Job Title: National Project Professional Personnel – Reproductive Health / Population and Development
Organisation: United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of head of sub-office in Mbarara, the National Project Professional Personnel – Reproductive health / Population and Development (NPPP--‐RH/P&D) substantively contributes to the UNFPA programme activities in Western Uganda.
S/He will work as part of the team in Mbarara to guides and facilitates the delivery of Reproductive Health and population and development related UNFPA programs by providing technical support and monitoring results achieved in the implementation in all the Impact districts.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
1. Environmental scanning and advocacy:
· Ensure daily follow-up of the general situation of the region, particularly by regularly gathering information on reproductive health, gender and population.
· Undertake missions and assessments as appropriate to Inform strategic approaches and for addressing ICPD agenda
· Proactively advocate for inclusion of Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Reproductive Health, gender and population Issues in local policies, plans, programmes and surveys/studies
2. Programme Development and Coordination:
· Provide technical Leadership in the area of reproductive Health and population and Development to the Western region supported programmes
· Provide technical backstopping, assistance and advice on the strategic direction for strengthening the delivery of access to and quality of MNH and Family Planning services in the UNFPA Impact districts in western region
· Provide strategic guidance in the development and implementation of projects, models and approaches for locally appropriate MNH and Family Planning interventions
· Contribute to integration of reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, gender and population issues in programmes and projects including in Humanitarian settings.
· Support developing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health, gender and population programmes by working closely with government ministries, local district technical teams and officials, local NGOs and UN agencies active in western Region.
· Follow up UNFPA funded projects, particularly on RH and population and development and ensure partners implementation and reporting of RH and Population and development conforms with the signed agreements.
· Facilitate the preparation of project proposals and strategic documents linked to emergency preparedness and response, UNDAF and other recovery and development frameworks.
· Assist the districts in developing a sound logistics system, addressing issues surrounding forecasting, storage, distribution and reporting on reproductive health equipment, supplies and
· Support capacity assessment and development of stakeholders in the areas related to
· ICPD agenda.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation:
· Ensures systematic undertaking of monitoring, and reporting of UNFPA RH/PD programme
· Performance for improvement of programme delivery in Western Region
· Assist UNFPA and District Health Teams to track and monitor UNFPA’s equipment, supplies and commodities by establishing a monitoring mechanism which takes into consideration district storage capacity, access, utilization rate, coverage and distribution.
· Monitor UNFPA’s programme activities by keeping close record of activities/trainings being implemented on ground, funds being expended and agreements being made with local partners.
4. Liaising with Partner Agencies:
· Liaise with Local Government committees and ensure that the ICPD agenda is taken into consideration in disaster risk reduction, preparedness and mitigation.
· Liaise with regional and national authorities when planning and implementing RH and Population and development activities form Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees.
· Liaise with other development and emergency response sectors in protection, Health and the UN Millennium villages project to ensure a Multi-Sectoral approach in Program design.
· Maintain solid working relationships and constantly share relevant information with UN partner agencies
· Strongly advocate UNFPA work and mandate to partners and donor agencies.
· Work with local media agencies to help publicize UNFPA work via press releases, articles, documentaries, TV interviews, radio etc.
· Prepare regular analytical and project reports to be shared with District officials and UNFPA Country Office.
· Document the best practices and approaches for deepening the knowledge base for UNFPA and partners
Qualifications and Skills:
- Advanced University degree in medicine, public health, demography, social science or other relevant field.
- 5 years professional experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector.
Languages: Fluency in oral and written English.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in current office software applications
- 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
Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self management
Working with People: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
Personal Leadership and Effectiveness:
- Strategic and analytical thinking,
- Results orientation/Commitment to excellence,
- Appropriate and transparent decision making
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit their applications electronically through e-mail.
Interested persons should send a cover letter and a completed P11 form that is available on
the website: http://uganda.unfpa.org (CVs will not be accepted).
Application Should be sent to UNFPA e-mail address: email@example.com
Please make sure that the post title is clearly reflected in the “Subject” line of your e-mail
Deadline: 20th December 2012
IMPORTANT: There are NO application processing or other fees at any stage of UNFPA application processes.