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Background Information

Job title:                                Programme Coordinator

Position Number:                  00159721

Location:                               Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Full/Part time:                       Full-time

Contract type:                      Service Contract (SB4.1)

Contract start date:              15 April 2022

Duration:                               10 months (with possibility of extension)

Closing date: 15 March, 2022 (COB - Armenian time)

The Position:

The Programme Coordinator will be located in UNFPA Armenia Country Office (CO). Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and direct supervision of UNFPA Armenia CO Gender Programme Analyst, the Programme Coordinator will carry out overall daily management and implementation of the activities envisaged in the frame of the EU-funded Regional Project “EU4GE: Challenging gender stereotypes and practices in the EaP countries”.

The project will be implemented in 6 countries, such as Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. The overall objective of the Programme is to strengthen equal rights and opportunities for women and men through shifting social perceptions, gender stereotypes, and men’s participation in caretaking.



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 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.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and direct supervision of UNFPA Armenia CO Gender Programme Analyst, the Programme Coordinator contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of the Project “EU4GE: Challenging gender stereotypes and practices in the EaP countries”.

The Programme Coordinator applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach and is instrumental in guiding and facilitating the delivery of the Project’s activities, monitoring results achieved during implementation and following up on recommendations.

The incumbent in the framework of Project implementation, establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with implementing partners, government and non-government counterparts, and development partners, including other UN Agencies, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, etc.

The Programme Coordinator works in close collaboration with the UNFPA Armenia Country Office staff (Programme, Operations, Communication), for effective achievement of the expected project outcomes, anticipating and resolving complex project-related issues. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNFPA programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.


You would be responsible for:

A. Ensure efficient project result based management:

  • Lead project implementation for timely and efficient delivery of project outputs as per Project Document and Work Plans.
  • Maintain efficient communication between UNFPA and Implementing Partners and national counterparts for effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex programme/project-related issues and information delivery.
  • Contribute to monitoring the national partners’ implementation of activities under the programme, including travels and follow up with government and other national partners.
  • Contribute to assessments of the quality of deliverables delivered within the programme and provision of feedback to national counterparts as needed.
  • Support monitoring of the CO workplan and stated targets and results, including support to monitoring the implementation rate.
  • Apply UNFPA programming tools and policies. Keep abreast of UNFPA programming practices and maintain an optimum level of knowledge by continuous learning.
  • Contribute to the programme and annual reports on activities undertaken, challenges faced, and results achieved within the programme, as requested by UNFPA HQ.
  • Ensure the necessary liaison between stakeholders Government, UNFPA and EUD in Armenia.
  • Support coordination to ensure coherence and synergies between initiatives supported by UNFPA and other national initiatives on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and men engagement issues.

B. Ensure financial and administrative management of the project:

  • Pro-actively contribute to day-to-day project implementation and ensure conformity to expected results and project work-plans.
  • Assist the UNFPA Armenia CO Gender Programme Analyst in the development of annual activity and procurement work plans as well as budgets based on expected year-end outputs.
  • Prepare requests for advance of funds and/or direct payments.
  • Monitor budget expenditures and maintain a proper record of approved project budgets and their revisions.
  • Prepare and submit project progress reports and expenditure and programme budget status reports, anticipating and flag any deviations from the work plans immediately, and presenting to UNFPA Armenia solutions for resolving complex project-related issues.
  • Prepare interim and final progress and financial status reports as required by UNFPA and EU rules and regulations.
  • Perform necessary operations in Global Programming System module in ATLAS.
  • Manage recruitment and selection process of individual consultants applying best practice HR tools and mechanisms.
  • In accordance with the Work Plan arrange for procurement of equipment, supplies and services.
  • Ensure the effective management of human resources pertaining to the Project, including staff, consultants and short-term experts; conduct periodic performance appraisals; build, lead and motivate a solid team of professionals; validate terms of reference for international and national consultants.
  • Plan, schedule and co-ordinate travel and logistics for meetings, conferences and special events, prepare and issue contracts.
  • Support the activity of the other colleagues in the office by ensuring the programme cohesion and synergy and pursuing integrated approach in project implementation.


C. Advocacy and Communication:

  • Contribute to the wide communication, dissemination and visibility of project achievements in an innovative manner.
  • Ensure compliance of advocacy and communication materials and initiatives to EU and UNFPA visibility requirements.
  • Provide regularly visibility materials to the EU in close coordination with UNFPA management.
  • Coordinate advocacy strategies within the project by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials, drafting project summaries, articles, publications, speeches and presentations for delivery via journals, meetings, public events and in other fora;
  • Contribute to creation and sharing of knowledge, by synthesizing and documenting findings, success stories, best practices and lessons learned within the implemented Project, to share with colleagues and partners, at the local and national levels.


Qualifications and Experience
  • At least four years of relevant professional experience in the field of programme / project management with international and/or civil society organizations.
  • Experience in negotiating with international donors and professional organizations.
  • At least three years of working experience in the field of gender, health, and/or women’s and men’s rights protection
  • Ability to analyze problems; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility and discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Working experience with international organizations (UN and other development partners) is an asset.
  • Knowledge on UNFPA policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the European Union structures and reporting requirements including visibility requirements will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
  • Knowledge of ATLAS / PeopleSoft or other ERP system is an asset.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership, which contributes to the project efficient implementation.


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 Competencies:

  • 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 advocacy 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 health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

The Programme Coordinator will submit the required deliverables as set out in the project WP and requested by the donor and UNFPA and will be paid according to the band/grade agreed in the Service Contract.

Closing Statement

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

This is a project funded post.

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



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