Reporting directly to the OSC Manager and under the overall supervision of the Director of the DVS, with close collaboration with the Programme Specialist GHR at UNFPA, the Programme Assistant plays a vital role in advancing UNFPA’s Gender and Human Rights program. More
The Programme Assistant position focuses on reducing gender-based violence (GBV) and accelerating progress towards achieving the ICPD agenda and SDG 5 targets.
Key responsibilities include referring GBV survivors to professional support services and providing a 24-hour GBV hotline prevention and response helpline service.
How You Can Make a Difference:
UNFPA, as the lead UN agency, is committed to a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Our strategic plan (2022-2025) is aligned with this vision and aims to achieve transformative results, including ending preventable maternal deaths, eliminating unmet family planning needs, and eradicating gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results underscore our commitment to accelerating progress towards the ICPD and SDGs.
In a world where fundamental human rights are under threat, we seek principled and ethical staff who embody international norms and standards, defending them courageously and wholeheartedly.
UNFPA is looking for candidates who are transformational, inspirational, and capable of delivering impactful and sustainable results. We value transparency, exceptional resource management, and a commitment to program excellence.
Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience is required for hotline staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Communication, or Social Sciences.
Basic knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy.
Proficiency in PowerPoint presentations and Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of and respect for human rights programming.
Proficiency in at least two Ghanaian local languages.
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system.
Embracing cultural diversity.
Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen.
Thinking analytically and strategically.
Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships.
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an attractive remuneration package, including a competitive net salary, health insurance, and other applicable benefits. Join us in making a difference in the lives of countless individuals and advancing UNFPA’s mission to create a world where every person’s rights and well-being are respected and protected.