International Programme Specialist (Humanitarian Affairs), Islamabad, Pakistan Country Office, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 8 October 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Islamabad, Pakistan
Job ID: 26077

The Position:

The International Humanitarian Programme Specialist is responsible for integrated technical and programme advice to conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian preparedness and response initiatives of the country programme.

You will   establish and maintain collaborative relationships with UNOCHA, health and protection working groups, and counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil societies.

You will report directly to UNFPA Deputy Representative. 

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 the face of the insufficient resilience also resulting from the gaps in fulfilment of women’s reproductive rights and vulnerability to the devastating effects of natural disasters, including those related to climate change, leading to displacement and internal migration, and regional geopolitical issues and refugee crises, UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need principled and ethical staff, who embody human rights norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction; 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.

Job Purpose:

In a highly complex operating environment, you will play a leadership role in humanitarian preparedness and response in close coordination with the programme team in the country office and provincial offices.  

You will carry out timely and effective humanitarian coordination, ensure results based management of workplans and contingency frameworks in the areas of humanitarian preparedness and response, and provide quality technical support and surge capacity to provincial offices. You will secure information on achievement of results in the implementation of the humanitarian preparedness and response projects.

You will be expected to analyze and assess relevant political, social and economic trends and provide substantive inputs to integrating humanitarian and development agendas.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree or equivalent in public health, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field; 

Knowledge and Experience: 

● Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the humanitarian work; Part of it at international level is a great asset and preferred;

● At least two years of field experiences for humanitarian response of SRH and/or GBV;

● Great familiarity of IASC and the cluster coordination mechanism, and practical coordination experience as cluster lead is an asset;

● Strong results based management skills and proven coordination skills;

● Proficiency in current office software applications;

● Willingness to work in high security risk environment.


Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of another UN language desirable. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
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Girls 34%

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