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Programme Analyst

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Position Summary:

The Programme Analyst provides professional support to ensure that the Fund’s country programmes are firmly placed in the context of: the ICPD Programme of Action; national development processes; the 2030 Agenda; and the process of UN reform.


The primary roles of the Programme Analyst are:

  • Programme Development, Implementation and Monitoring
  • Knowledge Management

The responsibilities of the Programme Analyst include assisting in the provision of ESARO and Country Offices’ support needs; mainly by ensuring the implementation of programme strategies and providing programming support. These include support in preparing programming documents such as CCA/UNDAFs, UNFPA Country and Regional Programmes, progress implementation reports, and work plans; ensuring quality and compliance with procedures and requirements; participating in in-house reviews and debriefings; and providing day-to-day support to the Country Offices and Regional Office management needs, as required. The Programme Analyst contributes to efficient workflow within Regional Office and region-wide initiatives by participating in the work of internal review groups and committees.


Qualifications and Experience: 



  • Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in public health, sociology, demography, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Two years of increasingly responsible professional experience in work related to international development or social sector;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population, reproductive and sexual health programming;
  • Have a sound knowledge of the social and cultural realities of the region;
  • Have strong research, analytical and report writing skills;
  • Field experience is an asset;
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with the programming policies and procedures, including UN Reform process, is highly desirable.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese, an asset.


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.

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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-31

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