Programme Specialist, Reproductive Health at UNFPA, Dili, Timor-Leste

Deadline: 27 July 2018

UNFPA is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist, Reproductive Health in Dili, Timor-Leste.

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.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Specialist, Reproductive Health will perform the following functions:

  • Assist in the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by analyzing relevant political, social and economic trends and providing inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks.
  • Assist 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.
  • Advance the ICPD policy agenda in a politically sensitive environment responding to changing substantive priorities of Governments.
  • Facilitate and coordinate program activities and experts and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies and civil society.
  • Contribute to UN systems coordination through participation in policy dialogue and provision of inputs into joint common system initiatives.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Reproductive Health , Social Sciences or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience working in progressively responsible positions related to sexual and reproductive health in developing countries. Previous advisory experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge in improving the formulation and implementation of public policies concerning youth and women’s sexuality and reproductive health.
  • Experience in implementing and managing reproductive health programs at the national and district level in developing counties.
  • Ability to conduct training needs assessments, preparation of training modules and organizations of training programs.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, in coordination with other related departments and organizations to achieve RMNCAH objectives.
  • Strong communication, analytical and report writing skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work in a hardship environment for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Excellent proved capacity to work with National counterparts respecting cultural values and national context.
  • Prior experience in the UN system will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably Portuguess and/or Spanish, is desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit UNFPA.

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