NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, Population & Development/Youth, Mogadishu, Somalia

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 17 July 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Job ID: 17147

Job Summary

The Population & Development (P&D)/Youth Specialist is located in the UNFPA office in Mogadishu and reports to the Head of Mogadishu Office.

You will have a technical reporting line to the Head of the Population & Development team.

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.

Job Purpose:

In a global organisation, where many of our people are based in challenging environments, you will play a vital role in ensuring the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, youth, reproductive health and gender. You will oversee project formulation, implementation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. You will collaborate with the CO’s other programme team members as well as with operations and administrative support staff.


Advanced university degree in population, demography, development, health epidemiology and/or other related social sciences.

Knowledge and Experience:

Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in the field of population activities, with extended experience in programme / project management.


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of written and spoken Somali language is essential.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 15.2 mil
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Population aged 10-24