Representative, La Paz, Bolivia, P-5

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 4 June 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: La Paz, Bolivia
Job ID: 23602

Under the guidance of the Regional Director, you will lead the Country team in the development and management of an innovative Country Programme of Cooperation focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment.

You are accountable for the effective implementation of the Country Programme, playing the lead role in promoting the mandate of the organization, and ensuring the integration of issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the broader national development agenda.  Through engagement with national counterparts, UN Country Teams, compelling advocacy, and delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline of the organization, validating both the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality support and results.  Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.

Applicable to some countries where UNFPA Representative is Country Director:

You may also act as non-resident Country Director in some country offices. In this function you are supported by the national staff in the respective country offices.


Postgraduate university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.

 Knowledge and Experience:

10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the international level;

Current knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and their place in the development and humanitarian agenda;

Proven ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality results

Experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue

Experience in media/communication with partners, and public information

Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations;

Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian or crisis context is an asset.


Fluency in English and Spanish. 

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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Population : 11.7 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 76%
Girls 77%