The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation is the world’s largest
response to change entrenched social norms an eliminate female genital mutilation and transform
In 2022, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation entered its Phase
IV which scales-up support to 19 countries from Africa, the Middle East and Asia and strategic actions at
regional level in consultation with regional bodies such as the African Union. Using both top-down and
bottom-up approaches, the Joint Programme ensures increased focus on adolescent girls and women’s
agency, positive masculinity, catalyzes a global movement to eliminate FGM, increases international and
regional attention to FGM as a priority agenda, supports the implementation of a political accountability
mechanism and civil society dynamic towards the elimination of female genital mutilation, with
strengthened efforts to provide services to hard-to-reach populations. The Joint Programme is
strengthened through a revised Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, including Value for Money and
innovative indicators on Social Norms.
The Global Coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme works under the overall direction and
leadership of the Chief of the Gender and Human Rights Branch of the Technical Division. S/He is a senior
adviser on issues related to gender and social norms and s/he is lead coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF
Trust Fund on Female Genital Mutilation overseeing its efficient implementation and attainment of
desired results at the global, regional and country level.
• Master Degree on social sciences, public health or related field, Demography, International Relations,
International Development, or other field directly related to the substantive area of work.
Knowledge and Experience:
📌 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗷𝗼𝗯 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗣 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 ✔
⚠️ 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐰: 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐖!
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience of increasingly responsible professional experience in public
administration and international development, of which at least 4 years in the thematic area.
• Operational and managerial experience working with governments and CSOs at the field level.
• Experience working in-country on a gender, child protection and SRH topic.
• Good management experience leading technical teams towards bold targets and goals
• Field experience is essential.
• The incumbent is expected to:
-be an expert and recognized authority in the area of gender work;
-Have the necessary skillset to manage a program with broad geographic reach, and that requires working across other divisions within the larger organization;
-Have the proven ability to lead and manage teams of mid level experts to achieve demonstrable results;
-Have excellent communication skills, speaking and writing in English;
-Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations and dedication to the principles of the United Nations;
• Fluency in English is required.
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