Monitoring Officer, Interdivisional Working Group (IDWG), Policy and Strategy Division (PSD), New York, P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 10 Feb 2023 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Monitoring Officer position is located in the Policy and Strategy Division and reports to the UNFPA Adviser on Implementation of the International Decade of People of African Descent. He/she supports operations of the Interdivisional Working Group (IDWG) on People of African Descent, focuses on development and monitoring of the group workplan, integration of the results of academic research into operational plans, and organization of evidence-based advocacy. S/he supports management of projects and initiatives of the IDWG and consolidates required inputs for integration into the UNFPA’s Strategic Plan frameworks.

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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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.

Job Purpose:

The Monitoring Officer works under the supervision of the Adviser on the UNFPA initiative for People of Africa Descent.  S/he supports substantially and operationally the functioning of the UNFPA Secretariat established in support of the implementation of the International Decade of People of African Descent; in this capacity liaises closely with the working group members and works in close collaboration with the team responsible for results reporting. The Officer provides analytical data inputs in support of the development of the UNFPA initiative for People of African Descent and implementation of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent. S/he further works on development of the evidence-based materials, communications and organization of the events with member states, civil society and others on various aspects of the UNFPA programmes. 

The main responsibilities of the Officer are:

  • Provide support for the implementation of policies, tools, guidance, systems and capacity building on results planning, monitoring and reporting;
  • Collection, validation, analysis and dissemination of quantitative and qualitative data on results from UNFPA units; 
  • Contribute to initiatives for quality assurance of results planning and reporting.

Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: economics, statistics, demography, data management, international affairs, international development, public administration, management or other related field. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 5 years’ experience in programme data management, data quality assurance;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, project management skills, partnership building, a positive and outgoing personality, and ability to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Knowledge of the United Nations system, dedication to the principles of the United Nations and strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund;
  • Initiative, strong conceptual abilities, sound judgment, liaison skills and management skills are also highly desirable;
  • Familiarity with social equity and inclusion targeted advocacy;
  • Knowledge of results-based management approach, skills in data analytics;
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment.

Other Desirable Skills:

Initiative; strong conceptual abilities; sound judgment; strong interest in development work, especially the mission of UNFPA; and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.


Fluency and full working knowledge in English is required, a working knowledge of another United Nations official language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian is an asset.

Required Competencies: 


  • Exemplifying integrity, 
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, 
  • Embracing cultural diversity, 
  • Embracing change  

Core Competencies: 

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact 

Functional Competencies:

  • Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes,
  • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness,
  • Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information,
  • Providing a technical support system,
  • Strengthening the programming capacity of country offices,  
  • Facilitating quality programmatic results,
  • Managing information and workflow,
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization. 

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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