Tuesday, November 17, 2009

UNFPA, Technical Specialist – Reproductive Health/Maternal and Child Health, ICS-10, Deadline December 30, 2009.

Technical Specialist – Reproductive Health/Maternal and Child Health, ICS-10

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. UNFPA - because everyone counts
Closing date: 10 Dec 2009
Location: Timor-Leste - Dili


POST TYPE: Non-Rotational

DURATION: 1 year fixed-term initially

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Asia and the Pacific Region


The UNFPA Timor-Leste seeks a Technical Specialist – Reproductive Health for the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health to provide appropriate technical guidance and support to the head of the department in the assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all aspects of the Timor-Leste Reproductive Health Programme. S/he will dedicate majority of his/her time for capacity building of national MCH programme officers, including staff of the District Health Management Team and Hospitals, to ensure the technical quality of the program, achievement of program objectives and further expansion of the Reproductive Health Program.

Organizational Setting

Under the Supervision of the UNFPA Representative for Timor-Leste the incumbent will provide technical support to the Ministry of Health in strategic planning and execution of RH and Maternal and Child Health activities including review of the national strategies, guidelines preparation, capacity building and implementation of strategies, including the following tasks:

  1. Comprehensive review of the National RH Strategy during the first 3 months of the assignment.
  2. Provide technical support to the Mother and Child Health Department in the management, budgeting and monitoring reproductive health related programme activities as well as implementation of agreed corrective actions.
  3. Provide substantive advice and technical support in improving formulation and implementation of national policies and strategies to address reproductive health needs in the country.
  4. Provide technical support in developing guidelines and standards to strengthen the provision of reproductive health care in the country.
  5. Participate in capacity development of national health providers by providing technical support in coordinating training activities, revising national training curricula, materials and guidelines, and identify health providers’ training needs in the area of reproductive health.
  6. Ensure the implementation of BCC strategies and materials in the area of reproductive health
  7. Ensure that Reproductive Health activities are well integrated in SISCA activities
  8. Participate in environmental scanning in support of the national reproductive health and maternal and child health.
  9. Guide and build capacity of MCH Department in methods of assessment, monitoring and evaluation to ensure the achievements of RH programme objectives and identify opportunities and constraints in programme implementation.
  10. Prepare regular progress reports on execution of reproductive health activities.
  11. Undertake other tasks as necessary in the area Reproductive/maternal health as per request of the UNFPA Representative.

Core Competencies
·         Values/Guiding Principles;
·         Performance Management;
·         Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
Working in Teams;

·         Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
·         Communication;
·         Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making;
·         Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence;
·         Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda:
  • Results based programme development and management;
  • Leveraging the resources of partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise

Job Requirements:
  • Medical Doctor with a Master in Public Health or in RH.
  • years experience working in progressively responsible positions related to sexual and reproductive health in developing countries. Proven record of successful advisory experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge in improving the formulation and implementation of public policies concerning youth and women's sexuality and reproductive health.
  • Proven successful experience in implementing and managing reproductive health programs at the national and district level in developing counties.
  • Ability to conduct training needs assessments, preparation of training modules and organizations of training programs.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, in coordination with other related departments and organizations to achieve MCH objectives.
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Willingness to work in a hardship environment for a minimum of one year.
  • Proven capacity to work with National counterparts respecting cultural values and national context.
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Portuguese, Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia required; knowledge og another UN language an asset

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender quality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position. The package includes a competitive salary plus housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.
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.
Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment/application_guide.doc.
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.
*This is a project-funded post
Reference Code: RW_7XQSVN-66