UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA in Mandaluyong City

Job Identification : 4841

Locations : Mandaluyong City, Philippines Cotabato City, Philippines

Posting Date : 07/24/2022, 07:35 PM

Apply Before : 08/23/2022, 07:34 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : NOA

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree

Other Criteria

Prior experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health, humanitarian, BARMM is an advantage

Required Languages : Fluency in Filipino and English

Vacancy Timeline : 4 Weeks

Job Category : Sexual & Reproductive Health

Job Description

The Position:

Under the supervision of the National Programme Officer, Reproductive Health (RH), is primarily responsible for coordinating and monitoring the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions in Mindanao along the development-humanitarian-peace building nexus.

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:

The SRH Analyst will be the Focal Point for coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting on SRH activities, including HIV and medical aspects of GBV, in the field. The SRH Analyst will support implementation of SRH initiatives as well as monitor and report on progress; with strategies to include advocacy for SRH services, ensuring quality of care for services offered through facilitation for capacity building, provision of SRH supplies, and monitoring of SRH activities.

The SRH Analyst may be called upon to identify and facilitate operational partnerships, propose SRH supplies needs, equipment and accessories periodically, and coordinate provision of such supplies to the partners. The Anayst will advise accordingly on the integration of comprehensive health (SRH/HIV/GBV) services into primary health care. The Analyst will work closely with the focal points in government, implementing partners, development partners, civil society as well as sister UN agencies (e.g. UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, WFP and WHO) to ensure improved SRH services to vulnerable groups to include internally-displaced people (IDP). The SRH Analyst will represent UNFPA in all coordinator mechanisms related to SRH and lead the SRH subcluster with the technical advise from the national SRH policy specialist

The technical and coordination work expected from the SRH Analyst shall primarily be in line with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law, the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) National Objectives for Health (NOH), and the UNFPA 8th Country Programme of Assistance to the Philippines 2019-2023.

You would be responsible for:

  • Coordinate efforts in strategically positioning UNFPA’s advocacy on critical SRHR issues in humanitarian setting in Mindanao.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders in developing evidence-based, innovative and replicable policy and programmatic solutions to pressing SRHR issues in the humanitarian setting.
  • Coordinate the building of partnerships with regional and local government units, non-government organizations, civil society, communities, inter-faith groups, co-UN agencies, development partners and the private sector in promoting full implementation of the MISP-SRH.
  • Contribute in identifying and coordinating potential resource mobilization initiatives and opportunities to further widen and diversify UNFPA’s investments on SRHR in the field.
  • Contribute in identifying communication entry points and initiatives to strengthen UNFPA’s organizational brand in galvanizing support and engagement with beneficiaries, government and non-government partners, donors and with UNFPA staff on SRHR in the field.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree in health sciences or public health or any other relevant field of study.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous work experience on Sexual and Reproductive Health is an asset
  • Previous humanitarian work experience is preferred
  • Work experience in the previous ARMM is an advantage

Languages:

Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Filipino is desirable. Working knowledge of other official UN language 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,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners;
  • Building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Adaptation/application of knowledge in different contexts;
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise; and
  • Integration in a multidisciplinary environment.

Disclaimer

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment 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. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline (link)

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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