UNFPA is hiring a Programme Analyst, Foresight; Strategic Planning Branch, Programme Division in Nairobi: Apply Now!!


  • Closing date: 21 May 2024 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

This post will commence on 1 August 2024.

The Position:

The Programme Analyst, Foresight, is based at UNFPA Headquarters and reports to the Programme Adviser, Foresight and Futures work.  The post will contribute to creating and implementing the UNFPA strategic plan and programming.


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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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.

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Job Purpose:

The Programme Analyst, Foresight, will contribute to the UNFPA strategic planning areas of work. The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development and the operationalization of a strategy for institutionalising foresight within UNFPA
  • Supporting coordinating Foresight activities both internal and external to UNFPA
  • Supporting the foresight research and knowledge sharing activities
  • Supporting foresight capacity-building activities to equip staff with knowledge and skills to integrate foresight into programming and policy making
  • Performing other duties as required by the Chief of the Branch or the Director of the Division.


Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced university degree, preferably in economics, business administration, sociology, international development, public administration, and other related disciplines.
Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Expertise in areas such as social work, development studies, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.
  • At least one year of relevant experience in foresight, public health or other related areas; prior experience in the field is desirable
  • Experience in humanitarian affairs and emergency relief management is an asset


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.

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