Job Description


All applicants who have applied for this post need not re-submit.

The Regional Programme Coordinator is part of an inter-disciplinary team in the Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), providing integrated programme, technical and operations support to UNFPA Country Offices and helps advance the corporate goals in the Asia Pacific region.

Job Purpose

The Regional Programme Coordinator post ensures the effective and coherent planning, implementation and monitoring of the Regional Programme, in line with the UNFPA Strategic Plan (2014 – 2017) and business model.

In all activities, s/he fosters collaboration within the Regional Office, with Country Offices in the region, other Regional Offices, and relevant business units in headquarters, in particular the Technical and Programme Divisions, ensuring the delivery of relevant and quality policy and programming support.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Operationalization of policy and programme regional initiatives
  • Effective oversight, coordination, implementation and monitoring of regional programme including support for the Implementing Partners
  • Expanding and strengthening strategic regional partnerships
  • Implementation of a regional capacity development strategy
  • The primary activities of the Regional Programme Coordinator are:
  • Oversight and guidance of the development, approval and implementation and monitoring of the Regional Programme through effective modalities and partnerships, in line with the UNFPA Strategic Plan (2014–17) and business model
  • Development and nurturing of regional partnerships and networks in line with regional priorities and in support of the effective delivery of the Regional Programme
  • Oversight of a Knowledge Management platform that responds to internal and external information needs
  • Implementation of the regional capacity development strategy and plan to maximize use of regional resources and to address capacity gaps at country level
  • Contribute to APRO Senior Management Team and provide management support

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced University degree in public health, medicine, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in development programmes, of which seven years at the international level;
  • Strong track record of leadership and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development community;
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

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