Service Contract: SRHR Coordination Associate, UNFPA Sub Office, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, SB3

Level: SB3
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 30 April 2019 - 5:00pm(Dhaka time)
Duty station: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Job ID: 22551

This position is open for Bangladeshi Nationals only

The position:

UNFPA, the UN reproductive health and rights agency, aims to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all by ending unmet need for family planning, ending maternal death, and ending violence and harmful practices against women and girls. Currently, UNFPA is implementing its 9th Country Programme (2017-2020) in Bangladesh. The unprecedented level of the influx of Rohingya refugees seeking refuge in Bangladesh from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State since 25 August 2017, has led to the new arrival of over 688,000 Rohingya refugees staying in  Cox’s Bazar district (according to the Inter Sectoral Coordination Group).  This “fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world” has exacerbated an already protracted refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar for the past decades.

More than half of these Rohingya refugees are women and girls.  Out of the total 1.3 million target beneficiaries of the UN/NGO joint Humanitarian Response Plan including both refuges and host communities, UNFPA estimates that 299,000 are women of reproductive age (15-49 years).  Approximately 64,000 women and girls are currently pregnant with 5,000-6,000 births every month, all of whom need access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal care, emergency obstetric and new-born care and postnatal care. Women and girls are at increased risk of sexual violence and thus need support with life-saving interventions, which includes clinical management of rape, case management and psychosocial support.  To oversee these efforts at saving the lives of vulnerable girls and women and building back better with resilience, UNFPA has established a Sub-Office in Cox’s Bazar, as a front base housed by UNFPA personnel and experts on emergency coordination, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender-based violence (GBV) and operations. 

The SRHR Coordination Associate for Cox's Bazar will, under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Head of Sub-Office (HoS0) and the direct supervision of the SRHR Coordinator, provide coordination and secretariat support to the SRHR coordination team in Cox's Bazar. As the SRHR Coordination Associate, s/he will provide administrative support to the SRHR Coordinator and for the SRHR Working Group in Cox's Bazar. In close collaboration with the SRHR CO Programme unit, the SRHR Coordination Associate contributes to the coordination of UNFPA SRHR activities in Cox's Bazar. In addition, under the guidance of the UNFPA SRHR Coordinator, the SRHR Coordination Associate will work closely with SRHR partners including government authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts for the effective coordination and provision of SRHR services to Rohingyas and host communities.


Qualifications and Experience


· Bachelor degree in Medicine / Public Health, and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

· At least 5 years of relevant experience working in Health facilities, preferably related to SRHR and/or emergency response.

· Experience in Data Management, Research or Monitoring and Evaluation, preferably related to health.

· Experience in the usage of computers and advanced knowledge of various software.

· Experience in maintaining appropriate filing systems for all necessary documents, meeting minutes, participants lists etc.

· Knowledge on the situation of women and girls in Bangladesh, specifically in Cox's Bazar is an asset. Proven work experience in the area of SRHR issues.

· Prior working experience in emergency preparedness and response for natural disaster or man-made conflict is an asset

· Experience in working within a multi-national and multi-cultural environment and collaborating with various humanitarian and development actors including government officials, UN agencies, INGOs/NGOs, civil society, beneficiaries, etc.

· Knowledge and understanding of UNFPA humanitarian/development programming and operations, and about UN common programming principles including human-rights based approach, gender equality and capacity development

· Skills in collaborating with a wide range of partners, strong communication, networking and excellent organizational skills.

· Strong organizational and planning skills.

· Excellent English speaking and writing skills.

· Excellent communications and inter-personal skills and diplomatic tact

· Ability to demonstrate self-management, emotional intelligence, empathy, team spirit, conflict management as well as negotiation skills.


· Fluency in oral and written English is required.

· Knowledge of Bangla and/or local language is a plus




We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 0.4 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 79%
Girls 86%
Population : 168.1 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 57%
Girls 67%