Re-advertised -Regional Adviser, Gender, Istanbul, Turkey

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 8 June 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Istanbul, Turkey
Job ID: 30717

The Position:

The Technical Adviser, Gender post is located in the UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECARO) in Istanbul, under the overall supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, EECARO.

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 the face of developmental challenges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including the large spectre of gender inequality encompassing women’s empowerment, economic dimensions and gaps in fulfilment of women’s reproductive rights, UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need principled and ethical staff, who embody human rights norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction; 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.

Job Purpose:

S/he is the principle technical adviser at the regional level for integrated technical and programme advice for gender, with major focus on adolescent and youth issues. The Technical Adviser works in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in the Regional Office Istanbul and Almaty. S/he leads the Youth Cluster, bringing together a multi-disciplinary team of Regional Office advisers and specialists around youth issues.

The Technical Adviser is part of the team which provides integrated programme and technical support to Country Offices under the coordination of the Deputy Regional Director.


Advanced university degree in social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, gender, cultural studies, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.

Knowledge and Experience:

• 10 years of relevant increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level;
• Understanding of Human Rights dimensions of Gender, essential
• Broad experience in gender and youth focused programming, essential
• Experience in culturally sensitive programming is essential
• Experience in advising and supporting initiatives to eliminate GBV, essential
• Gender budgeting understanding/experience an asset
• Knowledge and experience of working on legal issues and Civil Society involvement in related security & protection, an asset
• Knowledge and experience of working in areas related to harmful traditional practices, an asset
• Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and programme experience;
• Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
• Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;
• Demonstrated expertise in policy dialogue is desirable
• Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;
• Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;
• Field experience is strongly desirable.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Russian, strongly desired. Knowledge of other languages spoken in the region is an asset.



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Population : 84.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 88%
Girls 86%

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