National Officer (NOC)

Assistant Representative

10 September 2017


Organizational Setting
The Assistant Representative is located in the Sri Lanka Country Office (CO) and reports to the UNFPA Representative. S/he acts on behalf of the Representative in his/her absence.
Job Purpose
Based on the UNFPA 2014-2017 Strategic Plan and its business model, UNFPA CO in Sri Lanka has been supporting the Government of Sri Lanka through its Country Programme (CP) in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR), gender equality, youth empowerment and participation in peace building, as well as data for development. In terms of modality of the support, the CO focuses on evidence-based policy advocacy as it is crucial in the middle income country context to assist in sound policy and decision making processess under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The AR has a dual role. S/he is the implementer of the CP as well as playing a leadership role with a programme team in the CO. The AR substantively contributes to the management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender. Acting as an analyst/advisor, the AR proactively provides the Representative with information on achievement of results in the implementation of UNFPA programmes.
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