The UNFPA Regional Office for East and Southern Africa is in the process of establishing a Multi-Country Middle-Income Countries Hub, based in Johannesburg, with the aim to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of its presence in the region. The MIC Hub will provide unique technical expertise and operational services to Country Offices based in middle income countries in Southern Africa, i.e. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland initially.
The Gender & Youth Policy Specialist will be a member of the Technical Expert Team of the MIC Hub and will report to the Head of the MIC Hub. S/He is part of a multi-disciplinary team, which provides technical, policy, programme support and guidance to selected middle income countries in an integrated and coordinated manner.
Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in demography, population studies, economics, or other field directly related to the substantive areas of this position.
Knowledge and Experience:
- 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of adolescents and young people, of which seven years at the international level.
- Field experience is strongly desirable.
- Fluency in English required. A working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is an asset.