The Deputy Representative plays a leading role in the design and delivery of the UNFPA country programme. Through building alliances and partnerships with governments, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the programme aims to realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people; especially those furthest behind. The Deputy Representative is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Country Office, including supervising assigned Country Office staff.
Knowledge and Experience:
Postgraduate university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.
10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development including programme designing, appraising and management; of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the international level
Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities
Experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue
Excellent media/communication skills to foster engaged partnerships and to maintain political partnerships in the assigned country
Proven ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality results
Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations;
Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian context is an asset.
Language: Fluency in English; another language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Portuguese is an asset.
- Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
- Location: Erbil (Iraq)
- Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
- Managerial positions
- Closing Date: 2018-08-15