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      1. Humanitarian/Reproductive Health Analyst
      2. Reproductive Health/Family Planning Analyst
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    Humanitarian/Reproductive Health Analyst

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Background Information

    Level of Post   –  NOB

    Duty Station  –  Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Contract Type –  Fixed Term Appointments

    Duration:       One year* (renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).

      Please note that this vacancy announcement is only for Nigerian nationals.

    The Position:

    Under the general supervision of the Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator, the Programme Analyst, Humanitarian/Reproductive Health will provide substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and development frameworks in UNFPA Maiduguri Field Office, Abuja.

    The Programme Analyst, Humanitarian/Reproductive Health will have oversight responsibility of the Humanitarian Program in the Maiduguri Field Office.  He/she will guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA Humanitarian programmes and ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for humanitarian programmes.

    He/she will ensure timeliness in the planning, coordination and implementation of donor Project, humanitarian interventions, including rapid assessments, programme development and implementation.

    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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

    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.

    Job Purpose:

    • He/she will provide direct support to the Nigeria country office  in the acute response phase and, in consultation with the Representative and the Deputy Representative, will closely work with national authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts to provide humanitarian assistance to the crisis affected communities in a manner consistent with the methodology outlined in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Cluster system and Humanitarian Programme Cycle.
    • He/she will assist in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts for sustainability of response through bridging the Humanitarian Development divide by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events.

    You would be responsible for:

    Partnerships and Coordination

    • Participate and represent UNFPA in all humanitarian related meetings in Abuja including the ISWG, health sector working groups, PWSG and any other as required
    • Draft situation reports, periodic update, analytical reports, concept notes briefings, case studies, highlighting social, political and economic and environmental and other relevant factors affecting the overall humanitarian situation especially women and girls utilizing input from programme staff.
    • Draft and consolidate inputs to donor progress and final reports in line with agreed timelines.
    • Liaise with National Ministry of Budget and Economic planning, UNOCHA and related humanitarian platforms for humanitarian updates and provide feedback to Deputy Representative and the Humanitarian team
    • Provide regular feedback to the Deputy Representative and Humanitarian coordinator on the processes and changing humanitarian dynamics at the national and Sub National level.
    • Support routine monitoring and reporting on humanitarian activities and provide updates and recommendations as necessary to the HC and the Humanitarian team.
    • Provide technical backstopping for direct implementation of donor funded projects/programmes within the humanitarian portfolio.
    • Help to create and document knowledge about current and emerging reproductive health and rights issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with the zonal team for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
    • Assist in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts for sustainability of the Decentralized Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
    • Monitor and evaluate overall progress in achievement project results including reproductive health gender and data for development in a humanitarian setting
    • Develop monthly and quarterly progress reports on donor funded projects/programmes within the humanitarian portfolio.
    • Identify areas of collaboration with humanitarian agencies and national counterparts to address RH, HIV/AIDS, youth, gender and GBV issues in their plans, and programmes
    • Liaise with community organizations, faith-based organizations, and community leaders to increase their participation in the process of planning, monitoring and evaluating activities.
    • Coordinate project interventions and represent UNFPA at Cluster / Working Group coordination meetings to share knowledge and ensure comprehensive understanding.
    • Ensure participation in existing Clusters, and/or, if appropriate, assist in the establishment of working groups to address RH, GBV and gender.
    • Liaise with other sectors/Clusters (such as health, protection, WASH, camp management, education, logistics, early recovery) to ensure visibility and inclusion of UNFPA-Donor  intervention

    Rapid Assessments/field visits

    • As appropriate, participate in /ensure inclusion of UNFPA core Areas of Responsibility in rapid field/needs assessments of the crisis-affected populations.
    • If applicable, visit IDPs, host communities, and conduct in-depth interviews with community leaders, and other agencies present on the ground to gather information on the immediate needs of the people and the services to be provided.
    • Undertake missions and assessments as appropriate to recommend strategic approaches and to address issues, such as RH, HIV/AIDS, gender, GBV, mental health and psychosocial issues, data and young people.

    Budget and Program Finance Management

    • Closely monitor budget utilization and take action to correct anomalies with the approval of the Deputy Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator.
    • Support implementing partners (IPs) at the national and sub-national levels on the development, revisions of annual work plans (AWPS), Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures (FACE) forms and retirement documents
    • Monitor all project activities, expenditure and progress toward achieving the project output in all area related to all humanitarian funds.

    Communication/ Reporting

    • Assist the Country Office in preparing relevant advocacy material and updates for relevant stakeholders and partners
    • Assist in providing regular updates to OCHA and/or Cluster leads on UNFPA- Donor funded  humanitarian interventions
    • Track and regularly update supported donors’ interventions (i.e. status of funding proposals, distribution of supplies, training).

    Qualifications and Experience: 

    Education:  

    • Advanced university degree in Public Health, human rights, international relations or  other related Social Science field with experience of a minimum of 3 years preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector linked to reproductive health and rights issues in humanitarian settings or;
    • A first level university degree with additional 5 years of relevant experience or;
    • A diploma with additional 8 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Knowledge and Experience: 

    • Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
    • Be familiar with issues on reproductive health and Minimum Initial Service Package.
    • Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.
    • Have ability to work under pressure.
    • Have excellent communication and human relation skills.

    Languages: 

    • Fluency (written and verbal communication skills) in English is required.
    • Working knowledge of other major local languages is desirable.

    Required Competencies: 

    Values:

    • 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,

    Functional Competencies:

    • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
    • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
    • Delivering results-based programmes
    • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

    Compensation and Benefits

    This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

    Disclaimer: 

    UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

    In accordance with the Staff Regulations and 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, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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    Reproductive Health/Family Planning Analyst

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 4 years
    • Location Cross River
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Background Information

    Level of Post   –          SB4  

    Duty Station  –          Calabar, Nigeria

    Contract Type –           Service contract

    Duration:       One year* (renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).

      Please note that this vacancy announcement is only for Nigerian nationals.

    The Position:

    The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) will provide technical support in Reproductive Health and Family Planning for the UNFPA Nigeria Cross River Sub Office, provide oversight of programme implementation; guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes; and, ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for reproductive health and rights and Family Planning.

    The Position:

    The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) will provide technical support in Reproductive Health and Family Planning for the UNFPA Nigeria Cross River Sub Office, provide oversight of programme implementation; guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes; and, ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for reproductive health and rights and Family Planning.

    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 (2018-2022), 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 for  candidates who are nationals of Nigeria 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.

    Job Purpose:

    The Nigeria Country Programme is implemented through the Country Office in Abuja and the 04 decentralized offices in Kaduna, Maiduguri (Borno), with a Liaison Office in Lagos (LLO) and Calabar in Cross River. The Cross River Sub Office (CRSO) is covering Imo, Abia, Benue, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states including other projects and satellite activities of the Organization in the South-South and South-East geo-political zone. The CRSO works with Implementing Partners to support Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health (includes ASRH), Gender based violence programmes, and data collection and use including in humanitarian context. The CRSO plays the coordination role in the geographical zone and performs oversight functions, supporting the Abuja Office in resource mobilization, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.

    The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and State development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides the development of methodologies as well as capacity development in RH/FP to ensure relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of the work of UNFPA.  S/he works in close collaboration with the Country Office to ensure compliance with technical norms in line with international best practices and the rules and regulations of the United Nations. S/he supports the States and other Implementing Partners to build capacity in Reproductive Health and Family Planning at all levels of the health systems within the states.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities 

    • In collaboration with State Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners contributes substantively to integrate reproductive health and rights dimensions in UNFPA programming, monitoring and evaluation and ensure that  reproductive health and rights  issues are  taken into account in addressing population issues.
    • Support the CRSO to ensure the scale up of the Reproductive health and Family Planning Programmes especially with regards to strengthening systems at the state level for service delivery and demand creation.
    • Provide technical support in collaboration with staff at the CRSO and the Country Office on efforts at the sub-national level to analyze Reproductive Health and Family Planning commodity systems to assure availability of family planning commodities and other life-saving maternal commodities and medicines
    • Provides technical assistance in the states under the decentralized office within the framework of agreed work plans for successful implementation of the integrated Reproductive Health and Rights and Family planning component of the Country Programme is in line with the National Strategic Framework and all policies and plans for the effective and efficient provision of RH/FP services.
    • Support the strengthening of the health commodity logistics systems in line with priorities defined in the State and national Health Strategy document, and in line with national and international protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the National Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategic Plan.
    • In collaboration with other technical staff and government and NGO partners, provide support to national and states initiatives e.g. Development of State Costed Implementation plan, the Navision software for commodity logistics management, the scaling up of DMPA_SC (Sayana Press), Setting up of Zonal FP commodities warehouse hub, etc. to improve Reproductive Health and Family Planning services to the populace.
    • Work with other technical colleagues to create and deliver effective evidence-based advocacy messages efforts on Reproductive Health and Family Planning in collaboration with partners in order to facilitate the adoption of an integrated approach to SRH and holistic quality reproductive health service delivery to targeted beneficiaries taking into account political and social sensitivities.
    • Provide technical and programmatic support for, and identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices in these programme areas.
    • In conjunction with other technical staff at the CRSO, provide support and guidance to Implementing Partners on programme planning and development, implementation and monitoring of activities including reporting and retirement process and state level planning and reviews of AWP activities.
    • Prepare quarterly and annual reports on programme implementation and financial status and provide technical support to IPs in the preparation of their Annual Work Plans (AWPs) for all the states and Partners supported by the CRSO
    • Provide partners with the technical backstopping, assistance and advice on the strategic direction for strengthening the delivery, access to and quality of Reproductive health and family planning services.
    • Provide technical updates, training and mentoring for partners in relevant clinical and technical areas related to family planning and reproductive health
    • Conduct regular technical supportive supervisory and monitoring visits to project sites and locations of IPs in collaboration with other UNFPA staff and Partners to improve the quality of programming and service delivery
    • Mobilize government counterpart obligations and explore opportunities for additional resources mobilization in support of Reproductive Health and Rights/FP initiatives in the states under the CRSO.
    • Analyze and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keep abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks.
    • Promote UNFPA visibility in the states under the zonal CRSO,
    • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

    Education:

    • Advanced university degree in any of the following – nursing, public health, medicine, demography, social sciences, or other related discipline OR
    • First Degree with 4 years of relevant experience in managing programmes related to Reproductive Health and Family Planning (RH/FP).

    Knowledge and Experience: 

    • 2 years of relevant and increasingly responsible experience in managing RH, health programmes, or Gender Based Violence programs with significant national and/or international experience in advising on reproductive, maternal and newborn health, family planning, Adolescent SRH, with strong Programme coordination capacities and with clear knowledge and understanding of gender equality.
    • General knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of integrated RH/MH care. 
    • Interpersonal and communication skills for the dissemination of information and advocacy activities. 
    • Familiarity with UN development programmes and working procedures, especially UNFPA policies and programming procedures, an asset.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required.
    • Knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.

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