Regional Adviser, Health Policy and Advocacy (Sexual and Reproductive Health/ Rights)

Level: P-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 4 October 2017 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Bangkok
Job ID: 12091

The Regional Adviser Health Policy and Advocacy (SRHR) leads the Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO) work in health, SRHR and HIV policy and advocacy across the UN system to support implementation of the SDGs and the ICPD agenda.  S/he provides strategic policy advice and support to country offices to support national and local implementation of global commitments and effectively position UNFPA and the ICPD agenda.  S/he exercises thought leadership on health, SRHR and HIV to support evidence-based implementation of the SDGs and the ICPD agenda at the national and local levels. S/he represents APRO in regional intergovernmental and interagency fora to promote SRHR and the full realization of ICPD and related human rights commitments. The Regional Adviser undertakes analysis of regional and national trends and provides strategic advice and insight to APRO, Headquarters (HQ), and country office (CO) colleagues to advance policy and advocacy priorities.

Requirements:

Education: 

• Advanced University degree or equivalent (preferably Ph. D.) in public health, social sciences, medicine, health systems/economics, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.

Knowledge and Experience:

• 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level;

• Proven substantive experience in policy making and/or advocacy for health, SRHR and HIV including reproductive health and family planning, essential

• Up-to-date, state-of-the art knowledge in SRHR, essential

• Demonstrated understanding of human rights and gender equality dimensions of health, SRHR and HIV, including social determinants of health, essential;

• Health systems and health reform experience with an understanding of health economics and health financing, essential;

• Experience in policy making process at national or regional government level, an asset;

• Knowledge and understanding of quality of care, specifically client rights issues and behavior change communication, an asset

• Experience in humanitarian setting including disaster prone and fragile contexts is desirable;

• Strong track record of strategic and technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and advocacy and presentation skills;

• Established networks within the academic and development community;

• Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;

• Field experience is strongly desirable; and

• Experience in the Asia and the Pacific region is an asset.

Languages:

Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of an additional UN language an asset.

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Thailand
Population : 68.1 mil
Fertility rate
1.5
Maternal Mortality Ratio
20
Contraceptives prevalence rate
78
Population aged 10-24
19%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 77%
Girls 82%