SERVICE CONTRACT: Programme Manager PBF, The Gambia, SB-5

Level: SB5
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 21 June 2019 - 5:00pm(Banjul time)
Duty station: Banjul, The Gambia
Job ID: 23171



Position Summary:

The Programme Lead would help identify country needs and strategies for the PBF program, using an evidence-based approach and RBM practices for decision-making.

He/she would be tasked to provide technical guidance, including program oversight, and management for the overall PBF project including monitoring IPs, supervision of field implementation in addition to providing capacity building to IPs for effective program delivery.

The Lead would also be expected to provide technical expertise in the conceptualize of innovative interventions that are results-oriented and drive UNFPA strategic priorities. He/she would be required to engage partners in conceptual and methodological innovation and enable inter-agency collaboration and integration. He/she is would contribute to UN-wide monitoring and evaluation activities of the PBF programme and also reporting in accordance with the reporting requirements of the PBF. Whilst he/she would be housed at the UNFPA Country Office in the UN House in Bakau,  for effective monitoring of the programme he/she would be expected to travel to project sites across the country when required.


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 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.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; 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:     

The Programme Manager, Women and Youth Peace Building Project is located in The Gambia Country Office (CO).       

Under overall guidance and supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Assistant Representative, the Programme Manager for the PBF program provides technical and strategic guidance in the development quality programs to ensure that UNFPA’s institutional priorities and programming guidelines are taken into account at the country-level PBF programming processes and in alignment with UN coordinated processes. 


Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced degree or equivalent in peace studies, gender, social sciences, social work and/or other related  field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in peace building, social work, women or youth empowerment or other related social work;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in peace building, women empowerment and related development work; experience in community mobilization to build social cohesion is an asset;
  • Knowledge on monitoring indicators for population and development and gender;
  • Experience in the coordination of UN funded or similar projects;
  • Client oriented and strong team work;
  • Strong communications and writing skills in English and fluency in some local languages;
  • Proficiency in current office software applications.


  • Fluency in English is required.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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