Family Planning Adviser, Islamabad, Pakistan

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 31 January 2018 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Islamabad, Pakistan
Job ID: 13909

Duty Station: Islamabad, Pakistan* (* Currently, Islamabad/ Pakistan is a non-family duty station)

Position Summary:

The Family Planning (FP) Adviser deigns, manages and oversees programmes at national and sub-national levels that will revitalize FP in Pakistan and enable fertility decline. He/She will move the FP Agenda forward with creditability and persuasiveness and position UNFPA as the lead/convener in this area
In close collaboration with the UNFPA Deputy Representative, the FP Adviser plays a leading technical and advisory role to revitalize FP in Pakistan with special focus on reducing unmet for FP and addressing underlying causes of low FP uptake.

Requirements:

Education:  
 

Advanced university degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, or related field, with post-graduate studies in SRHR or family planning.
 
Knowledge and Experience: 
 
At least 10years of increasing responsible professional experience in the field of FP and SRHR with experience in programme/project management.
• Knowledge of Pakistan’s FP landscape, population dynamics and socio-cultural issues.
• Proven ability to design innovative strategies to achieve demonstrable results.
• Familiarity with the ICPD programme of Action.
• Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English.
• Strong results based management skills.
• Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.
• Experience in a humanitarian or crisis context is an asset.
• Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.
 
Luanguage:

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN lanuage is desirable.

 

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Pakistan
Population : 197 mil
Fertility rate
3.4
Maternal Mortality Ratio
178
Contraceptives prevalence rate
40
Population aged 10-24
30%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 46%
Girls 36%