The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the vacant position below:Job Title: Programme Analyst, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Country Office – (NOB)Job ID: 21549Location: Abuja, NigeriaJob type: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDuration: One year (renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).The PositionThe Spotlight Initiative Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Programme Specialist will be responsible for planning, directing and controlling the formulation and implementation of all Sexual Reproductive Health activities across all the pillars of the Spotlight Initiative in UNFPA Nigeria and provide guidance of SRHR activities of other implementing agencies. You will report directly to the Technical Coherence Specialist, under the overall coordination of the Maternal and Reproductive Health Advisor.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 PurposeIn a global organization, where many of our people are based in challenging environments, you will play a vital role in ensuring SRHR earmarking, inter-linkages and implementation of the new multi-UN agency EU-UN Spotlight Initiative project for UNFPA Nigeria.The Spotlight Initiative is a new program set at addressing the SRHR needs of women and girls survivors or those at risk of gender based violence and harmful practices.In collaboration with UNFPA SRHR and Gender/GBV units, Government counterparts, sister UN agencies and other partners, the project will work across various thematic areas for a comprehensive response to ending GBV and harmful practices.Main Tasks & ResponsibilitiesYou would be responsible for:Providing strategic thinking, technical advice and innovative approaches to facilitating programme interventions and provide strategic support to achieve programme deliverables Elaborate and formulate corresponding topics to Sexual and Reproductive Health as part of Spotlight Programme across pillars, including technical guidance across Spotlight Project agencies.Support innovative means to reach out to the larger women and girls population, and facilitate evidence-based advocacy campaigns for making social investments in: (i) women and girls and its participation in planning, designing and implementing policies and programmes at States and LGA levels; (ii) SRHR access. Facilitate the strengthening of capacity in the provision of SRHR information and services.Guiding the process of delivery of SRHR technical assistance and engagement with partnersContribute substantively to the harmonization and implementation of the SRHR activities of the various UN agencies in line with the UN reform, especially in relation to coordination of SRHR activities (Delivery as One).Identify/monitor risks that could interfere with programme delivery and coherence; and design sustainable and practicable mitigation measures.Ensure general effective management for all the project interlinkages of Sexual and Reproductive Health Program, including HIV and reproductive health including fistula across the pillars of the Spotlight Initiative cross-cutting issues in GBV – health, data, social norms, social protection, etc.Ensure that activities conducted under one pillar/agency is of benefits to and from inputs by other interested pillars/agencies (cross-fertilization).Facilitate women and girls’ empowerment and assess to SRHR, networks with government institutions to strengthen their capacity to collect, analyze and utilize data for advocacy and planning purposes respectively. Provide technical and facilitation support to youth and government partners to ensure the development of State gender policies, including sectoral strategies and programmes.Support innovative means to reach out to the larger women and girls population, and facilitate evidence-based advocacy campaigns for making social investments in: (i) women and girls and its participation in planning, designing and implementing policies and programmes at States and LGA levels; (ii) SRHR access. Facilitate the strengthening of capacity in the provision of SRHR information and services.Review respective findings and recommendations of the project pillars on similar or connected issues, with a view to ensure their internal as well as external coherence.Within the limits inherent to the Spotlight Initiative Project objectives, procedures and means of action, develop and implement appropriate action and activities to promote its overall coherence and synergies.Ensure the achievement of all objectives as planned, and look after the effective use of all financial resources of the projects within the Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV programs in line with UNFPA policies and procedures.Ensure that compatible frameworks are used for similar outputs from the various pillars (including technical notes).Manage Knowledge Management for the project:Contribute to the production of consolidated Annual Work Plans (AWP) and annual reportsSupport the collection (including through operational research) of lessons learnt and best practices that enhance the effectiveness of SRHR access interventions, disseminate to stakeholders, and advocate for scaling up of the SRHR integration programme.Provide technical assistance to national counterparts in the formulation of policies and research to generate evidence on the issues of the Sexual and Reproductive HealthSupport advocacy and resource mobilization efforts through production of analytical reports and publications on issues it considers of relevance for project coherence and quest for synergies in the Spotlight Initiative (project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events)Ensure compilation, analysis and publication of statistical and other data and materials supporting Spotlight Project SRHR interlinkages and document lessons learnt and participate in dissemination to relevant partners.Develop actions for resource mobilization to support the work being done on Sexual Reproductive Health.Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
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