The UNFPA Country Office in Turkmenistan looking for Programme Specialist on Reproductive Health


Job title: Programme Specialist on Reproductive Health

Level: NO-C

Position Number: 00023290

Location: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Full/Part time: Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-Rotational

Duration: One year (renewable)

The Position:

The Programme Specialist oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. You will lead the programme team and collaborate with the Country Office’s operations and administrative support staff.

You will report to the UNFPA Head of Office in Turkmenistan.

Job Purpose:

Working within a Country Office (CO) environment, you will ensure the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of reproductive health, including safe motherhood, family planning, emergency planning and preparedness, adolescent reproductive health, health sector response to gender-based violence, HIV integrated RH services.

Employing your programme management experience, you will oversee the work of the programme team as well as consultants, advisors, and experts. You will establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues, and effectively influence diverse stakeholders to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities;
  • Experience in programme/ project management including experience in large multisector projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Proven experience in coordinating/managing a multi-disciplinary team of staff, experts and consultants;
  • Experience in drafting and implementing legislation;
  • Field experience is an asset;
  • Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably Russian and Turkmen is desirable.

To get additional information and apply for the position, please follow the link.

The UNFPA Country Office in Turkmenistan