United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Programme Coordination Analyst

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Description

  The Programme Coordination Analyst position is located in UNFPA Malawi Country Office (CO) based in Lilongwe, Malawi and is under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative (RR), with direct supervision of the Deputy Representative (DR) and works closely with other programme and operations officers so as to help ensure efficient, effective, and timely delivery of UNFPA Malawi’s country programme results.

UNFPA Malawi CO programme staff that work with the key thematic units: Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Gender, Adolescents/Youth, and Population and Development (P&D), are responsible for Programme Planning, implementing, Monitoring and Reporting. In this structure, the Programme Coordination Analyst’s role is to ensure integrated approaches are implemented across these key thematic areas and provide dedicated support for the Senior Management’s leadership functions and coordination activities that ensure efficient, effective, timely and transparent programme delivery.

The Programme Coordination Analyst, plays a critical role in UNFPA’s ongoing efforts to achieve transformative results with Three Zeros in Malawi, namely: zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet needs of Family Planning, and zero gender-based violence including child marriages, particularly by ensuring better integrated and coordinated programme delivery.

Qualifications and Experience: Education: 
  • Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline including public health, development studies, demography, International Relations, or social science fields is required.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the fields of Programme Management, development cooperation or public health is required.
  • Prior experience in working in developing countries is desirable.
  • A good understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, policies and operations, is desirable.
  • Prior experience of work in Malawi in the relevant fields of UNFPA mandate, including sexual & reproductive health and rights, youth/adolescents, gender and population data, is an asset.
  • Demonstrated analytical, planning, and negotiation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, in terms of both written and oral, are required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
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