NATIONAL POST:(RE-ADVERTISEMENT) Programme Coordinator, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Country Office, NOC

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 23 May 2019 - 5:00pm(Port Moresby time)
Duty station: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Job ID: 22261


The Position:

The Programme Coordinator ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender within the respective Province.  You will oversee the project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. You will lead the programme team within the Province and will collaborate with the CO’s management and staff.

You will report directly to the UNFPA International Programme Coordinator

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for reproductive health and rights and delivers 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 efforts to reduce the high mortality ratio in PNG as well as advancing gender equality and reproductive rights, preventing and responding to GBV, and increasing evidence-based planning, implementation and monitoring of national policies, including at the sub national levels and humanitarian settings where implementation challenges are significant; 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 contribute to the management of UNFPA programme activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender in development and humanitarian settings at the level of the Province. Working to advance the ICPD policy agenda in a challenging environment, you will respond to changing priorities of the Provincial Government, promoting partnership and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies and civil society and  the local communities within the Province. You will contribute to UN systems coordination through participation in policy dialogue and provision of inputs into joint common system initiatives.

Reporting to the UNFPA International Programme Coordinator, you will act on her/his behalf as required.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraisal and management.

Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.

Clear understanding of the local context is essential.

Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results.

Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Papua New Guinea
Population : 8.6 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 36%
Girls 30%