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National Post: Programme Associate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, GS-7

Job Description

Job Title National Post: Programme Associate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, GS-7

Job ID 26243

Location East and Southern Africa

Full/Part-Time  Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular

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This post is non-rotational.

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing Date: 10 October 2019 (5pm, New York time)

Duration: One year (*)

Post Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Please note that this vacancy is open to nationals of Ethiopia.

*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5 

Organizational Setting

The Position:

The position will be located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the National Programme Associate is to support all programme units and Operations in the management and monitoring of programmes both funded from core and non-core resources.

Work Relations:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Representative, the National Programme Associate works in a team with the National Programme Officers, Regional programme Officers, National Programme Assistants, and Admin/Finance Associates.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities


The job holder provides the following services:

  • Supports the design, planning, and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations.
  • Applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender issues.
  • Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects, by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
  • Evaluates project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regulations to status and progress reports. Analyses basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.
  • In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel guides routing implementation of assigned projects, coordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.
  • Provides logical support to projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events. Trains and guides project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
  • Process requisitions with ATLAS;
  • Create project proposals and generate reports from ATLAS.
  • Perform other related activities assigned by the Country Representative and/or the deputy Representative and Assistants Representative. Secretarial and clerical duties as required by the CO.


Qualifications and Experience


Knowledge and Experience:

At least 7 years of relevant experience in the public or private sector.


Fluency in English. Depending on the duty station, working knowledge of another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required


A Bachelor’s degree in health, population, demography, economics and/or other related social science field.

Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.

Required Competencies


• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• Embracing change
Core Competencies:

• Achieving Results  
• Being Accountable
• Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
• Thinking analytically and Strategically
• Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
• Communicating for Impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
  • Managerial Competencies:
  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment


UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.



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