Regional Specialist - UNFPA Dakar

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Regional Specialist - UNFPA Dakar

Vacancy No: Va/Fpa/104/2006

Title: Regional Specialist, Iatt Young People And Hiv/Aids For West & Central Africa

Category: Ics-11 (L-4)*

Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal

Post Type: Non-Rotational

Duration: Two-Years Fixed-Term

Organizational Unit: Africa Division

  • Post graduate, at least Masters degree in Public Health, Social Sciences combined with Development and International Relations with experience in area of youth health and development
  • Seven years of professional experience in the field of youth development and sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention among young people, and understanding of the social, economic and political context of the Africa region
  • Direct experience in managing programmes with and for Young People at the regional and country level in Africa , including demonstrated experience with youth organizations and youth networks at regional and country levels
  • Experience in effective policy dialogue and programming with inter-governmental bodies in the Africa region, including promotion of effective youth participation in policy and programming
  • Knowledge of UNFPA regional and country programming process, proposal/project development and programme management skills
  • Working experience in the United Nations system, especially UNFPA; knowledge of UNAIDS Co-sponsors policies and programmes is an asset
  • Excellent command of oral and written English and French is essential. Good drafting and report writing skills; and presentation and interpersonal communications skills. Good working knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish is an asset;
  • Willingness and capability to undertake duty travels
  • Initiative and sound judgment; excellent organizational, and diplomacy skills, and ability to function in a multi-cultural work environment and work effectively in a team.

    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.

    We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.

    The package includes a competitive net salary starting at US 84,677.02 plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

    How to Apply

    Candidates must complete a United Nations Personal History form (P.11). Click here to download P-11 form.

    You may send your application via e-mail to:

    va-104-06 [at]

    Please indicate post title and vacancy number.

    We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UNFPA has a further interest.

    Women and nationals from developing countries are encouraged to apply.

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