Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Job Identification : 10363

Locations : Ankara, Turkey

Posting Date : 05/03/2023, 08:20 AM

Apply Before : 05/17/2023, 08:59 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : NOB

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational


Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

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

Other Criteria : Practical experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects, Experience using office software packages

Required Languages : Fluency in both written and spoken English and Turkish

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Category : Population & Development

Job Description

The Position:

The Programme Analyst, PD analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends, guiding and facilitating the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes in terms of designing, planning and implementing UNFPA’s population dynamics activities by analyzing relevant political, social, economic, epidemiological and disaster/conflict/emergency trends and providing inputs to all activities under UNFPA CPD and UNSDCF.

You will report to the UNFPA Assistant Representative.

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:

Working within a large and complex Country Office (CO) environment, you will support the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development. Through substantive analysis and assessment of political, social and economic trends, you will guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA population and development programme implementation and the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develop enhancements if necessary.

You would be responsible for:

  •  In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributing to the design and implementation of the population and development programme and its component projects, aligning with Government priorities and UNFPA programme policies and procedures.

Ensuring appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented.

  •  Analyzing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA activities, and identifying opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  •  Analyzing policy papers, strategy documents and national development plans; preparing briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  •  Assessing implications of new population and development related policy developments and strategies on programme execution, and ensuring their integration.
  •  Expedites and coordinates project implementation on population and development by establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.
  •  Assisting in implementing knowledge management strategies to capture lessons learned and best practices, sharing these with management for future planning supporting training needs of project personnel
  •  Supporting the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO on population and development, by ensuring preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related meetings and public events.
  •  Performing other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience:


Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

  •  Two years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, with experience in programme/project management
  •  Practical experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  •  Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.
  •  Working experience in humanitarian programmes is an asset
  •  Knowledge of reproductive health and/or gender and/or protection is an asset
  •  Working experience with implementing partners and NGOs is an asset
  •  Working experience with an international organization is an asset
  •  Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods is an asset


Fluency in both written and spoken English and Turkish is required.

Required Competencies:


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

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

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 mobilization

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

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:

The United Nations Population Fund offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. Staff members in National Officer Category that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally. You can learn more about tax exemption, allowances and benefits, holidays and leave, health insurance, and retirement pension of NO staff on the UN Careers website or the United Nations website”.


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