International Programme Coordinator, Moroni, Comoros Islands, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 26 March 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Moroni, Comoros Islands
Job ID: 28872

Job Summary

The International Programme Coordinator post is located in the Comoros Country Office and is responsible for UNFPA policy and programme formulation and implementation, financial and operational excellence, staff management, and office administration in the Country Office.

The International Programme Coordinator leads and motivates the UNFPA team in the development of innovative, relevant approaches for engagement on issues related to population and development, sexual and reproductive health and gender. S/He also fulfills representation role under the guidance of the Country Director. Finally, s/he plays a managerial role in terms of operations and oversees the overall management of the Country Office budget ensuring ethical use of funds and compliance with UNFPA policies and procedures. The candidate is also responsible advocating for policy change relating to UNFPA’s mandate in the country.

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


Master's degree in one or more 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: 

  • 7 years professional experience in the field of population and development activities; preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector (at national level)
  • Job knowledge and technical expertise: up-to-date knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender, and their place in the development agenda
  • Good knowledge of programme formulation and implementation mechanisms of the United Nations country programmes and familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies
  • Experience in leadership and management; proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results;
  • Experience in working with government institutions, NGOs and/or donor institutions; Excellent written and communication skills to foster engaged partnership at high level representation; and
  • Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.  Experience with UNFPA is an asset.


Fluency in English and French. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

the Comoros
Population : 0.9 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 41%
Girls 45%