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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Somalia Country Office is hereby inviting applications for the following position.

Post Title: National (Somali) Programme Analyst- HIV/AIDS/Youth
Type of Contract: SC – equivalent to NOB-
Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somaliland with frequent travel to other parts of Somalia and Nairobi.
Organization Unit: Arab States Regional Office (ASRO)
Duration: 5 month

The 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 general supervision of UNFPA Representative/Deputy Representative and directly report to Head of Hargeisa sub-office the HIV/AIDS/Youth programme analyst substantially contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of HIV/AIDS/Youth. He/She analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks.The HIV/AIDS/Youth programme analyst will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

A. Policy and Strategic Development
1. Provide technical support in development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes, strategies and policies with particular focus on HIV/AIDS prevention for most at risk populations (MARPs).
Assess the priority technical requirements of UNFPA's HIV prevention program and provide technical guidance for the program. Organize and participate in the evaluation and periodic technical reviews of the program.
Liaise with other UN agencies to help coordinate joint HIV/AIDS prevention activities.
Provide support for optimal implementation of HIV-AIDS regional projects, especially the funded projects, on the basis of continuous review and analysis of demographic and socio-economic data and national population policies, recommending and ensuring necessary corrective actions on a country level;
Provide support for implementation of the Y-PEER initiative in the country. Monitor and evaluate project 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 status and progress reports. Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.
Assist in collection and documentation of responses on HIV/AIDS interventions within the country programme and share lessons learned and success stories for improved programming, advocacy and resource mobilization;
Provide technical support to national stakeholders, including the government, in development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national policies, strategies, and programs.

B. Managerial Functions:
1. Assist in organizing and participating actively in meetings and desk reviews and undertake monitoring missions to assess progress of programe implementation, including appropriate substantive and administrative follow-up actions.
Provide support to the process of annual technical and financial reviews of projects through the preparation of internal documents to assess progress of implementation;
Ensure functional flow of information through effective use of all communication media: written, verbal and electronic within the Division and other field offices;
On behalf of UNFPA, participate actively in all initiatives and meetings pertaining HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, support and care.
Provide overall leadership, management and guidance for donors supported initiatives.
Represent UNFPA in partner's coordination meeting on HIV/AIDS/Youth.

C. Programme Administration:
1. Oversee, monitor and analyze on a continuous basis the national data and reports, as well as the substantive program implementation, including preparing substantive programme and financial reports on the HIV/AIDS UBW projects;
2. Manage the HIV/AIDS/Youth programme in Somaliland.
3. Undertake any other assignments given by the UNFPA Representative/Deputy Representative as necessary.

D. Candidates must have the following competencies:
Core Competencies
Values/Guiding Principles
Commitment to the organization and its mandate
Performance Management
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity
Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring and Fostering Innovation and Empowerment
Working in Teams to support the programme and assist others.
Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence/ Conflict Management and Resolving Disagreements
Communicating ideas, information and knowledge sharing
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making abilities.
Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence
Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning
Functional Competencies
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy Oriented Agenda
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Leveraging the Resources of National Governments and Partners/Building Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
Innovation and Marketing of New Approaches
Resource Mobilization for the benefit of HIV/AIDs/youth programme.
Appropriate Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Skills in writing projects proposals and drafting reports.

E. Requirements:
Master's degree in Public Health, Medicine, or related social sciences field
At least five years of professional experience in the field of Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and/or programs related to UNFPA core mandate. Experience in the United Nations system, especially UNFPA, is an asset.
Extensive knowledge and experience in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS situation and trends, and thorough understanding of the social, economic and political context of the country and region.
Excellent command of oral and written English and Somali is essential.
Willingness and capability to undertake duty travel often in difficult situation.
Courtesy, tact and the ability to function in a multi-cultural work environment.
Proficiency in current office software applications.

Please send a completed UN P-11 form and curriculum vitae, marked "National Programme Associate in Somaliland" by 28th June 2011 to: UNFPA- Hargeisa, UN Compound or e-mail to: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org. UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest. Women and Somali Diasporas are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on UNFPA please visit the site http://www.unfpa.org.


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