Temporary Appointment-SRH Programme and Midwifery Specialist, UNFPA Sub-Office, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 1 March 2021 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Cox's Bazar
Job ID: 35394

Duration: 364 days (Temporary Appointment)


The Position:

The Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme and Midwifery Specialist will be based in Cox’s Bazar. He/she reports to the SRH Team Leader in Cox’s Bazar.

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:

Since August of 2017, a refugee influx of 750,000 people brought an already protracted refugee situation into a protracted crisis. UNFPA has deployed 130 national midwives and 3 UNV midwives to support government health facilities to provide SRH services. The purpose of this position is to oversee comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services largely delivered by midwives for refugees and host community girls and women. 


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in public health or other health related field with a background in midwifery, SRH related nursing, or obstetrics and gynecology. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

• Minimum of five years of midwifery experience, particularly implementing the comprehensive SRH services. 

• Minimum two years of relevant experience in SRH programme development and management

• Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.

• Technical knowledge of current developments on reproductive health related morbidity and mortality reduction.

• Ability to develop and coordinate SRH/midwifery programmes that target refugees, IDPs/returnees and their host communities. 

• Strong expertise in capacity development.

• Knowledge and understanding of the health care in low resource settings, particularly in the areas of reproductive health.

• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, networking, and negotiation skills.

• Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral forms.

• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS word, Excel, etc.), experience in handling of web-based management systems.


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


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Population : 164.7 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 61%
Girls 72%

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