UNFPA Chief Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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UNFPA Chief Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

UNFPA Kenya looking for “Chief”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before April 23, 2024.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN agency aimed at improving reproductive and maternal health worldwide. Its work includes developing national healthcare strategies and protocols, increasing access to birth control, and leading campaigns against child marriage, gender-based violence, obstetric fistula, and female genital mutilation.

The UNFPA has published a job vacancy announcement on April 03, 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Chief to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNFPA Job Vacancy 2024

Job Purpose:

The Branch Chief is the principal adviser in UNFPA providing authoritative advice and leadership for the positioning of UNFPA in Population and Development within the context of the global development agenda, and particularly the ICPD Programme of Action and the achievement of the SDGs. The Chief manages the work of the Branch in developing: conceptual frameworks; substantive strategies; policies; intellectual guidance; state of the art papers; and, global technical instruments and tools, relevant to the needs of countries.

Within the Branch, the Chief has overall responsibility for policy development, strategic direction, and management of human and financial resources.

Technical Leadership and Strategic Direction

  • Support the Programme Division Director and Deputy Director in the strategic positioning of UNFPA in the assigned substantive thematic area;
  • Provide vision, strategic direction, and leadership in the Branch’s area of responsibility, and ensure incorporation of the substantive area into organizational priorities;
  • Conceptualize, plan, coordinate and lead the development of evidence-based policy, strategy, frameworks, technical guidance and tools in the substantive area of responsibility, providing quality outputs which are timely, coherent and relevant to the needs of countries;
  • Identify needs for state-of-the-art technical knowledge, and ensure that such knowledge is developed and fed into the UNFPA knowledge sharing system;
  • Provide authoritative technical advice, guidance and support to UNFPA senior management, HQ Divisions and, in particular, to UNFPA regional and country offices;
  • Support the use of the substantive work of the Branch in UNFPA programming, UN programming, and national development processes;
  • Identify the need for, develop and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborative work within the UN system and other networks on substantive issues under the Branch’s responsibility;
  • Represent UNFPA, and advocate for the ICPD Programme of Action in the Branch’s substantive area, in policy dialogues and technical meetings with donors, programme countries, international agencies and institutions, and development fora;
  • Ensure the accuracy, consistency, coherence, and availability of technical content in the substantive area for global advocacy efforts; and
  • Support, in coordination with the External Relations Division, resource mobilization efforts for technical issues.

Position in Organization:

  • Job Identification: 16238
  • Locations: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posting Date: 04/02/2024, 08:20 PM
  • Apply Before: 04/23/2024, 02:30 AM
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Grade: D1
  • Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
  • Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-Rotational
  • Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree – 15 year(s) experience
  • Required Languages: English
  • Job Category: Population & Development


  • Advanced university degree in public health, sociology, demography, population studies, economics, international development, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post. PhD is an advantage; both post graduate and graduate degree must be directly relevant to the substantive work of the Branch.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 15 years experience of increasingly responsible professional performance in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the thematic area at the international level;
  • Job knowledge and technical expertise – the incumbent is expected to be an expert in the field and recognized authority in the area of assignment;
  • Proven experience in population policies and demography essential
  • National development planning and population policy experience an asset
  • Understanding of social and economic policies and current megatrends and how these impact populations and development outcomes
  • Up-to-date on state-of-the art knowledge, essential in the discipline of population and demography
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams of high level experts to achieve demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the academic and development community;
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English;
  • Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and,
  • Field experience is a strong asset.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

How to Apply UNFPA Chief Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_2003/job/16238

The Closing Date: April 23, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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