UN Programme Specialist, Coordination Job Opportunities – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Delivery and Coordination Specialist
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-Coordination
maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff at
the CO and field offices. Internal contacts include the programme staff in
Moroto office, CO staff, incl. the Assistant Representative, the Programme
Delivery and Coordination Specialist, the Programme Analysts, the technical
teams as well as staff in other field offices. External contacts include
partners in the Country Programme activities, District Local Government, UN
agencies and other stakeholders.
The Programme
Specialist Coordination will manage UNFPA programme delivery in the region and
provide high quality technical inputs and managerial oversight of the
decentralized UNFPA office in Moroto. The Programme Specialist Coordination is
overall responsible for UNFPA programme development, implementation, results
monitoring, knowledge management, and policy advocacy in the area of SRHR, GBV,
HIV and gender equality in the region. S/he will work to keep the UNFPA mandate
high on the agenda of the Local Government and of the Local Development
Partners, optimize the allocation of resources, influence policies and improve
consistency and effectiveness of UNFPA’s work in the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
UNFPA programmes in Karamoja and eastern region of Uganda to deliver an
integrated package of rights (SRHR/GBV/HIV), i.e. managing, monitoring and
evaluating ongoing UNFPA programme implementation in the area of GBV/SRHR for
women and young people. This includes analyzing factors affecting the
achievement of results, recommending corrective actions and following up on
recommendations; Providing technical support to ensure efficiency,
effectiveness and coherence of programme implementation; Ensuring necessary
support to Implementing Partners and robust tracking of programme
implementation and financial expenditure
and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to
GBV, gender, SRHR and population and development in the region and identifies
needs and opportunities for UNFPA assistance and interventions
to effective coordination of programmes related to SRHR and GBV in the region
by being actively involved in key coordination meetings at district and
regional levels, and advocating for inclusion of GBV/Gender/SRHR priorities in
district development plans and budgets
and maintaining mutually respectful relationships with Implementing Partners
and duty bearers in the region. Provide technical support to partners when
needed, including training on GBV and Gender for service providers and NGOs/
to creation and sharing of knowledge by collecting data, synthesizing and
documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices.
abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers,
strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares
briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and
development frameworks.
technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents
to address GBV and broader gender and SRHR issues at the regional level
visibility and resource mobilization, including proposal writing, establishing
and maintaining a network of donor and public information contacts and
providing assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public
information events
in relevant humanitarian and disaster risk reduction planning and programming,
including contingency planning and emergency appeal mechanisms
promoting and supporting UN Reform/delivering as one initiatives and the UN
Area Coordination in the region to strengthen coordination, coherence and
efficiency in the programmes.
administrative oversight including ensuring awareness and adherence to all
organizational policies (audit guidelines and recommendation, travel, vehicle,
procurement, human resources, security, etc) and represent UNFPA in compound
and area security coordination. Ensure organizational equipment and assets are
maintained in accordance with UNFPA policies and business practice.
with the Operations Manager and the Programme Delivery and Coordination
Specialist to strengthen Country Office support to field based offices and
professional development of staff and promote their safety and well-being
appropriate, undertaking any other related duties as required
Key Outcomes
coordination of UNFPA programme delivery in the region
Support to district structures and Implementing Partners continuously provided
as needed
policy and advocacy engagement at regional and national level on SRHR/GBV
and lessons learned, success stories and best practices documented from the
to resource mobilization efforts
Moroto Office adheres to organizational policies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Programme
Specialist, Coordination job opportunity should hold an advanced degree in
health, population, demography, development, law and/or other related social
science field.
A minimum
of five years of professional experience in programme/project management in the
public or private sector.
communication skills and experience with management of staff.
work experience in the field of SRHR, GBV and/or Gender in humanitarian and
post conflict recovery setting is preferred.
knowledge and experience within Health Systems Strengthening and integrated
SRHR/GBV/HIV approaches is desirable.
thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA
mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and
political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage.
Fluency in oral and written
English is required
commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
diversity in all its forms
Core Competencies:
and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
analytically and Strategically
in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
for Impact
a policy-oriented agenda
the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic
alliances and partnerships
results-based programmes
mobilization and donor relations
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: 15th May 2020
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