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  • Posted on: 23 August, 2011 Deadline: 5 September, 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 following positions in the Decentralized Officers in Imo, Benue, Sokoto, Adamawa, Borno Abia, Kaduna and Ogun States and Abuja


    Under the general supervision of the Representative and Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Head of Decentralized Office, the National Professional Programme Personnel (RH/Gender/Pop & Dev) will work with the state teams to support the state response in Reproductive Health, Gender, Population and Development. S/he provides timely and relevant information to programme managers and other stakeholders for result oriented programme formulation and implementation.
    The National Professional Programme Personnel (RH! Gender/Pop. & Dev) will
    Provide technical support for the implementation of state specific socio-cultural, gender sensitive Population and RH research, data collection, analysis, dissemination and utilization.
    Provide overall guidance required to strengthen and build state capacity in the use of management information to inform the use of gender sensitive data for planning in the health and general public sector including IMNCH.
    Provide technical advice and guidance to ensure mainstreaming of gender issues into UNFPA supported and other state development programmes.
    Provide evidence-based information to inform state level advocacy to promote UNFPA s programme goals in the state taking into account political and social sensitivities.
    Advocate and advance UNFPA s agenda by participating in the state level advocacy activities.
    Provide technical support to ensure the institutionalization of a sustainable state IMNCH strategy particularly the MNH component.
    Provide strategic state technical guidance in the overall management of RHCS in the state ensuring the availability of reproductive health commodities and supplies is assured.
    Provide technical oversight for the development and implementation of a monitoring and supervision plan for the state poverty reduction strategy document and the RH component of the IMNCH in the state.
    Facilitate effective partnerships for collaboration and dialogue on Population and Development, RH and Gender in the state among donors, civil society organizations and government.
    Facilitate the leveraging of resources to support the implementation of Population and Development, RH and Gender activities in the State.
    Provide technical support to the state and LGAs to implement state-level SSHDP, IMNCH. Population and Gender strategic Plans_
    Perform any other tasks as assigned by the Head of DO. UNFPA Representative or Deputy Representative.
    Functional competencies
    Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda.
     Results-based programme development management
    Innovation and marketing of new approaches
    Leveraging the resources of state government and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners
    Resource Mobilization

    Core Competencies
    Values: lntegrity/Commitment to UNFPA mandate Knowledge sharing and continuous learning Valuing diversity
    Managing relationships: working in teams, communicating information and ideas; Conflict and self management
    Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance Management
    Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Analytical and strategic thinking
    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
    Appropriate and transparent decision making.

    The Ideal Candidate should:
    Be a Nigerian National (Male or Female)
    Have a Master s degree in the field of Social Sciences, Health, Medicine/Public Health, or in a related field.
    Possess relevant experience in the areas of Population, Cender and Maternal and New Born Health.
    Possess professional experience of a minimum of 6 years experience in Population and development/reproductive health/Gender or a related work, with at least 3 years in one of these areas.
    Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations. Be familiar with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth.
    Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.
    Have ability to work under pressure.
    Have excellent communication and human relation skills.
    Have proficiency in current office software applications is mandatory.


    Under the guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative. The personal Assistant ensures the effective functioning of the representative office. He/she works closely with program,
    Administrative and Finance staff. performing administrative duties. managing confidential files and coordinating briefing materials and arranging the agenda of the Representative
    The Personal Assistant To The Resident Representative
    Receives screens and route correspondence, attaches necessary background information and maintains a follow-up system with Units as requested.
    Assists in the dissemination of information, acting as contact point with other Agencies.
    Drafts routine correspondence some of a highly confidential nature, on a variety of sUbjects, ensuring that spelling. punctuation and format are correct for signature of the Resident Representative.
    Arranges meetings with high-ranking officials and organizes the logistics of official receptions given by the Head of Office.
    Maintains a database of addresses, phone and fax numbers of Government Officials, NGOs and the Diplomatic Corps.
    Prepares briefing materials for use at meetings and official missions or special trips.
    Receives screens and routes correspondences, attaches necessary background information and maintain follow-up.
    Coordinates travel arrangements, liaises with the Travel and Finance Units.
    Proof reads and clears correspondence for conformity with established procedures and accuracy of statements before being signed by the Representative.
    Prepare travel/Semi Travel plans for the Representative and the CO. and forward to ARO.
    Close and send diplomatic pouch.
    Prepare note verbale/letter announcing the Representative s mission outside and return to the duty station to UN Agencies, Diplomatic offices and Embassies.
    Organize weekly SMT meetings and other meetings for the Representative.
    Participate in Meetings as directed by the Representative.
    Prepare Rep's daily itinerary and collate CO and zonal offices weekly planner.
    Disseminate circulars and information flow to the POs and the zonal offices as and when necessary.
    Prepare monthly calendar to RC's office indicating availability of Rep. in duty station for RCa.1.
    Raise requisitions for the CO as and when necessary.
    Act liaison role between the units in the office and the zonal offices.
    Perform any other task that may be assigned by the Rep from time to time.
    Functional competencies

    Business Acumen
    Organizational awareness
    Job knowledge/technical expertise
    Integrity/Commitment to mandate Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning
    Valuing diversity
    Working in teams
    Conflict and self management
    Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management Analytical and strategic thinking
    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence Appropriate and transparent decision making

    The ideal candidate should
    Be a Nigerian national (Male or Female).
    Possess University degree in Secretarial Administration or in other related field preferred.
    Possess a minimum of 6 - 8 years or more of related work experience preferably in public or private sector organization
    Have an excellent organizational and time management skills
    Have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with colleagues and other bilateral partners
    Have the ability to perform well under pressure and flexibility in handling unexpected work assignments as and when necessary
    Be excellence minded and have the ability to work in team and a multi cultural environment
    Possess good writing and communication skills.
    Have good working knowledge of MS Office applications


    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-vacancygdr.ng@unfpa.org latest by 5th September, 2011 and clearly marked as follows:
     Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest. Kindly also note that ONLY applications sent bye-mail will be accepted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
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