National Post: Programme Analyst NOA,TA, Homs, Syria

Level: NOA
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 20 April 2019 - 5:00pm(Damascus time)
Duty station: Homs, Syrian Arab Republic
Job ID: 22376

This vacancy is open to nationals of the Syrian Arab Republic

The incumbent will participate in the identification and formulation of the Country Programme and component projects by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.

  • In cooperation with relevant CO units monitors project and Programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and monitoring missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports. Analyzes factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.
  • Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
  • Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender, and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  • Contribute to the provision of inputs for situation analysis, Humanitarian Response Plan/contingency plans, formulation, plans of action, project proposals and agreements, development of work plans, annual and mid-term reviews, annual reports, and other required documentation
  • Work closely with Communications team to convey advocacy messages, audiovisual materials, human-interest stories and key messages to feed into reports on the situation of women, girls and youth affected by the Syria crisis
  • Identify knowledge gaps and organize learning sessions on corporate procedures/guidelines to support in developing the capacities of partners and UN Agencies on GBV, youth and RH;
  • Supervise and coach technical staff under her/his responsibility

Required qualifications and experience

  • Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science field preferable obstetrics and gynecological certificate. Experience in programme and/or operations with the UN System and other multilateral organizations is desirable; or Bachelor degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social sciences, with two years of experience in programme and/or operations with the UN System and other multilateral organizations is desirable.
  • Prior experience in the field of development and population activities would be desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of Arabic is a strong 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:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Syrian Arab Republic
Population : 18.5 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 46%
Girls 45%