Revision -Technical Adviser Maternal and Newborn, Sexual & RH Branch, Technical Division, New York, P5

  • Level: P-5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 08 Feb 2023 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

Revision: This vacancy is open to both internal and external applicants.  Thank you.

The Position:

The Technical Adviser Maternal Health provides overall technical and managerial leadership for maternal and newborn health and ensures programmatic and technical coordination of UNFPA’s Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF). S/he provides technical and operational support to regional and country offices to ensure quality of the work-plans, alignment of targets and indicators and the realization of agreed results of each business unit receiving support from the MHTF. In addition, S/he ensures global visibility of the work of the MHTF in major SRMNAH frameworks; actively advocates globally and in-house for maternal and newborn health; supports fund raising to ensure sustainability; ensures coordinated and integrated delivery of the maternal and newborn health agenda in alignment with the MHTF Business Plan; monitors programme implementation and accountability; maintains strong management and coherence of the team and ensures a strong relationship with global SRMNAH partners.  

You will report directly to the Chief, Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch in the Technical Division of UNFPA.

Qualifications and Experience


Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent (preferably Ph.D.) in public health, medicine and/or social sciences.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of public health, of which seven years should be at the international level.
  • Is an acknowledged expert and recognized authority in the area of maternal health and overall SRH/RR
  • Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to demonstrate results.
  • Exceptional management, coordination and relationship management skills.
  • Extensive network within the academic and development community
  • Strong communicator
  • Field experience is a must


Fluency in English; knowledge of French is a strong asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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