RE-ADVERTISEMENT OF NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist Youth, ASRH, Maputo, Mozambique, NO-C

  • Level: NOC
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 12 Jul 2019 05:00 PM (Africa/Maputo)
  • Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique

Position Summary

The Programme Specialist for Youth provides strategic, technical and programmatic support for the development and implementation of innovative and effective strategies for adolescent and youth development, particularly for ensuring access to quality, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health care and services, GBV prevention and response services, life skills education and youth empowerment in order to harness the Demographic Dividend.  The Programme Specialist leads the Youth Team and reports directly to the Assistant Representative and under the overall supervision of the Deputy Representative.

The Programme Specialist plays a leadership role in coordinating and managing the Adolescent and Youth Programme portfolio and related thematic interventions to substantively drive the effective achievement of UNFPA programme activities in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal and newborn health, family planning, HIV, and gender-based violence, to accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda and associated SDGs in Mozambique and to harness the Demographic Dividend.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced degree in public health, education, youth development, gender, social development, sociology, or other related disciplines.
  • Prior training and experience in adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights, life skills education and gender and their application in development settings is desirable.

Knowledge and experience:

  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, preferably in programme/project management in the public, NGO and/or international institutions.
  • Field experience in ASRHR, health service demand and provision, community work, child marriage and life skills education is required, preferably in the Africa region, particularly in Mozambique.
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, including in planning and evaluation, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results
  • Good knowledge of the programme development mechanism of the United Nations country programmes and familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies.
  • Experience in coordination and leadership on aid mechanisms, working groups or task forces in Mozambique, is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in the latest office software applications.
  • IT Ability to familiarize with ERP (Atlas), PeopleSoft, SAP, or other web-based integrated system.



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