Technical Specialist, FGM

New York City

Position Summary:

The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) work jointly towards actively contributing to the accelerated abandonment of FGM/C, in specific areas of implementation within 17 countries, by 2012. The focus of the joint programme is to leverage social dynamics towards abandonment within selected communities that practice FGM/C. In December 2012, the 67th UN General Assembly adopted a new resolution, Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.  The resolution calls for a common coordinated approach that promotes positive social change at the community, national, regional and international levels and, in line with this, also calls for the international community to strongly support, including through increased financial support, a second phase of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme. A Phase 2 of the Joint Programme will actively contribute to further scaling up the implementation and sustainability of the common coordinated approach that is yielding results toward ending the practice.

The Joint Programme is seeking candidates, with the appropriate profile, for a position in New York.  The position will be for 1 year fixed term, commencing January 2011.

The position is located in the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch of the Technical Division at UNFPA headquarters, and report directly to the Joint Programme on FGM/C Coordinator. The incumbent provides technical guidance to the FGM/C Programme in all activities related to Monitoring and evaluation, knowledge development and sharing, publications, financial and substantive monitoring of the FGM/C programme and reporting.

Qualifications and Experience 

1. Post-graduate university degree or equivalent in public health, social science, demography, gender, economics, international development. The graduate or post graduate degree should preferably include credits in the principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation.
2. 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in gender, public health or social sciences.
3. Recognized expertise in monitoring and evaluation.
4. Proven ability to produce demonstrable results.
5. Strong verbal and written communications skills in English.
6. Field experience is a strong asset.
7. Fluency in English is required.  Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

• Values: 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 skillset: Aligning human resources management with the organization’s strategic direction; Attracting and developing the global workforce; Addressing the rights and needs of staff members
• Languages:

Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in a second working language (French or Spanish) is an asset.


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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
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  • Closing Date: 2015-10-27

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