Programme Analyst UN Jobs – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Programme Analyst
Organization: United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Job ID: 5898
Grade Level: NOB
Reports to: Assistant
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for
delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and
every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities
for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA
started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from
complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller
and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.
Job Summary: The Programme
Analyst will support the Mbarara Decentralized Office by substantively
contributing to the UNFPA programme activities in Western region of Uganda by
participating in the integration of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
(SRHR), Maternal and New-born Health (MNH), HIV/AIDS, Gender-Based Violence
(GBV), gender and population issues in programmes and projects; including in
humanitarian settings. S/he will work to keep the issues of SRHR,MNH, HIV/AIDS,
GBV, gender, and population and development issues high on the agenda of the
local governments, humanitarian settings and local development partners;
optimize the allocation of resources; influence policies; and improve
consistency and effectiveness of interventions. 
S/he will work with the program colleagues at the country office on SRHR,
MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV and Gender Equality, Communications, Operations and
Humanitarian teams to ensure a well-coordinated UNFPA program in the region.
Key Duties and
Environmental Scanning and Advocacy:
Assist the district local governments and
humanitarian settings in the region to undertake an analysis of the causes of
the slow progress in improving results of SRHR, MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and
population, and design strategies on how to address them.
Work closely with local media agencies to help
publicize UNFPA’s work via media including press releases, articles,
documentaries, TV interviews and radios.
Offer technical support to the development of
relevant advocacy and policy documents to address MNH and broader SRHR issues.
Conduct environmental scanning, on a continuous
basis, for Western region and regularly update and advise the Country Office
Programme Development and Coordination:
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
Western region in the development of comprehensive SRHR, MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV,
gender and population programmes  working
closely the Central Government, UN Agencies and other stakeholders.
Contribute to integration of SRHR, MNH,
HIV/AIDS, GBV, and gender and population issues in district programmes and
humanitarian settings.
Arrange and/or facilitate regional coordination
meetings for SRHR, MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and population issues.
Actively participate in strengthening capacity
of districts and humanitarian settings to improve programming for SRHR, MNH,
HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and population activities.
Assist the districts and humanitarian settings
in developing a sound logistics system especially on commodity forecasting,
quantification, storage, distribution and reporting.
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
mainstreaming gender and population issues in their plans.
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
developing/ revising training and other relevant resource materials according
to local context.
Perform any other duties as an IP Manager of the
UNFPA-supported core districts in the Western region.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Follow-up UNFPA-supported activities in the
UNFPA-supported core districts in Western region, as the assigned IP Manager
and according to the National Executed (NEX) work plans, to ensure their
implementation in conformity with the signed agreements.
Conduct quarterly field visits to follow up and
monitor UNFPA-supported programmes with due regard to activities being
implemented and funds being expended to ensure Value for Money (VfM).
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
conducting quarterly and annual review meetings.
Participate in the joint programme monitoring
and evaluation activities with regard to UNFPA’s mandate.
Support the implementation of accountability
framework for Sexual Reproductive Maternal and New born and Child Health
(SRMNCH) based on an agreed scorecard for the districts and humanitarian
Support the districts and humanitarian settings
in data collections, management, analysis, dissemination and use for
evidence-based decision making.
Resource Mobilization:
Work closely with district and humanitarian
setting to identify resource gaps with regard to UNFPA’s mandate.
Actively participate in the development of the CO
resource mobilization plan and other resource mobilization efforts as per the
needs of the Western region districts and humanitarian settings.
Take part in the preparation of project
proposals and strategic documents for resource mobilization including the
Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) and Consolidated Appeal Proposal (CAP).
Provide leadership in demonstrating UNFPA’s work
to the Government and development partners to enhance goodwill and partnership.
Support UNFPA core districts in Western region –
as the assigned IP Manager – in preparation and submission of quarterly
technical and financial reports (FACEs) to the CO as per the UNFPA guidelines
and standards.
Prepare and submit regular analytical and
project reports to be shared with the districts, UNFPA CO, United Nations
Country Team (UNCT), donors and other relevant stakeholders.
Actively participate in documentation of lessons
learnt, best practices and success stories for deepening the knowledge base and
Support the assigned UNFPA-supported IPs (core
districts) in preparation and timely submissions of technical and financial
reports in conformity with the signed agreements.
 Liaising with Partner Agencies
and other Key stakeholders:
Collaborate with the national and local
government, UN Humanitarian team and relevant stakeholders working in
emergencies in providing coordinated humanitarian responses.
Work closely with exiting District Disaster
Management Committees and other relevant local committees to ensure that ICPD
agenda is taken into consideration.
Work closely with other sectors in Western
region including security, agriculture, community development and education to
ensure a multi-sectoral approach in programme design.
Build and maintain a working relationship and
constantly share relevant information with UN partner agencies in accordance
with the ‘Delivery as One’ model.
Work closely with other UN agencies and other
relevant stakeholders in resource mobilization efforts – including
identification of resource gaps and proposal writing – for joint programmes.
Work closely with local media agencies to
publicize UNFPA’s work via press releases, articles, documentaries, TV
interviews, radio; to mention but a few.
Administrative, Supervisory and Representational Roles:
The incumbent will represent UNFPA at key events
in Western region, with regard to UNFPA’s mandate, including field visits by
Government and donors, international days and policy formulation fora.
Supervise Mbarara DO staff including development
and monitoring of Performance Appraisal Documents (PADs).
Track budgetary expenditures for the Mbarara DO
work plan as per approved Directly Executed (DEX) activities and National
Executed (NEX) activities for the assigned implementing partners.
Ensure all travel undertaken by DO staff
complies with all requirements for travel and is approved in line with the
travel plan.
Ensure that organizational assets and equipment
are maintained and used in line with UNFPA policies and business practice.
Provide leadership support to staff under
Mbarara including the Programme Assistant and Driver.
Provide leadership in office financial
management including petty cash.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA
Programme Analyst job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in
Medicine, Population and Reproductive Health, Nursing and Midwifery, public
health, demography, social science or other relevant field.
At least three years of professional experience
preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector.
Previous experience in Maternal Health and local
government systems would be an added advantage.
Computer skills: Proficiency in
current office software applications.
Languages: Fluency in oral and
written English.
Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
Results-based programme development and
Innovation and marketing of new approaches
Leveraging the resources of national governments
and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
Resource mobilization
Core Competencies:
Values: Integrity/Commitment
to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
Managing Relationships:
Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self-
Working with People:
Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
Personal Leadership and Effectiveness:
Strategic and analytical thinking, Results orientation/Commitment to
excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making
N.B: There is no
application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.
UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and
does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click
on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the
job details.
Deadline: 26th
October, 2016
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