UN Programme Coordinator Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Programme Coordinator
Organization: United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Job ID: 5888
Grade Level: NOB
Reports to: Assistant
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.
Key Duties and
Environmental Scanning and Advocacy:
Assist the district local governments and
humanitarian settings in the region to undertake an analysis of the causes of
the slow progress in improving results of SRHR,MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and
population,and design strategies on how to address them.
·Work closely
with local media agencies to help publicize UNFPA’s work via media including
press releases, articles, documentaries, TV interviews and radios.
Provide technical support to the development of
relevant advocacy and policy documents to address MNH and broader SRHR issues.
Conduct environmental scanning, on a continuous
basis, for Karamoja region and regularly update and advise the Country Office
Programme Development and Coordination:
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
Karamoja region in the development of comprehensive SRHR, MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV,
gender and population programmes  working
closely the Central Government, UN Agencies and other stakeholders.
Lead and provide technical guidance to the UN
convergence areas that are relevant to the UNFPA’s mandate in Karamoja region.
Significantly contribute to integration ofSRHR,
MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV, and gender and population issues in district programmes and
humanitarian settings.
Arrange and/or facilitate regional coordination
meetings forSRHR, MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and population issues.
Actively participate in strengthening capacity
of districts and humanitarian settings to improve programming for SRHR, MNH,
HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and population activities.
Assist the districts and humanitarian settings
in developing a sound logistics system especially on commodity forecasting,
quantification, storage, distribution and reporting.
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
mainstreaming gender and population issues in their plans.
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
developing/ revising training and other relevant resource materials according
to local context.
Perform any other duties as an IP Manager of all
the UNFPA-supported core districts in Karamoja region.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Follow-up UNFPA-supported activities in the
non-core districts as per the Directly Executed (DEX) workplans; and the core
districts in Karamoja region – as the assigned IP Manager and according to the
National Executed (NEX) work plans, to ensure their implementation in
conformity with the signed agreements.
Perform quarterly field visits to follow up and
monitor UNFPA-supported programmes with due regard to activities being
implemented and funds being expended to ensure Value for Money (VfM).
Support districts and humanitarian settings in
conducting quarterly and annual review meetings.
Participate in the joint programme monitoring
and evaluation activities with regard to UNFPA’s mandate.
Support the implementation of accountability
framework for Sexual Reproductive Maternal and New born and Child Health
(SRMNCH) based on an agreed scorecard for the districts and humanitarian
Support the districts and humanitarian settings
in data collections, management, analysis, dissemination and use for
evidence-based decision making.
Resource Mobilization:
Work closely with district and humanitarian
setting to identify resource gaps with regard to UNFPA’s mandate.
Actively participate in the development of the
CO resource mobilization plan and other resource mobilization efforts as per
the needs of Karamoja districts and humanitarian settings.
Provide leadership in demonstrating UNFPA’s work
to the Government and development partners to enhance goodwill and partnership.
Support UNFPA core districts in Karamoja region
– as the assigned IP Manager – in preparation and submission of quarterly
technical and financial reports (FACEs) to the CO as per the UNFPA guidelines
and standards.
Prepare and submit technical reports to the
UNFPA CO on the progress of the MNH convergence support to the districts of
Karamoja region.
Prepare regular analytical and project reports
to be shared with Districts, UNFPA CO, United Nations Country Team (UNCT),
donors and other relevant stakeholders.
Actively participate in documentation of lessons
learnt, best practices and success stories for deepening the knowledge base and
Support UNFPA implementing partners in
preparation and timely submissions of technical and financial reports in
conformity with the signed agreements.
Liaising with Partner Agencies and other Key stakeholders:
Work closely with exiting District Disaster
Management Committees and other relevant local committees to ensure that ICPD
agenda is taken into consideration.
Liaise with other sectors in Karamoja region
including security, community development and education to ensure a
multi-sectoral approach in programme design.
Build and maintain a working relationship and
constantly share relevant information with UN partner agencies in accordance
with the ‘Delivery as One’ model.
Work with other UN agencies and other relevant
stakeholders in resource mobilization efforts – including identification of
resource gaps and proposal writing – for joint programmes.
Work closely with local media agencies to
publicize UNFPA’s work via press releases, articles, documentaries, TV
interviews, radio; to mention but a few.
Administrative, Supervisory and Representational Roles:
Represent UNFPA at key events in Karamoja
region, with regard to UNFPA’s mandate, including field visits by Government
and donors, international days and policy formulation fora.
Supervise Moroto DO staff including development
and monitoring of Performance Appraisal Documents (PADs).
Track budgetary expenditures for the Moroto DO
work plan as per approved Directly Executed (DEX) activities and National
Executed (NEX) activities for the assigned implementing partners.
Ensure all travel undertaken by DO staff
complies with all requirements for travel and is approved in line with the
travel plan
Ensure that organizational assets and equipment
are maintained and used in line with UNFPA policies and business practice.
Provide leadership support to staff under Moroto
DO including Programme Assistant and Driver.
Provide leadership in office financial
management including petty cash.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA
Programme Analyst, Midwifery job opportunity should hold an advanced university
degree in Medicine, Population and Reproductive Health, Nursing and Midwifery,
public health, demography, social science or other relevant field. A masters’ degree
will be an added advantage.
A minimum of three years’ experience preferably
in programme/project management in the public or private sector.
Previous exposure and experience in Maternal
Health and local government systems would be an added advantage.
Computer skills: Proficiency in
current office software applications.
Languages: Fluency in oral and
written English.
Personal Competencies:
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
Core Competencies:
Values: Integrity/Commitment
to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
Managing Relationships:
Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self-
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.
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: 26th
October, 2016
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