Leadership Pool Initiative - UNFPA Deputy Representative - P-5

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 9 November 2016 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Multiple
Job ID: 6190

Position Summary:

UNFPA is seeking candidates for our innovative Leadership Pool initiative. Candidates who apply for one or more job types in the Leadership Pool are competing to participate in a comprehensive assessment process, and if successful will become a member of UNFPA’s Leadership Pool - a pre-assessed group of candidates used as the source for filling future international rotation posts vacancies within UNFPA. Candidates should apply for all job types for which they are interested in being assessed.

After being assessed and found ready for one or more Leadership Pool job types,Pool members will benefit from individualized career advice and provision of tailored development opportunities to enhance their readiness to assume leadership posts. When rotational post vacancies arise in a particular job type, Pool members who were successfully assessed for that job type will be contacted and invited to indicate their interest in being selected for the vacancy. During the course of their service with UNFPA, international rotational staff are expected to serve in a variety of functions and locations including hardship and non-family duty stations. 

Education:  

Post-graduate university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.

 Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraising and management;
  • Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities;  
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results;
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships in the assigned country;
  • Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and,
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Expereince in a humanitarian or crisis context is an asset.

Languages:

Fluency in English.  Depending on the duty station, another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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