Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies Specialist (Temporary Appointment), P-3

  • Salary:
    $64,121 - $85,921 / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical, Humanitarian and Crisis Response, Sexual and reproductive health
  • Deadline:


The Position:

Under the overall direction of the UNFPA Representative for Palestine and direct supervision of Gaza Emergency Field Coordinator (and coordinating closely with the SRH Team Lead) the Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies Specialist will contribute to efforts toward strengthening preparedness, risk analysis, and risk reduction in programming and provides technical inputs towards the development of guidance and support to emergency response. S/He produces evidence-based analysis for the delivery of integrated technical advisory services on sexual and reproductive health in emergencies. The incumbent advances knowledge management for quality programming standards, tools, and technical briefs, including for emerging humanitarian issues. S/He supports the expansion of partnerships with humanitarian-related networks and technical working groups. S/he works in close collaboration with other work streams in the CO, other entities within UNFPA and with external partners.

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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations, and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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:

You would be responsible for:

  1. A. Technical support and capacity building
  • Support efforts for identifying and analyzing trends, threats, risks, and emerging needs as well as opportunities and possible partnerships, to timely alert and contribute to preparedness, emergency response and other humanitarian strategies and programming in humanitarian settings that require high level of flexibility.
  • Contribute to the provision of technical support to programmes in emergencies and as required and needed other humanitarian settings specifically coach and support partners to strengthen implementation of MISP;
  • Provide technical inputs during the development of new or update of policies, positioning frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments, and tools.
  • Contribute to training and capacity development activities specific to SRHiE at coordination, programme, and quality of care level;
  • Establish strong linkages between SRHR and GBV with regard to the health sector response for survivors of sexual violence.
  • Support risk-informed and resilience-driven programming;

B. Operations

  • Contribute to the SRH resource mobilization efforts through the development or support in the drafting of project proposals.
  • Support the implementation of the SRHiE projects, including grants management, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Support with the review of requests and the monitoring and tracking of allocation and utilization of UNFPA Emergency Funds and Humanitarian Thematic Funds;
  • Support with the forecasting and procurement of SRH supplies and commodities, including Inter-Agency Emergency Health Kits (IARH) for preparedness and emergency response.
  • Support with the identification of SRH emergency/humanitarian human resources needs and liaise with the surge team and GERT as appropriate.
  • Initiate and coordinate training and mentoring sessions on SRHR in emergencies, including clinical management of rape, and obstetric and newborn emergencies (for programme planners, implementers, and health care providers, etc.).

C. Evidence and knowledge development, management, and dissemination

  • Monitor global emergencies knowledge platforms.
  • Facilitate access to databases on best practices, and partnerships in the humanitarian sphere.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize research findings, data, information, and experiences for formulating programme priorities.
  • Contribute to the revision, update, generation, and dissemination of SRH humanitarian briefing notes, guidance, tools, talking points and advocacy material;
  • Provide evidence-based analysis for addressing programme delivery bottlenecks in emergencies.
  • Provide and facilitate evidence-based knowledge-sharing of regional and national experiences in emergencies;
  • Support the development and dissemination of humanitarian SRH field experience and lessons learned short publications for internal and external audiences.
  • Support initiatives to raise the profile of SRH as a critical and life-saving area of intervention in emergencies and to enhance accountability, especially with humanitarian leadership
  • Support UNFPA’s participation in technical networks at global and regional levels, including maintaining communication and feedback loops on all substantive work related to SRH.

D. Any other duties:

  • Performs any other duties as may be directed by the Representative, Deputy or Assistant Representative and Field Coordinator.

This is a temporary appointment at the P3 level, for an initial period of 6 months, renewable

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