Programme Analyst [National Post]

Level: NOA
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 28 August 2017 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Simiyu, Tanzania
Job ID: 11435

This post is open only to nationals of Tanzania

  • Would you like to work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Simiyu?
  • Are you experienced in programme management?

If so, this might be the position for you.

About Us
UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, 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.

How You Can Make a Difference
The United Republic of Tanzania’s (Mainland and semi-autonomous Zanzibar) maternal mortality ratio was 432 per 100,000 live births in 2012. Only 9 percent of upgraded health centers offer emergency obstetric and newborn care, and about 3,000 women suffer obstetric fistulae annually, of whom only 20 per cent can access surgery. Contraceptive stock-outs were reported in 73 percent of facilities. Sociocultural values favour large family size; misconceptions about family planning and potential side effects are widespread.

As Programme Analyst, your overall objective will be strengthening health systems to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in the region. You will support the implementation of the 2 year project (2017 – 2018) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG). As Programme Analyst, you will use UNFPA and national systems and tools to support delivery of project results and work as part of the UN Delivering as One (DaO) and UNFPA programme and operations team to ensure that project priorities are central to national initiatives to promote social economic development of the people of Tanzania guided by the National Development Plan.

You Have
Your Education
Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualifications desirable in population, demography, economics, ICT, statistics, business administration or other related fields.

Your Knowledge and Experience

  • Three years of relevant experience in programme management, finance or office management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in programme/project planning, design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation
  • Prior knowledge of population and development issues, sexual and reproductive health activities would be desirable.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
  • Strong understanding of the local government systems, particularly in the social development areas
  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment and at district and/or community level

Your Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Kiswahili is desirable.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Tanzania, United Republic of
Population : 60.9 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 23%
Girls 23%