Programme Analyst, Humanitarian Preparedness and Response, NOB (m/f)


UNFPA is recruiting a Programme Analyst, Humanitarian Preparedness and Response, NOB (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
Leading, coordinating and managing Country Office humanitarian preparedness and response
  • Analyze and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA activities, and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention, especially within the humanitarian preparedness and response context
  • Analyze policy papers, strategy documents and national development plans; prepare briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks
  • Act as the focal point of UNFPA Mozambique for humanitarian preparedness and response, coordinating UNFPA Country Office and Field Office efforts, and liaising with relevant Government, UN and non-UN humanitarian partners in the country, and the UNFPA HQs and the Regional Office for coordination
  • Participate actively in appropriate UN coordination mechanisms (e.g. Joint UN Teams) and support and contribute to all joint programmes/activities among the UN agencies
  • Lead the development and implementation of humanitarian and emergency preparedness and response strategies at country level in collaboration with the humanitarian coordination team/group
  • Gather and analyze information, situations, and problems and draw logical conclusions for humanitarian preparedness and response in terms of maternal health, family planning, fistula prevention and care, and youth and adolescent reproductive health including prevention of HIV & AIDS, Gender equality, GBV prevention and care
  • Research and develop synergies with other social and economic development technical and financial partners, civil society, NGOs and humanitarian actors to achieve programme results
  • Ensure alignment of UNFPA humanitarian response plan with those of the Government of Mozambique and other UN Agencies
  • Finalize, maintain and update the UNFPA Country Office Contingency Plan and organize training and awareness raising for its implementation
  • Provide support to UNFPA field offices on emergency preparedness and response
  • Support the development of national contingency plans at central and local levels
  • Conduct pre-assessment, monitoring and evaluation missions to inform strategic approaches and emergency response programmes, including participating in interagency and/or government led needs assessments
Programme Management
  • Provide inputs to all relevant programming documents, including UNDAF, Country Programme Document and Multi-Year Plan, and annual work plans to ensure that UNFPA's humanitarian activities are well reflected, planned and budgeted
  • Liaise with Implementing Partners, consultants, etc. for the implementation of humanitarian activities
  • Provide capacity development opportunities and necessary support and guidance, and regularly monitor the work of Implementing Partners working on humanitarian preparedness and response
Expedite and coordinate humanitarian response implementation by
  • Establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies
  • Facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs
  • Identifying and addressing capacity development needs of partners and project personnel Participate in conducting needs assessments; design and conduct base line studies, operations research, mid-term and end of project assessments, surveys, and other studies in support of the implementation of the UNFPA supported programmes and activities
  • Identify capacity gaps of local implementation partners in the implementation of UNFPA-funded activities, and in coordination with relevant technical units of the Country Office, develop and facilitate capacity building activities
  • Ensure regular documentation of good practices and lessons learned of UNFPA's humanitarian response
  • Provide technical support to Implementation Partners in the targeted area for implementation, monitoring and evaluation; support relevant local authorities in the coordination of UNFPA-funded activities
  • Be accountable for human and financial resources allocated for humanitarian programmes, ensuring that financial resources are utilized in compliance with UNFPA policies, rules and procedures
  • Ensure that data on UNFPA's humanitarian activities is recorded and readily available, including records of financial expenditure, number/volume of items procured, numbers of beneficiaries, etc.
  • Advise and report on achievement of humanitarian project results, proactively measuring substantive progress and the effective utilization of financial and human project resources using appropriate monitoring and measuring mechanisms and tools
  • Identify bottlenecks, constraints and resource deficiencies and recommend corrective actions
  • Ensure the timely submission of quality results-based reports; oversee data collection and processing for the monitoring of key program indicators relevant to humanitarian preparedness and response
  • Support necessary logistics for humanitarian response; explore and help maintain Long Term Agreements (LTAs) with suppliers of emergency relief materials and with organizations that can be contracted to implement MISP activities and assist with capacity development of UNFPA partners in logistics management of humanitarian response, including forecasting and pre-positioning of supplies
Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
  • Coordinate inputs to UNFPA CO's submissions to calls proposals to raise funds for humanitarian activities
  • Prepare advocacy materials on UNFPA's emergency response priorities and activities
  • Ensure that UNFPA's humanitarian contributions are well reflected in all joint UNCT and other partners' materials
  • Other: When appropriate, undertakes other job-related duties assigned by the supervisor and/or Assistant Representative, Deputy Representative and Representative
  • Master’s degree in Health, Demography, Gender, Social Development, Business Administration or other related social science discipline Two years’ professional experience in the field of development and population and/or reproductive health activities
  • Working experience in humanitarian context and familiarity with cluster approach
  • Familiarity with issues of reproductive health and how this impacts on women and the young
  • Proven experience in programme/project management working with government institutions, NGOs and/or donor institutions, at national or international level
  • Proven experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects Proficient in using office software packages and web-based information management systems Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills in English and Portuguese required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 08.11.2019
  • Expires 25.11.2019
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