UN Programme Specialist, Family Planning Job Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Programme Analyst SRH
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 Specialist, Family Planning
will therefore be a critical member of staff leading on the Family Planning
Programme within UNFPA’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
framework, working closely with other relevant UNFPA staff and other
stakeholders. The Programme Specialist – Family Planning will be responsible
for the supporting the Government of Uganda, and other relevant partners, to
increase demand for and access to Family Planning services including Family
Planning commodities. The Programme Specialist – Family Planning’s contribution
will be instrumental in ensuring the Government of Uganda attains the 2020
targets as enshrined in the National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing overall strategic leadership for the Family Planning
    programme, including Reproductive Health Commodity Security, in both
    development and humanitarian settings.
  • Providing leadership in mobilising resources for Family Planning
    activities including identification of Family Planning needs and
    appropriate potential donors; and development of proposals.
  • Providing leadership in monitoring, review and evaluation of FP
    programmes; and in developing response plans to consolidate any strengths
    and to address any identified gaps.
  • Supporting the Ministry of Health, districts and other relevant
    partners in development, implementation and monitoring of relevant policy
    and technical strategies including the district Family Planning Costed
    Implementation Plans.
  • Providing leadership in mainstreaming Family Planning into relevant
    Ministries, Agencies, Departments (MDAs) and Districts as part of the
    national and district strategic and operational plans and budget
    frameworks, and in line with the agenda for harnessing the Demographic
  • Providing leadership in analysis of the political, social and
    economic environment that imparts on FP programmes and formulating
    appropriate policy and programmatic adjustments to harness any
    opportunities and mitigate any risks.
  • Providing leadership in establishing and maintaining partnerships
    with FP relevant stakeholders, networks, alliances and coalitions to
    ensure a collective effort towards FP Advocacy and Programming including
    engagement with and support to the Uganda Family Planning Consortium (UFPC).
  • Representing the Country Office in relevant national and
    sub-national Technical Working Groups (TWGs)/Fora to provide technical
    support and position UNFPA’s Family Planning mandate
Key Outcomes
  • Strategies (with clear roadmap and approaches) on how to increase
    contraceptive prevalence rate (proportion of men and women using Family
  • Increased resources for Family Planning programming.
  • More appropriate, effective and efficient Family Planning
  • District Family Planning Costed Implemented developed and
  • Family Planning mainstreamed into all government Ministries,
    Departments, Agencies and District plans and budgets.
  • Enabling policy, social and economic environment for Family Planning
  • Enhanced partnership with Family Planning actors/stakeholders with
    accelerated efforts towards increased demand for and access to Family
    Planning services.
  • Increased representation in relevant meetings/fora with enhanced
    UNFPA’s influence among Government and relevant Family Planning

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA Programme
    Specialist, Family Planning job opportunity should hold an advanced degree
    in Public health, health policy population, development, and/or other
    related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in SRH/FP programming.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health and Local Government
    (districts) is desirable.
  • Excellent computer/information systems skills.
  • Understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA’s
    mandate, policies, operations and development topics within the Ugandan
    setting is an added advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French
    and/or Spanish, is desirable.
  • 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,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact
Functional Skill
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/
    building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results
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: 12th February 2019
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