Service Contract: Programme Assistant, Population and Development

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This position is based in Nairobi with extensive travel to the field. The candidate will work under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Population and Development Program Manager. The Program Assistant will contribute to the co-ordination and management of quality, timely and integrated programme and technical support to national statistical and related institutions.

The incumbent will support national mechanisms for a multi-sectoral approach to capacity development of population and socio-economic statistics in Somalia, ensure that that UNFPA’s programs on population and development are implemented in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and UNFPA Strategic Plan; and ensure that Population and Development issues are firmly placed within national development processes and national strategic frameworks.


Completed Secondary Level Education required

University Degree in social sciences desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

A minimum of three years of experience in administration, office management and administration and logistics.

Proficiency in MS Office software applications (Particularly Word and Excel)

Experience with the UN’s mandate, programs, and operational activities in relating to statistics work.

Experience in documentation and archiving is desirable

Experience working with Somalia authorities is desirable.

Proven experience using the PeopleSoft / Atlas Enterprise Resource System in financial management is a distinct advantage

How To Apply

Applicants should send their Applications and detailed CV’s as a single document to


Indicate clearly in the subject line of the email the position you are applying for and the location (in Caps)


    • Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it
    • UNPFA strongly encourage women to apply
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • UNFPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.

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