Individual Consultant Contract (IC)

Programme Associate - IC

3 July 2017

Istanbul, Turkey


CLOSING DATE: 3 July 2017 (5:00 p.m. Istanbul time)
POST TITLE: Programme Associate
CONTRACT TYPE: Individual Consultant Contract (IC)
DUTY STATION: Istanbul, Turkey
DURATION: Initially four months with possibility for extension
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: UNFPA, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (EECARO)

Organizational Location:

The Programme Associate position is located in the Regional Office or Sub Regional Office and directly reports to the Programme Associate G7. The Programme Associate provides support for programme activities, research and networking.

The Programme Associate forms part of a team, coordinated by the Deputy Regional Director and the Regional Director, which provides integrated programme and technical support within a system strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA’s overall strategy.

The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the Programme Support Team (comprising one or more Programme Associates and Programme Assistants) to ensure effective and efficient programme and operational support to his/her designated output managers who provide substantive support to COs in the region and implement the regional programme.

The Programme Associate also works in close collaboration with the International Operations Manager (IOM) and his/her team to ensure timely support to the RO on programme and operational matters.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Associate contributes to the development and implementation of UNFPA’s Regional Programme by providing programmatic and administrative support. The Programme Associate is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation by using appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures. As appropriate and under the direction of his/her dedicated output managers, the Programme Associate also contributes to research, financial management and operational and procedural guidance.

How to Apply:

A letter of interest and a UN Personal History Form (P11) filled in English, indicating the Post Reference Code “Programme Associate UNFPA/EECARO” at the subject line of the email, should be sent to no later than 3 July 2017 at 5.00 pm (Istanbul time). For additional details, including the major activities/expected results of the Programme Associate and the job requirements for this role, please see the attached Vacancy Announcement (pdf). 

SPECIAL NOTE: Please note that applicants applying for this temporary position located in Istanbul must have a valid Residence Permit or Turkish Permanent Residency or Turkish Citizenship. Applicants must pass a written substantive assessment and a competency-based interview in order to be eligible to be appointed against the vacancy. We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UNFPA has a further interest.

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.