Job Description


The Position:

The Cohort Study Programme Manager will provide overall management of the implementation of the Longitudinal Cohort Study. He/she will serve as the Country Office (CO) focal person in programme implementation with the research partners, and will provide CO liaison with NEDA in coordinating the work of the Cohort Study’s national Steering Committee.

The Programme Manager will monitor the progress of implementation through technical inputs reporting and year-end targets. He/she is also expected to contribute to the knowledge management on M&E, by ensuring that studies using the cohort data are properly documented, distributed and discussed;

The Programme Manager will maintain collaborative relationships with youth groups, government, non-government organizations, civil society, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies, co-United Nations agencies, programmes and specialized agencies and other development organizations.

You will report directly to the  National Programme Officer for Population and Development, with guidance from the Country Representative and the Assistant Representative for Programme.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  In 2019 UNFPA marks its 50th anniversary.  Since the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, UNFPA has been assisting countries with implementing the ICPD Programme of Action to put sexual and reproductive health and rights and population dynamism as the foundation of sustainable development.  UNFPA globally is promoting commitments to achieving three transformational goals by 2030 - ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning, and ending gender-based violence and other harmful practices against women and girls including child marriage.

In the Philippines, UNFPA has started its new five-year 8th Country Programme 2019-2023.  The 8CP is tightly aligned with the mid- and long-term development goals of the Philippines, as detailed in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040, as well as the global Agenda 2030 including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced Degree in Public Health, Population, Management, Demography, Development, Economics or Public Administration. With three (3) years relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years relevant experience

Knowledge and Experience:

Required years of work experience (as stipulated above) in programme/ project management and development;

Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation will be an advantage;

Prior experience in community-based development is preferred;

Strong research management experience;

Proficiency in current office software applications;

Familiarity with UN policies and principles will be an advantage;

Strong analytical and strategic thinking and a commitment to results;

Ability to organize work effectively and to meet planned deadlines;

Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with persons of different backgrounds in multicultural environment;

Must possess negotiations skills;

Experience working with government implementing partners; and

Familiarity with government planning processes and systems


Fluency in Filipino and English

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