• Programme Specialist at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • Posted on: 12 April, 2018 Deadline: 26 April, 2018
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    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

    Programme Specialist, External Relations & Private Sector Partnerships


    Job description

    Job Setting

    The National Programme Specialist post is located in the Kenya Country Office (KCO) and reports to the Representative, who provides overall direction and guidance.

    Job Purpose

    In line with the UN/UNFPA policies and guidelines, the National Programme Specialist performs various tasks and provides vital technical inputs to all activities pertaining to external relations and private sector partnership. In collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the National Programme Specialist assists the country office in mobilizing resources and partnerships in support of UNFPA Mandate and Programming in Kenya


    Advanced University Degree in Social Science, Political Science, Public Health or related field

    Knowledge And Experience

    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional working experience in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
    • Proven capacity in the area of resource mobilization and leveraging of national partner resources
    • Strong understanding of private sector partnership and innovation for development
    • Understanding of UNFPA core-mandate areas and experience in ICPD programming
    • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret complex socio-cultural backgrounds as well as quickly obtain an overview of a variety of activities and approaches of national and international actors.
    • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment, both within and outside UNFPA
    • Ability to transfer skills to team members to further enhance existing skills.
    • Communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge, and
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.
    • Experience of the UN system is an added advantage


    Fluency in English is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) career website on erecruit.partneragencies.org to apply

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