NATIONAL POST: Programme Assistant, Freetown, Sierra Leone, G5

  • Level: G-5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 02 Dec 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Position:

The Programme Assistant provides programmatic support in the planning and implementation of UNFPA work plans, as part of both country-specific activities.  S/he contributes to the achievement of the UNFPA mandate as part of a team and provides programme, administrative and financial support in the office in implementation of the UNFPA Country Programme, including in humanitarian settings. The Programme Assistant reports to the Head of Maternal Health Unit.

How you can make a difference:

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 (2022 - 2025), focuses on three transformative results of accelerating the reduction of preventable maternal deaths; unmet need for family planning; and 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.

Job Purpose:

Working within a Country Office environment, you will contribute to the effective management of the UNFPA country programme activities by analyzing and assessing relevant political, social and economic trends, and by providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks.

Qualifications and Experience:


Degree in demography, population studies, public health, public administration, or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience in programme/project management
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects would be an asset.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS word, excel, outlook, etc.) in handling web-based management systems

Languages :

Fluency in English.

Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookie policy