NATIONAL POST: Programme Assistant, Yangon, Myanmar Country Office, G-5



Closing Date: 21 February 2017 (5 pm Yangon time)

Duration: One year (renewable)[i]

Position Summary:

The Programme Assistant is located in the country office in Yangon and reports to the
Humanitarian Response Specialist in Yangon.

Job Purpose

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA defined in UNFPA Strategic plan (2014-2017).

UNFPA manages the “Women and Girls First Initiative” (2016-2018), a 14 million USD multi-year UNFPA-donor joint trust fund. Under the Women and Girls First programme, UNFPA is committed to leading the international community and supporting national stakeholders in addressing gaps in gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and women's rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws. Through these key outcomes, UNFPA will also be seeking to achieve improved and strengthened access to justice and increased participation of women in the peace process, through economic and political empowerment. The programme focus areas include Rakhine, Kachin and Northern
Shan States and Kayin state with additional technical support to other areas in the South Eastern region including Kayah and Mon States.

Emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance is integrated in UNFPA’s third country programme and remains an important function of the organization. UNFPA in line with global strategy contributes to strengthening national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and data issues in humanitarian settings.

In order to support the GBV and Humanitarian teams achieve strong outcomes in the humanitarian work and under the Women and Girls First Initiative, administrative and financial support is required.

Under overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative, with direct supervision Humanitarian Response Specialist, and in close coordination with UNFPA CO in Yangon and field offices, the incumbent provides programme, administrative and financial support to the programme and technical team in compliance with UNFPA policies and procedures.


Qualifications and Experience 


Completion of secondary level school. Additional course work in public administration, finance or economics will be assets.

Knowledge and Experience:

5 years previous relevant experience ion programme/project management
 Previous experience in the UN is an asset;
 Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
 Computer literacy - Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;
 Good writing and communication skills.
 Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment


Fluency in English is required.

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

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

UNFPA, Myanmar Country Office will facilitate electronic application. For interested candidates who require assistance from UNFPA, you are kindly invited to the 2-day job fair at your suitable time on either 12 and 13 February 2017 (9 am to 5 pm) at Esperado Lake View Hotel; No. 23, U Aung Myat Street, Mingular Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon.



Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Administrative support
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-21

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