NATIONAL POST: Programme Associate, Johannesburg, ESARO, G-6

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 1 March 2019 - 5:00pm(Johannesburg time)
Duty station: Johannesburg, South Africa
Job ID: 21308

Please note that this vacancy is open to nationals of South Africa, Non-Nationals with Permanent Residents or Holders of Valid Work Permits for South Africa.

The Position

The Programme Associate position is located in the East and Southern Regional Office of UNFPA, Johannesburg in the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Unit and reports to the Programme Adviser.

The Programme Associate contributes to the development and implementation of effective regional and country programmes in the region by providing administrative support to UNFPA’s programmes.  As appropriate and under the direction of the Regional Adviser and the Operations Manager the Programme Associate will also contribute to research, financial management and operational and procedural guidance.

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 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.

Qualifications and Experience


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


  • 6 years previous relevant experience;
  • 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 English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese, an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

South Africa
Population : 58.1 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 86%
Girls 84%