Regional Humanitarian Project Coordinator, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, P-3

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Thailand
Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Closing date: 25 Jan 2021

Organizational Setting

The Position:

The Regional Humanitarian Project Coordinator will manage a regional humanitarian preparedness initiative funded by Australia. The Regional Prepositioning Initiative, phase III (January 2021- December 2024) seeks to ensure women, girls and other marginalized groups such as people living with disabilities, who are affected by emergencies in disaster prone countries within the Asia Pacific region have improved access to quality integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) information and services through the use of prepositioned supplies.

You will report directly to the Regional Humanitarian Advisor.

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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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 Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone region in the world, affected by frequent and intense natural disasters and also by protracted crises and conflicts. UNFPA plays a critical role in supporting Governments to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence needs are supported in humanitarian response. A key component of this is strengthening humanitarian preparedness, including prepositioning of essential sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence supplies for immediate distribution and use.

The Regional Humanitarian Project Coordinator will manage the four-year phase III of the Regional Prepositioning Initiative. This involves supporting country offices to implement the annual workplans; preparing progress updates, annual reports and workplans for the donor; facilitating information sharing both internally and externally; supporting capacity building; facilitating strategic dialogues; and project monitoring and evaluation. The Regional Humanitarian Project Coordinator will also provide programmatic support to country offices experiencing humanitarian crises to contribute to the regional office’s work on emergency preparedness and response in the region.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

You would be responsible for:

A. Programme management and implementation

• Develop and implement annual workplans in line with the results framework for Phase III of the Regional Prepositioning Initiative, providing technical and programmatic oversight and support to country offices on the implementation of the Regional Prepositioning Initiative and humanitarian preparedness and response.

• Monitor the financial and programmatic aspects of the Regional Prepositioning Initiative, working with the Regional Humanitarian Supply Chain Specialist on the development and approval of procurement plans, prepositioning of supplies at the country and regional level, and customisation of supplies for vulnerable groups.

• Support country offices to strengthen advocacy for SRH and GBV in emergencies, particularly related to disability inclusion and leaving no one behind.

• Design and facilitate capacity building activities to strengthen capacities to respond to SRH and GBV needs during disasters in a sustainable way that is in line with UNFPA’s localisation commitments.

• Strengthen accountability to affected populations across the Regional Prepositioning Initiative, including by supporting country offices to establish effective feedback mechanisms, analysing the feedback received, and using it to inform programming.

• Identify operational and financial bottlenecks, liaise with UNFPA units and develop solutions.

B. Knowledge management

• Document knowledge, good practices and lessons learned and contribute to global/regional discussions on preparedness and prepositioning.

• Strengthen internal and external communications to influence policy and programming.

• Coordinate and facilitate strategic dialogues on emerging humanitarian issues related to UNFPA’s mandate, and strengthen inclusion across UNFPA’s humanitarian preparedness and response in the region.

C. Partnership and Resource Mobilisation

• Build a strong relationship with the donor, drafting and sharing updates, reports and communication products for internal and external use.

• Prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation and identify opportunities for new projects.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced University degree in public health, sociology, economics, international development, public administration, management or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

• Five years of professional experience in development and/or humanitarian programme/project management and coordination.

• Well-developed organizational and coordination skills and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and within limited timeframes.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

• Experience in workplan development and results frameworks, monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable.

• Experience in working in humanitarian settings particularly with procurement and management of emergency supplies within the Asia Pacific regional context are strong assets.

• Experience in knowledge management and resource mobilization is desirable.

• Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA’s mandate, policies and procedures, is highly desirable.


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

Required Competencies


• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• 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:

• Facilitating quality programmatic results

• Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information

• Delivering results-based programmes

• Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

• Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness

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.

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.


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Notice to applicants: In accordance with the 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, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

How to apply:

Please apply here:

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Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at

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