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Vacancy Announcement
 
Leader in Reproductive Health & Population Development
 
1. General Information:
 
Vacancy Number:VA/FPA/SOM/02-4/2014
 
Post Title:Reproductive Health / Maternal Health Specialist
 
Type of Contract:Fixed-Term
 
Level: NO-C
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Duty Station:Hargeisa
 
Date of Issue: 28 February 2014
 
Closing Date: 14 March 2014
 
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
 
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 supervision of the Representative/Deputy Representative and the direct
supervision of the Head of Office/Programme Coordinator, the Reproductive Health/Maternal
Health (RH/MH) Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of
reproductive/maternal health.
S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national
development frameworks.
S/he leads the RH/MH programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative
support staff.
More specifically, the Reproductive Health/Maternal (RH/MH) Health Specialist will
perform the following duties:
In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the RH/MH
Specialist oversees the formulation and design of the RH/MH 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 appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and
systems are established and implemented.
Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging
population development trends, RH and gender issues, by the programme team through the
analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons
learnt, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future
strategies.
Reviews the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and
development, reproductive/maternal health and gender, and pursues opportunities for
UNFPA assistance and intervention. Assesses implications of new policy developments and
strategies on programme execution and ensures appropriate implementation.
Contributes to the selection of Implementing partners and contractors suitable for
implementing UNFPA programs.
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 quality of a program implementation through supervision, reporting and monitoring
systems.
Analyzes and generates reports on program and project progress in terms of achieving
results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and
systems where necessary; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends
corrective actions.
Monitors project expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved
project budget and to realize targeted delivery levels.
Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging issues related to RH/MH,
Youth and HIV/AIDS prevention among the vulnerable groups, by analyzing programs,
projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experiences, lessons learned, best practices
and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
Assesses and undertake capacity building in the partner organizations. Ensures the creation
and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging RH/MH, Youth and HIV/AIDS
prevention among the vulnerable groups, issues, 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.
Carries such other tasks as assigned by the UNFPA Representative and Deputy
Representative and supervisor.
Work Relations: The RH/MH 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.
 
Education: Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social
science field.

Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of Public
Health (including Reproductive Health), with experience in programming/project management.
 
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) Required Skillset:
Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda
Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances
and partnerships
Delivering results based programmes
Internal and external communication and resource mobilization
Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali is desirable.
 
Applications with a current CV and duly completed P-11 UN Personal History Form
(www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/02-3/2014 – RH/MH
Specialist” should be forwarded to the following email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org .
 
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
 
UNFPA Work Environment: 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.
Disclaimer WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing,
training, interviewing, testing or other fees 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 of offer that makes use of the
name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline
athttp://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm
 
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 the Professional category;
(d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment.
Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying
for any citizenship.
 
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5


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