Programme Associate, Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal, G6

Tags: Human Rights Covid-19 English
  • Added Date: Monday, 05 September 2022
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The Position:

The Programme Assistant is based in Dakar, WCARO with frequent travel to the field. S/he reports to the Humanitarian Specialist and will work closely with staff and multiple partners.

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. UNFPAโ€™s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to โ€œbuild forward betterโ€, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on womenโ€™s and girlsโ€™ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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 Assistant supports the RO in assessment of humanitarian situation, identification of needs, and preparation and implementation of the humanitarian response plans, in coordination with other humanitarian actors, implementation partners and Government. Represent UNFPA in the Access Working Group and other relevant humanitarian coordination.

Qualifications and Experience:


Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

Six years of relevant experience in development and/or humanitarian Programme/project management and coordination with focus on Programme implementation; Field-level experience working in humanitarian settings particularly in RH, GBV and/or youth humanitarian programming, including the development of results frameworks, monitoring and evaluation; Experience working in emergency preparedness and response at the central and decentralized level, conducting needs assessments; designing, implementing and monitoring humanitarian response in the areas of GBV, RH and youth is an asset. Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPAโ€™s agenda, policies and procedures, is highly desirable; Knowledge of humanitarian logistics with a focus on dignity/hygiene kits and RH kits; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required;


Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region).

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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