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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Nay Pyi Taw
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-31

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NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist,Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE)

Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)


Position Summary:

UNFPA has partnerships with the government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions.  UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, humanitarian and peace building.

The Programme Specialist is located in Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office and reports to the UNFPA Deputy Representative, in close coordination with the head of Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office/Assistant Representative.

The Programme Specialist, Gender Equality  and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment component and mainstreaming of gender concerns to all other programme components. S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he leads the programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative support staff.


Qualifications and Experience 


Advanced degree in gender, health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Five years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme/ project management.


Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages. Knowledge of local languages in one of UNFPA target states and regions is an asset.



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