Programme Specialist, Adolescents and Youth, ESARO, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 2 June 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Johannesburg, South Africa
Job ID: 30728

Job Summary

The position holder will provide programmatic and technical support to the East and Southern Africa (ESA) regional office and country offices to better implement UNFPA’s Global Strategy on Adolescents and Youth for accelerating progress towards UNFPA’s transformative results.

The position holder will report directly to the Regional Health Systems Advisor, UNFPA, East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO). 

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.

Qualifications and Experience


Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, sociology, social work, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• Five years of professional experience in developmental work; 

• Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population, sexual and reproductive health, youth and gender advocacy, policy and programming;

• Strong communications and writing skills in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset.


Fluency in English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

South Africa
Population : 59.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 65%
Girls 79%

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