The United Nations Population Fund Jobs

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position.


Vacancy Number VN 2013/006
Post Level: ICS – 05
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Post Number: 11258
Duty Station: Calabar Decentralized Office
Duration: One year, with possible renewal subject to performance

Under the General supervision of the Head, Sub-office, Calabar, the Programme Assistant, supports the design, planning and management of the sub-office by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations. S/he is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.
S/he works closely with programme and project staff in providing support to programme implementation as follows:.
i. Participates in the identification and formulation of country programme and projects, by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and prepares tables and statistical data.

ii. Supports the evaluation of project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and prepare regular inputs to status and progress reports. Facilitates analysis of factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follow up on recommendations.
iii. Ensure proper documentation and processing of approved Implementing Partners’ Annual Work Plan and quarterly FACE Forms, to relevant Officers for necessary action as well as undertake related ATLAS functions.
iv. In coordination with the Country Office, supports routine implementation of assigned projects, coordination the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of States counterparts in training activities and study tours.
v. Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of Country office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
vi. Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives of the sub-office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
vii. Organizes advocacy events and serves as the public relations and media focal point for the sub-office.
viii. Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Head of DO, Deputy Representative and Representative.

Core competencies
- Valuing diversity
- Performance management
- Developing people/fostering innovation and empowerment
- Working in Teams
- Communicating information and ideas/knowledge sharing
- Integrity/commitment to mandate
- Appropriate and transparent decision making
- Results orientation and commitment to excellence
- Self-management/emotional intelligence and conflict management/negotiating and resolving disagreements

- Business Acumen
- Implementing management systems
- Innovation and marketing of new approaches
- Client orientation
- Organizational awareness
- Job knowledge/technical expertise

The ideal candidate should:
- Be a Nigerian national (male or female)
- Have a Bachelor Degree or Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Administration, Public Administration, Sociology or in a related field.
- Have a minimum of 5 years working experience in the public or private sector. UN experience would be desirable.
- Be fluent in oral and written English
- Have computing skills and be knowledgeable in MS-office software packages..

All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and completed UN Personal History Form (P 11), which can be download from our intra site attached as one file in MS WORD format only. Applications should be addressed to The UNFPA Resident Representative, Abuja and forwarded to e-mail addresses – latest by 11 April, 2013 and clearly marked – Programme Assistant, Calabar – ICS 05

Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest. Kindly also note that ONLY applications sent by e-mail will be accepted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

*UNFPA reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower level and prior to the closing date.

UNFPA – Because everyone counts


DEADLINE: 11 April, 2013


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