Programme Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Integration, NOD, Kampala job at UNFPA Uganda

UNFPA Uganda

Programme Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Integration, NOD, Kampala job

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:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative the Programme Coordinator, SRH & Integration substantively contributes to the acceleration of efforts towards achieving the goals of the UNFPA Uganda CO as per the CPD by effective leadership of the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) team of UNFPA Uganda Country Office. The Coordinator ensures effective linkages of SRH, Gender and Human Rights (HR) and Youth Development in the Country Programme; and ensures an integration of these technical areas into other areas and work of UNFPA Uganda Country Office.
S/he will work to keep the issues of SRHR high on the agenda of Government and of the Development Partners, optimize the allocation of resources, create synergies, influence policies and improve consistency and effectiveness of UNFPA’s work in the country within a framework of integrated delivery of programmes.

You would be responsible for:
A. Programme Management and Technical Support
• Promoting a results-based approach and integration of innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes, sub-programmes and projects based on strategic priorities and responsive to the countries’ needs.
• In collaboration with Government counterparts, CSOs and other partners, overseeing the strategic design and implementation of UNFPA CPD in the country, aligning with Government priorities and UNFPA programmes, policies and procedures.
• Contributing to effective coordination related to SRH, gender equality and youth development in the country.
• Providing high level technical advice to partners when needed, including supporting capacity building of government officers and development partners to generate, analyze and utilize quality data for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring and evaluation
• Assessing implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution, and ensuring their integration. Provides technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address SRH, Gender and Youth Development issues in the country.
• Offer technical advice and support to officers and implementing partners to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of program implementation
• Lead and provide technical guidance to the UN convergence areas that are relevant to the UNFPA’s mandate in the country.
B. Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management for Policy Advocacy
• Overseeing achievement of programme results by ensuring that monitoring and oversight mechanisms are established and implemented
• Ensuring effective knowledge management strategies are implemented by the programme team, capturing lessons learned and best practices for future planning; addressing training needs of partners and staff.
• Supervise the team and advice implementing partners in the country in preparing and submitting technical and financial reports in conformity with signed donor agreements and in accordance to UNFPA guidelines and standards.
C. Partnerships and Communications
• Establishing and maintaining mutually respectful relationships with strategic partners, DLG, development partners, UN agencies and implementing partners and other duty bearers in the country to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of programmes
• Reviewing the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA programme activities in the country, and pursuing opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. This includes promoting UNFPA’s mandate areas in national development planning and budgeting processes in the country, and policies
• Actively promoting and supporting UN Reform/delivering as one initiatives and the UN Area Coordination in the country to strengthen coordination, coherence and efficiency of the programmes
• Work with media to publicize UNFPA’s development and humanitarian work and achievements, to disseminate UNFPA’s results in national media.
• Support accountability and Programme visibility for UNFPA programmes in the country, in alignment with donor signed agreements. Provide leadership in demonstrating UNFPA’s work to the government and development partners to enhance goodwill and partnership.
• Maintain solid, cooperative and multi-sectoral working relationships with the Government, UN partner agencies and other stakeholders. Liaise with partners to ensure that ICPD agenda is taken into consideration
D. Administration, Management and Representation
• Coach and supervise professional and support staff; responsible for staff performance and advises on development needs; manages the delivery and performance of direct reports; undertake capacity building among UNFPA staff and first-line counterparts for issues pertaining to programme management and advocacy towards ICPD goals
• Liaising with the Operations Manager and the Programme Delivery and Coordination Specialist to strengthen support to team members
• Facilitating professional development of staff and promote their safety and well-being
• Represent UNFPA at key events where required, with regard to UNFPA’s mandate
• Provide leadership, supervise and regularly appraise staff.
E. General Support
• Stand-in for other team members on selected functions as may be required.
• Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

• Actively participate in the evaluation and documentation of program results in the country, best practices and lessons learned and effectively share these with relevant partners to inform programming, policy and advocacy.
• Monitor the technical quality and financial effectiveness and accountability of UNFPA-supported programmes in the country to ensure value for money.
• Support capacity building of team members to generate, analyze and utilize quality data for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring and evaluation

Qualifications and Experience:
Masters Degree in health, population, demography, development, gender, youth development, law and/or other related social science field.
Knowledge and Experience:
• At least 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities;
• Significant work experience in the field of Gender, Youth, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is preferred.
• Specialized knowledge and experience within Health Systems Strengthening and integrated SRH, gender, and youth development approaches will be desired;
• Experience in strategic planning and implementation; programme/project management including experience in large multi-sector programmes;
• Experience in fruitfully and diplomatically engaging government agencies will be an asset.
• Field experience is an asset;
• Prior experience in the UN system is an asset
• Excellent communication skills and experience with management of staff in multi-locations.
• Substantive work experience in the field of SRH, gender, and youth development
• Specialized knowledge and experience within Health Systems Strengthening and integrated SRH, gender, and youth development approaches is desirable.
• 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 and lead a diverse multi-skilled team
Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages 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:
• Visioning and Planning
• 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 mobilization
• Delivering results-based programmes
• Resource mobilization and donor relations
• Technical Understanding of the areas of work
• Project Management
• People Management and Leadership
• Proficiency in current office software applications
Managerial Competencies:
• Providing strategic focus, direction and leadership,
• Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders,
• Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
• Making decisions and exercising judgment


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Date Posted: 2022-10-22