National Post - Programme Specialist, Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS), Sana'a, Yemen, NOC

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 16 January 2019 - 9:00am(New York time)
Duty station: Sana'a, Yemen
Job ID: 20005

Job Summary

Closing date: 16 January 2019 (5 pm Yemen time) (9 am NY time)

The Position:

The Programme Specialist oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. You will lead the Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) component of the program and collaborate with the Country Office’s operations and administrative support staff.

You will report to the International Reproductive Health Coordinator.

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:

Working within a Country Office (CO) environment, you will ensure the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of RHCS.

Employing your programme management experience, you will play a major role in the RHCS activities of the Country Office and oversee the work of consultants, advisors, and experts. You will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues, and effectively influence diverse stakeholders to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.


Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science discipline.


Knowledge and Experience: 

· Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities; 

· Experience in programme/ project management including experience in large multi-sector projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners; 

· Proven experience in coordinating/managing a multi-disciplinary team of staff, experts and  consultants;

· Experience in drafting and implementing legislation; 

· Field experience is an asset; 

· Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.


Fluency in English and Arabic.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 29.6 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 54%
Girls 40%