Fixed Term

National Post - Programme Associate, GS7, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

10 February 2020

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Position:

 

The Programme Associate supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations.

 

You will report to the UNFPA Assistant Representative.

 

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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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.

 

Job Purpose:

 

You will play an instrumental role in facilitating UNFPA’s country programme and project implementation, supporting design, planning and management, in the areas of population and development, reproductive health, adolescents and youth and gender.

 

You will apply established systems and procedures and assist in the creation of knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing relevant information, developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with procedures.

 

You would be responsible for:

 

  • Participating in the formulation of the country programme and component projects, by compiling and analysing information relevant to the UNFPA’s role in the country, drafting project documents and work plans and preparing tables and statistical data.

 

  • Supporting the evaluation of project and programme activities, establishing ways to assess achievement and recommending corrective action as required; conducting field visits; participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.

 

  • Guiding routine implementation of assigned projects, in coordination with national counterparts and project personnel, coordinating delivery of project inputs; and ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.

 

  • Providing logistical support to projects by coordinating project related meetings, workshops and events. Training and guiding project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures.

 

  • Supporting advocacy and resource mobilisation efforts of the CO, by establishing and maintaining a network of donor and public information contacts. Assisting with organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events, including preparing relevant background material for these events.

 

  • Assisting in implementing knowledge management strategies to capture lessons learned and best practices, sharing these with management for future planning

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

Education: 

 

Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.

 

Knowledge and Experience:

 

  • Seven years of relevant experience in programme/ project management.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.

 

Languages:

 

Fluency in English and Russian languages; knowledge of Kazakh language is desirable.

 

Required Competencies:

 

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • 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 mobilisation

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

 

Compensation and Benefits:
 

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

Disclaimer: 

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. 

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

at http://www.unfpa.org/employment.

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Please note that only short-listed applications will be contacted.

 

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

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. 

 

Important Note

Please note that national vacancies are open only for the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan.