UN Jobs – Programme Specialist, Programme Delivery and Coordination – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Duty Station: Uganda
Grade: NOC
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
Job Summary:    The Programme
Specialist, Programme Delivery and Coordination will substantively contribute
to the UNFPA implementation, coordination and monitoring of programme
activities across the West Nile sub region in the areas of Sexual Reproductive
Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV/AIDS, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), gender and
population issues in both humanitarian and development settings.
The Programme Specialist will provide overall coordination
and technical support to the district local government, local development
partners and implementing partners to ensure optimal programme 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 Arua and work closely with other UNFPA
district offices in the region and country office staff based in Kampala. S/he
will work under the overall guidance of the Representative and will be directly
supervised by the Programme Specialist on Programme delivery and coordination  in Kampala.
Job Purpose: Under
the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist on Programme delivery and
Coordination in Kampala, the Programme Specialist in Arua substantively
contributes to the effective delivery of an integrated package of rights
(SRHR/GBV/HIV) in West Nile sub region of Uganda.
The Programme Specialist will be overall responsible for
UNFPA programme development, implementation, results monitoring, knowledge
management, coordination and policy advocacy in the area of SRHR, GBV and
gender equality in West Nile sub region.
S/he will work to keep the issues of SRHR high on the agenda
of Local Government/s and of the Local Development Partners, optimize the
allocation of resources, create synergies, influence policies and improve
consistency and effectiveness of UNFPA’s work in the region within a framework
of integrated delivery of a SRHR/GBV/HIV rights package.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
In collaboration with Government counterparts,
CSOs and other partners, overseeing the design and implementation of UNFPA
programmes in the West Nile sub region, aligning with Government priorities and
UNFPA programmes, policies and procedures.
Overseeing achievement of programme results by
ensuring that monitoring and oversight mechanisms are established and
Establishing and maintaining mutually respectful
relationships with strategic partners, DLG, development partners, UN agencies
and implementing partners and other duty bearers in the Region to facilitate
timely and efficient delivery of programmes
Contributing to effective coordination related
to SRHR/GBV/HIV and gender equality in the region by being actively involved in
key coordination meetings at district and regional levels. This includes
participating in relevant humanitarian meetings, including settlement
coordination meetings etc.
Providing high level technical support to
partners when needed, including supporting capacity building of district local
governments and local partners to generate, analyse and utilize quality data
for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring
and evaluation in support of integrated district-level development and
humanitarian response.
Reviewing the political, social and economic
environment relevant to UNFPA programme activities in the West Nile Region, and
pursuing opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. This includes
promoting UNFPA’s mandate areas in district development planning and budgeting
processes in the Region, and policies at regional and national level.
Assessing implications of new policy
developments and strategies on programme execution, and ensuring their
integration. Provides technical support to the development of relevant advocacy
and policy documents to address SRHR, GBV and broader gender issues at the
regional level.
Ensuring effective knowledge management
strategies are implemented by the programme team, capturing lessons learned and
best practices for future planning; addressing training needs of partners and
Actively promoting and supporting UN
Reform/delivering as one initiatives and the UN Area Coordination in the region
to strengthen coordination, coherence and efficiency of the programmes
Providing administrative oversight including
ensuring awareness and adherence to all organizational policies (audit
guidelines and recommendation, travel, vehicle, procurement, human resources,
security, etc) of Arua district office and represent UNFPA in compound and area
security coordination. Ensure organizational equipment and assets are
maintained and used in accordance with UNFPA policies and business practice.
Directly supervise UNFPA Programme
analysts/coordinators based in West Nile sub region (currently 3)
Liaising with the Operations Manager and the
Programme Delivery and Coordination specialist to strengthen Country Office
support to field based offices and staff
Facilitating professional development of staff
and promote their safety and well-being

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
UNFPA Programme Specialist, Programme Delivery and Coordination job
opportunity should hold an advanced degree in health, population,
demography and/or other related social science discipline.
A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible
professional experience in the field of development and population activities;
Significant work experience in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and
Rights is preferred. Specialized knowledge and experience within Health Systems
Strengthening and integrated SRHR/GBV/HIV approaches will be desired;
Experience in programme/ project management
including experience in large multi-sector programmes;
Experience in implementing legislation;
Field experience is an asset;
Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.
Languages: Fluency in English;
knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is
Exemplifying integrity
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN
Embracing diversity in all its forms
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
Communicating for Impact
Functional Competencies:
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 mobilisation
Managerial Competencies:
Providing strategic focus,
Engaging in internal/external partners and
Leading, developing and empowering people,
creating a culture of performance
Making decisions and exercising judgment
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: 5th January 2020
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