UN Careers – Deputy Representative – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)



Job Title:      Deputy Representative (Re-advertised)  

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: UNFPA Representative

Grade: P5


About UNFPA:

UNFPA, the United
Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where
every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s
potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young
people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working in
1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or
childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people
are more connected and empowered than ever before.


Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the
Deputy Representative plays the leading role in the coordination, planning and
monitioring of the delivery of the UNFPA country programme. The CO office
operates in highly complex operating environment with large volume of human and
financial resources and complexity of operations. As cluster lead for porgramme
delivery, the Deputy Representative is managing the activities, the budgets and
staff under the country offices’ integrated field support, the monitoring and
evaluations of it its activities. In close collaboration with the International
Operations Manager, the Representative acts as Chief Fund Code manager and
oversee budgets as they relate to programme implementation. As second senior
most officer in the Country Office, the Deputy Representatives provides
supervision, coaching an strategic guidance to a number of senior international
and national staff.


Under overall
guidance of the Representative, the UNFPA Deputy Representative plays a leading
role in strengthening the Country’s capacity to implement the ICPD Programme of
Action within the context of its national development efforts for the
achievement of the SDGs, thus ensuring national ownership. S/He is primarily
responsible for the formulation and delivery of the UNFPA Country programme,
projecting the programme of the organization, promoting at the national level
the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of
population, sexual and reproductive health, and gender in the broader
development agenda. The Deputy Representative plays a senior leadership role
also within the UNFPA country team, providing an example of creative programme
development and sharing knowledge and insights with staff to facilitate broad
country programme management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Deputy
Representative job opportunity should possess a Master’s degree in Public
Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations,
Development studies, Economics, Management and Public Administration or other
related field is required.

10 years
of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration
and international development including programme designing, appraising and
management; of which at least 8 years in the field of population and
development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the
international level

ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational
programme objectives to national priorities/capacities

at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue

media/communication skills to foster engaged partnerships and to maintain
political partnerships in the assigned country

ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality results

in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and
dedication to the principles of the United Nations;

experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian context is
an asset.

Language: Fluent spoken and written English is


N.B: 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.


How to Apply:

All interested
applicants who wish to join the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow
the application instructions after reviewing the job details.




Deadline: 6th January 2021


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