Population and Development Specialist (National Post)

  • Level: NOC
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 01 Oct 2015 09:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Lusaka, Zambia
Please note that this vacancy is open only to nationals of Zambia.

Position Summary:

The P&D Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, with its linkages to women’s reproductive health, adolescent and youth programmes and gender equality; especially as it relates to the ICPD beyond 2014 agenda and SDGs. S/he also oversees programme planning, formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he also collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative support staff.


  • Masters degree in population, demography and/or other related social science field.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • 5 to 7 years with increasing professional experience and responsibilities at the national level, in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme management.
  • Strong results-based programme management experience with particular focus on strategic planning and capacity building.
  • Short-listed candidates may be required to successfully complete a UNFPA position related written test.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

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