Author Topic: National Program Analyst, Reproductive Health/Obstetric Fistula - NOB at United Nations Population Fund - Nigeria  (Read 446 times)


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Job Title: National Program Analyst, Reproductive Health/Obstetric Fistula – NOB

Vacancy Number: VN 2013/005

Post Level: NOB (ICS 09)

Post Number: 00024696

Duty Post: Kaduna Decentralized Office (KDO)

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Duration: One Year (Subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance)

Organisation: United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA Nigeria

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

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Head of KDO), the National Programme Analyst, Reproductive Health/Obstetric Fistula will work with the UNFPA RH team to support the national response in maternal health including skilled birth attendance (SBA), emergency obstetric care (EMOC) antenatal care (ANC), Family Planning (FP), delivery care, post natal care and implementation of the government’s IMNCH strategy. S/He 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 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 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.

• Provide technical assistance in operationalisation/implementation of the National Strategic Framework for the Elimination of Obstetric Fistula in Nigeria 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 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 fora, including the National Obstetric Fistula Coordination meetings, UNH4+, UN RH Theme Group, RH Technical Working Group (TWG), IMNCH TWG, RHCS 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


The ideal Candidate should:

• Be a Nigerian National (Male or Female)

• Be a Medical Doctor or Midwife with a post-graduate degree in Public Health or a related Social Science field.

• Possess professional experience of a minimum of 3 – 5 years in programme/project management in the public and/or private sector linked to Reproductive Health with particular emphasis on Maternal Health issues especially with international bilateral, multilateral organizations or NGOs.

• Proven experience in working in programmes in prevention, surgical management and rehabilitation of women with obstetric fistula.

• 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 a strong capability to communicate clearly in Hausa is desirable.

• Have proficiency in current office software applications.

Core Competencies:

• Integrity/Commitment to the UN mandate/Valuing Diversity;

• Performance Management;

• Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;

• Working in Teams;

• Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;

• Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence; and

• Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning.

Functional Competencies:

• Advocacy – Advancing a policy-oriented agenda;

• Results-based programme development and management;

• Leveraging the resources of national governments & partners;

• Building strategic alliances and partnerships;

• Innovation and marketing of new approaches;

• Resource mobilisation; and

• Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise


All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and completed UN Personal History Form (P 11), which can be download from our intra site 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 – latest by 11 April, 2013 and clearly marked – NPA RH/OBSTETRIC FISTULA – NOB

Download the UN Personal History Form (P 11) here:

Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest.

Kindly also note that ONLY applications sent by e-mail as specified above will be accepted.

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

*UNFPA reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower level and prior to the closing date.

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