United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Reproductive Health/Family Planning Analyst

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is recruiting for Full time Reproductive Health/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: Reproductive Health/Family Planning Analyst -  SB4

Job ID: 23159    
Location: Calabar, Cross River State
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Contract Type:  Service Contract
Duration: One Year (Renewable Based On Availability Of Funds And Satisfactory Performance).

The Position

  • The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) will provide technical support in Reproductive Health and Family Planning for the UNFPA Nigeria Cross River Sub Office, provide oversight of programme implementation; guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes; and, ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for reproductive health and rights and Family Planning.
  • You will report directly to the Programme Specialist RH, under the overall coordination of the Head of the Cross River Sub Office.

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 Nigeria Country Programme is implemented through the Country Office in Abuja and the 04 decentralized offices in Kaduna, Maiduguri (Borno), with a Liaison Office in Lagos (LLO) and Calabar in Cross River. The Cross River Sub Office (CRSO) is covering Imo, Abia, Benue, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states including other projects and satellite activities of the Organization in the South-South and South-East geo-political zone.
  • The CRSO works with Implementing Partners to support Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health (includes ASRH), Gender based violence programmes, and data collection and use including in humanitarian context. The CRSO plays the coordination role in the geographical zone and performs oversight functions, supporting the Abuja Office in resource mobilization, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.
  • The Programme Analyst (RH/FP) analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and State development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides the development of methodologies as well as capacity development in RH/FP to ensure relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of the work of UNFPA. 
  • S/he works in close collaboration with the Country Office to ensure compliance with technical norms in line with international best practices and the rules and regulations of the United Nations. S/he supports the States and other Implementing Partners to build capacity in Reproductive Health and Family Planning at all levels of the health systems within the states.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with State Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners contributes substantively to integrate reproductive health and rights dimensions in UNFPA programming, monitoring and evaluation and ensure that  reproductive health and rights  issues are  taken into account in addressing population issues.
  • Support the CRSO to ensure the scale up of the Reproductive health and Family Planning Programmes especially with regards to strengthening systems at the state level for service delivery and demand creation.
  • Provide technical support in collaboration with staff at the CRSO and the Country Office on efforts at the sub-national level to analyse Reproductive Health and Family Planning commodity systems to assure availability of family planning commodities and other life-saving maternal commodities and medicines
  • Provides technical assistance in the states under the decentralized office within the framework of agreed work plans for successful implementation of the integrated Reproductive Health and Rights and Family planning component of the Country Programme is in line with the National Strategic Framework and all policies and plans for the effective and efficient provision of RH/FP services.
  • Support the strengthening of the health commodity logistics systems in line with priorities defined in the State and national Health Strategy document, and in line with national and international protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the National Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategic Plan.
  • In collaboration with other technical staff and government and NGO partners, provide support to national and states initiatives e.g. Development of State Costed Implementation plan, the Navision software for commodity logistics management, the scaling up of DMPA_SC (Sayana Press), Setting up of Zonal FP commodities warehouse hub, etc. to improve Reproductive Health and Family Planning services to the populace.
  • Work with other technical colleagues to create and deliver effective evidence-based advocacy messages efforts on Reproductive Health and Family Planning in collaboration with partners in order to facilitate the adoption of an integrated approach to SRH and holistic quality reproductive health service delivery to targeted beneficiaries taking into account political and social sensitivities.
  • Provide technical and programmatic support for, and identify, document, and disseminate lessons learned and best practices in these programme areas.
  • In conjunction with other technical staff at the CRSO, provide support and guidance to Implementing Partners on programme planning and development, implementation and monitoring of activities including reporting and retirement process and state level planning and reviews of AWP activities.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports on programme implementation and financial status and provide technical support to IPs in the preparation of their Annual Work Plans (AWPs) for all the states and Partners supported by the CRSO
  • Provide partners with the technical backstopping, assistance and advice on the strategic direction for strengthening the delivery, access to and quality of Reproductive health and family planning services.
  • Provide technical updates, training and mentoring for partners in relevant clinical and technical areas related to family planning and reproductive health
  • Conduct regular technical supportive supervisory and monitoring visits to project sites and locations of IPs in collaboration with other UNFPA staff and Partners to improve the quality of programming and service delivery
  • Mobilize government counterpart obligations and explore opportunities for additional resources mobilization in support of Reproductive Health and Rights/FP initiatives in the states under the CRSO.
  • Analyse and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, reproductive health and gender and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keep abreast of new policy developments and strategies analysing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks.
  • Promote UNFPA visibility in the states under the zonal CRSO,
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master's degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGNY), Community Medicine, Program Management or other related subject; Specific qualification in and Family Planning is an added advantage.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant and increasingly professional working experience in programme/project management of SRHR/FP in the public or private sector.
    • Recognized expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
    • Experience in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
    • Familiar with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth.
    • Ability to work under pressure and excellent communication and human relation skills.


    • 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 diversity in all its forms
    • Embracing change

    Core Competencies:

    • Achieving Results 
    • Being Accountable
    • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
    • Thinking analytically and Strategically
    • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
    • Communicating for Impact

    Functional Competencies:

    • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
    • Delivering results based programmes
    • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
    • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
    • Facilitating quality programme results
    • Technical 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
    12th May, 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.
    • 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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    Minimum of 5years
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