Temporary Appointment (Fast Track)-Programme Coordinator, Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (GBV/SRHR),Taunggyi, Myanmar, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 15 April 2021 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Taunggyi, Myanmar
Job ID: 36496


Duration: 364 days

Duty Station: Taunggyi, Myanmar

Closing Date: 15 April 2021 (5 pm New York time)


The Position: 

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Deputy Representative and with direct supervision of the Humanitarian Response Specialist, based in Yangon, the Programme Coordinator GBV/SRHR is located in the project office in Taunggyi, Shan State.  

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. 

Job Purpose: 

UNFPA’s Fourth Country Programme Document (2018-2022) for Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in September 2017. The Programme focuses on three key areas of intervention 1) sexual and reproductive health) 2) gender equality and women’s empowerment and 3) population dynamics. The proposed Country Programme is aligned with new UNFPA’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2021). Youth and adolescents as well as gender equality and related human rights, are mainstreamed throughout the programme. UNFPA has partnerships with UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions. UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, peacebuilding and humanitarian spectrums. 

UNFPA has launched the second phase of the “Women and Girls First” Programme (20192022), which is a large multi-year, multi-donor initiative, that provides knowledge and technical leadership in partnership with civil society organizations and a wide range of      stakeholders to advance:  gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). The Programme is currently being implemented in Rakhine, Kachin, northern Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States and will be further expanded to southern Shan State as of 2021.  

Emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance are integrated in UNFPA’s work in Myanmar and are an important aspect in its proposed fourth country programme (20182022). UNFPA, in line with its global strategy, contributes to strengthening national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and the use of population and rights-based data in humanitarian settings.  

The Programme Coordinator will lead implementation of UNFPA’s GBV/SRHR programme in Shan State which bridges the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding making strategic linkages with UNFPA’s overall programme in Shan, including GBV, SRHR, MHPSS, and youth activities. The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for setting up the programme in Southern Shan and the implementation and coordination of GBV/SRHR programming with      NGOs and civil society partners; and representation of UNFPA in the inter-agency coordination platform.  The Programme Coordinator will oversee the suboffice in northern Shan and provide guidance and support to partners on GBV and SRHR. S/he is also expected to lead COVID-19 response and recovery interventions in Shan State under the overall framework of UN Framework for the Immediate Socio-economic Response to COVID-19 in Myanmar.  


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced University degree (Master) in medicine, public health, international development, social sciences, gender/GBV or other related field. 

Knowledge and Experience:  

● A minimum of 5 years of SRHR or GBV professional experience, with preference for a candidate demonstrating strong knowledge of one area and familiarity with the other.   

● Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly regarding SRHR and GBV including relevant international human rights standards; and operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960, 2347) and Youth, Peace and Security (2050) as an asset; or knowledge and practical experience in sexual reproductive health and rights programming in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings, including GBV-SRHR integrated programme; 

● Experience and capacity in development and delivery of GBV/SRHR training components to government, NGO, and community level participants.  

● Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment. 

● Demonstrated representational, leadership and management skills.  

● Experience working in Myanmar or the region is an added advantage.  

● Excellent computer literacy (windows environment, MS office applications (including Word, Excel and Power-point and Internet skills).   


Fluency in English is required; knowledge of anohter UN language is desirable. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 54.8 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 79%
Girls 1.16%

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