Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist, Sexual & RH Branch, Technical Division, New York, P3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
  • Closing date: 14 Feb 2023 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

Under the overall supervision of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) Coordinator, the MNH Partnerships and Advocacy Analyst will help to strengthen strategic partnerships and coordination mechanisms for a range of organizations and actors working on midwifery, EmONC and MNH service delivery, PHC and UHC including NGOs, government partners, UN agencies and other national and international organizations.

The analyst will also contribute to the development of communications and advocacy materials and document best practices and lessons learned in MNH, particularly related to midwifery, the EmONC network approach, service delivery redesign in the context of PHC and UHC.

The MNH Partnership and Advocacy Analyst duties include:  building and sustaining partnerships, advocacy and communications, event and information management.


How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

This position is in the MHTF technical team based in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch of UNFPA HQ (NY).

Qualifications and Experience 

•    Advanced degree in management, communication, public health, or other social sciences or related fields.  
Knowledge and Experience: 
•    5 years of experience working in the development sector, preferably on maternal and newborn health, of which 2 are at the international level in low resource settings.
•    Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders.
•    Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination.
•    Demonstrable knowledge of MNH in low resource settings and roles/responsibilities of key actors in this field.
•    Robust communication and advocacy skills
•    Experience in report writing, literature reviews and funding proposals
•    Experience in designing and developing MNH advocacy and communications products
•    Experience in high level meeting/event planning and coordination

•    Fluency in written and spoken French and English is required. Spanish is a valuable asset


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