Programme Specialist, Gender, Juba, South Sudan, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 30 April 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Juba, South Sudan
Job ID: 22705

Job Summary

The Programme Specialist, Gender post is located in the UNFPA Country Office, based in Juba, South Sudan. The post holder is under the overall supervision of the Country Representative and is directly supervised by and reports to the Deputy Country Representative.  S/he is a member of the programme and integrated humanitarian team at the Country Office, and provides and coordinates programme and technical advice and support to government, development partners, NGOs, international and national organizations, and the UN system on Gender-related issues, including GBV prevention and response, ending child marriage, FGM and gender mainstreaming.

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 including 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 resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced University degree (at least masters level) in gender studies, social work or other social sciences, international relations, law, human rights or related field. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, especially on gender, human rights and cultural dimensions of gender;
  • Broad experience in GBV programming and coordination or interventions on child marriage, including in managing large multi-sectoral projects, in designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners including civil society, government and donors;
  • Demonstrated experience working on gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards; and operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women Peace and Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960); and understanding of Universal Periodic Review processes;
  • Knowledge of sexual reproductive health and rights and protection issues across the development-humanitarian- and peace-building nexus including mental health and psychosocial support;
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy, negotiations and/or policy dialogue, essential;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings;
  • Initiative; strong conceptual abilities; sound judgment; strong networking ability and relationship management;
  • Willingness to work in a non-family duty station;
  • Field and international experience is strongly desirable.


Excellent skills in written and verbal English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

South Sudan
Population : 13.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 6%
Girls 4%