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Programme Delivery, Data and Population Dynamics job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 25 May 2021

Hiring Organization: UNFPA

Job Details:

Contract Type : Temporary Appointment
Post Category : International Professional (IP)
Contract Duration : 364 Days (renewal subject to terms of TA Guidelines)
Vacancy End Date : 25 May 2021
5:00 p.m. (New York time)
Japanese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Background Information
The Programme Specialist will substantively contribute to the UNFPA implementation, coordination and monitoring of programme activities across the field Offices 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 Kampala and work closely with other UNFPA district offices. 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.

How you can make a difference:
• UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
• In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
• UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
• Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist on Programme Delivery and Coordination in Kampala, the Programme Specialist substantively contributes to the effective delivery of an integrated package of rights (SRHR/GBV/HIV) of Uganda.
• The Programme Specialist will be overall responsible for UNFPA programme implementation, results monitoring, knowledge management, coordination and policy advocacy in the area of SRHR, GBV and gender equality in West Nile sub region, especially for the Japan supplementary budget project.
• S/he will work to keep the issues of SRHR high on the agenda of Local Government/s and of the Local Development Partners, optimize the allocation of resources, create synergies, influence policies and improve consistency and effectiveness of UNFPA’s work in the region within a framework of integrated delivery of a SRHR/GBV/HIV rights package.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
• Data and Population dynamics
• Improve data availability, accessibility and analysis on population dynamics, SRHR and gender equality across the humanitarian-development nexus for evidence-based decision-making
• Promote Demographic Dividend linkages in district planning processes within the various sectors
• Prepare/update district population profiles and support data visualization at district level to support planning processes.
• Ensure that district profiles are used in district planning processes across the humanitarian-development nexus
• Conduct secondary data reviews/analysis (from literature and databases-HMIS, EMIS etc) and extract data for the key SRHR indicators to inform programing.
• Analyze and produce appropriate trends, data visualizations, and information for feeding into the policy documents and publications.
• Programme Coordination, Monitoring and Field Support

• Ensure coordination of the Japanese supplementary budget project and other programmes supported by Japan.
• Support the M&E focal points of the project to develop M&E plans for the project.
• Monitor project expenditures and ensure that the project is on track.
• Support the M&E focal points to ensure collection of and analysis of routine data for the project indicators.
• Prepare routine programme progress reports and contribute to donor reports.
• Participate in documentation of achievement of project results and best practices.
• Provide technical support and assists in conducting quality assurance activities(spot checks, regular reviews).
• Liaison between UNFPA Uganda and the Japanese Embassy in Uganda
• Maintain a solid cooperative relationship between UNFPA and the Japanese Embassy in Uganda, including overseeing projects funded by Japan.
• Ensure visibility of Japan and UNFPA.

Policy and Advocacy:
• Foster evidence-based advocacy and policy support on strengthening of the humanitarian-development nexus in SRHR and gender equality, including regarding legislation, financing, data, efficient implementation and evaluation across the humanitarian-development nexus.
• Advocacy and policy at district level.
• Support resource mobilization efforts.
• Undertake any other assignments as requested by the direct supervisor or the Representative.

Qualifications and Experience
• Education:
• Advanced degree in health, population, demography, economics and/or other related social science discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:
• 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.
• Experience in programme/ project management including experience in large multi-sector programmes.
• Field experience is an asset.
• Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.
• Prior work experience in developing countries is an asset
• Ability to write clearly and concisely
• Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds
• Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Required Competencies
• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing cultural diversity
• 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
UNFPA Work Environment
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
Compensation and Benefits
This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.
Warning to Applicants:
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Notice to Applicants:
In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment.
Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for:
Stateless persons
Newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently
Acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category.
Staff members appointed under a temporary appointment.
Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2021-05-16




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