TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT (FAST TRACK)- SRHR in Emergencies Information Management Specialist, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 25 February 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Cox's Bazar
Job ID: 27142


Duration: 6 months ( Extension subject to funding availability)


The Position:

The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in Emergencies (SRHRiE) Information Management (IM) Specialist will be based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 

Under the overall guidance of UNFPA Head of Sub-Office, the SRHRiE IM Specialist will directly report to the SRH Team Leader.

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, 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 670,000 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 newborn 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. 

As the SRHRiE IM Specialist, s/he will be responsible for managing all SRHR related information for the SRHR team in Cox’s Bazar.  In close collaboration of the Country Office SRHR Programme Unit, Sub-Office SRHR Programme Unit and M&E Unit, the SRHRiE IM Specialist will substantively contribute to the management, coordination and quality assurance of planning, implementation, and monitoring of SRHR information management activities in Cox’s Bazar.  In addition, under the guidance of the UNFPA Cox’s Bazar Sub-Office management, the SRHRiE IM Specialist will work closely with government authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts to promote collaborative information exchange for driving more effective humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Refugees and host communities.  

The SRHRiE Information Management Specialist Cox’s Bazar will, under the direct supervision of UNFPA Head of Sub Office, provide strategic information management support to the management of the UNFPA’s humanitarian programme in Cox’s Bazar. 


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced degree with specialization in areas such as gender studies, humanitarian affairs, human rights, law, social work, public health, development studies, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• 5 years of experience working on gender-based violence, of which 3 are at the international level, preferably in a humanitarian context.

• Experience leading inter-agency coordination mechanisms with a wide range of stakeholders.

• Demonstrable knowledge of the critical components to facilitate effective inter-agency coordination.

• Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.

• Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian emergency operations, including the Cluster System and HPC, and roles/responsibilities of key humanitarian actors.

• Experience designing and managing GBV programmes in an NGO (recommended).

• Ability to self-manage, emotional intelligence, empathy, team spirit, conflict management as well as negotiating skills.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is preferable.

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Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
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Girls 67%