Programme Specialist, GBV/SRHR, Kampala, Uganda, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 26 March 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 21807

The Position

Programme Specialist SRHR/GBV in the Uganda Country Office will work under the overall supervision of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Delivery and Coordination Specialist. The incumbent will be based in Kampala, with regular travel to the field to provide support to the decentralized offices.
UNFPA intends to engage the support of a Programme Specialist SRHR/GBV in the Uganda Country Office in Kampala. The Specialist will provide high quality technical inputs and support for programme development, implementation, knowledge management and learning for policy advocacy at both national and field levels.

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; 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.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:  

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, public/community health, gender, development or related field. 
  • Training in SRHR and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian and development settings will be an asset.

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.

Language: 
Fluency in oral and written English

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Uganda
Population : 45.7 mil
Fertility rate
5.3
Maternal Mortality Ratio
343
Contraceptives prevalence rate
40
Population aged 10-24
34%