NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Family Planning, NOB, Janakpur and Dhangadhi (2 Positions)
23 June 2022
Janakpur & Dhangadi
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS ONLY FOR NATIONALS OF NEPAL
Open Date: 3 June 2022 (Friday)
Duration: One year (renewable) [i]
Duty Station: Janakpur and Dhangadhi
[i]No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff regulations 4.5
The purpose of the position is to advance the FP programme as a key strategy for improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes and safeguarding reproductive rights. S/he will manage the effective and timely implementation of the UNFPA supported family planning interventions at the provincial and local level in collaboration with the UNFPA team in Kathmandu. Currently, UNFPA is implementing FP and Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) interventions at national and sub-national level through the UNFPA Supplies Partnership Thematic Trust Fund, UNFPA’s global flagship programme on family planning. These interventions are implemented in close coordination with the Government of Nepal/Ministry of Health and Population and its respective divisions.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:
- Provide policy advice and technical assistance for the effective delivery and sustainability of the FP projects at the provincial and local level:
- Promote integration of FP into health sector, safe motherhood, sexual and reproductive health, policies and programmes as well as in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption policies and plans, at sub-national level;
- Advocate for policies and measures that promote quality of care in FP service provision including better FP counseling and method mix and the sustainable financing;
- Foster expansion of equitable access to high-quality FP products and services, with a focus on underserved and marginalized population groups;
- Engage with the concerned units of the provincial and local government for inclusion of FP and RHCS in all relevant policies, plans and budgets, and contribute to health system strengthening including supply chain management (SCM) and related initiatives for increased accessibility to and utilization of FP services and commodities to reach “the last mile”;
- Identify and support the preparation and implementation of the provincial FP Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) and disseminate FP and SCM standards, guidelines and materials to ensure their availability at relevant training and service delivery sites;
- Oversee the planning and implementation of the UNFPA supported FP and RHCS interventions, including mobilizing technical support as needed and efficient use of financial resources;
- Provide technical guidance and capacity building support to provincial and local level partners in health systems strengthening including supply chain management, demand forecasting, procurement planning and logistics management information systems to track FP commodities and avert stock-outs;
- Promote systematic application of a human rights-based approach to the provision of FP services ensuring realization of rights of marginalized groups including young people, and address discriminatory gender and social norms and practices hindering utilization of FP.
Promote harmonization of FP and RHCS interventions through effective coordination and communication at the provincial and local level:
- Extend UNFPA’s comparative advantage in FP and RHCS and leverage partnerships through supporting the convening role at the provincial and local level;
- Participate in technical meetings and related forums at the subnational level and provide substantive inputs and support in the area of FP and RHCS.
Supervision and monitoring of the FP and RHCS programme:
- Coordinate with the relevant provincial and local authorities and other stakeholders in the area of FP and RHCS to identify any information and knowledge gaps and facilitate relevant analysis, assessment and/or evaluations of the FP and RHCS activities;
- Regularly monitor and undertake field missions to ensure timely implementation and quality outcome under the UNFPA Supplies workplan;
- Facilitate capacity building on relevant M&E tools of the concerned IPs and provide supportive supervision and mentoring of relevant implementing partners;
- In collaboration with the M&E team, review, analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of FP and RHCS activities and provide recommendations for improvements.
Qualifications and Experience
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Science, Procurement, Supply Chain Management and/or other related fields.
Knowledge and Skills:
- At least 2 years or more of professional experience with public health systems and managing health programmes with direct experience of planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health programmes, preferably in the area of FP and RHCS;
- Extensive knowledge of FP and Supply Chain Management: forecasting, warehousing, distribution, logistics information systems and e-LMIS.
- Experience on health financing, and public procurement related to the health sector preferred.
- Good analytical skills, ability to handle complexity, ability to work in diverse local contexts as well as effectively engage with a range of stakeholders.
- Experience of working with Government and Non-Government partners at the national and sub- national level, with knowledge of decentralized health systems strengthening.
- Fluency in English and Nepali
- Excellent written skills and ability to elaborate reports, document and disseminate good practices and programme successes required.
HOW TO APPLY:
UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.
A full job description of the position can be accessed at https://erecruit.partneragencies.org and only applications using this link will be accepted
Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at https://www.unfpa.org/resources/step-step-guide-applying-jobs-unfpa Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.
Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. 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.
Closing Date: 23 June 2022 (Thursday) Nepal Time