NATIONAL POST: Programme Assistant, Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan Country Office, G5

  • Level: G-5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 15 Nov 2018 05:00 PM (Asia/Karachi)
  • Duty station: Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan


Closing Date: 15 November 2018 (5 pm Karachi/Islamabad time)


The Position:

The Programme Assistant is responsible for providing programme support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. 

You will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations staff, exchanging information and supporting smooth and integrated delivery of programme and operations interventions.

You will report directly to the Head of Sindh Sub-Office.  

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 (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 the face of challenges resulting from the delay in reducing fertility in Pakistan, including gaps in fulfilment of women’s reproductive rights, the need for significant expansion of infrastructure and services to serve a larger population, the difficulty in achieving education goals with the growth of its school-aged population and a less favorable age structure for economic development, UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need principled and ethical staff, who embody human rights norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction; 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:

You will be responsible for delivering quality programme support services to both the Country Office staff and external clients, mastering all relevant rules, guidelines and processes, and applying established systems and procedures.  You will be expected to demonstrate strong client and results orientation in service of the country programme.

You will assist in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to sexual and reproductive health, population and development, youth and gender issues.


Qualifications and Experience


Completed Secondary Level Education degree or higher in finance, public health, population, economics, demography and /or another related social sciences field is required

Knowledge and Experience:

At least 5 years of relevant experience in the public or private sector and programme development;

Knowledge on results-based management;

Knowledge of asset and financial management;

Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form;

Excellent minute-taking and writing skills;

Proficiency in current office software applications.


Fluency in English and Urdu are required. Knowledge of local laguage is an asset.

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