United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

International Operations Manager

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Description

  Under the guidance of the Representative, the IOM leads strategic planning for UNFPA operations, setting of management targets, and outsourced services. The IOM leads a broad portfolio ranging from financial and human resources management; procurement; IT; travel and logistics; common services; to security of UNFPA premises and staff.  The IOM advises the Representative on course correction; compliance, Cost Effectiveness; and creative responses to emerging complex challenges.

The International Operations Manager (IOM) plays a leading role in supporting the delivery of the UNFPA country programme, which aims to realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people.

Job Purpose: You play a leading role in achieving key results which have an impact on the overall economy, efficiency and effectiveness of Country Office operations, and the functioning of UNFPA in line with the use of corporate resources in the following areas:
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement and Logistical Services
  • ICT
  • Implementation of the UN agenda on common services and joint procurement
You are accountable for supporting the effective development and delivery of an innovative Country Programme focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, Family Planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment.

Through delivery of effective programmes, including in Emergency settings, you serve on the frontline, supporting the organization’s ability to deliver high quality results.  Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.

Requirements: Qualifications and Experience Education: Advanced university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration or Business Administration, Economics, Management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience: 5 years of experience in development in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting, including 3 or more years experience in managing teams in a complex organizational setting Ability to build strong relationships with clients, focus on impact and result, and respond positively to feedback Solid knowledge in procurement, financial and human resources management, contract, asset, and information and Communication Technology Ability to lead business process re-engineering, to implement new systems, and to positively affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal changes Ability to lead strategic planning, Results-based Management and reporting, formulation and monitoring of projects/programmes Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian context is an asset.

Languages: Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of another UN langauge is desirable.

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