Deputy Representative, Kampala

Deputy Representative, Kampala Job Title: Deputy Representative, Uganda, Kampala, P-5 Job ID: 31322 Location: East and Southern Africa Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Rotation: This post is rotational. Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda Duty Station Classification: B (4 years) Post Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing Date: 14 July 2020 (5 pm, New York time) Organizational Setting Country Programme/Profile: The population of Uganda has grown from 9.5 million in 1969 to 40 million in 2019; it is expected to reach 80 million by 2040. The annual growth rate of 3 per cent per year is the result of a persistently high fertility rate (currently 5.4) and a declining mortality rate. The under-five mortality rate decreased from 128 per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 64 per 1,000 live births in 2016. This has resulted in a large youth population, with 68 per cent aged 24 years and younger and 46 per cent under 15 years of age. The proportion of people living below the national poverty line has declined from 39 per cent in 2002 to 21 percent in 2016. The maternal mortality ratio decreased from 1995 (529 deaths per 100,000 live births) to 2016 (336 per 100,000 live births) but has stagnated since then. Up to 25 per cent of maternal deaths are attributed to young girls aged 15-24 years. Skilled birth attendance increased from 42 per cent in 2006 to 74 percent in 2016. About 100,000 cases of obstetric fistula occur annually; thus contributing to a backlog of 200,000 cases. A shortage of human resources for health (1,400 vacant posts for midwives) and inadequate emergency obstetric care services compromise access to quality care. The modern contraceptive prevalence rate remains low, despite increasing from 18 per cent in 2006 to 35 percent in 2016, with wide regional disparities (7 per cent in Karamoja region, 39 per cent in Kampala). Among married young women (15-24 years), it is only 11 per cent. Unmet need for family planning remains high, at 28 per cent, and 30 per cent among youth aged 15-19 years. HIV prevalence increased from 6.4 percent in 2005 to 6.6 percent in 2016; it is higher among women, particularly in the central, western and mid-northern regions. Over 50,000 new infections occur annually. Although prevalence among young people aged 15-24 years is 3.7 per cent, it is 9.1 per cent among females aged 20-24 years. The teenage pregnancy rate declined from 31 per cent in 2001 to 25 percent in 2016 but remains high. Sexually transmitted infections (13.4 for females and 5.3 per cent for males), sexual violence and unsafe abortion continue to affect the sexual reproductive health of adolescents. Job Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the Deputy Representative plays the leading role in the coordination, planning and monitioring of the delivery of the UNFPA country programme. The CO office operates in highly complex operating environment with large volume of human and financial resources and complexity of operations. As cluster lead for porgramme delivery, the Deputy Representative is managing the activities, the budgets and staff under the country offices' integrated field support, the monitoring and evaluations of it its activities. In close collaboration with the International Operations Manager, the Representative acts as Chief Fund Code manager and oversee budgets as they relate to programme implementation. As second senior most officer in the Country Office, the Deputy Representatives provides supervision, coaching an strategic guidance to a number of senior international and national staff. Under overall guidance of the Representative, the UNFPA Deputy Representative plays a leading role in strengthening the Country's capacity to implement the ICPD Programme of Action within the context of its national development efforts for the achievement of the SDGs, thus ensuring national ownership. S/He is primarily responsible for the formulation and delivery of the UNFPA Country programme, projecting the programme of the organization, promoting at the national level the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of population, sexual and reproductive health, and gender in the broader development agenda. The Deputy Representative plays a senior leadership role also within the UNFPA country team, providing an example of creative programme development and sharing knowledge and insights with staff to facilitate broad country programme management. Key leadership areas include: Programme Leadership Resource Management Partnerships and Advocacy The Deputy Representative serves as Representative a.i. in the absence of the UNFPA Representative; s/he serves on the Country Senior Management Team. He/she represents UNFPA in the Programme Results Group of the UN Country Team. Outcome 1: Sexual reproductive health services Output 1: National and district governments have the capacity to deliver comprehensive high -quality maternal health services, including in humanitarian settings. Output 2: National and district governments have the capacity to increase the demand for and the supply of modern contraceptives. Output 3: Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention programmes that are free of stigma and discrimination. Outcome 2: Adolescents and youth Output 1: Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy/interventions for incorporating adolescents and youth sexual reproductive health needs in national laws, policies and programmes, including humanitarian settings. Outcome 3: Gender equality and women's empowerment Output 1: National and district governments have the capacity for the protection and advancement of reproductive rights, and delivery of multisectoral gender-based violence, prevention and response services, including in humanitarian settings. Outcome 4: Population dynamics Output 1: National institutions and district governments have the capacity for the production and the use of disaggregated data on population, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence for the formulation and monitoring of evidence-based policies, plans and programmes, including in humanitarian settings. UNFPA Uganda operates in complex situation of delivery of development and humanitarian nexus. Main Tasks & Responsibilities You would be responsible for: Programme Leadership - Coordinates, plans and monitors the delivery of the country Office Programme in line with the UNFPA strategic plan and as outliones in the UNFPA - Government of Uganda Country Programme Document. Facilitates integrated technical and programmatic support that meets country needs and achieve the ICPD goals and SDGs: Recommends areas of assistance on the basis of continuous review and analysis of demographic and socio-economic data and national population policies in the context of the formulation, implementation and monitoring of UNFPA supported Country Programme; Ensures continuous feedback to the all levels of UNFPA (HQ, regional office) on programme, technical and operational policy, regulations, procedures etc. as well as lessons learned and imports new modalities or directions in thinking into the country office; Implements UNFPA guidelines, policies, standards, tools and systems at the CO level; Catalyzes the expansion of the range of UNFPA deliverables and originate new project portfolios in UNFPA's mandate area; develops new programme options and project models in substantive areas; Provides solid, substantive oversight and delivers qualitative, critical analysis of the country proogramme implementation Establishes quality standards, indicators and baseline/endline measures for project development and delivery Oversees programme and financial progress reports and feedback to donors; Resources Management - Ensures the efficient and effective delivery of day-to-day management support to country operations: Supports the UNFPA Representative in overall accountability for the management and work of the Country Office in both development and emergency situations; Participates in the formulation of flash appeals, CERFs, and other humanitarian funding mechanisms, the annual work plans and monitor their day-to-day implementation through consultations, correspondence and field visits; Propose and secure annual allocations for the country programme, and ensure the efficient and effective use of such resources in compliance with UNFPA financial rules, regulations, and procedures; Support the Representative in the management of human and financial resources, with particular attention to ensuring systems of accountability as per UNFPA policies, rule and procedures; Supervise international and national programme staff, providing them with managerial direction and motivation; Participate directly in achieving staff accountability, learning and career management within the office; Develop and guide an integrated and systems approach to the work of the Country Office; Communicate standards of performance, and assign responsibilities for achieving results according to the Country Office OMP and the PAD system; Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment; seek to strengthen team-building by encouraging active participation and interaction at all levels; foster staff motivation, development and empowerment; and lead by example; Coordinate the provision of administrative services with service providers; Partnerships and Advocacy - Enhances the capacity of the country office to build reliable and sustainable partnerships and advocate effectively: Advocates for ICPD agenda with national institutions and other UN agencies represented at the national level;. Promotes South-South cooperation for the achievement of ICPD goals; Pursue sinnovative ways to maintain and create new partnerships; Participate and make required contribution at the level of the Un system working groups into the integration efforts between the UN RC system Maintains a continuous flow of information with government and donors; Advocates for organizational goals in population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender with national counterparts and within the United Nations system as part of coordinated development activities demonstrating empathy with national perspectives and the capacity to align organizational goals with national priorities; Participates in all relevant coordination and planning mechanisms both with government, development partners and as foreseen under the reforms of the UN Development system. Qualifications and Experience Education: Master's degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, Development studies, Economics, Management and Public Administration or other related field is required. Knowledge and Experience: 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development including programme designing, appraising and management; of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the international level Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities Experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue Excellent media/communication skills to foster engaged partnerships and to maintain political partnerships in the assigned country Proven ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality results Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian context is an asset. Language: Fluent spoken and written English is essential. Desirable Experience and Competencies: Ethical and mulit-dimensional leadership in technical, programme and managerial areas of work. Track-record in sound, neutral judgment and decision-making in difficult, sensitive situations. Proven ability to lead and to manage large teams and complex programmes to achieve results including in challenging humanitarian and development settings. Political astuteness, tact and diplomacy, always keeping the standards of the UN. High commitment to excellence, with high standards of qualitative analysis. Ability to remain calm in confident in a fast-paced, pressured work environment. Ability to build strategic alliances and partnerships inside and outside the UN. Up-to-date knowledge of and practical experience under the UN leadership Framework. Agility, adaptability, flexibility in fast changing work environments, fully embracing diversity of opinions, views and personal orientations. Required Competencies Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, 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 Managerial Competencies: Providing strategic focus Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance Making decisions and exercising judgment UN Leadership Characteristics: Norm-based - grounded in UN norms and standards Principled - defends norms and standards without discrimination, fear or favour Inclusive of all personnel and stakeholders Accountable Multi-dimensional Transformational Collaborative Self-applied - modelled in our own behaviour 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 including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits. Disclaimer 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. 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, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) active staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship. 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