NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative, NOD - Mogadishu, Somalia

Level: NOD
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 5 July 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Job ID: 16894

Job Summary

The Assistant Representative is located in the UNFPA Mogadishu Office, Somalia and reports to the UNFPA Representative. As part of the ongoing transition of the UNFPA Somalia presence from Nairobi to Mogadishu, the Assistant Representative will report in the interim to the Deputy Representative who will act as Head of the Mogadishu office during the transition.

Job Purpose

- Under the guidance and direction of the Representative (Deputy Representative in the interim), the Assistant Representative will work with local authorities, UN system organizations, multi and bilateral international development agencies, civil society and local communities to primarily provide technical and programme assistance to the activities of the UNFPA Country Programme.

- The Assistant Representative will have responsibilities for the day-to-day operations on the ground and oversight of the substantive and technical content of the programme, as well as finance, personnel and office administration matters.

- The Assistant Representative advances the ICPD policy agenda in a politically sensitive environment responding to changing substantive priorities of Governments. The Assistant Representative facilitates and coordinates technical advisers and experts and promotes partnerships, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts, government, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies and civil society. S/he contributes to UN system’s coordination through participation in policy dialogue and provision of inputs into joint UN common system initiatives.

Job Requirements


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

Knowledge and Experience:

7 years of progressively 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 written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships.



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