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Date Posted: 16/May/2014
Deadline: 30/May/2014


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel  for the following position:

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the  UNFPA Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, Kaduna  the  NPPP, (Reproductive Health) will provide substantive inputs to programme formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and,  development frameworks in Sokoto and Kebbi States under the Kaduna Sub-Office.  S/he will 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. S/he will undertake the following duties:

    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.
    Provides technical assistance in Sokoto and Kebbi States within the framework of agreed work plans for successful implementation of the reproductive health and rights component of the UNFPA Country Programme.
    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 disseminate to relevant team members for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
    Assist in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts 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.
    Create and deliver effective evidence-based advocacy messages to promote UNFPA’s programme goals taking into account political and social sensitivities
    Mobilize government counterpart obligations and explore opportunities for additional resources in support of  reproductive health and rights initiatives in Sokoto and Kebbi States.
    Promote UNFPA visibility in Sokoto and Kebbi States.
    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.
    Monitor the reproduce health and rights content of the  UNFPA Country Programme, ensuring that it is in line with the National Strategic Framework and State developmentpolicies and plans for the effective and efficient provision of reproductive health  services.
    Collaborate with relevant stakeholders (Governments, NGOs and CBOs) in the design of materials pertaining to reproductive health, adolescent reproductive health, IEC/BCC advocacy in support of the implementation of reproductive health  programme.
    Undertake advocacy activities with policy makers at all levels to ensure sustained support for utilization of reproductive health services.
    Perform any other duties as may be assigned by UNFPA  Representative and/or  Programme Coordinator of the Kaduna Sub-Office.



    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

Required Skillset

    Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes
    Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
    Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information
    Providing a technical support system
    Strengthening the programming capacity of implementing partners
    Facilitating quality programmatic results
    Internal and External relations and advocacy for results mobilization.

Required Skills and Experience

The Ideal Candidate should:

    Be a Nigerian National
    Posses an MBBS  and a   Master’s degree in Public Health and/or other related Social Science field  would be desirable
    Possess professional experience of  a minimum of  5 years (post-masters degree) preferably in  programme/project management in the public or private sector  linked to reproductive health and rights  issues.
    Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
    Be familiar with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth.
    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.
    Have proficiency in current office software applications is mandatory.

A service contract (SC) is a non- staff contract modality used for hiring individuals working in a project or performing non-core functions.

The UN  is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities

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