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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

National Program Officer- UNFPA

Job title: National Program Officer

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Moroto
Job category: Project/Program Management
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: May 6, 2013 - 5pm
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of Coordinator Sub-regional Office (Moroto), the National Program Officer-Field Officer (NPO-FO) substantively and administratively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in North Eastern Uganda. The NPO-FO will be based In Moroto and guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA programs by monitoring results achieved in the implementation. He/she ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.
Environmental scanning and advocacy:
Ensure daily follow-up of the general situation of the region, particularly by regularly gathering information on reproductive health, GBV/gender and population
Guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA programs (RH, GBV, P&D, FGM) by monitoring results achieved in the implementation
Undertake field support missions and assessments as appropriate to strengthen implementation of UNFPA approved annual work plans and agreements, to inform strategic approaches and for addressing ICPD agenda.
Programme Development and Coordination:
Proactively advocate tor and contribute to the integration of Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, GBV/gender and population issues in local policies, plans, programmes and surveys/studies
Support developing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health, GBV/gender and population programmes by working closely with government ministries, local district technical teams and officials, local NGOs and UN agencies active on the ground.
Follow up UNFPA funded projects and support the partners in developing and submitting quarterly work plans, narrative and financial reports in conformity with the signed agreements.
Assist the districts in developing a sound logistics system, addressing issues surrounding forecasting, storage, distribution and reporting on reproductive health equipment, supplies and commodities
Support capacity assessment and development of stakeholders in the areas related to ICPD agenda.
Support and contribute to the development of Moroto DO AWP/DEX in line with CO IPTS, OMP and DoL and ensure timely implementation and reporting
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Assist Moroto DO and District Health Teams to track and monitor UNFPA’s equipment, supplies and commodities by establishing a monitoring mechanism which takes into consideration district storage capacity, access, utilization rate, coverage and distribution.
Monitor UNFPA’s programme activities by keeping close record of activities/ trainings being implemented on ground, funds being expended and agreements being made with local partners and provide constructive feedback for improvement.
Liaising with Partner Agencies:
Liaise with exiting District Disaster Management Committees and recovery systems to ensure that ICPD agenda is taken into consideration,
Liaise with other sectors (protection, community services, health, education, etc.) to ensure a multi-sectoral approach in programme design and represent UNFPA in KIA and relevant sectoral meetings
Maintain solid working relationship and constantly share relevant information with UN partner agencies and represent UNFPA in UNKT meetings as required
Strongly advocate UNFPA work and mandate to partners and donor agencies. Work closely with other partners and contribute to preparation of proposals for donors.
Work with local media agencies to help publicize UNFPA work via press releases, articles, documentaries, TV interviews, radio etc.
Prepare regular analytical and Project reports to be shared with District officials and UNFPA Country Office.
Document the best practices and approaches for deepening the knowledge base for UNFPA and partners.
Develop bi-weekly work plans and reports, trip reports. NTFs and other reports as needed or requested.
Administrative and Miscellaneous Duties:
Support the development and review of Performance Appraisal for staff assigned to the Moroto office.
Ensure organizational assets and equipment are maintained and used in line with the UNFPA policies and business practice.
Support Moroto DO in managing common services in WFP compound and represent UNFPA in joint common services meetings as required.
Other duties as required and requested by the supervisor.
Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
Results-based programme development and management
Innovation and marketing of new approaches
Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
Resource mobilization
Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity
Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self management
Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management
Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, Results orientation/Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making
Job Requirements:
Academic Requirements: advanced university degree in medicine, public health, demography, social science or other relevant field.
Experience: 5 years professional experience preferably in programme/project management In the public or private sector.
Languages: Fluency in oral and written English, skills in local Nga-Karimojong is an asset.
Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software
Contact/How to apply:
Email applications:
Should be sent to vacancyug@unfpa.org
Applications should be less than 10MB. (This includes the Cover letter and the P11 Form). All applicants must fill the P11 Form.
The subject of the email should clearly reflect the position you are applying for and include your full names.
Only online applications will be accepted
We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom the Country Office has further interest.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply
Deadline for applications: 6th May, 2013.
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity, and a healthy work life balance. NOTE: There is no application processing or other lee 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. IMPORTANT: There is NO application processing or other lees at any stage of UMFPA application processes.