UNFPA Moldova is hiring Programme Associate, Service Contract SB3.3

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UNFPA Moldova Country Office is looking for a Programme Associate.

Vacancy Number: UN18/01671

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2018, 23:59 (GMT+1:00)
Reference to the project: UNFPA Moldova
Expected Duration of Assignment: 1 year (with possibility of extension)

Job Purpose:

The Programme Associate supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing programme and operational support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations. The Programme Associate applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, reproductive health, gender and youth issues. S/he is instrumental in facilitating programme/ project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
  • Evaluates project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports. Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.
  • In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel, guides routine implementation of assigned projects, coordinating delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.
  • Provides logistical support to projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events. Trains and guides project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
  • Performs Programme Associate role in ATLAS, Global Programming System module.
  • Raises requisitions in ATLAS with inputs from programme personnel.
  • Acts as a back-up on selected functions for the GS6 Administrative Associate during her/his absence.

Qualification and Experience:

Education: 

  • University degree in social science, public health, economy, management, and/or other related areas.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Seven years of relevant experience in administration or programme/ project management.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
  • Prior experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions and/or NGOs, is a very strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of ATLAS / PeopleSoft or other ERP system is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieve results
  • Being accountable
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
  • Thinking analytically and strategically
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-oriented programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Romanian is required.
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova or others legally authorized to work in the country are eligible to apply.

The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply on-line for this position and read more detailed information, please visit: 

https://erecruit.partneragencies.org/psc/UNDPP1HRE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=14388&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Applications for this position must be received no later than on: 26 February 2018

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