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United Nations Population Fund Recruitment 2019

United Nations Population Fund Recruitment 2018

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the vacant position below:

1. Job Title: Programme Associate, Population & Development – ICS 07

Job ID: 23163
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Duration: One year (renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Contract Type:  Fixed term appointment

The Position

  • The Programme Associate (Population and Development) will be responsible for providing functional leadership in providing support to the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations.
  • The Programme Associate will apply established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender issues
  • He/she is expected to be instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.
  • The Programme Associate is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff as well as government counterparts
  • S/he will report directly to the Assistant Representative, Population and Development.

How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights of women, girls and young people are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will facilitate programming that defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

  • In a global organization, where many of our people are based in challenging environments, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth, efficient and effective administrative and programme support for the implementation of UNFPA programme in Nigeria.
  • UNFPA programme in the country is largely aimed at addressing the data needs for programming on issues of women, girls and young people. In collaboration with all UNFPA thematic areas (Sexual Reproductive Health, Gender/GBV, Adolescents and Youth and Humanitarian); relevant Government counterparts, sister UN agencies and other partners, you will work to improved comprehensive disaggregated data.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring an effective programme recording and reporting system for the population and development project
  • Ensuring an effective programme recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up and processes financial transactions in an accurate and timely way;
  • Evaluate project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results.
  • Participate in review meetings and evaluation missions and prepare regular inputs to status and progress reports.
  • Analyse basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follow up on recommendations.
  • Ensure the link between the Decentralised offices and the Representative’s office.
  • Provide logistical and technical support to the programme implementation at Decentralised office level, by reviewing quarterly project work plans and proposing corrective actions, as necessary and summarize all reports from the Decentralised offices for the Representative and Programme Staff.  Follow up and report on recommendations made to the Decentralised offices.
  • Facilitate programme financial management by reviewing and participating in the processing of government requests for advances and direct payments.
  • Coordinate and prepare annual travel plan and field monitoring visits of the Representative, Deputy Representative and Unit Heads.
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Field Office.
  • Draft relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Support the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Field Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials for use in discussions and public events.
  • Establish and maintain network of donor and public information contacts and provide assistance in organising public information events.
  • Prepare all substantive meetings between the Representative and donors (Summarize projects, take notes and follow up on recommendations).
  • In collaboration with Representative’s Personal Assistant organize programme meetings and make reports and follow up actions taken on recommendations to the Representative.
  • In consultation with the Deputy Representative, and Unit Heads follow up with Implementing Partners in from the Decentralised offices and ensure that eFACE Forms are submitted timely in GPS.
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Representative and Unit Heads ensure that Country Annual Reports (COAR) is done timely.
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Representative, ensure that Office Management Plan (OMP) is followed up and Quarterly Report prepared and recommendations act upon.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Assistant Representative, Deputy Representative and Representative.
  • Provide logistical and technical support to UNFPA programme staff and implementing partners in Programme Administrative Management;
  • Provide quality services in administration, programme, communication and management of office equipment and infrastructure to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures;
  • Taking a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in programme services of the Country Programme
  • Providing logistical and technical support to UNFPA programme staff and implementing partners in Programme Financial Management;
  • Assisting in the organization of training activities, ensuring logistical and, where applicable, financial arrangements;
  • Monitoring the dashboard to ensure that any items requiring updates are provided in a timely manner and serves as the focal point for completion of integrated accountability checklist.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Population and Development, Public Administration, Sociology, Business Management, Economics, or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Possess a minimum of  7 years of related work experience preferably in a Government or Non-Governmental or International Organization
  • Have an excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Have the ability to perform well under pressure and flexibility in handling unexpected work assignments as and when necessary
  • Possess good writing and communication skills.
  • Have good working knowledge of MS Office applications, Familiarity with ATLAS will be an asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and excellent and human relation skills;

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required.

Required Competencies
Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
  • 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 (Programme)

Job Knowledge:

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
21st May, 2019 (5pm, Nigerian Time).

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: Procurement Associate

Job ID: 23150
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Appointment
Duration: One Year (Renewable Based On Availability Of Funds And Satisfactory Performance).

The Position

  • Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative, Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Lead Procurement Associate, the Procurement Associate works in close collaboration with the operations and programme staff in the country office, sub-offices and UNFPA Procurement Services Branch in resolving complex procurement-related issues and information exchanges.
  • S/he ensures effective and efficient use of UNFPA’s and external partners’ resources while undertaking procurement function.
  • S/he delivers quality services in procurement management to all stakeholders, mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the Country Programme, providing support and guidance to colleagues and UNFPA supported states or partners in Nigeria.
  • S/he works in close coordination with the Team Leaders of the Policy, Planning and Quality Assurance; Field Operations and Programme Departments in fulfilling procurement responsibilities.

How you can make a difference

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Ensuring effective and efficient Procurement, Contract, Supplier Management, and logistical support to UNFPA Programme staff, implementing partners and external parties on all aspects of Procurement and logistics management implementation and organization:

  • Undertake procurement actions prepare and issue Requests for Quotations, Invitation to Bids, Request for Proposals to potential bidders, review accuracy and completeness of specifications for good/services to be contracted, evaluate quotations/offers and recommend suppliers as appropriate, prepare submission/recommendation to the CAP/CRC as applicable and support development of draft contracts with input from Programme staff for clearance and approval of management
  • Assist the Office Manager in the management of contracts, long-term agreements in accordance with UNFPA rules and regulation, procedures,
  • Provide operational coordination and administrative services, to support procurement projects and activities, following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services.
  • Undertake market research to identify and recommend potential suppliers, facilitate the registration of new vendors and compile data/documents to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests, raise requisitions and facilitate the preparation of Purchase Orders, in order to support the procurement of appropriate goods and services, at lowest most technical compliant cost to UNFPA.
  • Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, alongside a senior officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for UNFPA.
  • Monitor the performance of suppliers in reference to established Key Performance Indicators and take necessary steps to facilitate compliance to agreed contracts
  • Support follow up action with UNFPA Procurement Services Branch, Facilities Management Services, UNOPS and other UN procurement bodies for timely delivery and receipt of goods and services, release, acceptance and delivery of these to the destination point in a timely manner with due attention to quality assurance.
  • Resolve issues related to delivered goods, using initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems.
  • Support preparation of clearing letters and port clearance waivers to ensure timely clearing of goods and delivery to end users
  • Research, collect and analyze data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by Procurement Officers, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Maintain relationships with internal counterparts, to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support UNFPA to quickly respond and deploy goods and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Ensuring an effective Procurement Tools Management and Data reporting System for the office:

  • Compilations of consolidated Procurement Plans on the basis of review of all Annual Work Plans and ensure accurate entry in the online procurement plan portal.
  • Compilation of logs for Request for Quotation, Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, Memorandum of Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, Contracts, Long Term Agreement etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date and complete records, documentation and filing of all procurement processes to support regular updates on procurement timelines and ensure regular communication within UNFPA and externally with partners of the expected delivery timelines.
  • Maintain an accurate and updated supplier database in support of UNFPA procurement requirements showing current status including active, inactive or blacklisted suppliers.
  • Coordinate and administer the information flow related to products and services available through Long Term Agreement, including prices, terms and conditions, validity of contracts and renewal timelines.
  • Familiarize and provide guidance on the use of various UNFPA procurement tools such as Procurement catalogue, lead-time calculator, accessRH, vendor assessment portal, procurement planning portal, vendor registration and vendor assessment.
  • Ensure vendor publication and listing on the internal ERP system and the United Nations Global Market Place (UNGM) based on contract award threshold inline with procurement policy.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Procurement,  Public Administration, Accounting, Business, Economics, or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience in the same functional area;
  • Knowledge of UN Operational Rules and Regulations; direct working experience applying and handling UN Operational rules and regulations would be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in current MS Office software applications and other accounting package is essential. Familiarity with ATLAS will be an asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and excellent and human relation skills;

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written are required.

Required Competencies
Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing new approaches
  • Client orientationa and organizational awareness
  • Job Knowledge/Technical expertise
  • Being Accountable

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.

Application Closing Date
5pm, Nigerian Time; 21st May, 2019

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


3. Job Title: Reproductive Health/Family Planning Analyst –  SB4

Job ID: 23159
Location: Calabar, Cross River State
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract Type:  Service Contract
Duration: One Year (Renewable Based On Availability Of Funds And Satisfactory Performance).

The Position

  • The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) will provide technical support in Reproductive Health and Family Planning for the UNFPA Nigeria Cross River Sub Office, provide oversight of programme implementation; guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes; and, ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for reproductive health and rights and Family Planning.
  • You will report directly to the Programme Specialist RH, under the overall coordination of the Head of the Cross River Sub Office.

How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

  • The Nigeria Country Programme is implemented through the Country Office in Abuja and the 04 decentralized offices in Kaduna, Maiduguri (Borno), with a Liaison Office in Lagos (LLO) and Calabar in Cross River. The Cross River Sub Office (CRSO) is covering Imo, Abia, Benue, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states including other projects and satellite activities of the Organization in the South-South and South-East geo-political zone.
  • The CRSO works with Implementing Partners to support Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health (includes ASRH), Gender based violence programmes, and data collection and use including in humanitarian context. The CRSO plays the coordination role in the geographical zone and performs oversight functions, supporting the Abuja Office in resource mobilization, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and State development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides the development of methodologies as well as capacity development in RH/FP to ensure relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of the work of UNFPA.
  • S/he works in close collaboration with the Country Office to ensure compliance with technical norms in line with international best practices and the rules and regulations of the United Nations. S/he supports the States and other Implementing Partners to build capacity in Reproductive Health and Family Planning at all levels of the health systems within the states.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with State Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners contributes substantively to integrate reproductive health and rights dimensions in UNFPA programming, monitoring and evaluation and ensure that  reproductive health and rights  issues are  taken into account in addressing population issues.
  • Support the CRSO to ensure the scale up of the Reproductive health and Family Planning Programmes especially with regards to strengthening systems at the state level for service delivery and demand creation.
  • Provide technical support in collaboration with staff at the CRSO and the Country Office on efforts at the sub-national level to analyse Reproductive Health and Family Planning commodity systems to assure availability of family planning commodities and other life-saving maternal commodities and medicines
  • Provides technical assistance in the states under the decentralized office within the framework of agreed work plans for successful implementation of the integrated Reproductive Health and Rights and Family planning component of the Country Programme is in line with the National Strategic Framework and all policies and plans for the effective and efficient provision of RH/FP services.
  • Support the strengthening of the health commodity logistics systems in line with priorities defined in the State and national Health Strategy document, and in line with national and international protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the National Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategic Plan.
  • In collaboration with other technical staff and government and NGO partners, provide support to national and states initiatives e.g. Development of State Costed Implementation plan, the Navision software for commodity logistics management, the scaling up of DMPA_SC (Sayana Press), Setting up of Zonal FP commodities warehouse hub, etc. to improve Reproductive Health and Family Planning services to the populace.
  • Work with other technical colleagues to create and deliver effective evidence-based advocacy messages efforts on Reproductive Health and Family Planning in collaboration with partners in order to facilitate the adoption of an integrated approach to SRH and holistic quality reproductive health service delivery to targeted beneficiaries taking into account political and social sensitivities.
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for, and identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices in these programme areas.
  • In conjunction with other technical staff at the CRSO, provide support and guidance to Implementing Partners on programme planning and development, implementation and monitoring of activities including reporting and retirement process and state level planning and reviews of AWP activities.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports on programme implementation and financial status and provide technical support to IPs in the preparation of their Annual Work Plans (AWPs) for all the states and Partners supported by the CRSO
  • Provide partners with the technical backstopping, assistance and advice on the strategic direction for strengthening the delivery, access to and quality of Reproductive health and family planning services.
  • Provide technical updates, training and mentoring for partners in relevant clinical and technical areas related to family planning and reproductive health
  • Conduct regular technical supportive supervisory and monitoring visits to project sites and locations of IPs in collaboration with other UNFPA staff and Partners to improve the quality of programming and service delivery
  • Mobilize government counterpart obligations and explore opportunities for additional resources mobilization in support of Reproductive Health and Rights/FP initiatives in the states under the CRSO.
  • Analyse and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keep abreast of new policy developments and strategies analysing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks.
  • Promote UNFPA visibility in the states under the zonal CRSO,
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGNY), Community Medicine, Program Management or other related subject; Specific qualification in and Family Planning is an added advantage.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant and increasingly professional working experience in programme/project management of SRHR/FP in the public or private sector.
  • Recognized expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
  • Experience in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Familiar with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth.
  • Ability to work under pressure and excellent communication and human relation skills.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English required.  Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English will be an asset.

Required Competencies
Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Delivering results based programmes
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Facilitating quality programme results
  • Technical knowledge

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.

Application Closing Date
12th May, 2019.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


 

4. Job Title: Finance Associate – ICS 06 

Job ID: 23151
Location: Abuja, Nigeria Country Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract type:  Fixed Term Appointment
Duration: One year (Renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).

The Position

  • Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Finance & Admin Associate, the Finance Associate ensures the effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the programme and office management.
  • S/he works closely with programmes and project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.
  • S/he ensures effective and efficient functioning of financial operations and systems.
  • S/he delivers quality services in Financial Management to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the Country Programme, providing support and guidance to colleagues and UNFPA supported states or partners in Nigeria.
  • S/he works closely with Programme and Project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.

How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring an effective financial recording and reporting system for the office
  • Ensuring an effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up and processes financial transactions in an accurate and timely way;
  • Assisting in the formulation of projects budgets or proposals;
  • Establishing and maintains contacts with government counterparts and implementing partners to ensure an effective and efficient collaboration;
  • Facilitating the conduct of HACT audits and other assurance activities and ensures the development and implementation of follow-up actions;
  • Working closely with Programme and Project staff in providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.
  • Supporting the monitoring of programme financial performance for all project funds by providing necessary financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against indicators/results. Detects potential over-under expenditure problems and suggests remedial action;
  • Facilitating payment requests, financial record-keeping and preparation of financial reports required in line with HACT financial rules and procedures;
  • Developing tools and mechanisms for effective monitoring of project budgets, coordinates compilation of financial data and provides accurate and up-dated financial information to UNFPA on a regular basis;
  • Integrating financial policies and procedures, particularly relating to National Execution (NEX), into standard operational procedures, and providing guidance and training to staff and project managers accordingly;
  • Provide logistical and technical support to UNFPA programme staff and implementing partners in Programme Administrative Management;
  • Support in providing quality services in administration, procurement, communication and management of office equipment and infrastructure to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures;
  • Taking a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the Country Programme
  • Providing logistical and technical support to UNFPA programme staff and implementing partners in Programme Financial Management;
  • Assisting in the organization of training activities, ensuring logistical and, where applicable, financial arrangements;
  • Review and monitor charges for common services and cost recovery, taking into account maximum cost efficiency and represents UNFPA’s interest in related negotiations and agreements.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Public Administration, Accounting, Business, Economics, or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience in the same functional area;
  • Knowledge of UN Operational Rules and Regulations; direct working experience applying and handling UN Operational rules and regulations would be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in current MS Office software applications and other accounting package is essential. Familiarity with ATLAS will be an asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and excellent and human relation skills;

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required.

Required Competencies
Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Business Acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing new approaches
  • Client orientation and organizational awareness
  • Job Knowledge/Technical expertise

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.

Application Closing Date
21st May, 2019. (5pm, Nigerian Time)

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


5. Job Title: Maternal Health/Family Planning Analyst

Job ID: 23152
Location: Lagos, Nigeria Country Office  –  SB4
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract type: Service Contract
Duration: One year (Renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).

The Position

  • The Organization is strengthening the delivery of supported programmes and its support to its partners in the states where it works to achieve results in an efficient manner. To strengthen this process, and for UNFPA to keep its leadership role in the area of Family Planning, Maternal and Reproductive Health including Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), at the sub-national levels, the country office is looking for a Programme Analyst – Maternal Health/Family Planning (MH/FP) for its Lagos Liaison Office.
  • The Program Analyst (MH/FP) position will be based in the Lagos Liaison Office and would report to the Programme Specialist (RH) and Head of the LLO.

How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

  • The Program Analyst (MH/FP) provides technical support for Family Planning and Maternal Health across the full range of the work of the LLO.
  • S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and State development frameworks. The Program Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by supporting the delivery and monitoring of results achieved during implementation.
  • S/he guides the development of methodologies as well as capacity development in FP/MH to ensure relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of the work of UNFPA. S/he works in close collaboration with the Country Office to ensure compliance with technical norms in line with international best practices and the rules and regulations of the United Nations.
  • S/he supports the States and other Implementing Partners to build capacity in Family Planning and Maternal Health at all levels of the health systems within the states.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:

  • In collaboration with State Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributes substantively to the formulation and design of the country programme and its component projects in line with State Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensures quality of Maternal Health and Family Planning programme / project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution mechanisms.
  • Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, 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, State plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks especially in the areas of Maternal health and Family Planning.
  • Strengthens the implementation and  monitoring of Maternal Health and Family Planning programmes by establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, State government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient monitoring of project inputs and addressing training needs of project personnel.
  • Help create and document knowledge about current and emerging issues and trends in Maternal Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodity Security by analyzing related programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Assists advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events with focus on Maternal Health and Family Planning.
  • Support the LLO to ensure the scale up of the Family Planning and Maternal Health Programs especially with regards to strengthening systems at the state level for service delivery and demand creation.
  • Provide technical support in collaboration with staff at the LLO and the Country Office on efforts at the sub-national level to analyze Maternal Health and Family Planning commodity systems to assure availability of family planning commodities and other life-saving maternal commodities and medicines.
  • Support the strengthening of the health commodity logistics systems in line with priorities defined in the State and national Health Strategy document, and in line with national and international protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the National Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategic Plan.
  • In collaboration with other technical staff and government and NGO partners, provide support to national and state initiatives e.g. MSS, Volunteer Obstetrician scheme, Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Scheme etc aimed at improving Maternal Health and Family Planning services to the populace.
  • Work with other technical colleagues to support advocacy efforts on Maternal Health and Family Planning in collaboration with partners in order to facilitate the adoption of an integrated approach to SRH and holistic quality reproductive health service delivery to targeted beneficiaries.
  • Actively participate in the development and updating of guidelines, standards, tools, manuals and approaches as required in the field of Maternal Health and Family Planning;
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for Maternal Health and family planning related research, and identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices in these program areas.
  • In conjunction with other technical staff at the LLO, provide support and guidance to Implementing Partners on program planning, implementation and monitoring of activities including state level planning and reviews of AWP activities
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports on program implementation and financial status and provide technical support to IPs in the preparation of their Annual Work Plans (AWPs) for all the states and Partners supported by the LLO
  • Provide partners with the technical backstopping, assistance and advice on the strategic direction for strengthening the delivery, access to and quality of maternal health and family planning services.
  • Provide technical updates, training and mentoring for partners in relevant clinical and technical areas related to family planning and maternal health
  • Conduct regular technical supportive supervisory and monitoring visits to project sites and locations of IPs in collaboration with other UNFPA staff and Partners to improve the quality of programming and service delivery
  • The position would also perform any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the UNFPA Resident Representative and the Head of Lagos Liaison Office.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health, OBGYN, Community Medicine,  or other related subject; Specific qualification in Midwifery and Family Planning is an added advantage

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in Maternal Health and Family Planning programmes in Nigeria is required
  • Familiarity with national and sub-national initiatives to scale up and improve maternal health and family planning programs is required
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic programme management with strong technical knowledge of maternal health, family planning, and reproductive health in general
  • Proficiency in current Microsoft Office software applications and databases for health logistics management is desired,
  • Experience working with Government, International NGOs and the Civil Society in the area of maternal health and family planning would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations on operations (finance, administrative, HR, procurement) is an advantage;
  • Excellent organizational skills coupled with an ability to reach consensus;
  • Leverage to work with government officials and ability to maintain neutrality and impartiality among all stakeholders

Languages:

  • Fluency in English required.  Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English will be an asset.

Required Competencies
Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
  • 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 (Programme)
  • Job knowledge

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.

Application Closing Date
5pm, Nigerian Time; 21st May, 2019

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


6. Job Title: Data for Development Analyst –  NOB

Job ID: 23165
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Appointment
Duration: One Year (Renewable Based On Availability Of Funds And Satisfactory Performance).

The Position

  • The Data for Development Analyst will contribute to UNFPA activities in the areas of socio-cultural, health and demographic data collection, analysis, dissemination and utilization including population research.
  • S/he will report directly to Assistant Representative P&D, under the general supervision of the Deputy Representative or Representative.

How you can make a difference:

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. Population and Development thematic area, among other things, provides the evidence, including benchmark data, for measuring progress made towards these transformative results.
  • UNFPA is seeking a candidate who is skilled in data management and can make a difference in the use of cutting edge technology in the collection, collation, analysis, dissemination and use of data (including population and housing data), while ensuring several dimensions of data quality and integrity, as well as integrating geospatial methodologies.
  • The prospective candidate should be transparent and exceptional in capacity building and use of resources entrusted to her/him and able to delivering excellent and timely programme results.

Job Purpose

  • In a world where work stream on data disaggregation is to respond to the aim of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is to ensure that no one is left behind; accurate, reliable, timely and disaggregated data, at national and sub-national levels,  is necessary to among other things, provide the basis to understand progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Population and Development thematic area in UNFPA is largely aimed at addressing the data needs for programming on issues of women, girls and young people.
  • In collaboration with all other UNFPA thematic areas (Sexual Reproductive Health, Gender/GBV, Adolescents and Youth and Humanitarian); relevant Government counterparts, sister UN agencies and other partners, you will work to improve availability and use of comprehensive disaggregated data.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:

Providing strategic thinking, technical advice and innovative approaches to facilitating improved data interventions and provide strategic support to achieve programme deliverables:

  • Provide technical assistance and support for the Population and Housing census
  • Provide technical assistance for population research and prepare technically sound papers, reports and indicators;
  • Contribute to analyses of census, surveys (DHS and MICS), and other data for use by policy and decision makers and contribute to assessments of gaps in policy environment, policy implementation and programmatic responses.
  • Analyse and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  • Promote a results-based approach and integrate innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes (CPs), United Nations Development Framework and projects-based on strategic priorities and responsive to the Government’s needs in the areas of RH, P&D, Gender and humanitarian setting.
  • Support innovative means to reach out to key stakeholders in data, and facilitate evidence-based advocacy campaigns for making social investments in: (i) integration of population data in planning, designing and implementing policies and programmes at national, States and LGA levels; (ii) data sharing to facilitate access.
  • Facilitate the strengthening of capacity in the data collection, analysis and use, and dissemination.
  • Support capacity building for staff in relevant government, NGO and CSO institutions in research including data collection, analysis, dissemination and utilisation.

Guiding the process of delivery of technical assistance and engagement with partners on data for development:

  • Contribute substantively to the harmonisation and implementation of the data for development activities of the various UN agencies align with the UN reform, especially in relation to coordination of data activities (Delivery as One) in line standard statistical laws and practices.
  • Identify/monitor risks that could interfere with data generation delivery; and design sustainable and practicable mitigation measures.
  • Ensure general effective management for all the data inter-linkages of UNFPA’s programme, including SRH, ASRH/HIV maternal health including fistula and maternal death audits and cross-cutting issues in population data.
  • Ensure that data activities conducted by data generating organisation agency benefits from inputs by other interested stakeholders and/or are of benefits to other interested stakeholders (cross-fertilization).
  • Review respective findings and recommendations of census, surveys and researches to ensure their internal as well as external alignment with statistical practices.
  • Develop and implement appropriate action and activities to promote improve data.
  • Ensure the achievement of all objectives as planned and effective use of all financial resources allocated to data for development in line with UNFPA policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that compatible frameworks and tools are used in data collection, analysis, use and dissemination (including technical notes).

Manage Knowledge Management for the project:

  • Contribute to the production of consolidated Annual Work Plans (AWP) and annual reports
  • Support the collection (including through operational research) of lessons learnt and best practices that enhance the effectiveness of data sharing interventions, disseminate to stakeholders, and advocate for scaling up of the SRHR integration programme.
  • Provide technical assistance to national counterparts in the formulation of policies and research to generate evidence on the issues of women, girls and adolescents and youth
  • Support advocacy and resource mobilisation efforts through production of analytical reports and publications on issues of women, girls and adolescents and youth
  • Support UNFPA Representative to dialogue and lobby with major funding organizations and development partners to leverage funds towards implementation of the Population and Development programme.
  • Ensure compilation, analysis and publication of statistical and other data and materials supporting programme inter-linkages and document lessons learnt and participate in dissemination to relevant partners.
  • Develop actions for resource mobilization to support the work being done on UNFPA’s mandate.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Representative or designate.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Possess at least a Master’s degree in Demography, Population Studies, Statistics, Sociology, Economics or any other Social Sciences related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years working experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience in population data and research at national level.
  • Have experience in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Be familiar with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and adolescents and youth including in humanitarian setting.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Have excellent communication and human relation skills.
  • Be proficient in current office and data analysis software applications.

Languages:

  • Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English

Required Competencies
Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
  • 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 (Programme)
  • Job knowledge.

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.

Application Deadline: 12th May, 2019.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Please note that this vacancy announcement is only for  Nigerian Nationals.
  • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5.
  • UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

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