UN Job Vacancies – Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Programme Analyst, Maternal
Health/Fistula

Organization: United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Grade:NOB

 

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 Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula
will be responsible for providing technical guidance on Emergency Obstetric and
Neonatal Care, Obstetric Fistula management creating linkages to midwifery,
Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, prevention of GBV
and integrated SRH/HIV. You will be reporting to Programme Specialist
Reproductive Health in the Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
Unit under the leadership of the Assistant Representative and the overall
supervision of the Representative.

 

You will therefore
be a critical member of staff for advancing MH within UNFPA’s ISRHR framework,
working closely with relevant UNFPA staff and other stakeholders. This includes
providing technical guidance to the Government of Uganda at both national and
sub-national levels, and other relevant RH stakeholders, to ensure integrated
delivery of MH services including family planning and adolescent health.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Providing
technical guidance and programmatic support to the government in the
implementation in the Country Programme and its reproductive health/MH
component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA
programme policies and procedures.

·       
Work
closely with technical staff based in MOH, UNFPA field offices and other IPs,
for an integrated and effective implementation of the national RMNCAH Sharpened
Plan II and guidelines.

·       
Work
closely with the reproductive health commodity security and HIV programmes to
ensure continuous supply of FP/MNH lifesaving commodities through an effective
coordination of MNH commodity assessment, quantification, forecasting,
planning, distribution and management at the national and district levels.

·       
Analyze
and report on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results,
using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms
and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends
corrective action. Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure
delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted
delivery levels.

·       
Expedite
and coordinate project implementation establishing collaborative relationships
with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies
facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs, ensuring timely
submission of quality programme/project reports and addressing training needs
of project personnel.

·       
Contribute
to advocacy for integration/ positioning of reproductive rights in the
development of human rights standards by the national human rights mechanisms
and in national development policy and accountability frameworks.

·       
Create
and document knowledge about current and emerging maternal health issues, by
analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience
for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in
knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.

·       
Contribute/assist
advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office by preparing
relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches,
donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information
events. Builds strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for
advocacy for ICPD agenda through national institutions, networks, alliances and
coalitions.

·       
Assists
the Ministry of Health, to execute its mandated function in the health sector
as it relates to MH including development/review of policies, strategies and
guidelines and capacity building and provision of technical assistance to
central, district and facility systems.

·       
Undertakes
any other duties as assigned by the country representative

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Programme
Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula job opportunity should hold a Masters’ degree
in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Public health, Reproductive Health or other
field that affords an understanding of public health initiatives. University
degree in medicine or other closely related health professional course is
required.

·       
A
minimum of two years of professional experience preferably in programme/project
management in the public or private sector. 

·       
Excellent
communication skills and experience with management of staff.

·       
Experience
in Maternal Health and local government systems would be an added advantage

·       
Substantive
work experience in the field of SRHR, GBV and/or Gender in humanitarian and
post conflict recovery setting is preferred.

·       
Specialized
knowledge and experience within Health Systems Strengthening and integrated
SRHR/GBV/HIV approaches is desirable.

·       
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 advantage.

·       
Computer
skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.

·       
Languages:Fluency in oral and written English is
required

 

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

·       
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

 

IMPORTANT: This post
is open to only Ugandan Nationals.

 

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.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 11th August 2020

 

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