Programme Specialist, Sexual Reproductive Health, Cairo, Egypt

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 14 July 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Cairo, Egypt
Job ID: 17005

Job Summary

PURPOSE:  Under the supervision of the UNFPA Representative, and in close collaboration with the Assistant Representative, the Program Adviser will coordinate and oversee the achievement of Outcome 1 - the sexual and reproductive health component - of the 10th Country Programme.  S/He provides leadership and technical support to the implementation of the coordinated work plans for a) strengthening capacities in the provision of quality, integrated and rights-based SRH, Family Planning and GBV services, including for youth and in humanitarian settings, and b) increasing demand for informed and voluntary family planning products for women and men of reproductive age. S/He leads the SRH team and works in close collaboration with national authorities, civil society organizations, private sector as well as development agencies to provide technical, operational and coordination support to promote quality SRH, including GBV prevention and protection services.

Qualification and Experience

Advanced university degree or equivalent in Medicine, Public Health, Population Studies, Health Statistics or related fields;

Specific training in Reproductive Health and Gender will be an asset.   

Seven years of relevant and increasingly responsible experience in managing RH or health programmes, of which at least three years national and/or international experience in advising on SRH programmes RH commodities, health systems and supply management;

General knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of integrated SRH care;

Interpersonal and communication skills for the dissemination of information and advocacy activities;

Familiarity with UN development programmes and working procedures, especially UNFPA policies and programming procedures, an asset.

Proven skills in writing and publication of articles in sexual and reproductive health and family planning are essential. 

Fluency in Arabic and English required

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Egypt
Population : 99.4 mil
Fertility rate
3.2
Maternal Mortality Ratio
33
Contraceptives prevalence rate
61
Population aged 10-24
26%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 81%
Girls 82%