United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recruitment for a Programme Coordinator

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Programme Coordinator P – 4

Job ID: 37006  
Location: Kaduna
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract Duration: One Year (Initially)
Type of Appointment: Fixed-Term  Appointment

Background Information

  • The Programme Coordinator facilitates and coordinates the country programme delivery in the Kaduna state and performs the role of administrative, financial and technical / programmatic coordinator of Sub Office. S/he is part of a Country Office team led by the UNFPA Representative, which provides integrated programme and technical support within the systems strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA’s overall strategy.

Job Purpose

  • The Programme Coordinator oversees the delivery of the Country Programme components to be implemented in the Kaduna State, and also plays a leadership role within the sub-office, supervising the programme team assigned to the sub-office and inspiring them to translate the country programme goals into specific solutions and results.
  • S/he substantively contributes to the management of UNFPA activities in all areas of its mandate, and proactively provides UNFPA Representative with updates on programmes implementation and results in Kaduna State.
  • Furthermore, s/he establishes and maintains collaborative relationships and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, civil society organizations as well as community-based organizations to facilitate successful delivery of the program.

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 and Responsibilities  

  • The Programme Coordinator reports directly to the UNFPA Representative.
  • He / she oversees the delivery of the Country Programme components to be implemented in the Kaduna State, and also plays a leadership role within the sub-office, supervising the programme team assigned to the sub-office and inspiring them to translate the country programme goals into specific solutions and results.
  • The Programme Coordinator provides the Kaduna Sub-office with daily guidance on programme and operational issues, research and data collection; and leads in the management of the country programme components implemented in the Kaduna state.
  • He/she is part of a country office team led by the UNFPA Representative, which provided integrated programme and technical support within the systems strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA overall strategy.
  • S/he substantively contributes to the management of UNFPA activities in all areas of its mandate, and proactively provides UNFPA Representative with updates on programmes implementation and results in Kaduna State. Furthermore, the Programme Coordinator establishes and maintains collaborative relationships and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, civil society organizations as well as community-based organizations to facilitate successful delivery of the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Progamme and Project Design and Formulation:
    • Provides substantive leadership and inputs into the design and formulation of programmes and projects translating UNFPA’s mandate and strategic priorities, particularly the three transformative goals into local interventions, and responding to Government plans and priorities. Introduces into the project formulation process the results of programme and project reviews and evaluations, best practices, as well as innovative strategies, approaches and policies.
  • Technical Support and Coordination:
    • Provides substantive technical support and coordination for the effective management of all programme outputs including development and implementation of result-based work plans, project financial monitoring and budget management
  • Collaboration with Partners and UN Agencies:
    • In collaboration with the Representative, provides a harmonized coordination support to UN Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and state’s national authorities through the establishment of a wider/appropriate consultation process to enhance coordination between state counterparts, development partners, thus strengthening the links between states counterparts and UN Agencies, taking into consideration the DaO architecture where required.
    • Coordinate with other UN agencies in the provision of technical and program assistance in the Kaduna State and capacity development initiatives; and directly supervise and coach sub-office staff.
  • Resource Mobilization Strategy:
    • Contributes to the resource mobilization strategy by analyzing information on potential donors, preparing substantive briefs and project proposals in line with donor priorities, creating feedback mechanisms and providing information on progress of donor funded projects. Identifies opportunities for cost sharing.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership

Key Outcomes:

  • Plays a leadership role within the sub-office, supervising the programme team assigned to the sub-office and inspiring them to translate the country programme goals into specific solutions and results.
  • Proactively provides UNFPA Representative with updates on programmes implementation and results in Kaduna state
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships and promotes partnership, synergy and strategic alliances with counterparts in government, multilateral and bilateral agencies, civil society organizations as well as community-based organizations to facilitate successful delivery of the programme.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Gender, International Development, or other related disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in program management and development relevant to Population and Development, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Gender.
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender issues.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an integrated, diverse team and be comfortable in multiple, high varied settings with different work and learning styles.
  • Ability to lead and manage teams to achieve results.
  • Experience in program and/or technical assistance with the UN System.
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing English, to foster engaged partnerships at the highest level and to maintain political partnerships in the assigned region.
  • Field experience in Sub-Sahara Africa would be an advantage.

Languages:

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English 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
  • Thinking analytically and Strategically
  • Working in Teams / Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy / Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
  • Innovate conceptually to enhance program effectiveness

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.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Important Information & Notice

  • 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 Here
  • In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 
  • Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for:
    • Stateless persons
    • Newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently
    • Acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category.
    • Staff members appointed under a temporary appointment

 

Application Deadline  24th May, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. (USA / New York time).

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