Africa Spotlight Regional Program Coordinator, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, P-5

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 30 June 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job ID: 31125

Job Summary

The Africa Spotlight Regional Programme Coordinator (ASRPC) leads the Africa Coordination Unit (ACU) team, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and coordinates the work of the key partners to ensure the successful delivery of the programme activities and achievement of the results in an integrated and coordinated manner.

You will report directly to the Deputy Regional Director, UNFPA ESARO (East and Southern Africa Regional Office).

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

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience


Post-graduate university degree in international relations/development, management, public administration, public health, gender, communication, economics, sociology, demography, and public policy or equivalent development related area.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the management of complex, donor-funded multi-partner programmes 
  • Work experience in a developing country context in Africa;
  • Evidence of political acumen and partnership building
  • A track record of extensive national/international working experience with increasing managerial responsibilities in the development arena, preferably with experience in gender, eVAWG and/or SRHR programming 
  • Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination;
  • Experience in leading/managing communications product development and dissemination;
  • Experience of working closely with the AU/AUC, preferred
  • Strong track record of leadership and management, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Ability to build and motivate / lead cross-cutting teams to produce client-oriented results;
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills in English is essential; 
  • Strong verbal communication skills in French, preferred.
  • UN common system experience, especially field experience, is desirable.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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