Special Assistant to Regional Director, Istanbul, Turkey

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 16 February 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Istanbul, Turkey
Job ID: 14219

Job Summary

The Special Assistant reports directly to the Regional Director (RD). S/he works with both the RD and the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) by providing operational, planning, managerial, technical and coordination support to all aspects of the work of the Regional Office. S/he will be supporting the RD in his/her additional roles such as Area Security Coordinator and other functions on behalf of corporate UNFPA or the regional UN system.


The Special Assistant will provide operational support to the Director acting as a key interface with all units within and outside the Regional Office by:

     -  coordination of Director's participation in various fora;

     -  backstopping of the Directorate;


An advanced degree in management or a related subject in international development.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in developmental work
  • Strong analytical ability and professional experience in policy development
  • Basic research skills and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Field experience is a strong asset


Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Russian is desirable.



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