United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Family Planning Analyst

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is recruiting for Contract Family Planning Analyst

Job Description

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: Family Planning Analyst -  Nigeria Country Office - NOB

Job ID: 23378
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Appointment
Duration: One Year* (Renewable Based on Availability of Funds and Satisfactory Performance).

The Position

  • Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative & Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the FP/RHCS Specialist, the Family Planning Analyst works closely with the RH team and the larger UNFPA Programme and Operations Teams using UNFPA and national systems and tools to deliver results.
  • S/he will also work closely with different Nigerian Federal and State Ministry of Health Departments, Local Governments, NGOs and partners to enhance family planning uptake in the country.
  • The Programme Analyst substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of reproductive health with a strong emphasis on supporting the implementation of  the UNFPA Family Planning Strategy 2012-2020 –“Choices not Chance” at country level.
  • S/he analyzes and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to programme formulation, support implementation, monitoring, and evaluation within national development frameworks and the UN Sustainable Development Partnership Framework.

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 UNFPA Supplies Programme is part of efforts to improve access to and utilization of family planning commodities worldwide.
  • The Global Programme works with national governments to strengthen or establish secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable systems to ensure supply of and demand for reproductive health commodities, including contraceptives and condoms. 
  • With support from UNFPA Supplies, the UNFPA Country Office in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is working closely with Federal, States and Local Government counterparts in support of government-led efforts to increase mCPR, reduce unmet need for family planning and increase uptake of family planning information and services.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for the following:

  • Provide technical expertise that will ensure the scale up of the family planning programme, especially with regards to demand creation and service delivery;
  • Provide partners with the technical backstopping, assistance and advise on the strategic direction for strengthening the delivery, access to and quality of family planning;
  • Provide technical updates, training and mentoring for partners in relevant clinical and technical areas related to family planning;
  • Give technical guidance in the development and implementation of family planning protocols, policies, training modules, operational manuals and approaches for locally appropriate family planning service delivery and for supportive supervision of service providers based on best practices;
  • Provide quality assurance and close monitoring of all family planning training, ensuring its integration in other relevant reproductive health areas;
  • Analyse bottlenecks to the delivery of family planning services in the country and suggest strategic approaches to address these challenges and to make a breakthrough in the most hard to reach areas as well as other strategic areas like post-partum period, immunization, nutrition, etc.;
  • Work with the Women Reproductive Health cluster and partners to ensure the integration of family planning activities in all reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health activities;
  • Conduct regular technical monitoring visits to the field sites in collaboration with partners;
  • Participate in the development and/or support the  implementation  of the National Family Planning Blueprint, National DMPA-SC Scale-up Plan, FP Communication Strategies, ensuring innovative high-impact, context-specific results-based programming across the thematic areas of Family Planning.
  • Ensure that all service delivery planned and provided to the community is of high quality and responsive to the increased demand created by the reproductive, maternal and neonatal health initiatives;
  • Participate in the development and updating of guidelines, standards, tools, manuals and approaches as required;
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for family planning related research, and identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices in family planning;
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues in the field of FP and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).
  • Undertake any other activities/responsibilities as needed by the UNFPA Leadership.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master's Degree in Public Health, Medicine and/or other related Social Science field.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • A minimum of Five (5) years of relevant post-master’s degree working experience in clinical and programmatic family planning;
    • Understanding of the Family Planning Landscape in Nigeria;
    • Demonstrable experience in FP Procurement and Supply Chain Management;
    • Experience in the promotion of and building national capacity in family planning service delivery including long-acting and reversible methods of contraception including the implant;
    • Demonstrated experience in strategic programme management with strong technical knowledge of family planning, reproductive health and/or maternal health;
    • Interpersonal and communication skills for the dissemination of information and leadership for advocacy activities that should progressively lead to an increase in demand for FP, reduction of unmet need for  FP and increase in mCPR;
    • Experience in working with government institutions and donor organizations
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure and excellent and human relation skills.
    • Proficiency in current Microsoft Office software applications


    • Fluency in English required.  Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English will be an asset.

    Required Competencies

    • Exemplifying integrity,
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
    • Embracing cultural diversity,
    • Embracing change

    Core Competencies:

    • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
    • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
    • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
    • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
    • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

    Functional Competencies:

    • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
    • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
    • Results-based programme development and management
    • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
    • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
    • Resource mobilization (Programme)
    • Job knowledge

    UNFPA Work Environment:

    • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

    Compensation and Benefits

    • This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

    Application Closing Date
    5pm, 6th June, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should: 
    Click here to apply online


    • Please note that this vacancy announcement is only for  Nigerian Nationals.
    • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5. Click Here (Ms Word) for Staff Regulations 
    • UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced.
    • Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline (http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm)

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    About United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization. The UNFPA says it "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." Their work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including creation of national strategies and protocols, and providing supplies and services. The organization has recently been kno...
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