TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Technical Specialist, MH/RHCS, Lomé, Togo, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 15 November 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Lome, Togo
Job ID: 26650

The Position

Based in Lomé, under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative in Togo and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Maternal Health and Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) Technical Specialist will work closely with the National Program Officer and Programme Operations Teams in the UNFPA Country office. S/he will also work closely with different entities in the Ministry of Health, NGOs and Partners to reinforce the Maternal Health programme and enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS).

Job Purpose

The Technical Specialist will have the responsibility for health system strengthening and financing for the promotion, design, monitoring and evaluation, equitable access of RH commodity for all sectors, including supply management system. She/he will provide technical advice and support to RH/FP/MH planners, policy makers, programme managers and service providers on national policies and programmes in the field of Reproductive Health and Maternal Health. This will include conducting relevant research, analysis and training to improve knowledge sharing in these areas. The incumbent will contribute to an enhancement of national capacity to mobilize and obtain social and political support for national policies and programmes in the field of Reproductive Health/Maternal health.

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.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Advanced university degree in any of the following areas - public health, medicine, social sciences, pharmacy or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5 years of professional experience and increasing responsibilities in managing RH or health programmes, including supply management systems;
  • At least three years of national and/or international experience in advising on RH commodities, health systems and supply management;
  • General knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of integrated RH/MH care;
  • Familiarity with UN development programmes and working procedures, especially UNFPA policies and programming procedures is an asset.

Language

  • Fluency in French.
  • Good command of oral and written English is required.

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Togo
Population : 8.2 mil
Fertility rate
4.3
Maternal Mortality Ratio
368
Contraceptives prevalence rate
23
Population aged 10-24
32%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 48%
Girls 33%