Fixed Term

National Post: Programme Analyst on Sexual and Reproductive Health - NOB

14 September 2018

Astana, Kazakhstan

Background Information


UNFPA, the United Nations Reproductive Health and Rights Agency, is the leading UN agency that enhances the ability of women and youth to maintain sexual and reproductive health and have healthy children. UNFPA accelerates progress towards universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including voluntary family planning and healthy motherhood. It also promotes the realization of the rights and opportunities of young people. 

The Programme Analyst on Sexual and Reproductive Health substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, The Programme Analyst will also assist with youth and gender matters as a cross-cutting issue. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

The Programme Analyst is located in the UNFPA Kazakhstan Country Office (CO), Astana, and reports to the UNFPA Representative.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities


In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributes substantively to the formulation and design of the country programme and its component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensures quality of programme / project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.

Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.

Expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with implementing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.

Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.

Assists advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project applications, project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.

Work Relations 

The Programme Analyst on Sexual and Reproductive Health facilitates the work of consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues.  S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. The Analyst is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office.

Internal contacts include the Representative, Assistant Representative, the CO’s programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and counterparts and partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts etc.

Qualifications and Experience

Two years professional experience in the field of public health, preferably in programme/ project management.



Advanced degree in public health and/or other related social science field.

 Knowledge and Experience:

Required Competencies 



• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• 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
• Communicating for Impact

Managerial Competencies :

Providing strategic focus

Engaging internal/external partners

Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance

Making decisions and exercising judgment

Functional Skill Set:

Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda

Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships

Delivering results-based programmes

Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization


Fluency in English and Russian is required, knowledge of Kazakh is desirable. 




NB! How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should apply on-line through this site by clicking "APPLY NOW" button. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.

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. 


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UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect for HIV or AIDS and does not discriminrte on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.