The Programme Coordinator (Obstetric Fistula Programme) post is located in the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Maputo, and under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Country Office Representative, reports directly to both (co-supervision): the UNFPA’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme Team Leader and the MoH’s Deputy National Director for Public Health
The Programme Coordinator (Obstetric Fistula Programme), in close collaboration with the MoH, oversees, coordinates and monitors the implementation of the Programme “Promotion of Women and Girls’ Reproductive Health Rights through Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula (OF)”, and its components in line with national priorities and according to UNFPA policies and procedures.
Brief description of the of Programme:
UNFPA plays a key role in the area of Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) in Mozambique. The programme’s goal is to improve the well-being of girls and women living with obstetric fistula (OF) in Mozambique. As gender inequalities faced by women and girls living with obstetric fistula is at the center of the proposed programme, it will contribute towards closing the gender gaps through treatment and prevention. The programme has a duration of four years and is funded by the Government of Canada. The scope is nationwide, with specific focus in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambezia, Manica, Sofala and Maputo City. The programme is in line with national policies and strategies, in particular with the National Obstetric Fistula Prevention and Treatment Strategy (2012-2015- 2020) and the Mozambique RMNCAH Investment Case in the context of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). It focuses on childbirth complications within the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights – aiming to reduce the incidence and prevalence of obstetric fistula through a holistic and integrated approach. The Ministry of Health (MoH) led the development of the strategy with its four pillars in the areas of advocacy, prevention, treatment and social reintegration; the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action was specifically involved in the area of social reintegration.
Education: Master’s degree in public health, social development and/or other related social science field is desirable.
Knowledge and Experience
- Health professional;
- At least 10 years of professional experience, including field experience and increasing responsibility in the area of international development including public health, preferably reproductive/maternal health;
- Recognized expertise in providing technical advisory role;
- Strong ability to produce demonstrable results;
- Demonstrated ability to network with partners (governments, academics, civil society) and the development community for evidence-based advocacy, coordination and resource mobilization;
- Familiarity with the work of the UN system and partners specifically related to maternal health;
- Proven knowledge of project management, RBM and human rights based approach;
Computer skills: Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications).
Language skills: Fluency in Portuguese and in English, spoken and written.
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