Programme Analyst, Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS), job at UNFPA Uganda

UNFPA Uganda

Programme Analyst, Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS), job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 October 2022

Hiring Organization: UNFPA Uganda

Job Details:

Job Purpose:
The Programme Analyst, RHCS works closely with other staff in the UNFPA Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) unit to enhance RHCS initiatives. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to UNFPA Country Office (CO) on HIV/AIDS and condom programming; including planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. S/he is engaged in joint programming under the UN ‘Delivery as One’ umbrella and works closely with other SRH development partners.
S/he coordinates activities of related project staff and consultants, and ensures oversight of the work of Implementing Partners (IP) in close collaboration with operations staff, programme officers, and counterparts at the Regional Office and HQ as well as in other UN Organizations, technical staff in government ministries and civil society organizations to ensure successful implementation of UNFPA-supported programmes to enhance RHCS, including the management of supply chain systems.

You would be responsible for:
A. General Programming
• In collaboration with Government counterparts, CST advisers, NGOs and other partners contribute substantively to the formulation and design of the country programme and its AWPs in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensure quality of programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
• Contribute to analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to United Nations programming processes (Common Country Assessment [CCA], United Nations Development Assistance Framework [UNDAF], Country Programme Development [CPD], Country Programme Action Plan [CPAP]) as they relate to RHCS, including management supply chain systems;
• Analyze and report on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identify constraints and resource deficiencies and recommend corrective action. Monitor projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.
• Expedite and coordinate project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs and addressing training needs of project personnel.
• Help create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends and issues, by analyzing 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.
B. Technical Expertise/Management
• Analyze and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to HIV/AIDS/GBV and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keep abreast with new policy developments and strategies by analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination and development frameworks.
• Participate in relevant national and sub-national fora, enhancing UNFPA mandate on RHCS.
• Ensure increased availability and use of technical information to improve data collection, analysis, and use; with special attention to recent developments in analysis of data from censuses, surveys, statistics, etc.
• Create substantive knowledge of RHCS issues in the country, assesses technical assistance needs in these areas and advise on the suitability of programmes and related interventions to meet these needs.
• Manage condom programming (monitors the status of condom availability and utilization, etc) in consultation with other national and international stakeholders, with a view to have a viable, sustainable, updated and responsive condom supply for HIV/AIDS prevention as part of Reproductive Health Commodity Security systems in the country
• Contribute to strengthening of advocacy for RHCS in general and family planning in particular;
• Contribute to development of appropriate RHCS communication strategies and corresponding materials
• Advise the SRH team in order to ensure that the specific needs of RHCS are fully addressed.
C. Advocacy and Resource Mobilization and Funds Management
• Assist advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation (i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events).
• Develop factsheets, briefing materials, info graphics, and presentations for public information, advocacy and resource mobilization purposes.
• Prepare relevant proposals with RHCS components and share information about UNFPA tools for co-financing and funding.
• Build strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for advocacy for RHCS within the broader SRHR agenda through national institutions, networks, alliances and coalitions. Monitor and keep updates on existing and potential partnerships. Follow through and ensure that recommendations and action points agreed to are addressed.
• Prepare and manage relevant budgets; Monitor expenditures to ensure delivery is in line with approved budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels and deliver timely and accurate reporting of financial information.
• Manage assets that have been procured by the UNFPA and supplied to the implementing partners; ensuring that they are put to proper use.
• Represent UNFPA at key events where required, with regard to UNFPA’s mandate.
D. General Support
• Stand-in for other programme team members on selected functions as may be required.
• Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Masters Degree in health, population, demography, development, gender, supply chain and logistics, law and/or other related social science field and a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy
Knowledge and Experience:
• At least 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities;
• Work experience in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health is preferred.
• Training in Supply Chain Management
• Specialized knowledge and experience in RHCS is desired;
• Experience in programme/ project management including experience in large multi-sector programmes;
• Experience working with the Ministry of Health and Local Government (districts) is desirable.
• Field experience is an asset;
• Prior experience in the UN system is an asset
• A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team
Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French is desirable.

Required Competencies:
• Exemplifying integrity,
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
• Embracing cultural diversity,
• Embracing change
Core Competencies:
• Achieving results,
• Being accountable,
• Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
• Thinking analytically and strategically,
• Working in teams/managing ourselves, our relationships, and others
• Communicating for impact
Functional Skill Set:
• Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
• Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
• Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation
• Delivering results-based programmes
• Technical Understanding of the areas of work
• Project Management
• Managing financial processes
• Proficiency in current office software applications


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Date Posted: 2022-10-22