SRH/ M&E Specialist

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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.

UNFPA is the leading United Nations agency for sexual and reproductive health issues to provide a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's strategic plan (2018-2021) focuses on three transformative results: ending preventable maternal deaths; ending unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. In a world where fundamental human rights are threatened, we need principled and ethical staff who embody these international norms and standards and who will defend them with courage and full conviction.

UNFPA seeks candidates who transform, inspire and produce lasting, high impact results; We need staff who are transparent, exceptional in the way they manage the resources entrusted to them and who are committed to delivering excellence in program results.

Working within the UNFPA DRC country office, you will play a vital role in providing technical guidance to support conceptualization and implementation of holistic SRHR and MNH programming, strengthen UNFPA’s country midwifery programme, while ensuring that different contexts and realities are taken into account, without compromising the mandate of UNFPA and the evidence base. You will build close relationships and synergies with stakeholders internally and externally to support best practice in SRHR and MNH programming and advocacy, to improve monitoring and better integration of midwifery within UNFPA.s programmes such as Emergency Obstetric and newborn Care, child marriage, gender based violence and maternal death surveillance and response.

Under the overall technical coordination of the Chief Technical Adviser Reproductive Health Maternal and New Born Health of the Central Office (Kinshasa-based), and in collaboration with members of the RH, GBV, Communication, Operations, Delivery unit and the direct supervision of the RH/GBV Information Management Specialist in Kinshasa, the IUN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

● S/he will provide leadership to the implementation of the Project’s Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Plan including the development of methodologies as well as capacity and systems development and thematic and cross-country evaluations to provide an evidence basis of project performance; • The SR/M&E Specialist will mentor and coach the project and partner staff in all SR/M&E processes. This position will also oversee data management for SRHR & GBV response activities of UNFPA programs. • S/he will assist the RH/GBV team in establishing a strong monitoring and evaluation system and also work with them to ensure high quality implementation of that system. Data Collection and Management In line with WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies and GBV core guiding principles: ● S/he will identify and obtain the needed data and information elements required to produce standardized information products and design and manage respective data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data; ● S/he will assist the national Reproductive Health Working Group Coordinator and GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator and the UNFPA DRC Humanitarian Crisis Response Team in the operational planning of assessments (sharing maps, base and situational data for the target hotspot areas) including as necessary/appropriate to determine the magnitude and scope of GBV needs and identify strategic inter-sectoral approaches for addressing it. ● S/he will work with the RH/GBV team leader and the Health Working Group/GBV sub-cluster Information officer to adopt a standardized GBV incident report/intake form and other relevant forms as necessary. Train partner organizations and other sectors in the use of these forms with particular emphasis to the Guiding Principles for Working with RH/GBV Survivors and in line with the global standards for GBV Information Management. ● S/he will develop monthly report formats that capture relevant information that support the analysis and evaluation of program progress and outcomes in collaboration with the RH/GBV team leader and other members of the RH/GBV team

Monitoring and Evaluation and quality assurance

● S/he will develop indicators for measuring results and outcomes focusing on SRHR and GBV ● S/he will design and implement processes to manage, validate, transform, analyze, visualize, interpret, and use quantitative and qualitative data for the projects ● S/he will work in collaboration with data managers at the provincial level to ensure the DHIS2 and the national GBV databases are regularly updated

Program management and coordination support:

● S/he will participate in the Information Management Working Group (IMWG) meetings as well as program management meetings with relevant operational partners for efficient coordination of Information Management activities. ● S/he will facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of the activities of the SRHR and GBV annual work plans; carrying out field visits, participating in the review meetings and evaluation missions and contributing to monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports; Knowledge Sharing and Communications ● S/he will work with the communication team to design and implement a structured dissemination plan for all SRHR and GBV information products and services as appropriate including flyers, stickers etc ● S/he will identify SRHR and GBV gaps and opportunities to improve programming and document best practices and approaches for responding to issues of SRHR and GBV in order to deepen the knowledge base among RH and GBV team members and the entire UNFPA DRC team

Any Other Duties

● S/he will perform other job related duties as assigned by the UNFPA hierarchy to ensure the success of the country programme.

☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Working in Teams ☒ Building Trust ☒ Client Orientation ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Communication ☒ Empowering Others ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☒ Leadership ☒ Self-Management ☒ Vision

  • Experience in information management, reporting, report- writing, or related fields associated with the implementation of humanitarian/development programs at the national and international levels;

  • Experience in database and information system management, including design, development, implementation and maintenance.

  • Experience and knowledge of object-oriented programming (VB.NET is an asset), web programming (ASP.Net/JavaScript/AJEX/HTLM5 combination is an advantage), database management (SQL server required, MySQL is an asset) In-depth knowledge in the use of DHIS2, Power BI or spreadsheet and designing electronic data collection tools (including KOBO); In-depth knowledge in the use of at least one Geographic Information Management System (such as QGIS or Arc GIS) is required.

Data management, research or monitoring and evaluation, preferably related to Health including SRHR and GBV are required; Prior experience of the UN system is desirable; developing and managing M&E Systems in developing context is crucial. experience with adolescent and youth SRHR, including child marriage programming is an asset;

Kinshasa is a family duty station; international staff lives in private accommodations. Kinshasa offers banking services (Eco bank, TMB, RAWBANK, etc) and many medical facilities that are equipped to deal with serious medical cases. Evacuation opportunities exist and air ambulance evacuation can be organized for life threatening emergencies. Kinshasa province with a population of more than 20, Million inhabitants host the economic and political capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. International staff live in rented apartments and houses in designated areas in the city of Kinshasa; choices of accommodation are varied and there is a large number of development, humanitarian and peace building workers in the city. Restaurants and bars are usually available in the city as well as some selection of fresh vegetables and fruits in the local market. There are virtually no telephone land lines in DRC, though mobile phones and cellular services are widely available (Vodacom, Orange, Airtel). There is generally a good road network compared to other parts of the country with very poor road infrastructure and airport is of prime importance; Road transportation is possible following UNDSS guidelines. IUNVs are not allowed to drive UNFPA vehicles in DRC. Purchase and use of local vehicles is possible. Air travel is necessary to get from one end of the country to the other. There are many humanitarian flights for in country travel. For out of the country travel, flights are taken from Kinshasa Ndjili international airport.

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