Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNFPA does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducting policy dialogue with Government, UN and other development partners to incorporate UNFPA’s priorities and agenda into national plans and strategies, and UN systems, initiatives and development frameworks.
- Translating global strategies into country-specific advocacy strategies. This includes creating and delivering evidence-based advocacy messages to promote UNFPA’s programme goals, taking into account political and social sensitivities.
- Promoting a results-based approach, integrating innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes, sub-programmes and projects. You will ensure programmes are responsive to the country’s needs in areas of UNFPA’s strategic priorities.
- Facilitating the achievement of programme results by identifying, providing and coordinating inputs into programme development and implementation, ensuring programme monitoring and oversight, and coordinating and evaluating the inputs of consultants and technical experts.
- Promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning including testing, evaluating and documenting innovative strategies and best practices internal and external to UNFPA, and integrating these as appropriate.
- Contributing to resource mobilisation by identifying potential donors, preparing proposals including outlining co-financing resources for support to the country programme, and supporting the government and other agencies in coordinating assistance for programmes.
- Coordinating programme leads in consultation with the Representative and ensuring programme coherence, implementation and delivery while aligning to the relevant budgets and other resources including human resources.
- Promoting the ICPD programme of Action as well as the Nairobi commitments and more especially Gender equality and the empowerment of women within the programme planning, implementation and delivery.
- Exemplifying integrity,
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
- Embracing cultural diversity,
Embracing changeFunctional Competencies:
- Advocacy / Advancing a policy-orientated agenda
- Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships
- Delivering results based programmes
- Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation
- Achieving results,
- Being accountable,
- Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
- Thinking analytically and strategically,
- Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
Communicating for impact Managerial Competencies:
- Providing strategic focus,
- Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
- Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
- Making decisions and exercising judgment
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related discipline.
- 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraisal and management is required.
- Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organisational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities is required
- Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results is required
- Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships is required.
- Fluency in English and Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian languages; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.
UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm
In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.
UNFPA reserves the right to not make any appointment to the vacancy, and/or to make an appointment at a lower level from the one advertised.