National Post: Humanitarian Specialist- SRH and GBViE, Panama City, Panama - Re-opened

Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 21 September 2018 - 5:00pm(Panama time)
Duty station: Panama City, Panama
Job ID: 17652

Note: This post is being re opened to widen the pool of candidates.  All candidates who have already applied need not re apply. Thank you.

Job Summary

UNFPA’s mission is to work towards delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. In humanitarian contexts, UNFPA works in collaboration with partners to provide lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services and to implement and coordinate gender based violence prevention, protection and response programs.  Risk mitigation and preparedness are also UNFPA core interventions in order to build countries’ and communities’ resilience and address the humanitarian- development nexus. UNFPA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACRO) is seeking a local consultant to support advocacy, program implementation and interagency coordination in regard to GBV and the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health in emergency preparedness and response.  

Knowledge and Experience

Advanced university degree or equivalent in medicine, public health gender studies, social anthropology or other related field;

Strong technical knowledge of UNFPAs humanitarian mandate areas (SRH and GBViE) and the related humanitarian priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean;

Minimum of ten years of demonstrated experience and technical proficiency in designing, adapting, implementing and evaluating public health, SRH and/or GBV programs, some being in  humanitarian/emergency settings;

Knowledge and experience of humanitarian architecture and coordination mechanisms;

Experience in data collection and analysis including in cross-cultural and emergency settings; 

Ability to work with a wide range of diverse stakeholders such as national and international NGOs, governments and local authorities, donors, international organizations;

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, with team members based in other countries/organizations;

Availability and willingness to travel;


Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Fluency in French would be an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 4.3 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 62%
Girls 66%

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