NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, Family Planning Kampala, Uganda (NOC)

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 12 February 2019 - 5:00pm(Kampala time)
Job ID: 20824

The Position

The Programme Specialist – Family Planning  will be responsible for leading the Family Planning Programme at UNFPA Uganda Country Office, reporting directly to the Head of the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ISRHR) team/Assistant Representative.

The Programme Specialist – Family Planning will therefore be a critical member of staff leading on the Family Planning Programme within UNFPA’s Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights framework, working closely with other relevant UNFPA staff and other stakeholders. The Programme Specialist – Family Planning will be responsible for the supporting the Government of Uganda, and other relevant partners, to increase demand for and access to Family Planning services including Family Planning commodities. The Programme Specialist – Family Planning's contribution will be instrumental in ensuring the Government of Uganda attains the 2020 targets as enshrined in the National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (FP-CIP).

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; who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them; and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results

Qualifications and Experience

Education: 

Advanced degree in Public health, health policy population, development, and/or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least five years of experience in SRH/FP programming.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health and Local Government (districts) is desirable.
  • Excellent computer/information systems skills.
  • Understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA’s mandate, policies, operations and development topics within the Ugandan setting is an added advantage.

Languages:

Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Uganda
Population : 44.3 mil
Fertility rate
5.4
Maternal Mortality Ratio
343
Contraceptives prevalence rate
39
Population aged 10-24
34%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 23%
Girls 21%