Fixed term appointment

NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Youth, NOA, Yerevan, Armenia CO

17 March 2021

Yerevan, Armenia

Background Information

Job title: Programme Analyst, Youth                 

Level: NO-A      

Position Number: 00166006

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Full/Part time: Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term

Rotational/Non-Rotational: Non-Rotational

Duration: One year (renewable)

The Programme Analyst on Youth is located in UNFPA Armenia Country Office (CO) and reports to UNFPA Head of Office. The Programme Analyst on Youth maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff at the CO. Internal contacts include the Head of Office, and the CO’s programme/technical teams. External contacts include other UN agencies in the country and counterparts in Country programme activities, including government agencies, international NGOs, experts etc.

The Programme Analyst on Youth substantively contributes to the effective implementation of the UNFPA activities in the area of youth empowerment, including youth health education and community mobilization. The Programme Analyst will also assist with gender and disability matters as a cross-cutting issue. The Programme Analyst on Youth assists in the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by analyzing relevant political, social and economic trends and providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst assists with programme/project implementation by using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures, as well as by monitoring results achieved during implementation.


Organizational Setting

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  2018-2021 strategic plan, 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.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.

Evaluates project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports. Analyzes factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.

Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.

Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.

Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to the youth/young people field and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree in education, public health, youth studies, population, and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Prior experience in the field of youth programme activities would be desirable.


Fluency in English and Armenian is required.


Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • 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
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocamcy for results mobilization


UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Compensation and Benefits

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

Closing Statement

Closing date: 17 March, 2021 (COB - Armenian time)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline


For appying please visit here (Job Opening ID:35754)