UN Policy Specialist Job Opportunities – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Policy Specialist
Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Grade: G2
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN
agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is
safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the
possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.
Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying
from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are
smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever
Job Summary:    The
Policy Specialist will 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
UNFPA Policy Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced
degree in humanities, health policy, communication, population studies or other
related field.
A minimum of seven years of experience and
exposure in providing policy-advisory or consulting services to senior
leadership in public or private sectors. Whereas a technical expertise in
demography / population studies or economics is desirable, the incumbent will
have to possess skills and competencies in managing various degrees of
complexity and to possess a strong leadership acumen.
Specifically the incumbent will have to
demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and adaptability and which enable her
/ him to connect the dots strategically among and in between different systems
and dimensions of decision-making. The incumbent will also have to demonstrate
dynamism and openness to differences as well as a high acumen of innovation an
creativity. Strategic communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas
clearly and simply, coupled with excellent writing skills are a must.
Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages,
preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.
N.B: 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:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after
reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 9th January 2020
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