International Programme Coordinator, Guiglo, Cote d'Ivoire, ICS-10 (P3)

UNFPA - Guiglo (Côte d'Ivoire)

Reference 2427

Type of Contract CDD

Duration of Contract Déterminée

Education Bac + 5 et Plus

Work Experience Au moins 5 ans

Position n° 94

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About the employer / working context

DURATION: One year (renewable)1

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:  West and Central Africa Regional Office

This post is non-rotational.

Organizational Setting

The International Programme Coordinator post is located in Guiglo Sub-Office and reports to the UNFPA Representative. She/he is in charge of the UN House coordination, designs, develops and manages an innovative and responsive sub-office programme and plays a leadership role for the UNDAF delivery as one programmes in Guiglo.

Under the guidance of the UNFPA Representative, She/he responds creatively to complex challenges and frequently changing demands in terms of a fluctuating resource base, multiple funding arrangements, and donor contacts and complex programme execution modalities. The International Programme Coordinator, Guiglo SO advances the ICPD agenda within the context of UNDAF in a politically sensitive environment, responding to changing priorities of government. She/he facilitates and coordinates UN joint programme, promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances within the UN system, counterparts in government, multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as civil society organizations.

S/he provides substantive inputs to country programme action plan and annual work plans formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and development frameworks in geographic area under the sub-office. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Tasks & Responsibilties


A. Programme

Develops new programmes and projects in substantive areas; expands the range of UNFPA deliverables and originates new project portfolios within ICPD agenda based on national priorities; in the context of the UNFPA supported Country Programme recommends areas of population assistance on the basis of continuous review and analysis of demographic and socio-economic data and national population policies. Creates knowledge by evaluating on-going programmes and projects, documents lessons learned, best practices and replicable strategies and actively shares and applies this knowledge.

Coordinates humanitarian, rehabilitation and development programs set up by agencies (UN joint office), funds and programs in Guiglo geographical area.

Participates actively in updating UNFPA contingency/emergency preparedness plan.

Establishes dynamic networks of partners and efficient system of needs identification tailored to the needs of populations including in emergency situation.

Ensures accessibility of women, adolescents and young girls with particular focus on GBV survivors to GBV Information, Psycho-Social Support and First Aid.

B. Partnership and Advocacy

Maintains a continuous flow of information with government and donors and pursue innovative ways to maintain and create new partnerships; participates in the UN system joint initiatives in the Region as part of broader UN Reform initiatives; provides a harmonized coordination support to UN Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and local authorities through the establishment of a wider/appropriate consultation process to enhance coordination between local counterparts and development partners; provides substantive inputs to facilitate policy dialogue and incorporation of these policies into national plans and strategies. Contributes to the resource mobilization strategy by analyzing information on potential donors, preparing substantive briefs and project proposals in line with donor priorities.

C. Management

Participates in the formulation of the annual work plans and monitors their day-to-day implementation through consultations, correspondence and field visits; supports the Representative in the management of human and financial resources, with particular attention to ensuring systems of accountability as per UNFPA policies, rules and procedures.

Submits timely reports on UNFPA programme in Guiglo SO and on all joint programme and donor projects

Job Qualifications & Skills / Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Experience

Education:   Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in developmental work
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population, sexual and reproductive health, and gender programming
  • Experience in SRH and/or GBV especially in the context of emergency response in similar area of post conflict will be an advantage
  • Fluency in oral and written French and good level in oral and written English
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications.


Required Competencies

i) Values: Integrity, commitment, embracing cultural diversity, embracing change.

ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results, accountability, developing professional expertise, analytical thinking, working in teams, communicating for impact.

iii) Required Skillset:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic
  • alliances and partners
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Resource mobilization
  • Job knowledge/Technical Expertise


UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.


Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.


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[1] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5

Additional Information about the position

Position Type: Temps plein

Working Hours: Horaire normal

Working Language: Français

Second Language: Anglais

Salary: Voir annonce