NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Midwifery, Dhaka, Bangladesh, NOB

Level: NOB
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 29 October 2018 - 5:00pm(Dhaka time)
Duty station: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Job ID: 18208

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS ONLY FOR NATIONALS OF BANGLADESH.

The Position:

The Programme Analyst. Midwifery is located in Bangladesh Country Offices (CO) and reports to the International Midwifery Specialist.

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 (2018-2021), 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.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Analyst, Midwifery substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst, Midwifery guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:  

Advanced degree in midwifery, nursing or medicine. 

Knowledge and Experience:

Two years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, preferably in programme/project management. 

Prior experience working with the Director General of Nursing and Midwifery Service and/or the Bangladesh Midwifery and Nursing Council would be highly desirable. 

Good understanding of the health sector wide approach and the operational plans relevant to midwifery would be an advantage.

Good understanding and / or experience working with the Bangladesh Midwifery Society would be an asset.

Prior association with the midwifery educational institutes would be an advantage.

Languages: 

Fluency in English and Bangla is required. Working knowledge of another UN language an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Bangladesh
Population : 166.4 mil
Fertility rate
2.1
Maternal Mortality Ratio
176
Contraceptives prevalence rate
64
Population aged 10-24
29%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 60%
Girls 67%