JPO, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Rwanda, P-2
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This post is non-rotational.
***OPEN TO ONLY NATIONALS OF THE NETHERLANDS***
DUTY STATION: Kigali, Rwanda
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term Appointment
DURATION: One year renewable renewable with the possibiity of extension up to three years
CLOSING DATE: 20 August, 2017 (5:00 PM New York time)
This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to applicants with the Dutch nationality.
For general information on the Dutch JPO Programme and additional conditions, please see the website of the Dutch Nedworc Foundation:
Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying.
The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in development assistance. It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in population projects in a developing country.
Within the context of UNFPA’s 7th Country Programme of Support to the Government of Rwanda, the JPO will work as part of the Integrated SRH&R Unit providing technical and programme support on sexual and reproductive health, including maternal health, family planning and STI/HIV prevention. The SRHR Analyst supports priorities for health system strengthening through the effective implementation of multi-sectoral integrated programmes including joint programmes in the One UN Rwanda, and the mainstreaming of SRHR in related sector policies and programmes.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Support the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Unit with technical issues in Reproductive Health including Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Family Planning and STI/HIV prevention in the context of humanitarian response;
Identify priority areas in the above field including as related to health system strengthening, and support the development of UNFPA strategic positions and related policies, frameworks, evidence-based arguments, and operational strategies;
Document best practices and lessons learned related to the CO interventions in regards to humanitarian response and support knowledge sharing;
Support in maintaining and fostering partnerships in the area of SRHR, including family planning, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, Maternal Health and STI/HIV prevention;
Provide support for mobilisation of resources, including in support of humanitarian response;
Contribute to advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights in international, inter-governmental, U.N., and other policy and technical meetings and fora;
Identify, analyse, and synthesise evidence and technical knowledge in the area of SRH and support its transfer to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA operations.
Qualifications and Experience
Education and Experience
Advanced University degree (Masters) or equivalent in public health, medicine, sociology, health systems/economics, or related fields
Knowledge and Experience
A minimum of two years and maximum of four years of experience in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)
Field experience in development and/or humanitarian settings in programme service delivery and programme coordination would be a strong asset
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English;
Working knowledge of French is an asset.
Knowledge of other official UN languages would be an advantage.
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
Embracing diversity in all its forms
Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
Thinking analytically and Strategically
Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
Communicating for Impact
Functional Skill Set:
Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes,
Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness,
Facilitating quality programmatic results,
Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation,
Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
UNFPA Work Environment
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
Compensation and Benefits
This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.
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