Planning, Coordination & Reporting Specialist, Policy and Strategy Division (PSD), New York, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 5 November 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York
Job ID: 33029

The Position:

The Planning, Coordination and Reporting Specialist post is located in the Strategic Coordination Team of the Policy and Strategy Division (PSD) Directorate.

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:

The Planning, Coordination and Reporting (PCR) Specialist provides day-to-day operational support to the Director, facilitating coordination and collaboration across all units within and outside the Division. The Specialist is responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring and delivery of the Division’s Office Management Plan. The Specialist oversees the development and management of the PSD budget, ensuring conformance with established processes. The primary roles of the PCR Specialist are: (a) support for planning and management of PSD, (b) technical support to the Director, (c) support for monitoring and follow-up of PSD actions and (d) support for coordination within and outside PSD.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in public health, social science, demography, gender, management, public administration, international development or a related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

• 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in development work;

• Strong analytical ability;

• Professional experience in policy / strategy work is an asset;

• Basic research skills and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative methods;

• Strong writing and oral communication skills;

• Good network within the academic and development community;

• Field experience is a strong asset.

Other Desirable Skills:

Initiative, strong conceptual abilities, sound judgment, ability to multi-task, robust drafting ability, resilience and an interest in development work.


Verbal and written fluency in English is required; a working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

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