UN Programme Analyst, SRH Job Placements – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Programme Analyst,
SRH
Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Job ID: 15509
Grade Level: NOB
Reports to: Integrated
Field Support Coordinator
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- Sexual Reproductive Health, will ensures the effective
management and coordination of UNFPA projects and activities in the area of
Sexual Reproductive Health. S/he oversees project formulation, implementation
and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development
frameworks. S/he will aim at strengthening and reinforcing UNFPA’s lead role in
sexual Reproductive health through provision of high quality technical assistance
for humanitarians and national counterparts . S/he ensures provision of the
needed technical support and guidance towards promotion of integrated and
quality Reproductive Maternal New born Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH)/FP  issues into Humanitarian and national
development agenda. Under the guidance of the Representative and the direct
Supervision of the Humanitarian Integrated Field Support Coordinator with over
sight of Deputy Representative, the Programme Analyst – Sexual Reproductive
Health-Moyo will substantively contribute to the UNFPA implementation,
coordination and monitoring of programme activities across the region in the
areas of Sexual Reproductive Health in both humanitarian and development
settings. The Programme Analyst, will provide technical support to the district
local government, local development partners and implementing partners to
ensure optimal program implementation, effective use of resources, quality
tracking of results, adequate coordination, advocacy for policy change and
clear communication of UNFPA mandate, work and results in the region across
humanitarian and development settings. S/he will be based in Moyo, and work
closely with country office staff based in Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keenly
    analyze political, socio-economic, population and health situation
    relevant to Sexual Reproductive health/Family Planning and identify
    strategic areas/opportunities and entry points for UNFPA’s interventions,
    with particular attention to the set priorities as well as targeted groups
    (with due attention to youth, women and refugee population) and
    geographical areas articulated in the Country Programme, and based on the
    vulnerability assessment, mapping of risks and resources as well as other
    assessment. In doing so, ensure coordination with the humanitarian
    team/coordinator to address unmet needs and ensure contribution to the
    humanitarian/development continuum programmatic approach;
  • Strengthen
    national and subnational  capacities
    in SRH including conducting rapid needs assessments in RMNCAH/FP,  conducting policy dialogue for growth
    and the equitable distribution of qualified heath providers in
    Humanitarian settings  particularly
    midwives for skilled attendance at birth and  contributing to strengthening mutual accountability
    mechanisms to ending preventable maternal and newborn death including but
    not limited to Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR);
  • Work
    in close collaboration with a wide range of partners and stakeholders,
    significantly contribute to the conceptualization, formulation and design
    of the Sexual Reproductive health/Family Planning programme component’s
    projects/activities including through innovative approaches and models,
    with particular focus on projects in priority selected areas;
  • Guide
    and oversee the timely and efficient implementation and delivery of the
    Sexual Reproductive health programme/projects/results including regular
    coordination meetings internally as well as externally; MISP
    implementation.
  • Support
    inter-agency contingency planning efforts, ensuring linkages between
    various contingency plans, adequate pre-positioning of stocks as required,
    etc.
  • Analyze
    and report on implementation/bottlenecks of the assigned programme
    activities, provide recommendations for corrective measures, monitor
    programme expenditures and disbursement to ensure delivery is in line with
    approved budgets;
  • Identify,
    assess, and engage strategic partners in support of the implementation of
    the Sexual Reproductive health/Family Planning programme;
  • Facilitate
    and guide the work of consultants, advisors and experts involved in the
    implementation of the program under her/his responsibility;
  • Maintain
    close working relationship with national and international counterparts
    involved in the implementation of the assigned programme/project
    activities, with special attention to collaboration with relevant local
    structures (i.e. health district officials, municipalities, primary health
    care centers, mayors, etc);
  • Contribute
    to monitoring and evaluation of Sexual Reproductive health/Family Planning
    projects/activities through applying existing procedures and mechanisms as
    well as through development of new approaches and tools, and ensure
    creation and regular documentation of knowledge about current trends,
    patterns, gaps in RH to be used in different platforms (i.e. advocacy,
    media, policy, technical, planning, etc);
  • Contribute
    to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting
    the results, lessons learned, successes and best practices, strategies and
    innovative approaches to promoting integrated maternal health, family
    planning and HIV programs.
  • Identify
    research gaps/needs in Sexual Reproductive health/Family Planning and
    contribute to defining research priorities, objectives and scope and
    follow up on initiating and undertaking research work;
  • In
    collaboration with respective programme officers, works on achievement of
    RH commodity security in the country through advocacy efforts, development
    of coordination mechanisms and providing technical assistance;
  • Provide
    expertise and facilitate advocacy activities relevant to Sexual
    Reproductive health/Family Planning in particular through preparation and
    dissemination of relevant information for evidence-based advocacy and play
    a key role to champion and advance UNFPA’s mandate and ensure
    sustainability of UNFPA’s supported programmes;
  • Contribute
    to the implementation of communication activities on Sexual Reproductive
    health/Family Planning;
  • Assess
    Sexual Reproductive health/Family Planning capacity development needs
    internally and externally (i.e. among partners) and pursue design and
    delivery of a tailored capacity plan;
  • Participate
    in training , mentoring and coaching in Reproductive Maternal New
    born  Child and Adolescent Health
    (RMNCAH)/FP interventions including MISP and CMR
  • Analyze
    resource mobilization environment, identify funding gaps as well as
    opportunities for resource mobilization, draft proposals and follow up on
    their implementation;
  • Lead
    the coordination of the Sexual Reproductive health sub-working group as
    well as the Clinical Management of Rape Task Force and
    participate/co-chair all related coordination mechanisms (i.e. health
    working group, maternal health, etc);
  • Provide
    input into various reports/documents namely annual, progress, donor, technical,
    strategies, policies, etc
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the management of the Country
    Office.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Programme Analyst, SRH job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery or Medical
    Related degree, with a Master’s degree in Public Health, Medicine or other
    related social science field. It’s an asset to have a qualification in a
    discipline relevant to the following areas: Health Sciences, Reproductive
    Health; Public Health; Medicine; Midwifery or Nursing.
  • Three
    to five years of experience in Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) with
    professionally responsible relevant experience in programme planning,
    management and implementation in a context of results-based management and
    programming. Successful record of program management responsibilities.
  • Awareness
    and demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of SRH/FP/maternal
    health environment, context, challenges (including in humanitarian settings)
    in Lebanon.
  • Familiarity
    with the UN system and government work is an asset.
  • Proven
    technical and managerial skills in the development of project proposals,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SRH programmes.
  • Broad
    knowledge of international/regional SRH, population and development issues
    with specific attention to youth needs, gender and cultural
    awareness/sensitivity and human rights approaches.
  • Proficiency
    in software application use.  
Personal Competencies:
Core Values:
  • Exemplifying
    integrity
  • Demonstrating
    commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing
    cultural diversity
  • Embracing
    change
Core Competencies:
  • Achieving
    results
  • Being
    accountable
  • Developing
    and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
  • Thinking
    analytically and strategically
  • Workings
    in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
  • Communicating
    for impact
Managerial Competencies:
  • Providing
    strategic focus
  • Engaging
    internal/ external partners and stakeholders
  • Leading,
    developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  • Making
    decisions and exercising judgment
Functional Skill Set:
  • Advocacy/
    Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging
    the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic
    alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering
    results-based programme
  • Internal
    and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
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: 13th April 2018
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