NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Adolescents & Youth

Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 6 October 2017 - 5:00pm (Banjul time)
Duty station: Banjul, Gambia


Job Purpose

The UNFPA / Government of The Gambia 8th Country Programme focuses on two outcomes which are: (i) Sexual and Reproductive health and (ii) Adolescents and Youth. To support the implementation of the programme and quality delivery, the UNFPA Country Office is seeking a Programme Analyst Adolescent and Youth.           

The Programme Analyst Adolescents and Youth substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights including HIV/AIDS and other issues related to the UNFPA mandate. The post holder would be responsible for the management, implementation and coordination of programmes as it relates to HIV prevention, youth development programme implementation, and sexual and reproductive health and rights   in the country office. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements as and when required.

Qualifications and Experience


Post graduate degree in Management of International Organisations, health, population, social sciences, demography, international development and/or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least two years professional experience in the field of adolescent and youth development, population activities.
  • Proven track record of working with youth organisations and networks and consistent work on HIV/AIDS programming especially for youth. Incumbent must demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience in programme and project management, human rights; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health.
  • Good understanding of the HIV response landscape as it relates to youth and young people in the Gambia
  • Knowledge and experience in budget management and workplan development with good IT knowledge including the use of new media. Must be a critical thinker with excellent written and spoken English.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural settings is a requirement.


  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language will be an added advantage.


Interested individuals are encouraged to visit UNFPA, the Gambia website: and its social media sites for downloadable templates.  Please submit your application electronically to the dedicated email in the following format:  cover letter, completed and signed UN Personal History Form P.11 (CV outlining academic and professional experience may be supplemented) addressed to:

 The Chief of Operations

UNFPA, the Gambia

UN House

5 Kofi Annan Street

Cape Point, Bakau

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We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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