SERVICE CONTRACT: Cohort Study Programme Assistant, Manila Philippines, SB3

Level: SB3
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 7 July 2019 - 5:00pm(Manila time)
Duty station: Manila, Philippines
Job ID: 24303


The Position:

The PA will be primary responsible in ensuring that administrative and financial matters/deliverables in line with the conduct of the study are provided in a client-oriented and results focused approach, while adhering to the procedures and guidelines of UNFPA.

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  National Programme Officer for Population and Development

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:

The PA will be primarily responsible for  assisting the Programme Manager for Cohort in the over-all day to day management of the implementation of the Longitudinal Cohort Study, especially on the financial and administrative requirement of the project;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 are also expected to assist in the preparation and monitoring of the project budget and ensures financial transactions are in accordance with UNFPA financial rules and procedures.

The PA will also assist in coordinating with different government and non-government partners in managing the work plans.


Qualifications and Experience


Secondary Education with five (5) years of work experience or Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience.

Knowledge and Experience:

Required years of work experience (as stipulated above) in administration, finance and project management

Experience in finance monitoring will be an advantage;

Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems;

Familiarity with UN policies and principles will be an advantage;

Strong analytical and strategic thinking and a commitment to results;

Ability to organize work effectively and to meet planned deadlines;

Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with persons of different backgrounds in multicultural environment;

Must possess negotiations skills;

Experience working with government implementing partners; and

Familiarity with government planning processes and systems.


Fluency in Filipino and English

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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