Programme Analyst, Operational Support & Quality Assurance Branch, Policy and Strategy Division, New York, P-2

  • Level: P-2
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 09 Jun 2021 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Programme Analyst position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are a national of an African country. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Global Programme Coordinator, Policy and Strategy Division.

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 Programme Analyst supports programme planning and quality assurance, innovation and digitalization. He/she will support the Global Programme Coordinator by liaising with the regional offices, with a specific focus on Africa. 

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in social sciences or related fields with specific knowledge of international development.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in development policy or programming;

  • Knowledge of ICT-digitalization systems business solutions required;

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously

    with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Earlier experience in UN/UNFPA is an asset.


Fluency in English and French is required; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.


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