NATIONAL POST: National Programme Officer-Gender, Dhaka, Bangladesh-NOB

  • Level: NOB
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 31 Jul 2019 05:00 PM (Asia/Dhaka)
  • Duty station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

This position is open for Bangladeshi Nationals only

The position:

The National Programme Officer (NPO) -Gender is located in UNFPA Bangladesh Country Office (CO) and reports to the Chief- Gender. 

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 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.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in gender studies, development studies, sociology, social welfare, international affairs, law and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

2+ years of professional experience preferably in programme/project management in public or private sector.

Practical experience in gender programming with strong programme administration and management background.

Proven familiarity with UNFPA’s agenda and mandate is an asset.

Solid knowledge and understanding of the socio-cultural and economic underpinnings of gender equality and women’s empowerment, particularly where it relates to gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming.

Excellent understanding of human rights-based approach and results-based management.

Proficient in computer applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)

Strong communication and writing skills in English and Bangla.

Initiative, strong conceptual and analytical abilities, sound judgment, liaison skills, negotiation skills, administrative and management skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is preferable

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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