Programme Coordinator, Operational Support and Quality Assurance Branch (OSQAB), Policy and Strategy Division (PSD), New York P-5

  • Level: P-5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 19 Oct 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Programme Coordinator, Operational Support and Quality Assurance Branch (OSQAB) in the Policy and Strategy Division (PSD) is based at UNFPA Headquarters and reports to the Chief, OSQAB. The post leads and coordinates the Global and Regional Programme (GRP) and supervises the team that provides programme support and quality assurance to regional offices and country offices for the formulation, approval, implementation, reporting and evaluation of programmes, which also includes operational support and policy advice.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Coordinator will coordinate and manage the development, approval, monitoring and reporting of UNFPA Global and Regional Programme (GRP), including the one global and six regional action plans throughout the cycle. S/he will provide strategic leadership and coordination for the team to provide high-level representation, advocacy and coverage for enhanced visibility and positioning of country and regional programmes at the global level. S/he will also facilitate programme operational support to the field offices, cross-regional programme collaboration and knowledge sharing and provide policy guidance and advisory services. The core functions of the Programme Coordinator include:

  • Strategic leadership, coordination and management of the fund-wide GRP;
  • Strategic leadership, coordination and management of quality programming support;
  • Operational support and capacity development; and
  • Policy guidance and advice.


Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10 years of relevant and increasingly responsible professional and managerial experience in development and multilateral institutions or government at the national and international levels;
  • Job knowledge and expertise – the incumbent is expected to have in-depth knowledge of UNFPA mandate areas;
  • Knowledge of and proven experience in development programming, particularly at country/regional levels, including programme and financial management;
  • Involvement in and understanding of UN intergovernmental and interagency systems would be an asset;
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results;
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English;
  • Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and
  • Proven UNFPA field experience is a strong asset.


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


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