National Post, Fixed Term, G7

Programme Associate

5 October 2016

UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, Johannesburg, South Africa

Post open only to nationals and permanent residents of South Africa

Position Summary:

The Programme Associate position is located in the East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) of UNFPA, Johannesburg and reports to the M&E Adviser.

The Programme Associate is part of the Programme Coordination and Quality Assurance Unit (PCU), coordinated by the Regional Programme Specialist and under the leadership of the Deputy Regional Director, which provides integrated programme and technical support within a systems strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA’s overall strategy. The Programme Associate also works in close collaboration with the Operations Manager and his team to ensure timely support to COs on operational matters.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school is required. A degree in Public Administration, Finance, Economics or another relevant subject is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience in the management of data support systems and in financial management in the private or public sector;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment;
  • Sound interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to use analytical tools and logic to gather, define information, situations, problems, and draw logical conclusions to the data;
  • Make timely and appropriate decisions, taking into consideration varied and complex issues.

Languages: Fluency in English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset.

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