Assistant RepresentativeExtension of Deadline Job Title: NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative, Vientiane, Laos Country Office, NOCJob ID: 19280 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF LAO PDR.Closing Date: 21st January 2019 (5pm Vientiane, Lao time)Duration: One year (renewable)[i][i] No expectancy of renewal in according with UN Staff Regulation 4.5The Assistant Representative works in coordination with Deputy Representative and the Representative. S/he designs, develops, and manages an innovative and responsive country programme. The Assistant Representative will lead the Gender, and Population and Development (PD) programme team, inspiring it to translate the regional and country goals into tangible solutions and results. The work will be done in consultation with the other programme units. Main Tasks & Responsibilities: Conducting policy dialogue with Government, UN and other development partners to incorporate UNFPA’s priorities and agenda into national plans and strategies, and UN systems, initiatives and development frameworks.Translating global strategies into country-specific advocacy strategies. This includes creating and delivering evidence-based advocacy messages to promote UNFPA’s programme goals, taking into account political and social sensitivities.Promoting a results-based approach, integrating innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes, sub-programmes and projects. You will ensure programmes are responsive to the country’s needs in areas of UNFPA’s strategic priorities.Facilitating the achievement of programme results by identifying, providing and coordinating inputs into programme development and implementation, ensuring programme monitoring and oversight, and coordinating and evaluating the inputs of consultants and technical experts.Promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning including testing, evaluating and documenting innovative strategies and best practices internal and external to UNFPA, and integrating these as appropriate.Contribute to resource mobilisation by identifying potential donors, preparing proposals including outlining co-financing resources for support to the country programme, and supporting the government and other agencies in coordinating assistance for programmes.Qualifications and Experience Advanced degree in Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related discipline5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraisal and management.Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organisational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results.Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships.Prior experience in UNs or international organizations an assetFluency in English and Lao; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.HOW TO APPLY: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 https://www.unfpa.org/jobs/national-post-assistant-representative-vientiane-lao-pdr-noc. 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.
Programme AnalystExtension of DeadlineJob Title: NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Gender, Vientiane, Laos Country Office, NOBJob ID: 19875 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF LAO PDR.Closing Date: 21st January 2019 (5pm Vientiane, Lao time)Duration: One year (renewable)[i][i] No expectancy of renewal in according with UN Staff Regulation 4.5The Gender Programme Analyst analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends, guiding and facilitating the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes. The Gender Programme Analyst is located in Country Offices (CO) and reports to the UNFPA Assistant Representative. The Gender Programme Analyst will be responsible for the Gender and Human Rights related interventions of the Country Programme.Main Tasks & Responsibilities: Participating 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.Evaluating 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 factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.Supporting 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.Supporting UNFPA’s emergency response efforts by design a training of trainers for GBV and psychosocial support including advising potential participants selection in coordination with the Ministry of Health and other partnersWorking closely with the UNFPA team to develop a plan for psychosocial and GBV response support in affected areas during an emergency;Participating/supporting the CO’s engagement in discussions with other clusters on protection related issues as needed, representing UNFPA;Qualifications and Experience:Advanced degree in Gender and Development, Law, Social Work, Population, and/or other related social science discipline.At least 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in development, preferably gender, population field.Practical programming and strategic planning experience.Knowledge of rights-centered approaches and gender mainstreaming in social development;Good knowledge and understanding of the gender and human rights related issues; Working experience in policy analysis, and advocacy for gender, women empowerment and human rights in the context of sustainable development; and working experience in communication and advocacy;Demonstrated experience in programme/project planning, design, follow up, monitoring and evaluation.Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.Prior UN or international NGO experience will be an asset.Ability to organize work effectively and to meet planned deadlines.Experience working with government implementing partnersFamiliarity with government planning processes and systemsFull proficiency in English and Lao language is essential.HOW TO APPLY: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 https://www.unfpa.org/jobs/national-post-programme-analyst-gender-vientiane-lao-pdr-nob. 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.