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Job ID: 5323

Position: Programme Specialist, Strategic Partnerships/Resource Mobilization

Contract Type: FTA

Level: NOC

Location: Jakarta-Indonesia

Closing date: 12 September 2022

How to apply: upload your P11 form in the following links:

Internal: access here

External: access here


The Position:

The Programme Specialist contributes to implementation of the UNFPA Indonesia Country Programme in Jakarta and is under the overall supervision of and will report to the UNFPA Representative.


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 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 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and Sustainable Development Goals (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.


Job Purpose:

The Programme Specialist contributes to the implementation of the UNFPA Country Programme, in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and UNFPA Strategic Plan as well as national development processes, frameworks and UN reform.

Key results expected of the Programme Specialist include:

  • Assistance in advocacy and positioning of ICPD in national policy dialogue; and
  • Support to resource mobilization efforts by the country office

The primary activities of the Programme Specialist are:

  • Initiation and maintenance of Strategic Partnerships, Policy Advocacy Development and Implementation on ICPD
  • Resource Mobilisation, including with new partners
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge Management

As the Strategic Partnerships/Resource Mobilization Programme Specialist, he/she will ensure support to the programme units for enhancing ICPD by working with relevant staff and coordinating across relevant programme units to ensure that the programme needs are met.

The Strategic Partnerships/Resource Mobilization Programme Specialist advances the ICPD policy agenda in a politically sensitive environment responding to changing substantive priorities of Governments. The Strategic Partnerships/Resource Mobilization Programme Specialist facilitates and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies and civil society. 

Internal contacts include the Representative, the Assistant Representative, the Policy/Advocacy Programme Analyst, the Country Office (CO)’s programme/technical team, other divisions/branches at the Headquarters (HQ), Regional Office (RO), and counterparts in other country offices. External contacts include strategic partners such as government, other UN agencies, NGOs, private sector, philanthropists, civil society, academic institutions and networks etc.


You would be responsible for:


Support the CO in positioning of the ICPD Agenda, including in crisis and post crisis situations, through the identification, initiation, development and maintenance of strategic partnerships, including national, regional such as ASEAN, and global

Support scanning of the national environment and its implications on UNFPA in the country with emphasis on ICPD and the relevant SDGs

Assist in policy dialogue and advocacy with Government, parliamentarians, civil society, private sector, philanthropists, academic institutions to further the advancement of ICPD and the SDGs

Engage in networks and partnerships building at the national, and subnational where relevant, level around issues of UNFPA’s mandate for the achievement of the SDGs, including partnerships for blended financing


Develop, regularly update and coordinate implementation of the Country Office Resource Mobilization Strategy

Monitor the programme cycle and implementation of country programmes in the areas of advocacy, resource allocation and utilization and identify the need for resource mobilization in the various programmes of the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP)

Undertake mapping of the country for potential strategic partners and identify opportunities for resource mobilization and co-financing;

Liaise with donors at the national level

Develop proposals with National Programme Officers in areas of potential partnerships

Liaise with Resource Mobilization Branch at the HQ on the issues of resource mobilization and donor reporting, reviews and comments as necessary on co-financing Agreements, proposals and reports to ensure quality and compliance with UNFPA procedures and donor requirements

Work closely with Humanitarian Programme Analyst on mobilizing necessary funds during humanitarian crises, including providing inputs to Inter-agency Country Consolidated Appeals, 


Foster innovation for an open exchange of state-of-the-art programmatic innovations in partnership with relevant CO Programme/Technical Specialists:

Contribute to CO identification and assessment of innovation in each technical and programme area;


Oversee and coordinate knowledge management, including repository of knowledge products, across the office and liaise with Knowledge Management/Sharing staff in the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) and HQ Programme Division.

Support identification of opportunities or lessons learned/best practices

Consolidate CO documentation on lessons learned/best practices and ensure that these are incorporated into the UNFPA knowledge sharing system;

Liaise with APRO to ensure that state-of-the-art, global technical and programming knowledge and lessons learned/best practices are available for use to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA programmes;

Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Representative.


Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced degree in international relations, public health, journalism, media and/or communications, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international development, public administration, management and/or other related social science discipline.

Knowledge and Experience: 

Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and policy relevant to population and development, sexual reproductive health, youth and gender; 

Substantive knowledge on ICPD i.e. population and development, sexual and reproductive health, youth and gener

Experience in programme/project management including experience in large multi-sector projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners; 

Proven experience in building strategic partnerships and resource mobilization;

Experience in programme and/or technical assistance with the UN System; 


Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required. 

Other Desirable Skills:

Initiative, strong conceptual and analytical abilities, sound judgment, liaison skills, negotiation skills, administrative and management skills, strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.


Required Competencies: 


Exemplifying integrity, 

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, 

Embracing cultural diversity, 

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 programme

Providing conceptual innovation to enhance/strengthen programme effectiveness

Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information

Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation

Managerial Competencies:

Providing strategic focus,

Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,

Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance

Making decisions and exercising judgment


Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


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

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 

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.