UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Job Identification : 5909

Locations : Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Posting Date : 09/19/2022, 09:19 AM

Apply Before : 10/18/2022, 09:13 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : NOB

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Required Languages : Fluency in English, Russian and Tajik is required

Vacancy Timeline : 4 Weeks

Job Category : Management

Job Description

Job title: Programme Analyst, Population and Development

Level: NO-B

Position Number: 000041848

Location: Tajikistan, Dushanbe Full/Part time: Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-Rotational

Duration: One year (renewable)

The Position:

The Programme Analyst analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends, guiding and facilitating the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes.

You will report to the UNFPA Head of Office.

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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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:

The Programme Analyst substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

You would be responsible for:

In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributing substantively to the formulation and design of the country programme and its component projects in the areas of Population and Development in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensuring quality of programme / project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.

Analyzing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to Population and Development issues, and identifying opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeping abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.

Expediting and coordinating project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs and addressing training needs of project personnel.

Helping in creating and documenting knowledge about current and emerging trends in the area of Population and Development 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.

Assisting advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. funding proposals, project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.

Assisting UNFPA Country Office with monitoring and evaluation activities, innovation and digitalization activities.

Qualifications and Experience:


Advanced Degree in Population study, Demography, Statistics, Economics or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

2 years experience at the national or international level in designing, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programs and projects. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages required.


Fluency in English and Tajik, working knowledge of Russian is required

Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

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 mobilisation

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

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


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