Population and Development Regional Adviser, Panama City, LACRO, P-5

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 14 April 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Panama City, Panama
Job ID: 29657

Job Summary

The P&D Adviser post is located in the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (LACRO) of UNFPA, and is under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and reports directly to the Deputy Regional Director. S/he is the principal adviser at the regional level for evidence based policy dialogue in the area of population, poverty and development.  S/he works in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in the RO and SRO, under the coordination of the Team 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.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced Degree in demography and/or economics, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and programme experience;
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;
  • Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;
  • Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;
  • Field experience is strongly desirable. 


Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Working knowledge of French or Portuguese is an asset. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 4.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 62%
Girls 66%