Programme Analyst, Youth

United Nations Population Fund, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th November, 2018

Job Description

The Position:

The Programme Analyst is responsible for providing technical inputs to the planning, conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the youth and reproductive health component of the Country Programme. You will maintain collaborative relationships with the government line ministries and departments, civil society constituents, the United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies and other development organizations.

You will report directly to the UNFPA Assistant Representative.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In the face of challenges resulting from the delay in reducing fertility in Pakistan, a youth bulge, with approximately two thirds of its population under the age of 30 and a median age of 22, one of the lowest in the world, UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need principled and ethical staff, who embody human rights norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

In a highly complex operating environment, you will play a key role in contributing to the prioritization and effective management of UNFPA interventions in the area of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, including project formulation and evaluation. You will provide information on achievement of results in the implementation of the youth and reproductive health component of the Country Programme.

You will facilitate technical assistance missions and contribute to UN systems coordination through participation in policy dialogue and provision of inputs into joint common system initiatives.


Qualifications and Experience

Education: Advanced university degree in in Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health, and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in managing adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and participation programmes.
  • Strategic and operational field experience in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health policy and planning, provision of technical advice, national capacity development and management of adolescent and youth programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience in programme/project planning design, follow up, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.
  • Knowledge and experience working with the United Nations system would be an advantage.
  • Excellent writing, communication presentation and computer skills.

Languages: Fluency in English and Urdu are required, knowledge of local languages is an asset.


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