Planning/Coordination Specialist, Division for Management Services (DMS), New York, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 4 February 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York
Job ID: 20365

The Position:

The Coordination and Planning Specialist will provide strategic and operational support to the Director, DMS acting as a key interface with units within and outside the Division in regards to DMS’s planning and implementation of annual activities; formulation and drafting of DMS position papers and statements; special projects; internal change management and wider UN reform matters and internal communications initiatives. The incumbent will provide substantive analysis and advice on corporate processes and policy as well as on UNFPA and interagency work requiring the Director’s involvement.

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.J
ob Purpose:DMS provides a range of critical support services across a truly global organization. This vital role reports directly to the Director DMS and gives principal support to ensure the accuracy, timeliness and quality across all those services to ensure UNFPA stays a leading UN agency delivering its programmes as effectively and efficiently as possible.

You will be a key resource for the collection, co-ordination, consolidation, summarizing and drafting of DMS positions across its sphere of operations drawing on inputs from internal and external stakeholders as necessary. You will have responsibility for the planning and implementation of a number of activities drawing on your innovative spirit, business acumen and excellent communication skills.


Qualifications and Experience


Master’s degree in public administration, management, finance, accounting or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree with suitable professional accreditation e.g. CPA, ACA would be considered equivalent.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• Five years professional experience in financial and relevant operational/management areas, preferably with exposure to the UN system in a field setting.

• Extensive experience in strategic planning and project management with cross-functional teams in an international setting.

• Advanced writing, presentation and communication skills.

• Experience in designing and implementing innovation, communications and/or knowledge management strategies is an asset. 

• Familiarity with UN reform processes and UNFPA’s policies, programmes and procedures is a plus.


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


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