Programme Analyst, Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Partnership Branch, Division of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, 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, Strategic Partnerships 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 Strategic Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Partnership Branch, Division of Communications & Strategic Partnerships.

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:

Under the overall direction of the Chief of the Strategic Partnerships Branch, the Programme Analyst, Strategic Partnerships will assist the Strategic Partnerships Specialist in the development, management and coordination of brainpower partnerships with academic institutions and the fashion sector.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Studies or similar field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in partnership building, resource mobilization and/or project coordination in areas relevant to UNFPA’s mandate; 
  • Experience working in an international setting and/or in a field location is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with UN development programmes and working methods preferable;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.


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


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