Jobs in Nigeria at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization
in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting a
Programme Associate for her Humanitarian Hub in
Maiduguri, Borno State.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Associate
Maiduguri, Borno State
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-3
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year (Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

  • The Borno State Ministry of Health leads and cascades
    implementation of priority health programs and overall health system
    strengthening to address the prevailing public health challenges and
    improve the overall health of internally displaced persons in particular
    and Nigerians in general.
  • UNFPA Nigeria in line with the objectives of the 7th Country
    Program launched a scale up humanitarian response in 2014 geared towards
    provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health services to internally
    displaced persons and host communities in Borno State.  
  • Due to the evolving humanitarian response environment and
    transition from emergency to early recovery, the technical assistant
    will further support the State Ministry of Health in in-country resource
    mobilization strategy through the provision of GCCC from the state.
  • The State Government of Borno in line with the National
    Strategic Health Development Plan and emphasis on increasing access to
    Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and developing implementation
    plans for the National Health Act to massively expand access to primary
    healthcare services using the humanitarian response strategy.
  • The approach will enable the Borno state health sector to make
    significant strides in improving SRH services to internally displaced
    person residing in camps and host communities through a multi-pronged
    strategy emphasizing improvements in: accountability in healthcare
    delivery, health infrastructure, human resources, supplies and
    commodities, information and service delivery systems.
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Major Activities
Under the overall supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator, the main
function of the Program Associate to the State Minister of Health is to
be a focal point for:

  • Technical support to Humanitarian Response Programming;
  • Liaising with Borno State government for GCCC mobilization and
  • Support the implementation of UNFPA country office programs.

The main task is to assist the state Ministry of Health to provide a
robust and competent technical support to ensure implementation of
quality reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health
including mental health and psychosocial (MHPSS) and clinical management
of rape (CMR) in emergencies and development interventions.

More specifically, the Program Associate is expected to provide technical inputs as follows:

  • Provide technical content for development of resource mobilization (especially GCCC).
  • Provide leadership within the State Ministry of Health in
    strengthening UNFPA humanitarian response programming across levels of
    the health system in order to improve program performance.
  • Support the secretariat of the State Ministry and ensure documentation of minutes and follow up on action points from meetings;
  • Analyze progress in terms of achieving results, using existing
    monitoring and evaluation tools; identify constraints and resource
  • Prepare regular reports on program progress according to monitoring framework, with additional deliverables as required;
  • Support the office of the State Commissioner for Health to
    develop guidelines and SOPs on emerging issues and support LGAs to
    institutionalize such policies;
  • Facilitate effective partnership with stakeholders especially within the State Ministry of Health.
  • Interface between various health departments and parastatals
    under State Ministry of Health including SPHCDA, State Medical
    Emergency, NACA, etc. engaged in humanitarian response program and
    provide regular country program follow up.
  • Assist to organize and participate actively in meetings and desk
    reviews and undertake field needs assessments and monitoring missions
    such as quarterly review meetings to assess progress of implementation
    of UNFPA programs at State and LGAs level and provide administrative
    follow up.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA.
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Expected outputs:

  • Technical input in humanitarian response programming to the Office of the Commissioner for Health
  • Knowledge Management capacities within the programme have been improved.
  • Institutional capacity of Office of the Commissioner for Health has been improved.
  • Programme Annual Plans, Monthly Plans, Quarterly plans are well-developed
  • Progress reports are well-prepared and submitted to UNFPA and State government
  • Humanitarian Response Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Management process and tools have been improved

Core Competencies:

  • Values/Guiding Principles;
  • Performance Management;
  • Communication;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making;
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence;
  • Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning
  • Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
  • Working in Teams;
  • Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;

Functional Competencies:

  • National and State leadership and advocacy for ICPD goals;
  • Organizational awareness;
  • Technical expertise for humanitarian response programming
  • Resource mobilization;
  • Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing;

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in International Development, Public
    Administration, Management, Business Administration, Public Health and
    Medical Sciences.
  • Experience working with Government including high level advocacy and technical support for programming in health
  • Familiarity with UNFPA/UN country operations and procedures an asset
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal, including excellent drafting skills.
  • 6 years of progressively relevant experience in program implementation, monitoring and management

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  25th August, 2016.

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