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Head of Provincial Office


Job Opening ID: 40845

Position: Head of Provincial Office

Agency: UNFPA Nepal Country Office

No. of position: One position

Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment 

Post level: NO-C

Duty station: Janakpur/ Dhangadhi/ Butwal

Application deadline: Friday, 4 February 2022, 5pm Nepal Time

Duration: One year (renewable)*





1. Education:

Advanced degree in Development Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Population Studies, or other related social science discipline.


2. Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of development management, including programme design, appraisal, budget management, and people skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government counterparts, non government organizations, UN agencies, private sector, development partners and community based organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of programme objectives to national priorities and capacities;
  • Experience in programme management including experience in large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Strong track record of programme leadership, and proven ability to manage complex programmes and produce demonstrable results, with shared visions and goals;
  • Understanding of human rights and gender equality dimensions in programme design and implementation;
  • Proven experience in coordinating/managing and motivating a multi-disciplinary team of staff, experts and consultants;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, negotiating, intercultural communication skills and political acumen;
  • Demonstrated expertise in advocacy and policy dialogue is desirable;
  • Field experience is highly desirable;
  • Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.

How to apply: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.


A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only applications using this link will be accepted.


Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

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.


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.