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

Job Title:      Programme Coordinator
Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Job ID: 15312
Grade Level: NOB
Reports to: Deputy Representative
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
Coordinator will substantively contribute to the UNFPA implementation,
coordination and monitoring of programme activities across the Acholi 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 Coordinator Gulu will provide technical
support to the district local government, local development partners and
implementing partners to ensure optimal program 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
Acholi region across humanitarian and development settings. S/he will be based
in Gulu and work closely with country office staff based in Kampala.
Key Duties and
Programme Management and Technical Support
  • Carry out regular regional environmental
    scanning and advise staff in country office about the regional situation
    and its strategic and/or operational implications.
  • Provide technical support to program
    officers in country office and implementing partners in the region to
    ensure efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of program implementation
    in humanitarian and development settings.
  • Support district local governments and
    UNFPA staff in country office to develop humanitarian and development
    advocacy and policy documents that are responsive to the regional
  • Build the capacity of local governments
    and implementing partners present in the region to effectively diagnose
    gaps in integrated SRHR, MNH, HIV/AIDS, GBV, gender and population
    programming, propose effective strategies to address existing bottlenecks,
    and support coordination of the multi-sectoral response across
    humanitarian and development settings.
  • Steer and provide technical guidance to
    the UN convergence areas that are relevant to the UNFPA’s mandate in the
Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management for Policy Advocacy:
  • Support district local governments and
    implementing partners in the region to prepare and submit technical and
    financial reports in conformity with signed donor agreements and in
    accordance to UNFPA guidelines and standards.
  • Actively participate in the evaluation and
    documentation of program results in the region, best practices and lessons
    learned and effectively share these with relevant partners to inform
    programming, policy and advocacy.
  • Conduct regular field visits to follow up
    and monitor the technical quality and financial effectiveness and
    accountability of UNFPA-supported programmes in the region to ensure value
    for money. Support district local governments to conduct quarterly and
    annual review meetings to address coordination, implementation and
    planning across development and humanitarian settings.
  • Prepare analytical and project reports to
    be shared with the Local Government, UNFPA Country Office, UN Country Team
    (UNCT), donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support 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.
Partnerships and Communications:
  • Work with local media to publicize UNFPA’s
    development and humanitarian work and achievements, and support staff in
    country office to disseminate UNFPA’s field-level results in national media.
  • Facilitate the identification of resource
    gaps in the districts and humanitarian settings and provide technical
    input to the development of resource mobilization documents.
  • Support accountability and Programme
    visibility for UNFPA programmes in the region, in alignment with donor
    signed agreements. Provide leadership in demonstrating UNFPA’s work to the
    district local governments and local development partners to enhance
    goodwill and partnership.
  • Maintain solid, cooperative and
    multi-sectoral working relationships with the Government, UN partner
    agencies and other stakeholders across humanitarian and development
    settings. Liaise with exiting District Disaster Management Committees and
    other relevant local committees to ensure that ICPD agenda is taken into
Administration, Management and Representation:
  • Represent UNFPA at key events in the
    region, with regard to UNFPA’s mandate, including field visits by
    government and donors, international days and policy formulation fora.
  • Provide leadership, supervise and
    regularly appraise Arua office staff including Programme Assistant and
  • Provide leadership in financial management
    for the Arua office, including approved budgetary expenditures as per work
    plan and petty cash, ensure compliance of Arua office staff to travel
    policy and procedures, ensure maintenance and use of organizational assets
    in line with UNFPA policies and business practice.
Others: As appropriate, undertake other related duties assigned
by the Representative and/ or the Integrated Field Support Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNFPA Programme Coordinator job opportunity should hold an advanced
    university degree in social sciences, public/community health, gender,
    development or related field. Training in SRHR and GBV issues and their
    application in humanitarian and development settings will be an asset.
  • Three to five years of professional
    experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or
    private sector.
  • Substantive work experience in the field
    of Gender-Based Violence, Gender and/or Sexual and Reproductive Health and
    Rights will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience working with local
    government systems would be an added advantage.
  • Computer skills: Excellent
    computer/information skills, including mastery of current office software
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written
    English and excellent communication skills.
  • A 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
Personal Competencies:
Core Values:
  • Exemplifying integrity/ Commitment to
  • Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning
  • 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 Skill Set:
  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented
  • Results-based programme development and
  • 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: 7th April 2018
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