UNFPA Ghana: National Programme Officer Assistant

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25 Jul, 2010

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United Nations Jobs in Ghana

UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, is the world’s largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programmes. UNFPA works with governments and non-governmental organisations in over 140 countries in all matters related to the reproductive system.

Reproductive health is recognised as a human right, part of the right to health. UNFPA assists countries to formulate population policies and strategies in support of sustainable development. In furtherance of UNFPA mandate in Ghana.

Job Description

Duration: Fixed Term appointment; one year initially
Organisational Unit: UNFPA Country Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the National Programme Officer (GENDER), the Programme Assistant is responsible for the following:

  • Supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing Gender data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring Gender project implementation and following up on recommendations
  • Applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analysing information relevant to Gender
  • Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and Gender projects by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts Gender project proposals and work plans
  • Evaluates Gender project activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and preparing regular imputs to status and progress reports
  • In co-ordination with national counterparts and project personnel, guides routine implementation of assigned Gender projects, co-ordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours
  • Provides logistical support to Gender projects by co-ordinating the organisation of review meetings and other project related workshops and events
  • Participates in training and guiding project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures
  • Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination
  • Supports the advocacy and resource mobilisation strategy of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant Gender background materials for use in discussions and public events
  • Provides assistance in organising and conducting donor meetings and public information events  

Required Skills or Experience

Functional Competencies:

  • Organisational awareness
  • Impact and influence
  • Job knowledge
  • Managing information flow and work flow
  • Logistical support
  • Planning, organising and multi-tasking

Core Competencies:

  • Values/guiding principles
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating information and ideas
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Results orientation/commitment to excellence
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning

UNFPA is looking for candidate who have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Population, Demography, Sociology, Health/Epidemiology, information Science and/or other related Social Science
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in project management support, research and monitoring/evaluation
  • Broad understanding of gender and development issues in Ghana
  • Strong competency in office software applications, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Conversant with programme implementation and funding modalities of International organisations, especially the UN system  

How To Apply

Applicant are encouraged to visit the UN website to download and complete P11 forms. All applications supported by relevant curriculum vitae (CV), contact telephone/fax numbers, email address and photocopies of other supporting documents should be forwarded to the:

UNFPA Representative
P. O. Box GP 1423
Accra, Ghana

NB: Envelops should be marked with the post applied for

Women are encouraged to apply. Successful candidate should be ready to assume duty at short notice

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