Programme Analyst, SRHR and GBV

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 28 Jun 2024 12:00 AM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Suva

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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.


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:

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. 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 and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA defined in UNFPA strategic plan (2022-2025).


Emergency preparedness, strengthening resilience,  and humanitarian assistance are integrated in UNFPA’s work in Myanmar and are an important aspect in UNFPA’s programme. UNFPA, in line with its global strategy, contributes to strengthening capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and the use of population and rights-based data in humanitarian settings. 

The Programme Analyst, SRHR and GBV contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of SRHR, GBV, and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS). S/he analyses and assesses relevant health, political, social and economic trends and provides helps to support delivery of programming, facilitate capacity building of various stakeholders in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), GBV mitigation and response, integration of MHPSS and SRHR programme delivery across northern Shan State. The Programme Analyst, SRHR in Emergencies, guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by closely monitoring program implementation results and achievement. The incumbent also provides technical, operational and coordination support to UNFPA’s GBV in Emergencies  programme. The Programme Analyst (SRHRiE) will work in close collaboration partners and civil society organizations to coordinate the sub-national GBV Sub-Cluster as well as support the SRHR Working Group. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.


S/he will monitor results achieved during implementation, guiding the appropriate application of systems and procedures, and developing enhancements as required.


Working within complex multi-country office (CO) environment, s/he will support the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of sexual reproductive health and rights, gender equality and data in emergencies. Through substantive analysis and assessment of political, social and economic trends, s/he will contribute to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and humanitarian- development nexus frameworks. The Programme Analyst will also have working relations with UNFPA’s programme and operations teams and support country teams in the Pacific region. 



A. Technical Support and Capacity Building


  • In collaboration a wide array of stakeholders including NGOs and other partners, contributing to the design and implementation of the humanitarian  programme and its component projects, aligning with UNFPA programme policies and procedures. 
  • Gather and analyse the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA activities in the humanitarian sphere, and contribute to identifying opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. 
  • Assessing implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution, and ensuring their integration. 
  • Providing technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address SRH, strengthen GBV  and MHPSS programming in PSRO supported countries with active emergency situations.
  • Collaborate with government, CSO and other humanitarian partners to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of project inputs. 
  • Undertake  monitoring of assigned projects and support the After Action Reviews
  • Applying standard guidelines and protocols such as IASC Guidelines for the SRH in Humanitarian Settings, Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings, SRHR/GBV in humanitarian settings, SRH/GBV, MHPSS Minimum Standards and related instruments during assessment, planning and implementation of UNFPA programme in the Pacific. 
  • Consolidating existing assessments on the GBV/SRHR/MHPSS situation in the Pacific,   
  • Assisting in implementing knowledge management strategies to capture lessons learned and best practices, sharing these with management for future planning supporting training needs of project personnel.
  • Supporting the advocacy and resource mobilisation strategy of the PSRO, by ensuring preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related meetings and public events.
  • Organizing and supporting capacity building activities like training, mentorship meetings for partners delivering GBV/MHPSS and SRHR programmes to improve programme quality and support programme adaptation as per country’s requirements. 


B. Partnerships and Coordination

  • Participate in relevant health coordination fora in the Pacific.
  • Contributing to the development/ strengthening of SRH and GBV humanitarian/recovery coordination mechanisms in place at subnational level. 
  • Supporting the GBV Sub-Cluster meeting on a quarterly basis. 
  • Provide technical support to  SRHR partners in emergency preparedness and response.
  • Supporting the DFAT-supported Regional Prepositioning Initiative.
  • Developing/updating GBVSRHR and MHPSS action plans in collaboration with various national actors and/or clusters/sectors in the Pacific.
  • Liaising with SRHR and GBV staff/focal points in other agencies and organizations (including national and international NGOs and women’s groups) for coherent GBV/MHPSS/SRHR programme intervention as part of the national disaster response and recovery.
  • Support the implementation of  agreed-upon MISP and GBV standard operating procedures, related policies and practices.
  • Collaborate closely with  health and protection actors to conduct emergency assessments, analyzing results, and planning emergency response for women and girls.
  • Contributing  SRHR, GBV, MHPSS and SRHR expertise to multi-sectoral assessments to ensure safe and ethical data collection, sharing, and risk reduction.


C. Management responsibilities

  • Maintaining regular communication with supervisor, International Humanitarian Coordinator in Suva Fiji,  programme and operations team from the UNFPA Country Office. 
  • Supporting the DFAT RPI-Prepositioning and providing technical and administrative assistance to staff and volunteers. 
  • Performing any other tasks and duties assigned by UNFPA.



Qualifications and Experience: 




Advanced university degree in medicine, public health, international development, social sciences or other related field.


Knowledge and Experience: 


  • Two years professional experience in the field of maternal health or/and sexual and reproductive health and rights and/or gender-based violence prevention and response with experience in programme/ project management
  • State of the art knowledge on sexual reproductive health and rights, maternal health, family planning and contraceptive technologies
  • Field experience addressing/integrating gender, and/or sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights issues in emergency and post conflict contexts 
  • Strong commitment to the mandate of the UN and UNFPA Pacific
  • Experience of working with vulnerable communities is an asset.
  • Practical experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Experience using office software packages and web-based management systems.

•    Knowledge and understanding of conflict sensitivity and “do no harm” approach is an asset.




  • Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential, with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages. 
  • Knowledge of local language in UNFPA target states and regions is an asset.


Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity,  
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, 
  • Embracing cultural diversity, 
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation

Core Competencies: 

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact 


Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

















Compensation and Benefits: 

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 


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