External Service Contract (SC)

UNFPA Programme Officer, SRH/HIV

8 February 2017

Minsk

Background
The Programme Officer on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) /HIV is located in Country Offices (CO) in Minsk and reports to the Assistant Representative.
Under the supervision and guidance of the UNFPA Assistant Representative, the Programme Officer will assume the responsibility to effective design, planning and management of UNFPA`s country programme components and activities in the areas of maternal health;  women and adolescents reproductive health; family planning; cervical and breast cancer; HIV prevention, health commodity security, other related areas.
The position also envisages conducting analyses and assessments of relevant political, reproductive health, family planning and social trends; provision of substantive inputs to programme and projects formulation and evaluation; joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks; advocacy; resource mobilization; partnerships development; knowledge management; programme monitoring; reporting.
S/he will coordinate the project activities of the UNFPA within the Joint programme “BelMed” (planned for 2 years), as well as other developed projects in the area.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Participates in the implementation of the CP components and project design, planning, implementation in the area of responsibility and in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA Programme policies and procedures.
 
Analyzes and interprets the policy and socio-economic environment relevant to reproductive health and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
 
Collects, analyses and provides to the UNFPA CO all data and information related to the CO programme activities in the area of SRH/HIV, to be used for the UN and UNFPA programming purposes, provides inputs to the UNFPA CP reporting documents and frameworks, both narrative and indicator-related.
 
Assists advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, project proposals, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
 
Coordinates UNFPA`s CO relevant programme components and projects implementation ensuring delivery of results in accordance with the CP, project documents, Work Plans, etc.
 
Contributes to the evaluation of the relevant programme components and projects` activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achieved results, conducting monitoring visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports. Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follow up on recommendations.
 
Contributes to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the CO, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination.
 
Carries out any other duties as may be required by the Assistant Representative.
 
Competencies
Results-based programme development and management – Contributes to achievement of results through primary research and analysis and effective monitoring of programme/ project implementation. Uses analytical skills to identify opportunities for project development and participates in formulation of proposals ensuring substantive rigour in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
Innovation and marketing of new approaches – enhances existing processes and products. Documents and analyzes innovative strategies, best practices and new approaches. Adapts quickly to change.
Leveraging the resources of partners/ Building strategic alliances and partnerships – Establishes, maintains and utilizes a broad network of contacts to keep abreast of developments and to share information. Analyzes selected materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Resource mobilization – Provides inputs to resource mobilization strategies analyzing and maintaining information and databases on donors and developing database of project profiles for presentation to donors.
Ability to perform well under pressure, adapt to change, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to network with external professional organizations to research and improve service delivery.
Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
 
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University degree in medicine, public health or related discipline.
At least  5 years of practical experience of working in programme/project management;
Practical experience preferably in the area of sexual reproductive health, family planning, public health;
Experience working with the UN/other international organisations in an asset;
Excellent command of English, Russian and /or Belarusian.