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  • Posted on: 19 April, 2011 Deadline: 2 May, 2011
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  • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the positions in the country office.
     

    NATIONAL PROGRAMME ANALYST : REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COMMODITY SECURITY (RHCS) 

    Type of Contract: FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT (FTA)
    Post level: NOB
    Duty Post: Country Office
    Duration: One (1) Year (renewable but subject to satisfactory performance)
    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the Head, Reproductive Health Unit, the National Programme Analyst (RHCS) will contribute to ensuring that a national contraceptive supply and a logistics management system is effective and efficient in the context of reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) in the Country. The NPA
    (RHCS) will undertake the following duties:

    􀂾 Provide technical support to ensure the institutionalization of a sustainable national RH commodity supply and logistics management system.
    􀂾 Contribute to the development and formulation of national policy and plan of action in the areas of RHCS.
    􀂾 Provide overall guidance required to strengthen and build national capacity in the use of management information to forecast the required contraceptives for the national in general and the public sector in particular.
    􀂾 Provide guidance in the formulation and institutionalization of a competitive and transparent contraceptive procurement system and plan.
    􀂾 Provide strategic national technical guidance in the development of a computerized
    functional management information system for the overall management of RHCS in the
    Country with emphasis in selected States supported by UNFPA.
    􀂾 Provide evidence-based information for advocacy contraceptive supplies and logistics management in the context of RHCS.
    􀂾 Provide technical oversight for the development and implementation of a monitoring and supervision plan for the RHCS in Nigeria.
    􀂾 Facilitate effective partnerships for collaboration and dialogue on RHCS among donors, civil society organizations and government.
    􀂾 Facilitate the leveraging of resources to support the national contraceptive supply and logistics management system.
    􀂾 Work with focus states to develop state-level RHCS strategic plans and provide technical support for implementation.
    􀂾 Mentor/support state RH and FP staff in UNFPA focus states to conduct routine monitoring and supportive supervision of the Contraceptive Logistics Management System.
    􀂾 Perform any other tasks as assigned by the UNFPA Representative or Deputy Representative.

    In addition, candidates are required to have the following competencies:
     
    Core Competencies:

    • Integrity, commitment to the organization and its mandate
    • Cultural sensitivity/valuing diversity
    • Performance Management/developing people
    • Working in teams
    • Communicating information and ideas
    • Analytical and strategic thinking
    • Result orientation/commitment to excellence
    • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning

    Functional Competencies:

    • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
    • Result-based programme development and management
    • Leveraging the resources of national government & partners/building
    • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
    • Resource mobilization
    • Job knowledge/technical expertise

    Qualification and Experience:

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Possess a Post graduate degree or equivalent in the field of Social Sciences, Health, Public
    Health, or in a related field with experience in the area of contraceptive logistic management.
    • Have a minimum of 8 years experience required in reproductive health/family planning or related work of which at least 3 years should be in the area of RHCS Logistic management.
    • Possess good technical drafting and report/proposal writing skills and presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
    • Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written
    English.
    • Have the ability to work under pressure.
    • Have proficiency in current office software applications. 
     
     
    Method of Application

    All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae (CV), attached as one file in MS WORD format only.
    Applications should be addressed to The UNFPA Resident Representative, Abuja and forwarded to e-mail addresses - vacancyrhu.ng@unfpa.org latest by 02 May 2011 and
    clearly marked “ NPA RHCS - NOB


    National Program Analysts: Reproductive Health & Reproductive Health/Obstetric Fistula - NOB - (2 positions)
     
    Post Level: NOB (ICS 09)
    Duty Post: Country Office
    Type of Contract: Fixed Term
    Duration: One Year (Subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance)

    Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

    Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Head Reproductive Health Unit, the National Programme Analysts, Reproductive Health and Reproductive Health/Obstetric Fistula will work with the UNFPA RH team to support the national response in maternal health including antenatal care (ANC), Family Planning (FP), delivery care, post natal care, obstetric Fistula care and implementation of the government’s IMNCH strategy. They will work with the national counterparts, the UN agencies and other partners to undertake the following tasks:

    • Provide substantive inputs into the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes to increase access to Maternal health services including obstetric fistula care with quality evidence-based comprehensive intervention packages, within the context of the National
    IMNCH Strategy, taking into account socio-cultural factors. Working in close collaboration with National and state governments, UN Agencies, NGOs and other partners to ensure that appropriate national capacities are developed for the implementation of quality maternal health programmes.
    • Guide the development and implementation of policies and strategies for further scaling up the maternal health programme and obstetric fistula care activities of UNFPA in close collaboration with National and state governments, UN Agencies, NGOs and other partners
    • Provide technical assistance, guidance and support for the operationalization/ implementation of the
    IMNCH strategy at national and state levels.
    • Facilitate the involvement of all levels of society namely, government, civil society, NGOs, FBOs and the private sector in the development of plans, implementation and evaluation of interventions to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.
    • Support the implementation of programmes to empower women and young people and improve their access to reproductive health information and services.
    • Support the collection (including through operational research) of lessons learnt and best practices that enhance the effectiveness of RH interventions, disseminate them to stakeholders, and advocate, mobilize and convene partners for large-scale up of response to increase access to RH services and reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.
    • Continuously analyze population and development, RH and gender issues in the country and provide data for decision making and target setting for RH programming. In addition, provide substantive input into advocacy strategies taking into account political and social sensitivities. Advocate and advance UNFPA’s policy agenda by participating in public information events
    • Contribute to analyses of national reproductive health data, challenges and priorities focusing on gender issues, women and girls and young and contribute to assessments of gaps in policy environment, policy implementation and programmatic responses. Review RH, maternal health obstetric fistula care and ASRH related policy and programme documents and provide recommendations to government counterparts and development partners to ensure multi-sectoral, gender-sensitive and evidence-based approaches;
    • Represent UNFPA in key RH-related for a, including the H4, UN RH Theme Group, RH Technical Working Group(TWG), IMNCH TWG, RHCS TWG obstetric fistula TWG and ensure consistent feedback to other UNFPA program sectors on the outcomes and outputs of these mechanisms and processes.
    • Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Representative.

    Core Competencies:

    • Integrity, commitment to the organization and its mandate
    • Cultural sensitivity/valuing diversity
    • Performance Management/developing people
    • Working in teams
    • Communicating information and ideas
    • Analytical and strategic thinking
    • Result orientation/commitment to excellence
    • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning

    Functional Competencies:

    • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
    • Result-based programme development and management
    • Leveraging the resources of national government & partners/building
    • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
    • Resource mobilization
    • Job knowledge/technical expertise 
     
    Qualifications and Experience

    The Ideal Candidate should:

    􀂉 Be a Nigerian National (Male or Female)
    􀂉 Be a Medical Doctor with a post-graduate degree in Public Health or a related Social Science field.
    􀂉 Possess professional experience of a minimum of 8 years preferably in programme/project management in the public and/or private sector linked to Maternal health issues including obstetric fistula care especially with international bilateral, multilateral organizations or NGOs.
    􀂉 Possess good technical drafting and report/proposal writing skills and presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
    􀂉 Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
    􀂉 Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.
    􀂉 Have the ability to work under pressure.
    􀂉 Have proficiency in current office software applications.
     
    Method of Application

    All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae (CV), attached as one file in MS WORD format only. Applications should
    be addressed to The UNFPA Resident Representative, Abuja and forwarded to e-mail address -
    vacancyrhu.ng@unfpa.org latest by 02 May, 2011. Each application should be clearly marked
    1. NPA RH - NOB
    2. NPA RH/OBSTETRIC FISTULA - NOB


    Messenger

    POST: Messenger
    Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
    Post level: ICS 02
    Duty Post: Country Office
    Duration: One (1) Year (renewable but subject to satisfactory performance)
    Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the incumbent performs the following duties:-

    􀂉 Collects and delivers mail, pouches and other communications to and from the UN mail room;
    􀂉 Sorts, delivers and picks up mail from various offices on the premises at regular intervals. Keeps records as required;
    􀂉 Packs material received for dispatch, affixes labels, inserts material in envelopes and franks outgoing mail;
    􀂉 Dispatch outgoing mails to relevant partners;
    􀂉 Make photocopies as required;
    􀂉 Serve as assistant for Inventory and Procurement unit
    􀂉 Assist with the arrangement of tea breaks during meetings;
    􀂉 General clerical assistance;
    􀂉 Performs other duties as required.

    Qualification and experience

    The ideal candidate should:

    􀂾 Be a Nigerian National, (Male or Female)
    􀂾 Be a secondary School Graduate
    􀂾 Possess at least 2 years cognate experience.
    􀂾 Have a good knowledge of the UN system
    􀂾 Possess good oral and writing skills in English
    􀂾 Have demonstrated a sense of integrity in the discharge of their duties. 
     
    METHOD OF APPLICATION

    All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae (CV), attached as one file in MS WORD format only. Applications should be addressed to The UNFPA Resident Representative, Abuja and forwarded to e-mail address at vacancypdu.ng@unfpa.org latest by 02 May, 2011 and clearly marked “MESSENGER - ICS - 02.
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