Programme Analyst, Bisho, Eastern Cape, South Africa 114 views

Job Title: National Post:Programme Analyst, Bisho, Eastern Cape, South Africa, NOB

Job ID: 27284

Location: East and Southern Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: This post is non-rotational.

Duty Station: Bisho, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Closing Date: 06 December 2019 (5pm, New York time)

Duration: One year (*)

Post Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Please note that this vacancy is open to nationals of South Africa, Non-Nationals with Permanent Residents or Holders of Valid Work Permits for South Africa.

  • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation
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Organizational Setting

The Position:

The Programme Analyst substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of adolescent and youth, gender dynamics, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and population and development in Eastern Cape. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes in Eastern Cape under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative, whilst reporting to the Assistant Representative.

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. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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:

In a global organisation, where many of our people are based in challenging environments, you will play a vital role to ensure effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, adolescent and youth, reproductive health and gender dynamics in Eastern Cape. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and provincial development frameworks. S/he will have strategic oversight of UNFPA provincial activities, with responsibility for coordinating and implementing the provincial programme in collaboration with internal and external partners.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

You would be responsible for:

  • In collaboration with Eastern Cape counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the Programme Analyst leads the development, finalisation, approval, implementation and monitoring of the integrated provincial work plan targeting in line with the provincial Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures.
  • Expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, provincial government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs and addressing training needs of project personnel in the province.
  • Quality of provincial programme / project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices, utilising the provincial coordination forum for the execution, monitoring and evaluation of the programme.
  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging population development trends, adolescent and youth, SRHR, HIV and gender issues, by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies and technical support.
  • Provide monthly environmental scanning report to CO on political, social and economic situations that would have implications on UNFPA partnerships and program implementation
  • Assists advocacy and resource mobilization efforts by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Facilitate/ Participate in the commemoration i.e. International youth day, World AIDS Day, International & National Women’s Day, World Population Day, etc
  • Management of the field office in line with UNFPA policies and procedures
  • Collaborates with various government institutions, civil society, private sector and development partners on the implementation of the UNFPA programme.
  • Serves as UNFPA’s focal person in relevant technical committees and forums.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in or higher) in one of the following or related fields health science, social science, Population studies, demography or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

At least two years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, preferably in programme/ project management. Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, precision and accuracy;


Fluency in English

Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system Embracing diversity in all its forms Embracing change Core Competencies:Achieving 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 Competencies:

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

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

Engaging internal/external partners Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline


UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process. 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.

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