Humanitarian Specialist, Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal, P4

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 126,994 USD and 163,733 USD.

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The Position:

The Humanitarian Specialist will support the UNFPA regional lead to provide integrated technical and programmatic support to the region and Country Offices in all areas related to aspects of emergency preparedness, response and recovery as this relates to the mandate of UNFPA, specifically situations that impact on sexual and reproductive health, gender, population and development.

The Specialist will function out of the West & Central Africa (WCA) regional office, within the assigned Humanitarian Unit; the position serves primarily the needs of UNFPA WCA country offices. The incumbent will liaise and collaborate with the Humanitarian Office and the Supply Chain Management Office in Headquarters; and collaborate with other UN agencies (ie: OCHA), and various inter-agency working groups, IASC regional working groups.

The Humanitarian Specialist will work under the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Director, and report 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 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.

Job Purpose:

The Humanitarian Specialist provides technical and programmatic support in the region and to Country Offices in all areas related to aspects of emergency preparedness, response and recovery through a resilience building lens as this relates to the mandate of UNFPA, specifically situations that impact on sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and harmful practices, gender, youth and population and development. S/he helps to enhance the capacity of country offices, governments and civil society in preparing and addressing emergency and humanitarian situations through a humanitarian development peacebuilding nexus approach.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in International Development, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Public Health, Medicine, Gender, International Relations, Public Administration, Management or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Seven years of work experience in the area of Emergencies/Humanitarian Response, preferably specifically in Reproductive Health, protection, including from gender-based violence;
  • Programming experience in the nexus, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and / or protection from gender-based violence, is desirable;
  • Field experience is a strong asset;


  • Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region).

Compensation and Benefits:

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


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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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