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We are pleased to advertise the following vacancy:

VACANCY NO.: Job ID 2435
CLOSING DATE: 19 March 2014 ( 5:00 p.m, New York time)
POST TITLE: Programme Specialist
CATEGORY: ICS-11 (equivalent to P-4)
POST NUMBER: 29651
DUTY STATION: Hargesia, Somalia
POST TYPE: Non-rotational
DURATION: One year (renewable)
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Arab States Region (ASRO)

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING:

Under the guidance and direction of the UNFPA Representative for Somalia, the incumbent will work with regional/local authorities, UN system organizations, multi and bilateral international development agencies, civil society and local communities to primarily provide technical and programme assistance to the activities of the UNFPA Somalia Country Office in Hargesia, Somaliland.

The Programme Specialist for the UNFPA Sub-Office in Hargesia, Hargesia, Somaliland will have responsibilities for the day-to-day operations on the ground and oversight of the substantive and technical content of the programme, as well as finance, personnel and office administration matters. The incumbent must have the ability to travel to places outside the duty station, including areas approved by the United Nations Security Coordinator and UN Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS).

MAJOR ACTIVITIES/EXPECTED RESULTS:

• Oversee and manage the humanitarian, rehabilitation and development component of UNFPA programme operations in Hargesia, Somaliland and coordinate the preparation of an overall development assistance strategy and plan of action;
• Manage the sub-office staff and oversight for the financial and administrative implementation of projects, in line with UNFPA policies and procedures;
• Initiate evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue with relevant Somali authorities, line ministries and pertinent institutions and agencies and advance UNFPA’s policy-oriented agenda, including inclusion of issues relating to population and development, reproductive health, youth and gender;
• Conduct an inventory of humanitarian/development partners, including national and international NGOs and ensure that required actions are taken for the delivery of UNFPA humanitarian- and/or development-oriented assistance to the Somali people;
• Provide technical and substantive support to implementing/ executing agencies and regional/local officials, as necessary;
- Support the Reproductive Health (RH) Group, which will coordinate and share information on RH and HIV/AIDS-related issues; the group should meet regularly and include participants from all relevant agencies and organizations working in the health and other relevant sectors providing assistance to post-conflict affected populations, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged Somalis, such as women and girls;
• Work closely and systematically with key UN and other international stakeholders, including the UN-World Bank Joint Needs Assessment (JNA), to take into account reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, youth and gender issues in their plans, programmes and projects;
• Develop project proposals for Hargesia, Somaliland, including project execution and funding modalities, within the UNFPA framework for assistance in post-conflict areas;
• Monitor and analyze on a continuous basis, substantive, administrative and financial aspects of programmes/projects and organize and participate in regular evaluation exercises;
• Track and monitor UNFPA’s reproductive health (RH) commodities by establishing a monitoring mechanism/system that takes into account warehouse capacity, access, utilization rate, coverage and distribution;
• Brief UNFPA Representative and Somalia CO staff on the socio-economic and political conditions in the region and their implications to UNFPA-supported activities;
• Support Somali initiatives, together with pertinent development partners, including building/strengthening their organizational, advocacy and programming capacities;
• Undertake and collaborate with relevant partners trainings on RH/HIV/STI prevention and gender-based violence;
• Maintain solid working relationship and constantly share information with UN partners, such as WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, OCHA, UNAIDS, UNWOMEN;
• Work with local media agencies to help publicize UNFPA’s work through press releases, radio, articles, documentaries, etc.
• Document the best practices and approaches for deepening the knowledge base for UNFPA and partners as an integral resource for responding to humanitarian and rehabilitation/reconstruction programming in post-conflict areas/countries.
• Perform other functions as may be requested by the UNFPA Representative.

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

iii) Managerial Competencies:

• Providing Strategic focus
• Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders
• Leading, developing and impowering poople/creating a culture of performance
• Making decisions and exercising judgment

iv) Required Skillset:

• Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes
• Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
• Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information
• Strengthening the programming capacity of Country Offices
• Facilitating quality programmatic results
• Internal and External relations and advocacy for resource mobilization

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Advanced degree in Health or Social Sciences, preferably in Public Health, Population Studies, Sociology, Management or Public Administration;

• 7 years of increasingly responsible professional and managerial experience in the field of development and humanitarian operation at the national and international levels, part of which should be in the population field;
• Prior experience in the UN system will be an asset; experience in the field of reproductive health/safe motherhood and family planning, with preferably some experience on gender and development issues.
• Fluency in written and spoken English; Arabic desirable.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, 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 net salary plus health insurance and other benefits.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application 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.

No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5

How to apply:
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at https://erecruit.partneragencies.org/erecruit.html

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.


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