Program officer, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

The UN Volunteer Specialist will support implementation of the “Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) response services in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula Provinces” programme and the KOICA funded programme “Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Adolescents Health (IRMAH) in Sofala, Mozambique”, with a special attention to advancing accelerators such as innovation, partnerships, enhanced UN coordination and resource mobilization in alignment with the new UNFPA Country Programme for Mozambique (2022-2026) and in support of national priorities.

  1. Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) response services in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula Provinces. The project aims to ensure the availability of contraceptives at the national level and scale-up family planning and GBV services at the community level in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula province, with a focus on vulnerable groups including both internally displaced people and host communities by reaching the furthest behind first and leaving no one behind.

There are three main intervention areas 1) Intervention area 1 is focused on ensure contraceptive availability at all levels and expand the basket of contraceptive choice, together with the national capacity building on SIGLUS, warehouse management, health data collection and management training, 2) Focused on Increase demand for, and utilization of quality sexual and reproductive health services focusing on FP at the community level, mainly for capacity building of health service providers in family planning related technics and provision of mobile brigade service for women and girls living in remote areas, 3) Enhanced access to high-quality GBV prevention and response services. The main components for this intervention is to support the GBV level coordination at district level, capacity building of health service providers in GBV case management, GBV sensitive clinical care service at the health facility, etc.

  1. Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Adolescents Health (IRMAH) in Sofala, Mozambique Programme This multiyear program responds to the needs for mid - long term recovery from cyclone Idai in Sofala province, addressing the sexual and reproductive thematic areas linked to family planning and maternal mortality such as demand, use, and availability & quality of data, and brings into consideration key intersections between gender, poverty, educational attainment, and one’s geographic location. The intervention in four districts of Sofala province (Beira, Dondo, Nhamatanda, and Buzi Districts) includes activities to generate demand and to support advocacy efforts at the community, secondary school level regarding the use of modern contraceptives. The project will also support community dialogues about access to sexual and reproductive health services and information sharing through the mobile brigade activities. In addition, in line with the national disaster plan, the project will contribute to national health providers’ capacity to provide quality services.

The UN Volunteer Specialist will be located in the SRHR team and will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the SRH Team Leader. The UN Volunteer Specialist will undertake the following tasks: 1. Support implementation, management, monitoring and reporting of the UNFPA SRHR programmes with specific focus on the Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) response services in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula Provinces and the KOICA funded project in the province of Sofala ● Support implementation including budget management, regular monitoring of project implementation, planning and reporting on SRHR related programme interventions and follow up with field colleagues as required; ● Contribute to donor reporting and other knowledge materials for visibility purposes; ● Participate in and contribute to meetings with implementing partners, development partners and UN agencies; ● Generate knowledge on SRHR and linked to the triple nexus approach including seizing opportunities for the development and publication of articles and social media content working in collaboration with the communications team.

  1. Provide support to coordination, innovation and resource mobilization initiatives with focus on SRHRs ● Stay abreast of new data, developments, studies/research, new initiatives and innovations related to the SRHR interventions in the context of the northern region, including by supporting team leaders to take forward climate-sensitive and conflict-sensitive programming and feed into technical discussions, project and proposal developments as required; ● Work in an integrated way, across units and with field offices, in support of team leaders to develop innovative concept notes and ideas, and support innovation initiatives as required; ● Support the consolidation, production of knowledge management products and visibility materials; ● Participate in and support resource mobilization efforts as requested including by providing inputs to donor reports, minute taking from donor meetings or other support to advance partnership discussions;
    ● Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor or senior management.

Competencies and Values ☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Communication ☒ Empowering Others ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Judgement and Decision-making ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☒ Leadership ☒ Managing Performance ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☒ Technological Awareness ☒ Working in Teams

working with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), youth development and participation and/or human rights. Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

● Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; ● Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills; ● Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team, initiative, sound judgement and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds; ● Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; ● Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; ● Ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely; ● Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others); ● Knowledge of the Southeast Africa Region is an asset.

Mozambique has a total population of about 29 million people and Maputo is its capital city. The city is very pleasant and offers a wide range of facilities. Mozambique is located on the southeast Coast of Africa. To the East is the Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia is to the north, to the west Zimbabwe and South Africa and to the South, Swaziland and South Africa. The total area of Mozambique is 799 380 Km square from North to South. It is tropical hot and humid. The hottest and wettest months in Maputo Province are December to February, when the average daily minimum temperatures are around 22°c and the average daily highs of 30°c. The rain season is between October and April. Winters (June to August) are mild with the average daily temperature ranging from 13°c to 24°c. Communication and transport services are available at various costs. The housing is available but quite expensive, with a wide selection of apartments and houses for rent. Houses and apartments can be rented from US$ 700 to US$ 1,000 per month and meals at the restaurant cost between US$ 10 and US$ 15. Maputo city has several supermarkets that sell food, clothing, and household goods at reasonable prices. Prices of basic commodities and goods are not necessarily low and quality is often questionable, but you can easily buy all that you need to live in Maputo.

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