G5 (National)

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Programme Assistant

30 August 2017


Job ID 11462
Location Asia and Pacific, Yangon
Duty station: Yangon
Contract Type Fixed Term Appointment
Closing Date 30 August 2017 - 5:00pm (Rangoon time)


Position Summary:

UNFPA manages the “Women and Girls First Initiative” (2016-2018), a 14 million USD multi-year UNFPA-donor joint trust fund. Under the Women and Girls First programme, UNFPA is committed to leading the international community and supporting national stakeholders in addressing gaps in gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and women's rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws. Through these key outcomes, UNFPA will also be seeking to achieve improved and strengthened access to justice and increased participation of women in the peace process, through economic and political empowerment. The programme focus areas include Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States and Kayin state with additional technical support to other areas in the South East including Kayah and Mon States.


Emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance is integrated in UNFPA’s third country programme and remains an important function of the organization in the proposed 4th country programme (2018-2022). UNFPA in line with global strategy contributes to strengthening national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and data issues in humanitarian settings.


In order to support the GBV and Humanitarian teams achieve strong outcomes in the humanitarian work and under the Women and Girls First Initiative, administrative and financial support is required.



Qualifications and Experience Education:

Completion of secondary level school. First level university degree desirable.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years previous relevant experience in programme/project management
  • Previous experience in the UN is an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Computer literacy - Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment



Fluency in English is required.


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