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

Job Title:      Programme Analyst, Midwifery
Organization: United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 5890
Grade Level: NOB
Reports to: Representative
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, Midwifery will substantively contributes to the effective management
of UNFPA activities in the areas of reproductive health. She/he analyses and
assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides
substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming
initiatives and national development frameworks. The program analyst guides and
facilitates the delivery of UNFPA programs by monitoring results achieved in
the implementation. The incumbent ensures and guides the appropriate
application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.
The NOB-midwifery Analyst facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and
experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with
counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and
civil society to address emerging issues for mainstreaming human rights and
gender equality into programme delivery. She/he must effectively influence
counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving
UNFPA’s mandate. The NPPP Gender and Human Rights is a substantive contributor
to the program team in the Country Office.
Key Duties and
Offers support to Government in ensuring
effective coordination of midwifery related assessments (including gaps in
human resource planning and management of midwifery workforce; midwifery
education and training; midwifery professional association development and
midwifery standards and regulation) and planning, including harmonization of
health development partners inputs for midwifery program
Supports the Government to develop, execute and
periodically review Midwifery Improvement Program and continually align
midwifery issues with relevant current national and sector strategic frameworks
and plans including National Development Plan, Health Sector Strategic  Plan (HSSP), Education Sector Strategic Plan,
other thematic strategies and expenditure frameworks for midwifery issues with
a view to improve policies and practices for midwifery training, recruitment,
retention and motivation.
Work in close collaboration with Government
counterparts, NGOs and other partners contributes substantively to the
formulation and design of the country programme and its reproductive health
component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA
program policies and procedures. Ensures quality of program/project design
incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and
establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
Analyzes and interprets the political, social
and economic environment relevant to reproductive health and identifies
opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention including but not limited
to midwifery services
Keeps abreast of new policy developments and
strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and
development frameworks as they relate to Midwifery and SRH interventions and
prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance
coordination and development frameworks
Regularly analyzes and reports on program and
project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and
evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints
and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action. Monitors projects
expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved
project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.
Supports the generation of strategic information
and evidence to inform national policies and strategies for midwifery
improvement. Document and share good (best) practices in midwifery with wider
Actively participates in the identification and
formulation of midwifery component work plans and projects by compiling and
analyzing information, drafting project documents and work plans and preparing
tables and statistical data.
Work in close coordination with national
counterparts and project personnel, guides routine implementation of assigned
projects, coordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation
of national counterparts in such project activities, including training and
study tours.
Facilitates networking and coalition-building
with other national programs, agencies, organizations and professionals to
improve midwifery program in the context of improved reproductive health
services, particularly maternal and new-born health.
Develop and manage strategic relationships with
key stakeholders in country in the area of midwifery improvement and in
executing their mandated functions in midwifery education and training,
practice, regulations and services including development/review of policies,
strategies and guidelines and capacity building and provision of technical
Assists in ensuring technical guidance in the
development/adaptation, dissemination, and use of program/technical tools,
policies, guidelines, and standards, quality assurance and support supervision
in support of implementation of midwifery interventions; and participate in the
review of such tools especially those targeting sector ministries, regulatory
bodies, training institutions and professional associations.
Mobilize and support advocacy and community
mobilization initiatives for promotion of midwifery image and career, including
working with advocates to mobilize for increased student enrolment into
midwifery training, their recruitment into practice and projecting of positive
image of midwifery as a noble and honorable profession essential in maternal
child health, etc.
Work with health training institutions, Ministry
of Education and Ministry of Health in identifying training needs, organizing,
facilitating, and/or coordinating international and local training for
midwifery improvements, and in the re-introduction of vertical midwifery
training within public and private health training colleges.
Contributes/assists advocacy and resource
mobilization efforts of the Country Office by preparing relevant documentation,
i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and
participating in donor meetings and public information events.
Perform any other functions as may be requested
by the UNFPA Representative.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA
Programme Analyst, Midwifery job opportunity should be a Qualified Midwife with
a Master’s degree in relevant field such as Public Health or Community Health
and development, Nursing etc.
At least three years of professional experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with midwifery service, Midwifery
Technical Advisers, midwifery education and training and/or
administration/regulation in the public or private sector.
Broad knowledge and experience in program
management, including budget management is desirable.
Prior experience of working in multi-stakeholder
environment including NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Familiarity with Ugandan Health System is an
added advantage.
Fluency in English is required.
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-management
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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