United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Gender/Reproductive Health Analyst

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is recruiting for Contract Gender/Reproductive Health 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: Gender/Reproductive Health Analyst - NOB

Job ID: 25373
Locations: Bauchi, Sokoto and Oyo
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Appointment
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Duration: One year (renewable based on availability of funds, duration of project and satisfactory performance).

The Position

  • The Programme Analyst substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of gender and reproductive health with a strong emphasis on supporting the implementation of the Global Affairs Canada project aimed at addressing GBV/HTP’s in Bauchi, Sokoto and Oyo States in Nigeria.
  • 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.
  • Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative & Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Kaduna Programme Coordinator and Head, Lagos Liaison Office, with functional reporting to the Gender/RH Project Specialist, the Gender/RH Analyst works closely with UNFPA Gender/GBV unit and SRHR team for a comprehensive response to ending GBV and harmful practices.
  • S/he will also work closely with the State Ministry of Health Departments, Local Governments, NGOs and partners to enhance UNFPA programming in the three States.

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 Global Affairs Canada funded Gender and HTP’s project is aimed at reducing prevalence of Gender Based Violence, Child Early and Forced Marriage, Obstetric Fistula and Female Genital Mutilation, create an enabling environment and, provide treatment and care for affected women and girls in Nigeria.
  • The programme Analyst will endeavour project achievement, supports data generation and legislations on GBV and harmful traditional practices, and implements strategic interventions addressing child marriage, female genital mutilation and obstetric fistula through delaying marriages and provision of essential services as well as social norm and behavioural change.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with stakeholders, government and CSOs, in designing and implementing GBV/HTP and SRHR programmes, monitoring and evaluation, in support of UNFPA’s programme goals.
  • Undertaking advocacy activities with policy makers at all levels to ensure sustained support for programme implementation in the 3 states.
  • Providing technical assistance within the framework of the Project Implementation Plan for achieving the GBV/HTP project deliverables and the SRHR and young person’s components of the Country Office Programmes.
  • Contributing to the production of Implementing Partners AWPs and annual reports.
  • Analysing and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender, and identify opportunities for the UNFPA assistance and intervention.
  • Identifing and monitor risks that could interfere with programme delivery and coherence in the State; and design sustainable and practicable mitigation measures.
  • Mobilizing government counterpart contributions and explore opportunities for additional resources in support of the project and UNFPA.
  • Assisting in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Decentralized Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Undertaking any other activities/responsibilities as needed by UNFPA Leadership.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master's Degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Gender, Development Studies and/or other related social science field. 

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant post-master’s degree working experience in programming for Gender and SRH;
    • Demonstrated experience in strategic programme management with strong technical knowledge of gender/gender based violence, reproductive health and/or young people;
    • Knowledge of population, reproductive health, gender/gender-based violence and youth issues;
    • Interpersonal and communication skills for the dissemination of information and leadership for advocacy activities that should progressively lead to reduction of gender based violence;
    • Experience in working with government institutions and donor organizations;
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills;


    • Fluency in English required.
    • Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English will be an asset. Fluency in the local language spoken in the 3 states  -  Bauchi, Sokoto (Hausa) and Oyo State (Yoruba) would be an advantage.

    Required Competencies

    • Exemplifying integrity
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
    • Embracing diversity in all its forms
    • 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
    29th August, 2019 (5pm, Nigerian Time).

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


    • This vacancy announcement is only for nigerian nationals.
    • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5.

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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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    August 14, 2019
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