The Assistant Representative is located in the UNFPA Garowe Office, Somalia and reports to the UNFPA Representative.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
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.
You would be responsible for:
Conducting substantive policy dialogue with Government counterparts and UN and other development partners to facilitate the incorporation of UNFPA's programme priorities and ICPD agenda into national plans and strategies, UN system's initiatives and development frameworks (CCA, UNSF, PRSPs, SWAPs, SDGs).
Translating global strategies into country-specific advocacy strategies, creating and delivering effective evidence-based advocacy messages to promote UNFPA's programme goals taking into account political and social sensitivities.
Promoting a results-based approach and integrating innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes, sub-programmes and projects based on strategic priorities and responsive to the country's needs in the areas of reproductive health, population and development, youth, and gender.
Facilitating the achievement of programme results by identifying, providing and coordinating substantive and technical inputs into programme development and implementation, ensuring substantive monitoring and oversight and coordinating and evaluating the inputs of consultants and technical experts.
Promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning, testing, linking and documenting innovative strategies, approaches, lessons learned and best practices inside and outside UNFPA and replicating these strategies and approaches. Ensuring that programme and operations staff integrate new substantive policies, methodologies and tools (RBM, gender concepts, etc.).
Mobilizing resources for support to the country programme recommending a strategic approach and encouraging Country Office action. Assisting the Government and other executing agencies in the coordination of assistance for population programmes.
Representing UNFPA within the UN Area Coordination Team, promoting effective coordination on development and humanitarian issues with integration of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, youth, and gender-based violence issues in strategic frameworks;
Contributing to the implementation of the CO security strategy and plan in line with UN procedures and requirements;
Managing the office staff, communicating standards of performance, and assigning responsibilities for achieving results according to the Performance Appraisal and Development (PAD) system;
Monitoring and analyzing, on a continuous basis, substantive, administrative and financial aspects of the programmes/work plans and proactively facilitating monitoring, evaluation and audit exercises;
Carrying out any other duties as may be required by the Representative.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.
Knowledge and Experience:
Fluency in English. Knowledge of written and spoken Somali language is essential.
Exemplifying integrity Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system Embracing diversity in all its forms Embracing change Core Competencies:Achieving Results Being Accountable Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen Thinking analytically and Strategically Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships Communicating for Impact
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, annual leave, health insurance and other benefits.
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