Job Vacancy For Programme Assistant At United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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.

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Level: ICS 5 (GS 5)
Position: 68792

Organizational Context:
Under overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the Program Assistant supports the program team. The Programme Assistant is responsible for supporting the activities of one or more Programme Analysts in a number of respects, including research, data analysis, logistical support, and field visits.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

•  Programme Support:
•  Fund Management:
•  People Management & Leadership:
•  Administrative Management
•  Other: When appropriate, undertakes other related duties assigned by the supervision and/or Representative

Qualification Required & Experience

Required Competencies:
Functional Competencies:

•  Business acumen
•  Implementing management systems
•  Client orientation

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:

•  Minimum of a university degree in social sciences


•  3 years of relevant work experience in project management support, research and monitoring/evaluation
•  Broad understanding of reproductive health, adolescents and young people, and development issues in Ghana
•  Conversant with programme implementation and funding modalities of international organisations, especially the UN system

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English

Computer Skills:

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

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please refer to:  To Download the P11 Employment Form. 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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