NATIONAL POST: Project Analyst, Freetown, Sierra Leone, NOB

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

The Position:

The Project Analyst contributes towards the improvement of programme coordination, partnerships and advocacy, the enhancement of national capacity development and the sound management of financial resources.  You will ensure and guide appropriate application of systems and procedures, and develop enhancements when necessary. The Project Analyst 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:


Master’s degree in public health, sociology, demography, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience in the field of development and population activities, preferably in programme/project management ;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with governments, the academia and development community;
  • Excellent report writing and compelling oral presentations;
  • Familiarity with the UN system is desirable.


Fluency in English.

Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus 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.

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