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Temporary Appointment: Peace Building Analyst, Maroua , Cameroon , NOA

Level: NOA

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Duty station: Maroua

Job ID: 25241


The Position:

Under the overall leadership of the UNFPA country Representative, the coordination of the Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Peacebuilding Analyst will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of the "Youth and Stabilization for Peace and Security in the Far North of Cameroon" project.


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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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:

As part of the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to the Government of Cameroon in general and the implementation of the 7th UNFPA - Government of Cameroon cooperation program, UNFPA has just received funding from the European Union for the implementation of the Project entitled "Youth and Stabilization for Peace and Security in the Far North of Cameroon". This joint project, which will be carried out in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), aims to contribute to the stabilization for peace and security in the Far North region through actions to prevent and fight against serious violence among young people most exposed to the consequences of the socio-economic situation and insecurity.

You would be responsible for:

  • Developing the project implementation plan, quarterly and monthly work plans linked to project experts by UNDP and UNICEF;
  • Propose strategies likely to ensure better mobilization and involvement of targets / beneficiaries, particularly adolescents and young people in connection with the experts dedicated to the project by UNDP and UNICEF;
  • Follow up on the implementation of planned activities according to the timeline agreed with the partners involved
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners in the implementation of project activities
  • Monitor the completeness and timeliness of partner monitoring reports
  • Support the development of partner activity reports;
  • Develop monthly monitoring reports and quarterly progress reports for the component provided by UNFPA
  • Conduct regular field visits to accelerate the implementation of activities, monitor and contribute to the collection of quality data in liaison with project experts by UNDP and UNICEF;
  • Identify the difficulties and constraints encountered in the implementation of the interventions and propose elements of improvement including their monitoring plan;
  • Identify lessons learned and provide analysis elements for decision making to overcome bottlenecks
  • Contribute to the identification and documentation of good project practices
  • Contribute to the maintenance of collaborative relationships with all partners and the achievement of project objectives;
  • Contribute to the organization of the collection of specific data and their analysis in collaboration with the Project Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst;
  • Contribute to the development of project proposals for resource mobilization in collaboration with the Project Coordinator.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership. 


Qualifications and Experience



Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Law or other related fields.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management related to issues of peace, security and social cohesion, with some experience in an international organization;
  • In-depth knowledge of issues related to violent extremism, peace and stability and social cohesion;
  • Work experience with young people, preferably in terms of resilience building;
  • A good knowledge of the geographical, social and cultural context of the Far North region would be an advantage;



Fluency in French is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably English is desirable.


Required Competencies


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

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness

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 inclusive of rent, health insurance and other benefits as applicable. 



UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm 


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