Independent Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC) Members

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 25 May 2021 - 12:00am(New York time)


UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, works in partnership with governments, the UN system, communities, NGOs, foundations and the private sector to raise awareness and mobilize the support and resources needed to achieve its mission to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled in development and humanitarian settings. UNFPA is a field-based and -focused organization, operating in 155 countries and territories, and employs 4,500 personnel globally. UNFPA mobilizes more than $1 billion a year to support programmes that protect the health and rights of women and girls.

The inter-related areas of UNFPA work are sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, adolescent and youth empowerment, and population data for development. The organization’s work is guided by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its Programme of Action and subsequent reviews, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women, and Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.  Our strategic plan focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. All based on a foundation of high-quality population data, which is critical to help end the invisibility of those left furthest behind.

We are searching for new OAC Members

To assist our Executive Director in fulfilling her responsibilities for accountability, risk management, internal controls, financial management and reporting, and the fiduciary oversight process, UNFPA is seeking three individuals to join our Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC). The primary role of the OAC will be to advise the Executive Director, taking into account the organization’s process for monitoring compliance with the Regulations adopted by the UNFPA Governing Body and Rules.

  • Do you have long standing experience and expertise in oversight, ethics and programme matters?
  • Are you passionate about supporting the fiduciary oversight process of organizations?
  • Do you have experience providing corporate advice on emerging opportunities, trends and threats (e.g. in areas such as innovative financing, digitalization, operational reform, cyber security)?

If your answer is ‘yes’, UNFPA invites you to express your interest in the role of:

Independent Oversight Advisory Committee Member

The OAC is an independent fiduciary oversight body of UNFPA. Members of the OAC will serve in their personal capacity, and not as a representative of a Government, an institution, corporate body or any other authority external to UNFPA. OAC members are not considered staff members nor officials of UNFPA. Members of the OAC will receive a fee for Committee services performed in order to compensate them for the time needed to fulfil their responsibilities. 

To find out more about this committee member role please visit SRI’s job website at:

How to Express your interest 
If you wish to be considered for this committee member role, please forward a copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to SRI at before or on 25 May 2021.
All information will be held in strictest confidence, as we pride ourselves on our professional and confidential approach. We will revert back, once we have reviewed your application.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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