NATIONAL POST - Programme Assistant, Bangkok, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, GS-5

Level: G-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 14 June 2019 - 5:00pm(Bangkok time)
Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
Job ID: 23613

The position:

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.

The Programme Assistant is part of a team, led by the Deputy Regional Director, which provides integrated programme and technical support within a systems strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA’s overall strategy.  The Programme Assistant also works in close collaboration with the International Operations Manager (IOM) and his/her team to ensure timely support to the Regional Office and COs on operational matters.  You will report directly to the Deputy Regional Director.


Qualifications and Experience


Completion of secondary school with additional course work in public administration, finance or economics.

Knowledge and Experience: 

5 years previous relevant experience including some experience in research assistance;

Previous experience in the UN an advantage;

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;

Computer literacy - Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;

Good knowledge of Atlas / Peoplesoft or other ERP system;

Good writing and communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment


Fluency in Thai and English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable. 


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
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Girls 78%