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

 

Job Title:    Programme Specialist,
Programme Delivery and Coordination (Re-advertised)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to:  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, 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.

 

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 implemented.

·       
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 staff.

·       
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 Population Fund (UNFPA) Programme Specialist,
Programme Delivery and Coordination job placement must hold an advanced
degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science
discipline.

·       
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 desirable.

 

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

·       
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 stakeholders,

·       
Leading,
developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance

·       
Making
decisions and exercising judgment

 

IMPORTANT: This post is open to only Ugandan
Nationals.

 

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.

 

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