TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT(FAST TRACK)- SRH Team Leader, UNFPA Sub-Office, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 27 February 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Cox's Bazar
Job ID: 28952


Duration: 364 days


The Position:

The SRH Team Leader will be based in Cox’s Bazar. S/he reports to the Head of Sub-Office 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:

The SRH Team Leader will help to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health programming (SRH) and SRH services in the ongoing Rohingya refugee crises currently affecting Cox’s Bazar.  S/he will also facilitate the procurement and delivery of emergency medical supplies and equipment and provide capacity building to relevant stakeholders on SRH related issues (including reproductive, maternal and new-born health, family planning information and services, STIs and HIV prevention, care and treatment, and care for survivors of violence). S/he will also assists in establishing relevant partnerships with other humanitarian stakeholders, NGOs, donors and government counterparts.


Qualifications and Experience


• Advanced degree in public health with a background in medicine, nursing or midwifery.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• Minimum 7 professional experience in the field of humanitarian, development and population activities, with experience in programme/project management.

• Minimum 5 years of experience preferably in an emergency context, particularly implementing the MISP.

• Significant Field experience in SRHR coordination in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response.

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

• Clear understanding about the existing strategies and strong technical knowledge of current developments on sexual reproductive health related morbidity reduction.

• Ability to develop and coordinate SRHR programs that target refugees, IDPs/returnees and their host communities. 

• Demonstrated/proven experience in coordination and liaison with government officials and other stakeholders, including NGOs and communities.

• Maturity and confidence in dealing/engaging with senior and high-ranking government officials/representatives non-government national and international institutions. and 

• Strong expertise in capacity development, institutional/organizational development, knowledge management, adult learning, policy advisory support and advocacy.

• Solid knowledge and understanding of the socio-cultural factors in Bangladesh, 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 aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
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