International Consultancy: Program Specialist at United Nations Population Fund

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is looking forward to appoint Programme Specialist to strengthen its regional efforts to achieve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) goals.

Vacant Position:

Program Specialist
Duration of the Contract:
1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023

Job Location:

UNFPA ESARO, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Duty Stations:
UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), Sunninghill, Johannesburg, South Africa
Postal Code:
South Africa

Currency ISO Code:
Market competent salary will be given

Job Details:
Post Name:
Programme Specialist


The candidate should hold Masters degree (University Degree) from a reputable University in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies or other related field.

Required Experience:

Professional Experience of minimum seven years in project management and coordination
Minimum seven years experience of working in the areas of SRHR.
A candidate should hold experience in providing assistance to countries including Health Ministries on issues that are related to SRHR in the EAST and Southern Africa
A candidate should hold experience in management of complex and large scale projects
A candidate should hold previous experience with UN or any other International Organization

Other Requirement:

A candidate should speak local as well as English Language
A candidate should be able to work in diverse environment
A candidate should be capable of solving the problems
A candidate should be able to supervise the lower staff
A candidate should be well informed about the local laws.
A candidate should be computer literate

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The candidate will be required to coordinate efforts in partnership with regional UN entities and stakeholders. The candidate will be providing technical assistance to partner states on SRHR. The candidate will be required to help in achieving the goals of SRHR.
The Programme Specialist will help UNFPA to achieve the goals, work in relations with other United Nations Agencies, to enhance the productivity of health related projects and services.
The candidate will be required to develop and implement annual workplan to advance SRHR goals. Identify and provide assistance to states with developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting the SRHR activities.
The candidate will be required to manage the knowledge. The candidate will be responsible of strengthening and enhancing programme performance, and assessing and implementing research to advance outputs.
The candidate will be responsible for supervisory arrangements. The consultant will work under the supervision of Program Manager and will be responsible to report to the former.
The candidate will be responsible to deliver monthly electronic report and progress report to the UNFPA.
The consultant will be responsible to travel within the region to achieve country sized activities.


UNFPA is UN agency which is working in sexual and reproductive health fields. Its mission is to ensure the pregnancy, child birth and the potential of every young person to be fulfilled.
It supports reproductive health care for women and young in more than 150 states and more than 80% of world population.
It supports the health of more than 1 million pregnant women each month.
It supports the access of contraceptives for 20 million women a year
It supports the training of health workers to ensure proper childbirth
It supports prevention of gender based biasness and gender based violence.
It supports the end of child marriage and child abuse.
This organization was created in 1969.

How to apply

the enrollment process for receiving job applications in the “UNFPA International Consultancy” will be continued till the last date. The candidates should keep following points in mind before applying for the posts:
Read all the terms and conditions carefully before you apply for this post.
Applicant should be national of South Africa
Foreign degree holders should provide equivalence certificate
Applications for above mentioned posts are invited from both male and female candidates.
Applicant must hold experience of 2 years or less than 2 years.
Only online applications will be entertained
By hand submission of application will not be entertained.
Incomplete application form or the application received after closing date shall not be accepted or move forward for further recruitment process.
Persons with disabilities will be preferred for these posts.

Interested candidates should send detailed CV with the subject clearly stated “International Consultant- Programme Specialist SRHR” to [email protected]
Application deadline is 8 September 2022.
Kindly don’t wait for last date, apply as soon as possible.

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