UNDP Seeks Program Specialist for Home-Based Role in New York Apply now!!

UNDP Seeks Program Specialist for Home-Based Role in New York Apply now!!

UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) invites skilled professionals to join as Programme Specialist for a home-based role in New York, USA.

UNDP Seeks Program Specialist for Home-Based Role in New York Apply now!!

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to global development initiatives from the heart of the United Nations.

UNDP Seeks Program Specialist for Home-Based Role in New York Apply now!!

As a vital member of UNDP, you will play a crucial role in shaping impactful programs and initiatives.

The posting deadline is 12/20/2023, and the organization is seeking a dynamic individual to join in a full-time capacity.

UNDP Seeks Program Specialist for Home-Based Role in New York Apply now!!

If you are passionate about driving positive change and have the expertise to make a difference, apply now to be part of UNDP’s mission.

Job Identification 



New York, United States

Posting Date 

12/05/2023, 05:13 PM

Apply Before 

12/20/2023, 04:59 AM

Job Schedule 

Full time





Vacancy Type 

International Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area 

SDG Integration


Bureau for Management Services

Contract Duration 

1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages : Fluent in written and spoken English

Desired Languages : Knowledge of another UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions.

Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.

All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Policy coordination and strategic alignment/positioning
    •  Contributes to the alignment between the UN Joint SDG Fund, the Development Coordination Office (DCO) and the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG.)
    •  Supports the implementation of the strategy of the UN Joint SDG Fund in close collaboration with DCO and EOSG.

  •  Produces comprehensive background notes and relevant material for the participation of the Joint SDG Fund Head of Secretariat, DCO Director, and the Deputy Secretary-General in various meetings.

  •  Provides strategic support to outreach activities and facilitates substantive contributions from a Joint SDG Fund perspective to UNDCO leadership and EOSG.

Required Skills and Experience



  •  Master’s degree in political science, international relations, social sciences, management science, development, law or related field.

  •  Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with additional 2 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.


  •  A minimum of 5 years with master’s degree or 7 years with bachelor’s degree of progressively responsible experience in providing reporting and coordination support in inter-governmental development organizations is required.

  •  Experience working at regional or global level in multilateral organizations and/or the UN system is required. Specific experience in inter-agency coordination and international organizations is required.

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