Service Contract (SB4)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 1-2020 Project Manager, UNFPA Armenia CO

4 Փետրվար 2020

Yerevan, Armenia


Project Manager, UNFPA Armenia CO

Announcement Code:     VA#1-2020

Agency:      UNFPA Armenia Country Office

Post Title:   Project Manager

Duty station: Yerevan, Armenia

Contract Type: Service Contract (SB4)

Start Date:        24 February 2020

Opening Date:  22 January 2020

Application Deadline: 4 February 2020, 17:00 (Armenia local time)

Call to Action:

  • Are you passionate about human rights, gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and men engagement issues?
  • Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritizing and are a talented project manager who continuously strives to improve business processes?  
  • Are you a solution-oriented person capable to produce high-level results in a short-period of time?
  • Are you a team player capable of working with colleagues of widely diverse backgrounds?

If so, this might be the job for you.

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:

Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Representative and direct supervision of UNFPA Armenia CO Gender Programme Analyst, the Project Manager contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of the Project “Future Today: Empowering women, youth and children for deepening democracy in Armenia”.
The Project Manager 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 Project Manager 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
B.    Ensure financial and administrative management of the project
C.    Advocacy and Communication

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in social science, legal and human rights matters and/or other related field with focus on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and men engagement issues.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least four years of relevant professional experience in the field of programme / project management with international and/or civil society organizations. Working experience in the area of gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and men engagement is required.
  • Prior experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions and/or NGOs is required.
  • Experience in negotiating with international donors and professional organizations. 
  • Ability to analyze problems, make recommendations and present proposals for improvement or changes in policies and procedures; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility and discretion. 
  • Knowledge of the European Union structures and reporting requirements including visibility requirements will be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
  • Knowledge of ATLAS / PeopleSoft or other ERP system is an asset.


  • Fluency in oral and written English and Armenian. Good/working level of Russian is required.

Application Procedure:

To apply for the mentioned position, please submit the hard copy of your CV and Cover Letter in a signed/sealed envelope to the UN House Guards booth (address: 14 P. Adamyan Str., Yerevan 0010, Armenia) and sign/date the registration form available with the UN Guards upon submission of your application. Please note, that late applications will not be considered. UNFPA will be able to respond only to those applicants in whom the organization has a further interest.


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

UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV/ AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/ AIDS status.