Saturday, October 17, 2015

New Vacancy at The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position:
Programme Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA
Experience: 7 years
Location: Kaduna
Job Field: Medical / Health / Safety

Organizational Setting
Under the guidance of the Representative, the Programme Coordinator, Kaduna DO, designs, develops and manages an innovative and responsive decentralized office programme and as well as plays a leadership role for the UNDAF delivery as one programmes in Kaduna. S/he responds creatively to complex challenges and frequently changing demands in terms of a fluctuating resource base, multiple funding arrangements, and donor contacts and complex programme execution modalities. The Programme Coordinator, Kaduna DO advances the ICPD agenda within the context of UNDAF in a politically sensitive environment, responding to changing substantive priorities of government. The Programme Coordinator, Kaduna DO facilitates and coordinates RH programme officers and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances within the UN system, counterparts in government, multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as civil society organizations.

During the Country Programme cycle, s/he provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and development frameworks in states under the sub office.
S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA's programmes and performs the role of administrative, financial and technical/programmatic coordinator of Sub Office.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
*.Conducts substantive policy dialogue with Government counterparts and UN and other development partners to facilitate the incorporation of UNFPA's programme priorities and ICPD agenda into national plans and strategies, UN systems initiatives and development frameworks (CCA, UNDAP. UNDAF, PRPs, SWAPs, CAPs, SDG).
*.Translates global strategies into country specific advocacy strategies, creates and delivers effective evidence-based advocacy messages to promote UNFPA's programme goals taking into account political and social sensitivities.
*.Promotes a result based approach and integrates innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes,
sub-programmes and projects based on strategic priorities and
responsive to the countries' needs in the areas of reproductive
health, population and development and gender.
*.Facilitates the achievement of programme results by identifying,
providing and coordinating substantive and technical inputs into
programme development and implementation, ensuring substantive
monitoring and oversight and coordination and evaluating the inputs of
consultants and technical experts.
*.Promotes knowledge sharing and continuous learning, testing, linking
and documenting innovative strategies, approaches, lessons learned and
best practices inside and outside UNFPA and replicating these
strategies and approaches. Ensures that programme staff integrate new
substantive policies, methodologies and tools (RBM, gender concepts
*.Mobilizes co-financing resources for support to the country
programme recommending a strategic approach and encouraging Country
Office action. Assists the government and other executing agencies in
the coordination of assistance for population programmes.
*.Provides substantive technical support and coordination for the
effective management of all RH outputs including development and
implementation of result based workplans, project financial monitoring
and budget management in ATLAS.
*.Represents UNFPA in the geographic area, which covers 7 states with
a population of 35 million, and in various fora as requested by the
Representative on programmatic and technical issues.
*.Facilitate the effective running of the DO, including efficient
management and supervision of staff, finance and administrative
matters in accordance with relevant UNFPA rules and procedures.
*.Have oversight responsibility and is accountable for the appropriate use and management of DO resources and those provided for the programmes in the geographic area.

Interested candidate should click the link below to apply:

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