Programme Assistant [National Post]

Level: G-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 30 August 2017 - 5:00pm(Rangoon time)
Duty station: Multiple (Sittwe, Rakhine State and Myitkyina, Kachin State)
Job ID: 11460

In the motivation section, the interested applications are kindly requested to list the location (Myitkyina, Kachin State and Sittwe, Rakhine State) in order of preference.

The Programme Assistant is located in the decentralized sub-offices in Sittwe and Myitkyina reports to the International Programme Specialist GBV/ Head of sub-offices.

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA defined in UNFPA Strategic plan (2014-2017), newly formulated Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and Sustainable Development Goals.


Qualifications and Experience 


Completion of secondary level education required. First level university degree desirable.

Knowledge and Experience: 

•    5 years previous relevant experience in programme/project management;
•    Previous experience in the UN is an asset;
•    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
•    Computer literacy - Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;
•    Good writing and communication skills;
•    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment;
•    Working experience in respective sub-office is an asset;
•    Knowledge on the local context is desirable.


Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages. Knowledge of local languages in Rakhine and Kachin states is an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 53.9 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 54%
Girls 59%