National Post - Head of Office Panama Country Office, NOD

  • Level: NOD
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 25 Feb 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Panama City, Panama

The Position:

The Head of Office leads the Panama country team in implementing the Government-UNFPA country programme of cooperation. Reporting to the non-resident Country Director, who provides overall vision and strategic guidance, the Head of Office ensures transformative and relevant results in realizing ICPD PoA and contributing to Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Additionally, as a member of the UN Country Team (UNCT), the Head of Office has mutual
accountability with the Resident Coordinator (RC) on contributions and support for the
implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and other inter-agency agreements of the UNCT.


  • Advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender Studies, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of international development, preferably in the area of population and/or Reproductive Health, including programme design, and management;
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out 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 represent the organization and foster
    high-level strategic partnerships;
  • Experience in high-level advocacy and policy dialogue, as well as Resource Mobilization and Partnership development;
  • Ability to effectively influence partners to engage with UNFPA’s mandate;
  • Interest in leading change in achieving national results towards the ICPD PoA and the Sustainable Development Goals;


  • Fluency (spoken, read and written) in English and Spanish required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese is considered an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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