Service Contract - Part time Project officer

Part time - Project Officer on gender-responsive family policies

14 February 2020

Tirana, Albania

The UNFPA office in Albania is looking for a qualified candidate who could fill the following vacancy.

Post Title:                               Part Time - Project Officer on gender-responsive family policies

Duty station:                          Tirana, Albania

Type of Contract:                  Service Contract - SB4

Work Experience:                 4 years of relevant professional experience at the national

or international level in the field of gender equality, demography, social development, public policy or sociology.

Education:                             Advanced university degree (minimum Masters or equivalent) in demography, sociology, social work, gender equality, psychology, public policies or related discipline

Language:                              Fluency in both oral and written English and Albanian

Deadline for Application:     14 February, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The Project Officer on gender-responsive family policies will contribute to the effective and efficient implementation of the Project “Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” funded by the Austrian Development Agency and implemented by UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Country Offices from Moldova, Albania and Kosovo.

Key tasks include:

  • contribute to the coordination of the initial environmental scan to identify champion companies that will implement family friendly policies;
  • manage collective advocacy and innovative communication to engage and sensitize a broad group of potential champion companies on the evidence and value of family friendly policies, drawing upon the business case and analyses of underlining costs and benefits in business specific indicators;
  • mobilize business community, mass-media, CEO, champion companies and government to raise awareness among the public, other private sector companies as well as government in creating an enabling environment and broad public support for gender equality more broadly, and family friendly workplaces specifically;
  • facilitate policy scan and economic analysis on existing gender-responsive family policies and development of policy scenarios on gender-responsive family policies that are data-driven and based on existing practices in EU countries (taking into account OECD experience). Engagement of key stakeholders on policy scenarios and potential impact of policies;
  • present work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to Austrian Development Agency and UNFPA Country Office, anticipating and flag any deviations from the work plans immediately, and presenting for consideration solutions for resolving complex project-related issues;
  • ensure financial and administrative management of the project.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents:

•           A letter of interest,

•           An updated P11 Form

•           Copies of references and relevant supporting documents

Applications should be mailed / handed over to the address: UNFPA Office, UN House Str. “Skenderbej”, Gurten Building, Second Floor, Tirana, Albania

or by email: