Assistant Representative

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Sokpaluang Sokpaluang Sisattanak Vientiane Capital


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Job Title:  NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative, Vientiane, Laos Country Office, NOC

Job ID:     19280 


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 4.5

The 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 discipline
  • 5 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 asset
  • Fluency in English and Lao; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.


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.

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  • Post Date 07 January 2019
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Entry Level
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Vientiane Capital
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Sokpaluang Sokpaluang Sisattanak Vientiane Capital

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UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA Supports:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – which are home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population
  2. The health of pregnant women, especially the 1 million who face life-threatening complications each month
  3. Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year
  4. Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 90 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants
  5. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women
  6. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually
  7. Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old
  8. Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years
  9. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
  10. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning

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