Programme Associate on Youth and Reproductive Health

Deadline for application: 
29 Mar 2015
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
UNFPA Moldova

Job Purpose: Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative, and direct supervision of the UNFPA Programme Analyst on Reproductive Health and Youth, the UNFPA Programme Associate supports the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of Reproductive Health/Youth component of the UNFPA Country Programme (CP), by providing programme and logistical support, managing and updating data inputs, assisting in the formulation of activities, assisting in programme implementation, monitoring and following up on recommendations and establishing collaborative relationships with implementing partners, experts, government counterparts and other UN Agencies in the Republic of Moldova.

The Programme Associate applies established system and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to reproductive health and youth issues. He/She is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.

Major Activities/Expected Results:

  • In coordination with UNFPA Programme Analyst on Reproductive Health and Youth, the Programme Associate facilitates implementation of the Reproductive Health and Youth component under the UNFPA Country Programme and the respective components under other non-core sponsored projects by establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with the implementing partners, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies; drafts programme documents, work plans, reports, and prepares tables and statistical data.
  • In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel, guides routine implementation of assigned projects, coordinating delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.
  • Calculates budget estimates and reconciles expenditure against budgetary allocations under work plans, displaying attention to detail in verifying financial data.
  • Supports the implementation of UNFPA Regional initiatives on Youth and HIV.
  • Provides logistical support to NEX projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events of the Implementing Partners.
  • Provide inputs and assistance to the monitoring and evaluation process of programme activities by participating in field visits, review meetings and evaluation missions and providing inputs to progress and final reports.
  • Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Reproductive Health and Youth component by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
  • Supports the activity of the other colleagues in the office ensuring the programme cohesion and synergy and pursuing integrated approach in project implementation.
  • Performs any other activities as required by the CO management.

Job requirements:

  • University degree in social science, public health, management, and/or other related areas.
  • At least four years of relevant experience in programme/ project management. Experience in project management in health and/or youth areas will be considered as an advantage.
  • Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, consulting company, or NGO, or previous experience with UN Agencies is a very strong advantage.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Romanian is required. Knowledge of Russian would be an asset.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova or others legally authorized to work in the country are eligible to apply.

UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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.

Interested persons should submit their application letters and duly completed Personal History Form (P11) with the mark “UNFPA Programme Associate” by 29 March 2015, 23:59 (GMT+2:00) to the following e-mail:

Detailed Job Description and template of Personal History Form (P11) are available at the UN Moldova website Only those short listed will be contacted.

Failure of candidates to submit a duly completed P11 form, as well as false representations on this form, shall constitute sufficient grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of the application. All information provided in the P11 form will be treated as strictly confidential.

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