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South Sudan: Emergency Programme Officer - SRH

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UN Population Fund
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 26 May 2017


Post Type: Service Contract, Project funded

Grade: SB-4 (National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP)

1. Organizational Context

Under the overall direction of the UNFPA Country Representative and direct supervision of the UNFPA Emergency Coordinator, the Emergency Programme Officer - Sexual and Reproductive Health (EPO-SRH) is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for SRH. The incumbent will focus on ensuring functional SRH coordination, availability of SRH commodities and supplies, building the capacity of national and sub-national institutions on MISP. In this role, s/he will work closely with the UNFPA programmes, operations staff, State Ministry of Health, the humanitarian cluster system and key partners at the central and state levels.

2. Responsibilities

· Provide support to the national RH working group of the health cluster( scheduling meetings, taking minutes and disseminating them, following up on some of the coordination issues).

· Carry out routine needs assessments and gaps and make proposals to improve RH service delivery and expansion to the target groups in the conflict-affected populations.

· Assist the Emergency Coordinator in identifying RH needs and developing appropriate responses.

· Raise awareness to implementing partners as well as community leaders for improved RH service delivery including safe motherhood including post-abortion care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections/ HIV, sexual and gender-based violence.

· Campaign for and identify future implementing partners for project/programme activities.

· Assist in the reproduction of national guidelines, protocols and IEC material for improved RH service delivery.

· Facilitate implementing partners in community sensitisation in RH/HIV/GBV topics as per needs and identified gaps and initiative should be provider driven.

· Facilitate capacity building (formal/ informal with supportive supervision) to Health services providers including MISP and clinical management of rape survivors TOTs and trainee’s training on needs and gaps areas.

· Undertake regular monitoring implementation partners

· Collect analyse and provide feedback on RH data to implementing partners and CO.

· Regularly monitor and prepare reports on the proper and effective usage of the commodities and supplies received through UNFPA.

· Liaise with the State Ministry of Health and interact positively with humanitarian actors/ organisations to ensure that HIV is mainstreamed in all emergency programmes/ projects and across organisations.

· Assist the Emergency Coordinator in proposal writing to include HIV prevention for resource mobilisation.

· Closely interact with the GBV Specialist and facilitate the medical aspects of assistance to potential and actual survivors of GBV.

· Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Emergency Coordinator.

3. Job Requirements

Academic Requirements:

· University degree in, public health, medical sciences, reproductive health or another related field, is required. Those with a post-graduate qualification in a public health related field have an added advantage.

· Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in the implementation of MISP including CMR in humanitarian programmes at national and international level.

· Field experience in emergency programme planning, management or evaluation a distinct advantage. Relevant UN, government or international NGO experience an asset.

· Experience planning and facilitating training and other capacity-building initiatives but especially inMinimum Initial Services Package for RH, Emergency Obstetric Care and related areas.


· Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

· Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

· Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

· Have good leadership skills and co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

· Analyses and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from some sources.

· Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

· Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

· Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organisational departments.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

How to apply:
  • Applicants should submit their applications only through e-mail (electronically). Please send your cover letter and P11 ( and other supporting documents by e-mail to
  • Please highlight clearly the position for which you are applying.
  • Deadline for applications: 26 May 2017, 11:59pm.
  • We will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom the Country Office has further interest.
  • UNFPA is committed to maintain balanced gender distribution of the positions and therefore encourages women to apply.
  • UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience.
  • IMPORTANT: There is NO application processing or other fees at any stage of UNFPA application processes.