Programme Analyst, Youth-led Advocacy and Digital Technologies, Comprehensive Sexuality Education CSE, Sexual Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division

Level: P-2
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 1 July 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, New York
Job ID: 23875

The Position:

The Programme Analyst will work closely with the Adolescent and Youth Team to ensure quality of Norway-funded Project “Reaching those most left behind through CSE for out of school young people”: coordinate youth-led and/or youth related activities; campaign and advocacy management, youth engagement and young key-populations outreach; data and youth accountability.

You will report directly to the CSE Specialist.

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:

Comprehensive Sexuality Education is a key component of UNFPA’s new Strategic plan and an essential pillar of the upcoming revised UNFPA Adolescent and Youth Strategy. In December 2018 UNFPA signed an agreement with Norway to implement 3-Year project “Reaching those most left behind through CSE for out of school young people”. It aims to  empower adolescents and young people from specific groups to receive the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and right, and well-being. Youth leadership and meaningful engagement is a cross-cutting component of the Project.

You will have strategic oversight of youth meaningful participation in CSE programme planning, implementation and evaluation as well as in national and regional CSE development processes.


Advanced university degree in social sciences or related discipline with specialized knowledge in the field of CSE/HIV prevention / SRHR.

Knowledge and Experience:

2 years’ experience in youth/volunteer participation and youth-led project management and policy development

An experience in development and implementation of youth-led programmes and projects related to comprehensive  sexuality education, SRHR, Young key populations, youth and community mobilization at national, regional and global level

Experience in coordination of social media and online platforms for comprehensive sexuality education at national/regional/global level

Background in international and/or public administration with a focus on human rights, youth policy, youth development and SRHR including comprehensive sexuality education

Past involvement in international and/or regional working/advisory groups related to CSE and youth development 

Expertise in organizing and maintaining youth-led advocacy campaigns at international and regional level

Background in facilitating and utilizing innovative online and offline tools, including management of online platforms

Experience in organizing youth-focused trainings, events and meetings

Strong background in the 2030 Development Agenda related processes

Have a strong network of youth-led organizations working in the field of SRHR, and CSE in particular



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

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