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International Operations Manager, Islamabad, Pakistan,P-3

Islamabad (Pakistan)


Position summary:

Under the guidance of the Representative, the IOM leads strategic planning for UNFPA operations, setting of management targets, and outsourced services. The IOM leads a broad portfolio ranging from financial and human resources management; procurement; IT; travel and logistics; common services; to security of UNFPA premises and staff.  The IOM advises the Representative on course correction; compliance, cost effectiveness; and creative responses to emerging complex challenges.

Job Purpose:

You play a leading role in achieving key results which have an impact on the overall economy, efficiency and effectiveness of Country Office operations, and the functioning of UNFPA in line with the use of corporate resources in the following areas:

•           Financial Services
•           Human Resources
•           Procurement and Logistical Services
•           ICT
•           Implementation of the UN agenda on common services and joint procurement  

You are accountable for supporting the effective development and delivery of an innovative Country Programme focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment.

Through delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline, supporting the organization’s ability to deliver high quality results.  Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.


Qualifications and Experience


Postgraduate university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration or Business Administration, Economics, Management or other related field.

 Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of experience in development in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting, including 3 or more years experience in managing teams in a complex organizational setting

Ability to build strong relationships with clients, focus on impact and result, and respond positively to feedback

Solid knowledge in procurement, financial and human resources management, contract, asset, and information and communication technology

Ability to lead business process re-engineering, to implement new systems, and to positively affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal changes

Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting, formulation and monitoring of projects/programmes

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.


Fluency in English. Depending on the duty station another UN langauge such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Portuguese may be required.

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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-29

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