UNFPA DOA - District Programme Coordinator
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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.
The eighth Country Programme will mainly implement upstream interventions focusing on policy dialogue, advocacy, evidence generation and capacity development at the national level. The UNVs will support the districts of Nyamasheke and Rusizi to increase access to youth-friendly health and family planning services through capacity development and service delivery interventions.
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary of the concerned District as first level supervisor, and of the UNFPA Assistant Representative as second level supervisor, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • To ensure efficient programme delivery, strong positioning within the District architecture and to facilitate a smooth transition to upstream support. • To advocate for a better involvement of district authorities in the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) program of action. • To have the ICPD agenda included in district development strategies. • To advocate for the implementation of the Demographic Dividend study recommendations relevant to Districts. • To promote the district leadership in the implementation of the 8th Country Programme (2018-2023) between the UNFPA and the Government of Rwanda • To incite a better monitoring and reporting of progress obtained in the implementation of district development strategies and their linkages with the ICPD agenda, the SDGs, HSSP and the NST, • To contribute to the development of UNFPA activities related to Reproductive Health, Population & Development and Gender in the districts, • To seek for and establish synergies with other development partners present in the district • To contribute to resources mobilization in order to better implement district development strategies • To ensure UNFPA participation in Joint Action Development Forum (JADF) and other District meetings related to UNFPA mandate • To promote volunteering among local communities (especially the youth) in support of improved Reproductive Health and Rights services • To share information, photographs from the field that could serve for storytelling and communication for results • To conduct field visits within the district to take stock and monitor activities within the District • Support UNFPA’s humanitarian preparedness at the District level Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/Expected Outputs:
• UNFPA interventions are integrated in District development strategies and plans • Integrated package of RH, HIV, ARH and Gender including population issues are mainstreamed at decentralized level. • UNFPA participation in Joint Action Development Forum (JADF) and other District meetings related to UNFPA mandate is ensured. • Quarterly and annual technical and financial reports are submitted on time • UNFPA visibility at the decentralized level is ensured
•Integrity and professionalism •Accountability •Commitment to continuous learning •Planning and organizing •Communication •Flexibility •Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
working with multiple partner, and a passion for bringing about change to improve human capacity development .
The Republic of Rwanda is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of east-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. With almost 10 million people, Rwanda supports the densest population in continental Africa most of whom engages in subsistence agriculture and 3/4 of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. Rwanda is a verdant country of fertile and hilly terrain and bears the title "Land of a Thousand Hills".
The country has received considerable international attention due to its 1994 genocide, in which between 800,000 and one million people were killed. In 2008, Rwanda became the first country in history to elect a national legislature in which a majority of members were women. The country now has many international visitors and is regarded as a safer place for tourists. The principal form of public transport in the country is share taxi, with express routes linking the major cities and local services serving most villages along the main roads of the country.
A valid passport with visa is mandatory. In view of the bilateral agreements, nationals of the following countries may visit Rwanda without visa for a period up to 90 days: USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sweden, Mauritius, South Africa and Hong Kong. Visas can be applied online at www.migration.gov.rw A certificate of yellow-fever vaccination is required. Much of Rwanda lies at too high an elevation for malaria to be a major concern, but the disease is present and prophylactic drugs are strongly recommended. It is advisable not to drink tap water. Bottled mineral water can be bought in all towns. Hospitals are located in all major towns. There is also the UN Dispensary that can provide 1st aid assistance and guidance.
A combination of tropical location and high altitude ensures that most of Rwanda has a temperate year-round climate. Temperatures rarely stray above 30 degrees Celsius by day or below 15 degrees Celsius at night throughout the year. The exceptions are the chilly upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains, and the hot low-lying Tanzania border area protected in Akagera National Park. Throughout the country, seasonal variations in temperature are relatively insignificant. Most parts of the country receive in excess of 1,000mm of precipitation annually, with the driest months being July to September and the wettest February to May.
The unit of currency is the Rwanda franc. The US dollar is the hard currency of preference. It may be impossible to exchange travellers’ cheques away from the capital. Credit cards are usually only accepted at the major hotels in Kigali.
In addition to Kinyarwanda, French and English are the major spoken languages. Any information on job opportunities for spouse/partner?
From the last ten years, Rwanda embarked on the use of ICT in many sectors to improve efficient service delivery. In that regard, Human Resource process outsourcing is one the areas using online technologies to facilitate the communication between job seekers and employers operating in Rwanda e.g. Public or private sector, Local and International Organizations engaged in various sectors.