Under the direct supervision of the Youth Programme Specialist (Team Leader) and the overall supervision of the Assistant Representative and the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative and Representative, the Programme Coordinator for Nampula is responsible for all aspects of developing and managing UNFPA programmes but focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR) and prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the province in line with national priorities and according to UNFPA policies and procedures and ICPD priorities. S/he is responsible for building, maintaining, and strengthening strategic partnerships in the province to achieve the programme results and leads the “Action for Girls and Young Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” and Spotlight project coordination platform of UN agencies and Implementing Partners, maintaining a close linkage with the government coordination mechanisms for effective and efficient implementation of the programme/projects.
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.
The Programme Coordinator is expected to provide leadership on convening and coordination of partnerships among intergovernmental organizations, local government, CSOs, professional associations and international development agencies in the substantive and related programme areas. More specifically, the Programme Coordinator provides leadership and technical guidance for planning, implementation and monitoring of UNFPA programmes in Nampula, especially on adolescents and youth such as child marriage and other forms of GBV, adolescent pregnancy, ASRH services, comprehensive sexuality education, expanded economic opportunities, youth participation and leadership.
Qualifications and Experience
Master´s degree in health, gender studies, demography, social sciences, or other related disciplines.
Knowledge and experience:
- Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, preferably in public, NGO and/or international institutions.
- Field experience in ASRHR, gender, child marriage and/or life skills education is required.
- Good knowledge of the programme development mechanism of the United Nations country programmes and familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies.
- Experience in coordination of multi-sectoral project working groups or coordination committees in Mozambique is an asset.
- Familiarity with UNFPA/UN country operations and procedures an asset.
Excellent oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.
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