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.
The Representative leads a country office team in the design and implementation of a population and development and sexual and reproductive health country programme. Through alliances and partnerships with governments, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the programme aims to
realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people; especially those furthest behind.
Under the guidance of a Regional Director, you will lead a Country team in the development and management of an innovative Country Programme of Cooperation focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment. You are accountable for the effective implementation of the Country Programme, playing the
lead role in promoting the mandate of the organization, and ensuring the integration of issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the broader national development agenda. Through engagement with national counterparts, UN Country Teams, compelling advocacy, and delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline of the organization, validating both the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality support and results. Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
A. Strategic direction, planning and management
B. Management of resources•
C. Programme leadership and representation
D. Programme oversight and coordination
Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director to whom you will report.
Advanced university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine,
Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development,
Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.
Knowledge and Experience:
Fluency in English is required. Working knowlege of another official UN language is desirable.
UN Leadership Characteristics:• Norm-based – grounded in UN norms and standards
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