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National Programme Associate Job in Garowe, Puntland

Post Title: National Programme Associate

Type of Contract: SSA

Level: GS6

Duration: 3 Months

Duty Station: Garowe, Puntland

Date of Issue: 25 October 2011

Closing Date: 15 November 2011

Organisational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance by the Representative/Deputy Representative and direct supervision of Puntland Head of sub-office, the Programme Associate supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation, keeping project files and documents and following up on recommendations.
The Programme Associate applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information relevant to population and development, gender and reproductive health. He/she is instrumental in facilitating programme/project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.
The Programme Associate maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff.
Results-Oriented Functions
§  Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and component projects, by compiling and analyzing information in the subject areas of UNFPA assistance to the Government, assist in drafting work plans and prepares tables and statistical data.
§  Evaluates programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.
§  Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations
§  In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel guides routine implementation of assigned AWPs, coordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities.
§  Provides logistical support to projects by coordinating review meetings and other project related workshops and events. Keep undated knowledge on UNFPA implementation policies and procedures.
§  Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination
§  Supports the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events.
§  Establishes and maintains records network of donor and public information contacts and provides assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events.
§  Work as a focal point and keep records and follow on and facilitate sub-offices work.
§  Work as a secretary for all programme functions including preparation and follow up on meetings and recommendations.
§  Any other relevant function assign by the supervisor.
Functional Competencies
§  Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda
§  Results-based programme development and management
§  Innovation and marketing of new approaches
§  Resource mobilization
§  Report writing skills
§  Job knowledge/Technical expertise
Corporate Competencies:
§  Integrity
§  Commitment to the organization and its mandate
§  Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity
§  Developing people/Coaching and mentoring
§  Performance management
§  Fostering Innovation and Empowerment
§  Working in teams, positive attitude as a member in the team.
§  Communicating information and ideas
§  Self management/Emotional intelligence
§  Conflict management/Negotiating and resolving disagreements
§  Analytical and strategic thinking in the area of work
§  Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
§  Appropriate and transparent decision making ability
§  Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning ability
Job Requirements:
Academic Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Health, Population, Demography and/or other related Social Science field is preferable.
Experience:  5 – 7 years of relevant experience in the public or private sector.
Languages:   Fluency in oral and written English.
Computer skills:  Proficiency in current office software applications.
Applications with a current CV and P11 (www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “National Programme Associate” should be forwarded to email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
‘UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.’

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