UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA in Belmopan City
Job Identification : 5762
Locations : Belmopan, Belize
Posting Date : 10/13/2022, 02:53 PM
Apply Before : 10/28/2022, 03:59 AM
Degree Level : Advanced/Postgraduate Degree
Job Schedule : Full time
Grade : SB4
Vacancy Type : Service Contract Holders
Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational
Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 3 year(s) experience
or – First degree with at least five (5) years experience in lieu of Masters degree.
Required Languages : English
Vacancy Timeline : 2 Weeks
Job Category : Sexual & Reproductive Health
UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNFPA does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Programme Officer will report to the Belize Liaison Officer. S/He is part of a small multi-disciplinary team, which provides technical, policy and programme support and guidance to government and CSO entities in an integrated and coordinated manner. The Programme Officer will support the implementation of the Belize Spotlight programme, with particular focus on gender based violence and Violence Against Women & Girls
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Director SROC and direct supervision of the Belize Liaison Officer, the incumbent will coordinate the implementation of pillar 3 activities and will provide technical assistance to the implementation of UNFPA activities under pillars 2, 3 and 4.
Specifically, the incumbent will: Provide technical guidance to inform the selection of implementing partners for the Spotlight Initiative and identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives targeted to partners.
This includes reviewing programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in technical and coordination mechanisms, review meetings and, monitoring evaluation missions; preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports and analysing basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations
- Ensure timely and effective implementation of UNFPA activities, ensuring linkages between pillar 3 activities (prevention) and other UNFPA activities under pillar 2 (institutional capacity strengthening) and pillar 4 (services)
- Provide support to strengthen multi-sectoral partnerships including with government agencies, civil society, UN Agencies and development partners for more effective and coordinated programme development and implementation as appropriate
- Support EU relations and EU reporting requirements, and produce periodic updates and briefs on the country situation to be used by the Resident Coordinator, UNFPA and other stakeholders
- Identify promising practices, technical expertise and strategic opportunities relating to Family violence in Belize and identify, develop and disseminate knowledge products, lessons learned and good practices. Assist in the development editing and finalization of articles, press releases, human interest stories, speeches and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media as appropriate
- Perform other duties as required
- Achieving results including the use of innovative approaches to achieve same
- Demonstrating accountability in all areas of work
- Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
- Demonstration of analytical and strategic thinking including using out-of-the-box approaches to achieve results
- Ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence while working under pressure in a team in a multi-cultural environment
- Communicating for impact
- Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
- Delivering results-oriented programmes
- Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
- Resource mobilization
- Results-based program development and management
- Exemplifying integrity;
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system;
- Embracing cultural diversity;
- Embracing change.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Business Management or other related field with three (3) years working experience. or
- A first level university degree with at least five (5) years of professional training/certification or experience may be accepted in place of an advanced university degree.
- Professional work experience in family violence, gender-based violence, gender equality or communication for development programmes; experience with the social behaviour strategies is a very strong asset, as is experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights and GBV with an emphasis on adolescents and youth;
- Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills, incl. dissemination of communication materials and awareness raising at the national and community levels;
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNFPA, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNFPA advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.
UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
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