NATIONAL POST : Assistant Representative, Putrajaya, Malaysia, NOD
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS ONLY FOR NATIONALS OF MALAYSIA
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
The Assistant Representative, in Coordination with the Representative, designs, develops, and manages an innovative and responsive country programme. You will lead the programme team, inspiring it to translate the regional and country goals into tangible solutions and results.
You 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 programme / technical staffs 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, you will act on their behalf as required.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related discipline.
Knowledge and Experience:
7 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.
Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.