NATIONAL POST:Humanitarian Specialist, Mogadishu Somalia - NOC

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 31 March 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Job ID: 21981

The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. 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.

Somalia has seen a trend towards political stabilization since 2011, as Parliamentary elections were successfully held and a new President was elected. However, Somalia still struggles with fragmented and weak institutions, including poor health, statistical and legal systems in a context of protracted conflict in addition to natural disasters such as drought and floods. The UNFPA Country Programme for Somalia (2018 – 2020) integrates an approach that seeks to strengthen the resilience of communities and institutions and investing in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness as a critical component to prevent and respond to the risks faced by the population, particularly women and youth.

Educational requirements:

Advanced university degree in medical science, public health, social studies, gender studies, humanitarian studies, or other social science or development-related field.

A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience Required:

A minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including experience in programme management in humanitarian or related field.

Experience in application of conflict sensitivity and “do no harm” approaches in programming.

Strong commitment to the mandate of the UN and UNFPA.

Field experience addressing/integrating gender, and/or SRH issues in emergency and post conflict contexts.

Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings.

Excellent computer literacy (Windows environment, MS office applications, web knowledge and skills)

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Somalia
Population : 15.2 mil
Fertility rate
6.1
Maternal Mortality Ratio
732
Contraceptives prevalence rate
30
Population aged 10-24
33%