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L’UNFPA recrute un Spécialiste de programme, Genre – santé et droits des adolescents, Freetown, Sierra Leonne

L’UNFPA recrute un Spécialiste de programme, Genre – santé et droits des adolescents, Freetown, Sierra Leonne

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Domaines : Droit - Fiscalité - Gouvernance - PolitiqueGenre - Assistance humanitaire - Développement international

Regions : Sierra Leone

L’UNFPA recrute un Spécialiste de programme, Genre – santé et droits des adolescents, Freetown, Sierra Leonne

The Position:

The Programme Specialist plays a key role in the programming of initiatives aimed at improving young people’s demand for, and access to, sexual and reproductive health information and services with a particular focus on addressing adolescent health and life skills, gender issues, and social norms. You will facilitate the delivery of programmes in coordination with other UNFPA programs in the areas of family planning, sexual and reproductive health, gender and rights, and population and development.

You will report to the Technical Specialist, Gender and Rights.

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 Country Office environment, you will ensure the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of Gender and Adolescent SRHR. You will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies, and civil society to address emerging issues, and effectively influence diverse stakeholders to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs, and other partners, overseeing the design and implementation of the Gender and Adolescent SRHR priorities, aligning with Government priorities and UNFPA programme policies and procedures.

You would be responsible for:

  • Overseeing achievement of gender and adolescent SRHR results by ensuring appropriate policies are applied and monitoring and oversight mechanisms are established and implemented.
  • Reviewing the political, social, and economic environment relevant to UNFPA programme activities, and pursuing opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  • Providing technical support for the rollout of SRHR and education priorities including capacity development, community engagement, and awareness creation.
  • Providing guidance on the national rollout of child and adolescent health and life skills education and facilitating implementation and costing of related initiatives.
  • Coordinating evidence generation and design of operational research to enable documenting lessons learned and generation of evidence for institutionalization of SRHR education initiatives, and supporting the strengthening of multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms
  • Ensuring a system for meaningful engagement of key stakeholders including communities in advancing adolescent-friendly SRH
  • Supporting the development and implementation of initiatives for out-of-school young people including contributing to resource mobilization efforts to support such initiatives
  • Assessing implications of new policy developments and strategies on gender and adolescent SRHR programme execution, and ensuring their integration.
  • Establishing partnerships with government counterparts, donors, and other UN agencies and participating in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Representing UNFPA in relevant working groups in collaboration with the government, development partners, United Nations partners, and civil society.
  • Providing additional support on gender and adolescent SRHR as required, including contributing to partnership development, advocacy, and policy development initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced degree in gender, law, human rights, and/or other related social science discipline.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of adolescent, SRHR, and social norms programming and advocacy;
  • Experience in programme/ project management including experience in large multi-sector projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Proven experience in coordinating/managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing and compelling oral presentations;
  • Experience in drafting and implementing legislation;
  • Field experience is an asset;
  • Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages

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,

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda

Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships

Delivering results-based programme

Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Managerial Competencies (if applicable):

   Providing strategic focus

Engaging with internal/external partners and stakeholders,

Leading, developing, and empowering people, creating a culture of performance

Making decisions and exercising judgment

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click here to learn more.


Selection and appointment may be subject to background and reference checks, medical clearance, visa issuance and other administrative requirements.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process and does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Applicants for positions in the international Professional and higher categories, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.