Fixed Term Appointment

NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, GEWE

23 October 2017

Myanmar

Job ID 12365
Level NOC
Duty station: Nay Pyi Taw
Contract Type Fixed Term Appointment
Closing Date 23 October 2017 - 5:00pm (Rangoon time)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF MYANMAR.

Position Summary:

The current Programme is synchronized with the United Nations Strategic Framework for Myanmar 2012-2015 and aligned with UNFPA’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017. The 4th Country Programme is expected to span 2018-2022 within the umbrella of the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2022), as well as UNFPA’s new Strategic Plan (2018-2021). The new country programme seeks to support efforts in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women's empowerment and population dynamics. Youth and adolescents and gender issues are mainstreamed throughout the programme.

 

The Programme Specialist is located in Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office and reports to the UNFPA Deputy Representative, in close coordination with the head of Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office/Assistant Representative.

 

The Programme Specialist, Gender Equality  and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment component and mainstreaming of gender concerns to all other programme components. S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he leads the programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative support staff.

 

Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience 

Education: 

Advanced degree in gender, health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.

 

Knowledge and Experience:

Five years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme/ project management.

 

Languages:

Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages. Knowledge of local languages in one of UNFPA target states and regions is an asset.

 

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