Service Contract: Programme Manager, Peace Building Fund Project, Banjul, the Gambia, SB5

Level: SB5
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 7 October 2019 - 5:00pm(Banjul time)
Duty station: Banjul, the Gambia
Job ID: 25987

The Position:

The Programme Manager, Peace Building Fund (PBF) Program post is located in the UNFPA Country Office, Banjul, Gambia. Under overall guidance and supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Assistant Representative, the Programme Manager, PBF program provides strategic oversight and management coordination for the various UNFPA projects in the context of the Peace Building Fund in the Gambia. S/He is also responsible for managing and advancing strategic partnerships with relevant actors around the PBF program. The Programme Manager identifies country needs and strategies PBF program implementation and advisory for decision-making, using an evidence-based approach and results-based management practices.

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’s person potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan 2018-2021, focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; 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 and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

UNFPA has received funding from the UN Peace Building Fund (PBF) to implement multiple projects, focusing on women and youth inclusion, engagement and participation in nation-building. UNFPA is hiring a Programme Manager to oversee the multiple but interlinked PBF projects.

The Programme Manager provides technical leadership in the development of quality interventions to ensure that UNFPA’s institutional priorities and programming guidelines are incorporated in the country-level PBF programming processes and to ensure alignment with UN-coordinated processes. S/He provides technical guidance, program oversight and management for the overall PBF project, including monitoring implementing partners (IP’s), supervision of field implementation and IPs capacity strengthening for effective program delivery.

The Manager leads the conceptualization of results-based, innovative interventions that advance UNFPA strategic priorities. S/He engages partners in conceptual and methodological innovation and facilitate inter-agency collaboration and coherence. S/He contributes to UN system-wide monitoring and evaluation and reporting activities of the PBF programme in accordance with the reporting requirements of the PBF.

The Programme Manager is stationed at the UNFPA Country Office, UN House in Bakau, Banjul, but expected to travel to project sites across the country extensively. The Programme Manager will be working under the leadership of the Representative and direct supervison of the Assiatant Representative.  The Programme Manager will liaise with the PBF office and relevant inter-agency coordination at the UNCT level, leveraging capacities and expertise of relevant programme officers in the Country office working in similar programme themes and interventions. 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in peacebuilding, social work, women or youth empowerment or other related social work;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in peacebuilding, women empowerment and related development work; experience in community mobilization to build social cohesion is an asset;
  • Knowledge of 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.


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


Proficiency in English is required. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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