NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, GEWE, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Country Office

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 23 October 2017 - 5:00pm (Rangoon time)
Duty station: Nay Pyi Taw
Job ID: 12365

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF MYANMAR.

Duty Station: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Closing Date: 23 October 2017 (5 pm, Yangon time)

Position Summary:

The current Programme is synchronized with the United Nations Strategic Framework for Myanmar 2012-2015 and aligned with UNFPA’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017. The 4th Country Programme is expected to span 2018-2022 within the umbrella of the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2022), as well as UNFPA’s new Strategic Plan (2018-2021). The new country programme seeks to support efforts in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women's empowerment and population dynamics. Youth and adolescents and gender issues are mainstreamed throughout the programme.

The Programme Specialist is located in Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office and reports to the UNFPA Deputy Representative, in close coordination with the head of Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office/Assistant Representative.

The Programme Specialist, Gender Equality  and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment component and mainstreaming of gender concerns to all other programme components. S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he leads the programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative support staff.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience 

Education: 

Advanced degree in gender, health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Five years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme/ project management.

Languages:

Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages. Knowledge of local languages in one of UNFPA target states and regions is an asset.

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Myanmar
Population : 53.4 mil
Fertility rate
2.2
Maternal Mortality Ratio
178
Contraceptives prevalence rate
53
Population aged 10-24
28%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 48%
Girls 49%