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Vacancy No: VA/FPA/SOM/05/2011

Post Title: National Programme Associate

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Level: ICS 6 (G-6)

Duration: 1 year, Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Duty Station: Nairobi

Date of Issue: 29 August 2011

Closing Date: 12 September 2011

Organisational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office

Organizational Context

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Associate supports the design, planning, monitoring and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation, keeping project files and documents and following up on recommendations.

The Programme Associate applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, gender and reproductive health.

He/she is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.

The Programme Associate maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff.

Results-Oriented Functions
Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects, by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, assist in drafting work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
Evaluates programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.
Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations
In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel guides routine implementation of assigned AWPs, coordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities.
Provides logistical support to projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events. Keep undated knowledge on UNFPA implementation policies and procedures.
Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination
Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
Establishes and maintains records network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
Serve as a focal point for sub-offices programme communications by keeping records, follow up on actions and communicate feedback to the field.
Facilitate plan and record programme meetings and follow on recommendations.
Functional Competencies
Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
Results-based programme development and management
Innovation and marketing of new approaches
Resource mobilization
Report writing skills
Job knowledge/Technical expertise

Corporate Competencies:
Commitment to the organization and its mandate
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity
Developing people/Coaching and mentoring
Performance management
Fostering Innovation and Empowerment
Working in teams, positive attitude as a member in the team.
Communicating information and ideas
Self management/Emotional intelligence
Conflict management/Negotiating and resolving disagreements
Analytical and strategic thinking in the area of work
Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
Appropriate and transparent decision making ability
Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning ability
Job Requirements:

Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Health, Population, Demography and/or other related Social Science field is preferable.

Experience: 5-7 years of relevant experience in the public or private sector.

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English.

Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.

Applications with a current CV and P11 ( marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/05/2011 – Programme Associate” should be forwarded to email address:

UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

‘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.’

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