Programme Specialist, Sexual and Reproductive Health, P4

United Nations Population Fund
  • Location
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 07

Position description

The Programme Specialist is located in Egypt Country Office. The Programme Specialist reports directly to the Representative, working in close collaboration with Assistant Representative. S/he plays a leadership role in coordinating, overseeing and managing Sexual Reproductive Health component programmes of the CO.

S/He provides leadership and technical support to the implementation of the coordinated work plans for strengthening capacities in the provision of quality, integrated and rights-based SRH, Family Planning, including for youth and increasing demand for informed and voluntary family planning products for women and men of reproductive age.

S/He leads the SRH team of the EU funded Project and works in close collaboration with national authorities, civil society organizations, private sector as well as development agencies to promote and mainstream the work achieved by the EU supported project.

Job Purpose:

In UNFPA CO in Egypt and in the context of the implementation of the 10th and 11th Country Programmes, you will play a vital role in the UNFPA Country Office by providing quality technical and programming support, guidance and advice to the Reproductive Health project’s team, by ensuring knowledge building, sharing , management, learning, and developing Reproductive Heath capacities of Egypt CO, as well as those of national counterparts, when necessary.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education:

  • Advanced Degree or equivalent in public health, medicine, sociology, demography, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management, public Health or other related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Specific training in Reproductive Health and Gender will be an asset;
  • Seven years of relevant and increasingly responsible experience in managing RH or health programmes, of which at least three years national and/or international experience in advising on SRH programmes RH commodities, health systems and supply management;
  • General knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of integrated SRH care;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for the dissemination of information and advocacy activities;
  • Familiarity with UN development programmes and working procedures, especially UNFPA policies and programming procedures, an asset;
  • Proven skills in writing proposals in sexual and reproductive health and family planning are essential.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English language is required and any other UN Language.

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