and youth, gender empowerment as well as population and development through the 8th Country Programme (2018-2022). To accelerate the attainment of the three zero transformative results UNFPA has introduced a new strategic plan for the period of 2022-2025. This plan’s chief outcomes are three transformative results: 1) ending unmet need for family planning, 2) ending preventable maternal deaths; and 3) ending gender-based violence and harmful practices by 2030. The plan also increases strategic focus on the parts of the populations left behind and the principles of leaving no one behind while continues to highlight urgency in reversing gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls.

In line with the SDGs, the new strategic plan and development targets set out in Nepal’s national development vision, the UNFPA Nepal Country office is in progress of developing a new country programme ( 2023-2028).

The current country programme leverages large-scale government programmes to advance the needs of adolescent girls and women and advance gender equality), interventions for Adolescent Girls, Adolescent Health Programme, and school as well as out of school based programmes to reach girls and boys at scale. UNFPA’s support to the formal school through rolling out of the comprehensive sexual education (CSE) and digital health information corners. UNFPA remains a trusted and important partner to both the Ministries of Health, Education and provincial as well as local governments to support the roll-out of the CSE and institutionalization of the SRH information progrmmes as part of the school health programme.

UNFPA’s technical support to empower young people in Nepal is well recognized. While working with national government programmes, the interventions have also been designed to demonstrate innovative ways of reaching out to vulnerable adolescent girls. UNFPA aims to advance women and young people’s rights, especially girls, through interventions that keep girls in school, delay marriage and child bearing, prevent unintended pregnancy, protect them against and address gender- based violence, and promote the social, health and economic assets of the most vulnerable. The programme seeks to reimage young people, promote their responsible participation and civic engagement, and thud unleash their full potential as agents of positive transformative in their communities and society at large. The Youth Volunteer will support the adolescent and youth targeted programme by building programming linkage with other programme units at national and sub-national levels. He/She will have strong working relationships with the Adolescent/Youth and Gender Specialists in the Country Office in Kathmandu.

Task description

Under the overall guidance of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative and Youth Programme specialist the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Support Programme Management and Coordination:

A. Support the implementation of UNFPA supported programming in the area of adolescents and youth and gender, applying appropriate strategies and interventions relevant to the State, and for achieving Country Programme results; Contribute to the formulation of the annual work plans in the area of adolescents and youth by using the lens of gender, diversity and inclusion, ensuring application and contextualization of appropriate best practices and latest scientific knowledge in the field of adolescent and youth development, especially adolescent reproductive health and gender equality; Provide support to monitoring the day-to-day implementation of work plans through regular consultations with stakeholders and field visits; Contribute to preparedness and response to humanitarian crises, ensuring adequate attention given to the needs of women and girls, and inclusion of young people during emergencies.

B. Support to Policy Dialogue and Technical Assistance: Support the State Programme Coordinator in policy dialogue with Government counterparts and UN and other development partners at the State level, by helping to prepare briefs and evidence-based materials and data, in favour of policies and budget allocations for programmes targeting women and girls, adolescents and youth; Stay up-to-date with UNFPA corporate technical and programme policies and guidelines; Contribute to establishing and nurturing collaboration and partnerships with technical networks on adolescents and youth development and gender equality.

C. Support to Advocacy and Resource Mobilization: Provide support towards advocacy efforts of the State and Country Offices, contributing to project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor and high level visitor briefs; Contribute technical and evidence-based inputs to advocacy messages on the rights and needs of women and young people, especially girls in respective State; Contribute to CO resource mobilization initiatives, identifying opportunities to leverage funding from government and private sector; contribute inputs to concept notes and proposals writing; Support CO communications efforts, providing relevant state materials; Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Eligibility criteria


18 – 26

Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea and therefore specific criteria apply:

– Candidates must be Korean nationals.

– Candidates must be between 22 and 29 years of age throughout the initial contract.

– Candidates who have already served as UN Youth Volunteer funded by the Government of Korea are not eligible to apply (former UN University Volunteers are eligible).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3 April 2022 Candidates may apply to a maximum of three assignments and indicate the order of preference in the ‘Additional remarks’ field when filling in the application form.

Required Qualification & Experience

Required experience

2 years of experience in Programme implementation and management; Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; Strong team skills including ability to establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those relevant to the team members; Resourcefulness, efficient in taking initiative, maturity of judgment, tact; Good analytical, organizing and planning skills; Good communication and negotiation skills; Ability to work independently; Willingness to travel to project sites and other areas as needed

Area(s) of expertise


Driving license


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Public Health, Sociology Gender, International Development, or related discipline

Competencies and values

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Basic Technological Awareness, Working in Team

How to Apply

Living conditions and remarks

The duty station will be Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is the national capital city. The city is home to thousands of businesses and international companies and embassies, making it very cosmopolitan in nature, and culturally rich.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy