Closing date: Thursday, 7 April 2016
Programme Assistant
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 07-Apr-16
Additional Category
Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : GS-5
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year Renewable
Expected Duration of Assignment : One Year Renewable
UNFPA Tanzania is a Typology Type IV office, with approximately 33 staff members providing programmatic support on Reproductive Health (RH), Youth, Population and Development (P&D) and Gender with support from operations team. Our work reflects the authority and commitment of Member States to uphold the United Nations normative values of social justice and inclusiveness ('leaving no one behind') on human rights, specifically by working to promote universal sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Programme Assistant works under the overall supervision of the Deputy and direct supervision of the Assistant Representative. S/he works in close collaboration with both operation and programme teams. S/he provides support to national authorities and implementing partners for the realization of the results as stipulated in the organization strategic plan and country programme results. The staff member is expected to interact regularly with the entire programme team and contribute to the Country Programme as required.
The Programme Assistant supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA's country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations.
The Programme Assistant applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender issues. He/she is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures. The Programme Assistant maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff.