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NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative, Vientiane, Lao PDR, NOC

Vientiane (Lao )


The position:

The Assistant Representative works in coordination with Deputy Representative and the Representative. S/he designs, develops, and manages an innovative and responsive country programme. The Assistant Representative will lead the Gender, and Population and Development (PD) programme team, inspiring it to translate the regional and country goals into tangible solutions and results.  The work will be done in consultation with the other programme units.

Job Purpose:

The Assistant Representative will contribute to the management of UNFPA programme activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender. Working to advance the ICPD policy agenda in a politically sensitive environment, you will respond to changing priorities of Governments. Promoting partnership and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies and civil society will be key to your role. You will coordinate technical advisers and contribute to UN systems coordination through participation in policy dialogue and provision of inputs into joint common system initiatives. Reporting to the UNFPA Representative or Deputy Representative, The Assistant Representative will act on their behalf as required. 


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraisal and management.

Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organisational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.

Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results.

Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships.

Prior experience in UNs or international organizations an asset


Fluency in English and Lao; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Vientiane (Lao )
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-21

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