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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Vacancy for International Programme Coordinator, Thimpu, Bhutan



 The International Programme Coordinator leads a country team in implementing the Government-UNFPA country programme of cooperation. Reporting to the non-resident Country Director, who provides overall vision and strategic guidance, the International Programme Coordinator ensures transformative and relevant results in realizing ICPD PoA and contributing to Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Job Title: TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT-International Programme Coordinator, Thimpu, Bhutan Country Office, P-4

Job ID: 34237

Location: Asia and Pacific

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Background Information

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT

Closing Date: 4 January 2021 (5 pm New York time)

Duty Station: Thimpu, Bhutan

Duration: 364 days (Temporary Appointment)


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 strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and to end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

The International Programme Coordinator is a principled leader with high ethical standards, who promotes and defends human rights in line with international norms and standards.

Job Purpose:

The International Programme Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of UNFPA activities, and acts under delegated authority from the non-resident Country Director who maintains an overall accountability for the achievement of UNFPA strategic results in the country.

S/he actively supports the RC/UNCT and strategically positions UNFPA's work within the context of the UNSDCF development and implementation, which should inform the UNCT activities and composition, and the specific focus of UNFPA country programme.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: International Development, International Relations, Public Policy Management, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender Studies, or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of international development or public Policy Management, including programme design, and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate teams of diverse cultural, religious or other diverse backgrounds, to achieve demonstrable results.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to represent the organization and foster high-level strategic partnerships, using diplomacy and tact.
  • Experience in high-level advocacy and policy dialogue, as well as, Resource Mobilization and Partnership development
  • Ability to effectively influence partners to engage with UNFPA's mandate.
  • Interest in leading change, seeking opportunities for innovation, in achieving national results towards the ICPD PoA and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Required Competencies

Values:

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 Competencies:

Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda Leveraging the Resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances & Partnerships Delivering Results Based Programmes External & Internal relations & Advocacy for resource mobilization Leading Global Advocacy for organizational priorities Creating visibility for the organization Mobilizing Resources

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

Ideal UN Leadership Characteristics:

  • Norm-based - grounded in UN norms and standards
  • Principled - defends norms and standards without discrimination, fear or favour
  • Inclusive of all personnel and stakeholders
  • Accountable
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Transformational
  • Collaborative
  • Self-applied - modelled in our own behaviour

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.

Disclaimer

WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm Notice to applicants: In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

HOW TO APPLY:

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment.

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

For any questions or comments please contact recruiting@unfpa.org