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Programme Specialist (2 Positions), SB5, Samoa

Title: Programme Specialist (2 Positions), SB5, Samoa 


Call to Action

●       Are you result driven and can you work well in teams?

●       Do you have a keen eye for detail and can you ensure high quality and accuracy of work?

●       Can you multi-task, prioritize and manage programme outcomes?

If so, this might be the job for you.


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 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 Specialist will support the implementation of interventions funded through the Transformative Agenda and Spotlight programme at the national and sub-national levels and to ensure that the agreed strategic interventions are implemented in the context of the 2030 Agenda, ICPD Programme of Action and UNFPA Strategic Plan at the global level, the UN Pacific Strategy, UNFPA sub-regional programme at the regional level, and the national development agenda of the host country. The position is expected to support close engagement with the Government line ministries, relevant civil society organizations and CBOs academic and research institutions, the local bilateral partners in country and international development agencies to ensure effective programme implementation as per the agreed strategic direction and work plan timeframe.


Qualification and Experience:

Your Education

Ø An Advanced (Master’s) degree in Management, International Development, Sociology, Economics, Demography, International Relations, Public Administration, Public Health, Medicine or other related field is required.

Your Experience

Ø Minimum of five (5) years professional experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector especially in International Development

Ø Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population, reproductive and sexual health and/or gender equality programming is strongly desired.

Ø Experience in advocacy and knowledge management in the duty station and in international cooperation;

Ø Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA’s agenda, policies and procedures, is highly desirable;


Find out more and apply by clicking “Apply Now’’ at where full details of the position is available. The vacancy can also be found on the UNFPA website on


CLOSING DATESunday, 5th September 2021 (Midnight New York Time)