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Job title:                                                   Project Coordinator

Level:                                                         SC SB4

Position Number:

Location:                                                   Skopje, North Macedonia
Full/Part-time:                                         Full-Time

Fixed-term/Temporary:                         N.A.

Rotational/Non-Rotational:                  N.A.

Duration:                                              Initially until the end of 2022, renewable up to the end of 2023, subject to satisfactory performance


The Position:


The Project Coordinator leads the implementation of the UNFPA component and leads the coordination of the participating UN agencies in the implementation of the 2-year joint program “From Knowledge and Engagement - to Empowerment and Participation (KEEP)”, implemented by UNFPA, UNICEF, and UNDP, with coordination support from the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) and supported by the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Multi-Partner Trust Fund (UNPRPD MPTF). UNPRPD MPTF is a unique collaboration that brings together UN entities, governments, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), and broader civil society to advance the rights of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and disability-inclusive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You will report to the Head of Office and collaborate closely with the SRH/Youth and Gender team at the UNFPA office.


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. UNFPA strategic plan calls upon the 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.


Job Purpose:


You will play an instrumental role in coordinating the UNPRPD programme implementation.


You will work with an inter-disciplinary team contributing to:


  • Strengthen national capacity to implement the United Nations CRPD;
  • Improve the inclusion of the persons with disabilities and their representative organizations (OPDs) in the decision-making processes;
  • Strengthen national capacity to incorporate persons with disabilities and their human rights and needs in laws, policies and programmes;
  • Equip the rights holders and duty bearers with the needed know-how and practical tools, so they can effectively contribute to the CRPD implementation and address the gaps in the achievement of the key preconditions to disability inclusion;
  • Review and improve national SDG planning and monitoring processes to facilitate meaningful participation of persons with disabilities, and
  • Increase national capacity to formulate and implement rights-based policies on integrated SRH and GBV services for people with disabilities and their links to sustainable development.



You would be responsible for:


  • Acting as primary Focal Point with the Resident Coordinator’s Office on the side of the participating UN agencies in the communication with the Fund Secretariat
  • Acting as primary Focal Point on the side of the participating UN agencies in the communication with national counterparts and organizations
  • Coordinating and consolidating reporting, based on inputs from all participating agencies
  • Organizing meetings (internal UN, technical working group, steering committee levels) and take minutes
  • Coordinating joint activities and overall program implementation
  • Follow up with individual agencies on program implementation on a regular (weekly) basis
  • Ensuring appropriate circulation of information and harmonization of best practices
  • Assessing risks to individual activities at discrete points in the project cycle
  • Overseeing major programmatic decisions
  • Coordinating joint communications



Qualifications and Experience:




First-level university degree in social or health sciences.



Knowledge and Experience:


  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible experience in project management.
  • Previous experience in the UN or other international development organizations, especially in areas related to persons with disabilities, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy with standard Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience with Atlas/PeopleSoft or other ERP application is an asset.
  • Good writing and communications skills.




Fluency in Macedonian and English is required. Knowledge of other local languages shall be considered an asset.


Required Competencies:



  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation

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


Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus, health insurance, and other benefits as applicable.




UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or another fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters, or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and 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, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 


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