The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, recruits for the position of Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Assistant Secretary General (ASG) at the Office of the Executive Director. ASG is eventually appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, which makes it one of the most senior levels in the whole UN system.
The Deputy Executive Director (Programme) is responsible for the leadership, management and communication of UNFPA’s programme work, and specifically for the direct supervision of the Programme and Technical Divisions, as well as for the six Regional Offices in Southern Africa, West and Central Africa, Asia-Pacific region, Arab States, Eastern and Central Europe and Latin America; as well as the Data for Development project. The post also has responsibilities for building and maintaining partnerships with UN and bilateral agencies and others on specific programme themes.
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Photo: UNFPA. Kate Gilmore (to the left), Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme) of UNFPA, alongside Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (to the right), Executive Director of the UN Women.