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Job Title: Programme Analyst, SRH

Job ID: 41908

Location: East and Southern Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: This post is non-rotational.

POST TYPE: Programme Analyst (NO-B)

DUTY STATION: Bentiu, South Sudan

CLOSING DATE: 9th June 2022

DURATION: One year (*)

Please note that this vacancy is ONLY open to nationals of South Sudan

* No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5

Background Information

South Sudan continues to be faced with persistent humanitarian crises. Currently, an estimated 8.3 million people require humanitarian assistance, up from 7.5 million in 2020. About 1.62 million are internally displaced, 123,000 people are in displacement camps formerly Protection of Civilian sites and 2.2 million South Sudanese Refugees in neighbouring countries. It is estimated that 5.8 million people are acutely food insecure, with 483,000 and 1.4 million women and children, respectively, malnourished. The humanitarian situation is worsened by high levels of food insecurity, sub-national violence that disrupt humanitarian services and impact people's access to livelihoods and basic services, flooding in most parts of the country, and COVID-19 has continued to pose a challenge in South Sudan.

The presence of UNFPA in the State is crucial in terms of providing coordination leadership for SRH and GBV to the myriad of humanitarian actors present in the State; mobilising resources and partners to respond to the massive SRH and GBV needs, as well as working with the local government to support rebuilding the local health system, which is weak.

Organizational Setting

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

The Position:

The Programme Analyst post is located in the Bentiu, Unity State, Republic of South Sudan. S/he will spend more than 50% of the time off the UNFPA premises, working with different implementing partners and conducting field visit to monitor and advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Rights both for normal Programme and humanitarian response.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme Analyst will report directly to the Field Coordinator Bentiu Field Hub.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership support at the state and county levels in terms of SRH coordination; attend and actively participate in the coordination of all SRH stakeholders at the field level as needed through an effective coordination mechanism and Working Groups
  • Carrying out routine needs assessments and gaps and make proposals to improve SRH service delivery and expansion to the target groups in greater Unity.
  • Contributing to enhancing local capacity to develop and maintain reproductive health services and commodity systems. These tasks will involve design and facilitation of formal training and conducting informal, on-the-job training;
  • In liaison with the Field Coordinator, raising awareness among implementing partners as well as community leaders for improved SRH service delivery including safe motherhood including post abortion care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections/ HIV, sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Closely interacting with the GBV partners and facilitating the medical aspects of assistance to potential and actual survivors.
  • Assisting in the dissemination of national guidelines, protocols and IEC material for improved RH and family planning service delivery.
  • Providing technical support to the State MOH and humanitarian implementing partners in forecasting/ quantification, requisitioning, storage/ warehousing, distribution, logistics management information management (LMIS), M&E, and coordination.
  • Supporting and building the capacity of the State MOH and implementing partners in the collection, reporting, analysis and use of SRH and logistics data for decision-making and for M&E.
  • Regularly undertaking monitoring missions/ supportive supervision to medical warehouses to assess RH commodities stock status and storage conditions, and prepare substantive reports of the missions and follow up on administrative actions.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Advanced university degree in, public health, medical sciences, reproductive health or another related field social science discipline is required.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in SRH and GBV programming and implementation.
  • Field experience in emergency programme planning, management or evaluation. Experience working through Implementing Partners and Government is an asset.
  • Relevant UN, government or international NGO experience an asset, preferably in a complex, volatile, humanitarian context.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating training and other capacity-building initiatives especially in Minimum Initial Services Package for RH, Emergency Obstetric Care and related areas.
  • High resilience and coping with stress abilities. Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably Arabic is desirable.

Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise

Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

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


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UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS statu

HOW TO APPLY : UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment.

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