The Coordination and Policy Analyst, Sustainable Development position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are no older than 32 years of age as of 31 December 2022, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are a national of an African country, without prior working experience in the United Nations. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals from Africa or of African descent who wish to obtain practical experience in policy, programming and coordination of sustainable development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.
The incumbent will report directly to the Head of the Unit in the Executive 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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
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.
The Coordination and Policy Analyst, Sustainable Development supports technical backstopping and quality control of the Executive Office team’s portfolio, contributes to the preparation and follow up of all the Executive Office team’s official travel, events and meetings. He/she supports the liaising with Stakeholders and UN Agencies, Funds, Programmes, Departments, Offices and relevant Units to advance work under the Executive Office team’s portfolio, and contributes to the effective monitoring, tracking and reporting of solutions.
Qualifications and Experience:
Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline and/or international relations.
Knowledge and Experience:
- 2 years of experience in working on international sustainable development related areas. Competent candidates without prior UN experience are encouraged to apply;
- Ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely;
- Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint), social media platforms and graphic design.
Fluency in English is essential and proficiency in French is desirable; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.
We are no longer accepting applications for this position.