Service Contract (SB2)

Gender Programme Assistant

14 June 2019

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Job Purpose

UNFPA is the lead United Nations agency in Sri Lanka and in over 140 countries that focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and empowerment of young people. Through strategic partnerships with government organizations, other UN agencies and civil society and the private sector UNFPA helps Sri Lanka use population data to develop, implement and monitor policies and programmes. UNFPA ensures that the reproductive health and rights of women and young people remain at the very heart of the development and humanitarian support through its policy-level assistance and advocacy.

The UNFPA 2018-2022 country programme will contribute to the equitable enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights by all Sri Lankans, particularly among women and young people, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda. Within the classification of a middle-income country UNFPA Country Office in Sri Lanka is engaged in policy advocacy & dialogue backed by evidence.

Under the supervision of the National Policy & Programme Analyst – Gender and Women’s Rights, the Programme Assistant supports the collection of information, maintains records, assist in day-to-day office activities of Programme Staff, providing logistical support and prepares documents and correspondence pertaining to programme activities.

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Application deadline: 14 June 2019 (5pm, Colombo time)