Job Vacancy For Programme Analyst At United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – Tamale

UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, is the world's largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programmes. UNFPA works with governments and non-governmental organizations in over 140 countries in all matters related to the reproductive system. Reproductive health is recognized as a human right, part of the right to health. UNFPA assists countries to formulate population policies and strategies in support of sustainable development.

Job Summary

Level: ICS 9 (NO-B)
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
Position: 59527

Organizational Context:
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst substantively contributes to the effective achievement of UNFPA activities in the area of sexual and reproductive health, reducing maternal and mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5. This includes incorporating into programmes elements of population and development, access to maternal and new-born health services, access to family planning services, HIV and STI prevention, gender equality, and poverty reduction; specifically in the context of women and young people (including adolescents).

The Programme Analyst 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. He/she ensures coherence with agreed national and international planning frameworks; and guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA programs by monitoring results achieved in the implementation. He/she ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

The Programme Analyst facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and experts; and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. He/she must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA's mandate. The Programme Analyst is a budget owner and thus is accountable for ensuring the proper disbursement and absorption of funds to implementing partners.

The Programme Analyst is a substantive contributor to the program team in the Country Office.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

•  Technical Expertise/Management:
•  Programme Management:
•  Funds Management:
•  Resource Mobilisation
•  People Management & Leadership:
•  Administrative Management
•  Other - When appropriate, undertakes other job-related duties assigned by the supervisor and/or Representative

Qualification Required & Experience

Required Competencies:
Functional Competencies:

•  Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
•  Results-based programme development and management
•  Innovation and marketing of new approaches
•  Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
•  Resource mobilization
•  Training and facilitation skills
•  Ability to conduct operational/interventional research

Core Competencies:

•  Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, knowledge sharing/continuous learning, valuing diversity
•  Managing Relationships: Working in teams, communicating information and ideas, conflict and self-management
•  Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
•  Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, results orientation/commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making

Job Requirements:
Academic Requirements:

•  Master's degree in public health, medicine, population, demography and/or other related social science field


•  3 to 5 years professional experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector (at national level)
•  Good knowledge of issues of reproductive health and rights and how this impacts on women and the young
•  Experience in working with government institution, NGOs and/or donor institutions
•  Experience in leading implementation of programmes, particularly in the area of reproductive health, maternal health and adolescents and youth


•  Fluency in oral and written English
•  A second UN language is an asset

Computer Skills:

•  Proficiency in current office software applications
•  Proficiency in PeopleSoft, and other computerized applications used by the UN

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Please refer to: for detailed Job Description. Applications to be addressed to the Representative at:

[email protected]

Completion of United Nations Personal History form (P11) is mandatory.

Closing Date: 04 March 2013
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