International Programme Coordinator

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 27 November 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Amman, Jordan
Job ID: 26870

The Position:

The International Prgramme Coordinator (IPC) in Jordan Country Office (JCO) is equivalent to Representative post in other countries where a Representative Post is established in the institutional budget of UNFPA.  The continuity of this post at JCO is subject to availability of funds from extra budgetary sources.  For the time being it is expected to have this post until end of 2021. 

The IPC is expected to lead the office team in the design and implementation of the country programme that covers areas of population and development, Gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights and Youth and adolescent empowerment.   

Through alliances and partnerships with government, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the IPC aims to realize the ICPD Plan of Action in the context of 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of people; especially those furthest behind.

Job Purpose:

Under the guidance of a Regional Director, IPC will lead a Country team in the development and management of an innovative Country Programme of Cooperation focused on population and development, universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment.

The IPC is accountable for the effective implementation of the Country Programme, playing the lead role in promoting the mandate of the organization, and ensuring the integration of issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the broader national development agenda.  Through engagement with national counterparts, UN Country Teams, compelling advocacy, and delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline of the organization, validating both the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality support and results.  The IPC ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.

The IPC may also act as non-resident Country Director in some country offices. In this function, the national staff in the respective country offices support you.

Postgraduate university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the international level;

Current knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and their place in the development and humanitarian agenda;

Proven ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality results

Experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue

Experience in media/communication with partners, and public information

Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations;

Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian or crisis context is an asset.


Proficiency in both spoken and written English, Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.



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