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UNFPA Job – National Post: Regional Project Officer in Ethiopia

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UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Description

Job Title: National Post: Regional Project Officer, Jigjiga, Ethiopia, NO-A

Job ID: 16466

Location: East and Southern Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: This post is non-rotational.

Duty Station: Jigjiga, Ethiopia

Closing Date: 21 June 2018 (5 pm, Jigjiga time)

Duration: One Year (*)

Post Type: Fixed-Term Appointment


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


Organizational Setting

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Officer (RPO) and overall guidance of the Deputy Rep, the RPJ-O (Regional Project Officer) is responsible for supporting the RPO in the Programme implementation and monitoring in the Region. The RPJ-O will provide support to the timely development of Work Plans, monitoring of their implementation and reporting. His work will cover activities both in Developmental and Humanitarian settings.

Job Purpose

The Project Officer assists in the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by analysing relevant political, social and economic trends and providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Project Officer assists with programme/ project implementation by using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures, as well as by monitoring results achieved during implementation.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Assist the RPO in providing technical and operational support to the regional IPs in the region (Regional sectoral Bureaux and NGOs), involved in the implementation of the programme;
Support the design of the Work Plans;
Assist the regional counterparts in timely programme monitoring and reviews, and proper reporting;
Provide support to studies, surveys or assessments, organized at regional level that are relevant to the programme implementation or monitoring;
Assist the RPO in the management of HACT Audit, IP assessments, and any initiative that strengthens accountability at regional level;
Assist in the development of quality reports on the programme reviews;
Assist in the implementation of the HACT, IP agreement, and Programme Implementation Manual (PIM) at regional level;
Assist in programme visibility promotion at regional level;
Assist in resources mobilization including donor mapping and development of proposals for both developmental and humanitarian settings;
Support the RPO in identifying bottlenecks and suggesting possible solutions, which affect programme implementation at regional/District levels in order to support the implementation of UNFPA funded programmes;
Assist in providing trainings to relevant staff and counterpart at regional level;
Participate in key meetings as assigned by the RPOs;
Support the RPO in the establishment of good working relationship with other stakeholders at regional level
Perform other related duties as required by the RPO


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in social sciences or public health or related field.


Good Knowledge of project management in humanitarian settings;
Good understanding and knowledge in the area of SRHR, Gender, Population development and/or Monitoring and evaluation


Proficiency in English and knowledge of any other UN language is an advantage. Fluency in oral and written Afar is required.


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 Skillset:

• 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

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