Programme Specialist, Youth

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 9 October 2017 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Baghdad, Iraq
Job ID: 12313

The post of Programme Specialist, Youth, is located in Baghdad office of UNFPA Country Office Iraq and reports to Senior Program Coordinator.

The Program Specialist-Youth, will be responsible for the provision of technical and advisory services to support the youth activities in the country office. S/he will provide technical support for relevant capacity building activities, coordinate partnerships and mobilize political support for national policies and programmes for youth with a particular focus on prevention of violent extremism, life skills education, civic engagement and adolescent health services.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience with a minimum of 2 years of experience in humanitarian and relief operations;
  • Strong technical knowledge in the youth programming and application of social and behavioral change in the area of youth
  • Experience in project management
  • Proven ability to produce demonstrable results
  • Extensive network within the development and humanitarian community
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in teams and in a multi-disciplinary, complex and multi-country programme environment


  • Master’s Degree in public health, population science, sociology, public administration, or other related field.


  • Fluency in English is required. 


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 38.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 49%
Girls 40%