Fixed Term Appointment

Assistant Representative

20 March 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia


NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative

Level: NOD

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Closing date: 21 March 2018 - 5:00pm (Jakarta time)

Duty station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Job ID: 14998


Position summary: 

The Assistant Representative is located in the Indonesia Country Office (CO) and reports to the UNFPA Representative. S/he acts on behalf of the Representative in his/her absence.
Under the guidance of the UNFPA Representative, the Assistant Representative designs, develops and manages an innovative and responsive country programme.  


He/she responds creatively to complex challenges and frequently changing demands in terms of a fluctuating resource base, multiple funding arrangements and donor contacts, and complex programme/project execution modalities. The Assistant Representative advances the ICPD policy agenda in a politically sensitive environment responding to changing substantive priorities of Governments.  
The Assistant Representative facilitates and coordinates technical advisers and experts and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multi- lateral and bi-lateral agencies and civil society. He/she contributes to UN systems coordination through participation in policy dialogue and provision of inputs into joint common system initiatives.
The Assistant Representative leads the programme team, inspiring it to translate the regional and country goals into specific solutions and results. He/she acts on behalf of the Representative in his or her absence.




Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraising and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships.  


Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required.


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