1. Organizational Location
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director and Assistant Representative the Programme Officer analyzes political, social and economic trends and participates in the formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within the SRH and Human Rights portafolio.
2. Job Purpose
The Programme Officer assists in the design, planning and management of UNFPA's country programme by analysing relevant political, social and economic trends and providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Officer assists with programme/ project implementation by using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures, as well as by monitoring results achieved during implementation.
3. Major Activities/Expected Results
• 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, drafts project documents and work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
• Evaluates project and 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 factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations. Monitor projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels
• Expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.
• Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
• Supports advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the CO by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events. Establishes and maintains network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
• Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to reproductive health and gender, and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
4. Work Relations
The Programme Officer maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff at the CO, and operations staff as well. Internal contacts include the Assistant Representative and the CO's programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country and counterparts in Country programme activities.
5. Job Requirements
University Degree (Master or Doctorate) in Health or other related social science field.
Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health. Experiences on issues of HIV / AIDS, Gender Equality, Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Core Competencies: See the Diagram Below
• Results-based programme development and management - Contributes to achievement of results through primary research and analysis and effective monitoring of programme/ project implementation. Uses analytical skills to identify opportunities for project development and participates in formulation of proposals ensuring substantive rigour in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
• Innovation and marketing of new approaches - enhances existing processes and products. Documents and analyzes innovative strategies, best practices and new approaches. Adapts quickly to change.
• Resource mobilization - Provides inputs to resource mobilization strategies analyzing and maintaining information and databases on donors and developing database of project profiles for presentation to donors.
Fluency in oral and written English is required.
Other Desirable Skills:
Proficiency in current office software applications
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Person interested should send their CV, motivation letter and P11 duly completed and signed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline November 18th, 2016.