RE-OPENNIG-SERVICE CONTRACT: Private Sector Programme Assistant, Manila, SB3

Level: SB3
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 26 June 2019 - 5:00pm(Manila time)
Duty station: Manila, Philippines
Job ID: 23966


The Position:

The Private Sector Programme Assistant is responsible in providing programme support to the implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) partnerships of UNFPA Philippines with the private sector. You are expected to primarily manage the systems-based programme and budget information system on all activities related to UNFPA’s work with the private sector.  In addition, she/he is expected to provide administrative, financial, programme and human resources support tasks to the private sector team.

You will maintain collaborative relationships with youth groups, government, non-government organizations, civil society, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies, co-United Nations agencies, programmes and specialized agencies and other development organizations.

You will report directly to the SRH Policy Specialist.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  In 2019 UNFPA marks its 50th anniversary.  Since the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, UNFPA has been assisting countries with implementing the ICPD Programme of Action to put sexual and reproductive health and rights and population dynamism as the foundation of sustainable development.  UNFPA globally is promoting commitments to achieving three transformational goals by 2030 - ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning, and ending gender-based violence and other harmful practices against women and girls including child marriage.

In the Philippines, UNFPA has started its new five-year 8th Country Programme 2019-2023.  The 8CP is tightly aligned with the mid- and long-term development goals of the Philippines, as detailed in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040, as well as the global Agenda 2030 including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.

Job Purpose:

You will be primarily responsible for encoding and maintain the   the status of work plans in the UNFPA systems-based information system.  You will assist in the monitoring and sharing of reports on the work plans status using the said information system.

You will also assist in coordinating with different government and non-government partners in managing the private sector work plans.

As a programme assistant, you will perform administrative, financial, programmatic and human resources support tasks in the implementation of the private sector work plans.


Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience:

Five years of relevant work experience

Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population, reproductive and sexual health programming.

Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA’s agenda, policies and procedures, is highly desirable.

Previous work experience in the health sector is an advantage.


Fluency in Filipino and English



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Population : 108.1 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 60%
Girls 72%