Tuesday, February 2, 2010

UNFPA, HIV/Adolescent Reproductive Health/BCC National Officer, Deadline February 17, 2010.

Terms of Reference

Organization: United Nations Population Fund
Organization Description: United Nations
Job Location: Dili with travels to the District
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration: 1 year initially with possibility of renewal, (three months probation period apply)
Closing Date: 17th February 2010                

General Overview of Position

UNFPA Timor-Leste has been providing support to the country since 1999. It is one of the UN Agencies committed and actively supporting the national government focusing on 3 Programs: Reproductive Health, Population and Development and Gender.  The RH program is providing support to the Ministry of Health through the Maternal and Child Health focusing on Safe Motherhood, Family Planning and Emergency Obstetric Care(EMOC). CO also supports BCC strategies of MoH working closely with MCH and Health Promotions Department.  Last year as sub recipient of Global Fund, it supported a local NGO(FTH) actively working on HIV prevention among FSW and MSM in terms of Management and Financial support. Currently UNFPA is supporting the HIV in Prison Project implemented by local NGO. As part of Reproductive Health – Adolescent Reproductive Health is a new endeavor of UNFPA CO. It was launched in late 2007 and activities started in 2008. It is for these three programs that UNFPA Timor Leste seeks an HIV/ARH /BCC National Officer.

Under the overall guidance of the Country  Representative and direct supervision of The Reproductive Health Officer of UNFPA Timor Leste Country Office, the incumbent will work closely with counterparts at the Ministry of Health - Maternal and Child Health Department, HIV Unit of the Communicable Disease Control Department, Health Promotions Department and the Ministry of Education Curriculum Development Directorate.

§         Effectively manage Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV program component within the umbrella of RH Program. Assists in the development of the Youth Friendly Health Service National Guidelines and ASRH incorporation in the Secondary curriculum in the country.
§         Assists in the development of the Youth Friendly Health Service National Guidelines and ASRH incorporation in the Secondary curriculum in the country.
§         Actively participate  in  relevant thematic groups and meetings particularly the Country Coordination Mechanism Meetings and ARH/Health Education/BCC working group meetings available in the country and provide support to government counterparts in strategic policy discussion.
§         Assists the RH Program Officer in preparation of work plans and reports in areas of HIV/AIDS, ARH and BCC.
§         Work closely with government counterparts to ensure the availability of adequate capacities for an effective multi-sectoral response to HIV/AIDS which includes all key government partners at national, regional and district levels.
§         Support the development of strategic work plans for the attainment of government’s priorities in the areas of HIV/AIDS, ARH and BCC.
§         Assists in strengthen the monitoring system available in the Ministry of Health/Ministry of Education for periodically assessing the impact of interventions such as community dialogue and Focus group discussions.
§         Support the RH Program Officer in the management of performance indicators, routine administration, coaching of National ARH/HIV/BCC staff in MoH and help in identification of new strategic policy directions for ARH,HIV/AIDS and BCC as necessary.
§         Focal point in fostering linkages with other RH Programs like BCC, Safe Motherhood and Family Planning and other UNFPA Programs like Population and Development and Gender.


1.      University Degree in Social Science, Nursing or Medical Doctor
2.      Masters Degree will be an advantage
1.       Commitment, drive for results, embracing diversity, integrity and team work,
2.      Analytical and conceptual thinking, communication skills and technical Knowledge,
3.      Good team player with leading vision and change with ability to work independently,
4.      Excellent organization skills.
5.      Ability and willingness to travel to the districts in Timor Leste
6.      Understanding of how UNFPA work is an advantage.
7.      Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple activities
8.      Good interpersonal skills to ensure effective working relationship with partners and colleagues.
9.      Sensitivity to partner's needs and expectations and maintain open communications.
10.  Innovative, able to take risks and able to participate in change to keep program/operations working.
11.  Practical solution oriented.
12.  Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization particularly with leading government agencies like the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and other UN Agencies.
LANGUAGECandidate must be fluent in oral and written English.

This post is open for Timorese National only

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Recent Curriculum Vitae and P11 form in a sealed envelope marking “Confidential” and mentioned the post being applied at the top of the envelope, by 17th February 2010 at the latest to the following address:

UN House,
Caicoli Street,
Dili, Timor-Leste
or email to: jsoares@unfpa.org

Note : May get the P11 form at the security house at the back gate of Obrigado Barracks compound (opposite Palacio da Cinzas) or get the soft copy by sending an email to the above email address.