Job Description

The Position:

The Technical Adviser is the principal adviser at the regional level for integrated technical and programme advice on health economics. The Technical Adviser works in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in the RO, SRO and COs, and reports directly to the Deputy Regional Director. 

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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

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:

In a very diverse region that is home to more than 50% of the world’s population, you will provide strategic technical and programmatic leadership to ensure that the RO, SRO and COs are well-equipped to use Health Economics evidence to advocate for effective investments to support UNFPA’s three transformative results, the Sustainable Development Goals and the ICPD Programme of Action. 


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in public health, health economics, or related discipline.  

Knowledge and Experience: 

• 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level

• Proven experience in a lead health economist role, including health sector reform, public financial management, health systems strengthening;

• Understanding of areas relevant to UNFPA's mandate such as family planning, sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence, population dynamics;

• Demonstrated expertise in policy engagement within developing countries, including Middle Income Countries;

• Established global and regional professional networks related to health economics;

• Strong track record of producing demonstrable results;

• Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with national counterparts, academia and development partners;

• Field experience is required, ideally within the Asia Pacific region


Fluency in English is required.