Sunday, July 23, 2017

UN Population Fund,UNFPA Adolescents and Youth Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 01 Aug 2017
The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in development assistance. It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in population projects in a developing cou
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the JPO will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of programme activities related to adolescents and youth, including but not limited to provision of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, HIV prevention and Gender Based Violence prevention. This will include but not limited to the following:
1.      Support the office in analyzing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment relevant to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and in the identification of opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.
2.      Support the office in keeping well informed of new policy and development frameworks, and the preparation of inputs for policy dialogues, technical assistance and development frameworks regarding adolescent sexual and reproductive health;
3.      Support the office in implementation of services targeting young people; including service integration, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, community- based and public oriented demand creation for youth- friendly services with specific focus on adolescent girls;
4.      Coordinate and support implementing partners in the area of adolescents and youth, including programme planning, development of activities, providing technical support to implementation and ensuring quality narrative and financial reporting;
5.      Create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends in Adolescent Health, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches, and ongoing experience of lessons learnt and best practices and share with colleagues and external partners;
6.      Ensure programme interventions in the area of A&Y are informed by available evidence and the UNFPA Strategic Plan;
7.      Represent UNFPA in the ASRH sub- technical working group and related interagency coordination mechanisms;
8.      Support the office and the monitoring and evaluation teams in monitoring progress towards program outcomes, collecting and analyzing program related data, report compilation and writing and development of M&E reporting tools;
9.      Support advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the country office by preparing relevant documentation i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events, contribute to fulfilling donor’s as well as UNFPA statutory reporting requirements;
10. Report to supervisor any possible/ potential constraints to program implementation and recommend solutions to overcome such obstacles;
11. Perform other duties as and when required by UNFPA Representative/Deputy UNFPA representative / direct supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master degree in social sciences or related fields with specialized knowledge in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV prevention
Working Experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in the health and/or international development sectors. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
Language requirements
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French is an asset
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English
Other Requirements
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds
  • This post is opened in the context of the JPO Programme sponsored by the Government of Canada and is open exclusively to nationals of Canada or holders of a permanent residency in Canada.
Age of applicant
  • The maximum age of the applicant must be 32 years as of 31 December of the year of application
For more details on this vacancy and the JPO Programme, please go to:
How to apply:

No comments:

Post a Comment