1 Technical Specialist, Maternal Health, Guinea- Bissau Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Country: Guinea Bissau City: Bissau Closing date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015 Job Description Job Title: Technical Specialist, Maternal Health, Guinea-Bissau, (P3) Re-Advertised Job ID: 2994 Location: West and Central Africa Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Background Information Closing Date: 10 June 2015 (5.00 p.m. New York time) POST TITLE: Programme Specialist, Maternal Health CATEGORY: ICS-10 (P-3) POST NUMBER: Duty Station: Guinea-Bissau POST TYPE: Non-Rotation:al Duration: One year (renewable)  ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: West and Central Africa Regional Office ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING The post of Programme Specialist, Maternal Health is located in the Guinea-Bissau Country Office (CO) and Ministry of Health (Reproductive Health Service) and reports to the UNFPA Representative.
2 JOB PURPOSE The Maternal Health International Programme Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of reproductive health. S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. He/She leads the programme team and collaborates with the CO's operations/administrative support staff. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Support and advise the Directorate General of Health in coordination, planning and monitoring of HR Programme, leading emphasis on managing for results, in accordance with the planning tools by objectives, namely the logical framework; Develop tools and monitoring mechanisms of the Sub-program and its constituent projects; Develop a guide monitoring indicators for monitoring the HR Program; Train national frameworks in the areas of management, planning, monitoring, evaluation and coordination of integrated RH programs; Organize meetings of the Coordinating Committee with a mandate to review and validate the plans ` activities, monitoring plans, progress reports and evaluation of constituent projects of the Program; Support the finalization and validation of the HR National Policy and formulation of the HR National Program, ensuring the integration of the RH approach in the revised National Health Development Plan (PNDS ) revised; Support Ministry of Health in the implementation of the RH projects; Assist in the collection and analysis of RH's data for monitoring and impact assessment; Organize training provided for projects including the development of curricula, teaching materials, etc....; Strengthen the RHCS system, particularly inventory management of contraceptives and condoms, distribution, replenishment and purchasing; Develop an infrastructure and equipment plan and ensure the delivery of the equipments required by the UNFPA CO; Provide on a regular basis the progress reports, as well as data on HR to the UNFPA representation; Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor and the representative of UNFPA following the emerging needs; In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the International Programme Specialist oversees the formulation and design of the country programme and its component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Oversees achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied by programme team, and
3 appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented; Reviews the political, social and economic environment relevant to reproductive health, and pursues opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Assesses implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution and ensures appropriate implementation; Oversees project implementation, establishing collaborative partnerships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project inputs, and addressing training needs of project personnel; Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging RH, by the programme team through the analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future strategies; Participates in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by ensuring preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related donor meetings and public information events; The staff member should ensure transfer of capacity to nationals during the course of work. WORK RELATIONS The RH International Programme Specialist oversees the work of the programme team as well as consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving UNFPA's mandate. Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative/ Assistant Representative, the CO's programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and counterparts and partners in Country Programme activities, including international NGOs, experts etc. Required Competencies: i) Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change ii) 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:
4 Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization Strategically positioning UNFPA Programme QUALIFICATIONS Education: -Medical Doctor, Obstetrics/Gynecologist, or an advanced university degree in the social sciences with a master's degree in public health. Knowledge and Experience: -Five years professional experience in the field of development, population activities and public health, with experience in RH programme / project management Languages: - Fluency in French is required. A working knowledge of English and Portuguese is desired. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position. The package includes a competitive salary plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits. Disclaimer WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline Notice to applicants: In accordance with the 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, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to
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