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 Strategic Plan 2022-2025 reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to SRHR, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; 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.
The Technical Specialist. Population and Development (P&D) will provide innovative technical knowledge and deliver substantive technical advice on current and emerging approaches in population data and policies to CO, government, intergovernmental bodies, and the UN. S/he works to ensure strong programme management of the P&D portfolio; strengthen technical capacities of national experts; improve the quality, relevance and usefulness of population data; and promote a more effective and extensive use of population data for development. In all activities s/he fosters collaboration within the UNFPA Technical Division and Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, ensuring the national implementation of international best practices in population data and policies.
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