Programme Analyst – UNFPA Vacancy Announcement

Programme Analyst – UNFPA Vacancy Announcement, March 13 2023



Organization: UNFPA

Position: Programme Analyst

Location: Benshangul

Employment: Full time, Contract

Level: NO-A

Date of Announcement: 03/01/2023

Deadline: 03/15/2023




Job Description

The Position:

The incumbent:

  • Establishes and fosters harmonious working relationship with senior management, her/his supervisor, other programme officers, and subordinates
  • Advocate for and ensure implementation of the ICPD POA

You will report to Regional Programme Officer (RPO)

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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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:

The Project Officer assists in the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by analyzing relevant political, social and economic trends and providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Project Officer assists with programme/ project implementation by using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures, as well as by monitoring results achieved during implementation.

You would be responsible for:

  • Assist all technical & operational support to the implementing partners (RHB), Bureau of Women and Social affairs and other sector offices as deemed necessary to ensure appropriate and timely implementation and monitoring of the UNFPA funded programmes/projects
  • Ensuring appropriate support to timely design of the Work Plans in line with UNFPA’ standards, procedures, and policies.
  • Providing support GBV and SRHR Programming in the context of triple nexus (development Humanitarian and Peace nexus) agenda.
  • Assist in resources mobilization including development of proposals for both developmental and humanitarian settings.
  • Support the RPO in identifying bottlenecks and suggesting possible solutions, which affect programme implementation at regional/District levels to support the implementation of UNFPA funded programmes.
  • Assist the regional counterparts and implementing partners in timely programme monitoring and reviews, and proper reporting.
  • Provide support to studies, surveys, or assessments, organized at regional level that are relevant to the programme implementation or monitoring.
  • Assist the RPO in the management of HACT Audit, IP assessments, and any initiative that strengthens accountability at regional level.
  • Assist in the development of quality reports on the programme reviews.
  • Assist in the implementation of the HACT, IP agreement, and Programme Implementation Manual (PIM) at regional level.
  • Assist in programme visibility promotion at regional level.
  • Assist in resources mobilization and development of proposals for both developmental and humanitarian settings.
  • Support the RPO in identifying bottlenecks and suggesting possible solutions, which affect programme implementation at regional/District levels to support the implementation of UNFPA funded programmes.
  • Assist in providing trainings to relevant staff and counterpart at regional level.
  • Participate in key meetings as assigned by the RPOs.
  • Support the RPO in the establishment of good working relationship with other stakeholders at regional level
  • Represent UNFPA in various forums including coordination meeting
  • Monitor UNFPA IPs to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resource and timely reporting
  • Provide techncial support in the area of SRHR
  • Perform other related duties as required by the RPO.

Qualifications and Experience 


Advanced university degree public health, social sciences and or related field

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good understanding and knowledge in SRHR, Gender, Population development and/or Monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of four years professional experience in the field of SRHR and GBV  programmes both in humanitarian and development contexts, with experience in programme/ project management and coordination
  • Practical experience in designing, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.


  • Proficiency in English and knowledge of  the local language  will have value added

Required Competencies: 


  • 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 programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
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



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