UN Programme Specialist Reproductive Health Job Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of the Integrated Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights (ISRHR) team/Assistant Representative
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
before.
Job Summary:   The Programme Specialist Reproductive Health
will be responsible for coordination and providing technical oversight for
Reproductive Health (RH) – Maternal Health (MH) and Family Planning (FP) – for
UNFPA Uganda Country Office. You will also be responsible for providing overall
technical and programmatic leadership for the four-year Netherlands-supported
project: ‘Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) to the last mile
in Uganda: Delivery of an Integrated Package of Rights and people-centered
leadership to address inequalities’. You will be reporting directly to the Head
of the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ISRHR)
team/Assistant Representative.
Job Purpose: As
the UN Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency, UNFPA focuses on the delivery of
the Integrate Sexual and Reproductive and Rights (ISRHR) services with the
target of reducing preventable maternal deaths and unmet need of family
planning to zero by 2030 (Transformative Results 1 and 2). This is also in line
with UNFPA’s approach of delivering an ‘Integrated Package of Rights’ that
includes Maternal Health; Family Planning; HIV Prevention; Adolescents and
Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health; and prevention and response to
Gender-Based Violence and other harmful practices.
You will therefore be a critical member of staff for
advancing RH within UNFPA’s ISRHR framework, working closely with relevant
UNFPA staff and other stakeholders. This includes supporting the Government of
Uganda at both national and sub-national levels, and other relevant RH
stakeholders, to ensure integrated delivery of MH and FP services.
Further, you will be responsible for providing overall
technical and programmatic leadership for the four-year Netherlands-supported
project: ‘Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) to the last mile
in Uganda: Delivery of an Integrated Package of Rights and people-centered
leadership to address inequalities’. The goal of the project is to contribute
to achievement of universal access to SRHR of women, girls, boys and men
including disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in Uganda. The projects puts
due focus on 12 districts in West Nile and Acholi sub-regions including six
refugee-hosting districts of Arua, Yumbe, Koboko, Adjumani, Moyo and Lamwo and
six non-refugee districts of Zombo, Nebbi, Maracha, Pakwach, Amuru and Agago.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Participating in providing strategic policy and
programmatic direction for RH (MH and FP) at national and subnational levels,
including humanitarian settings.
·       
Providing leadership in programming, including
planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the
‘Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) to the last mile in Uganda:
Delivery of an Integrated Package of Rights and people-centered leadership to
address inequalities’ project.
·       
Providing technical direction and instituting
timely corrective measures for the ‘Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
(SRHR) to the last mile in Uganda: Delivery of an Integrated Package of Rights
and people-centered leadership to address inequalities’ project.
·       
Working with UNFPA technical staff and other
relevant stakeholders to ensure integrated/coordinated, appropriate, effective
and efficient delivery of RH services.
·       
Providing financial oversight – in collaboration
with the designated financial focal person – for the ‘Advancing Sexual Reproductive
Health Rights (SRHR) to the last mile in Uganda: Delivery of an Integrated
Package of Rights and people-centered leadership to address inequalities’
project.
·       
Participating in resource mobilization efforts
for RH initiatives including generation of evidence and proposal writing.
·       
Identification, documentation and dissemination
of RH good practices and lessons learnt to inform RH policy and programming.
·       
Performing any other duties as may be assigned.
Key Outcomes
·       
National and sub-national strategic policy and
programmatic framework for Reproductive Health.
·       
Timely and quality planning, implementation and
reporting for the ‘Advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) to the
last mile in Uganda: Delivery of an Integrated Package of Rights and people-centered
leadership to address inequalities’ project.
·       
Technically robust ‘Advancing Sexual
Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) to the last mile in Uganda: Delivery of an
Integrated Package of Rights and people-centered leadership to address
inequalities’ project.
·       
More Integrated, appropriate, effective and
efficient services.
·       
Improved utilization and implementation rates;
and timely and quality accountability for the used funds.
·       
Increased resources for RH initiatives.
·       
Enabling policy environment for RH and improved
programming (as a result of documented and disseminated good practices/ lessons
learnt)



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
UNFPA Programme Specialist Reproductive Health  job opportunity should hold an advanced
degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public health, health policy, population,
development, and/or other related field.
·       
At least five years of experience in RH
programming.
·       
Experience working with the Ministry of Health
and Local Government (districts) is desirable.
·       
Good 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 languages spoken in project districts such as Kiswahili is an
added advantage.
Competencies
Values:
·       
Exemplifying integrity
·       
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN
system
·       
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
Relationships
·       
Communicating for Impact
Functional Competencies:
·       
Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
·       
Results-based programme development and
management
·       
Innovation and marketing of new approaches
·       
Leveraging the resources of national governments
and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
·       
Resource 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: 5th January 2020
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