Programme Analyst

Programme Analyst
Programme Analyst

11 Dezembro, 2020

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The Programme Analyst is located in Pemba, Cabo Delgado and reports to the Project coordinator based in Pemba, under the supervision of the Assistant Representative. The Programme Analyst, expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government and civil society counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of programme results and addressing training needs of involved institutions. The Programme Analyst also serves as a technical resource in her/his field of specialty for all stakeholders of UNFPA Country Programme.

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.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Analyst will provide technical, operational support to the Programme Coordinator, to articulate with governmental and non-governmental implementing partners, is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the My Choice Programme ‘Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and realizing reproductive rights of young people’, and its components in line with Adolescent and Youth national Programme and related thematic interventions to substantively drive the effective achievement of UNFPA programme activities in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal and newborn health, family planning, HIV, and gender-based violence, to accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda and associated SDGs in Mozambique and to harness the Demographic Dividend. S/He is responsible for the integration of the different M&E components of My Choice Programme and is accountable for the accomplishment of programme results by providing technical expertise and assistance in setting targets and performance measurements, establishing baselines, collecting information/data, conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis, monitoring & evaluation, preparing reports and building partners’ capacity.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Strategic Thinking, Technical Development, Monitoring and Oversight:

  • Promote the strategic alignment of the SDG, ICPD, UNDAF, and national policies and strategies, by providing evidence based information on ASRHR.
  • Strengthen legislative and policy frameworks in line with international norms and legislation, support the development of systems, tools, methodologies and approaches to reinforce its implementation and ensure fulfillment of ASRHR;
  • Capacity development of national and sub national institutions and systems to ensure effective institutional planning, funding and delivery of evidence-based programmes that support ASRH.
  • Ensure evidence-based ASRHR activities to promote gender equitable social norms, attitudes, and behaviours at community and individual levels and promote women and girls´ SRHR.
  • Support coordinated, multi-sectoral approach given on the global principle of Leave No One Behind (LNOB), leveraging a localized adaptation of the essential services package that optimizes an integration across sectors and types of services.
  • Ensure that good quality, disaggregated and globally comparable data on ASRH is collected, analysed and used in line with international standards to inform laws, policies and programmes, and project requirements, through the establishments of real time data collection systems.
  • Promote systematic generation and dissemination data, including for integration in main population-based surveys.
  • Support the reinforcement of multi-sectoral platform to share key research, data and information related to ensure improved access to information for all key national and international stakeholders.
  • Support strengthening youth and women´s rights groups, autonomous social movements and relevant CSOs, including those representing youth and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization.
  • Oversees achievement of My Choice programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are applied in project areas, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and systems are established and implemented.

Programme and Project Monitoring:

  • Provide technical and programme leadership, management advice and strategic support and guidance, in Youth Development, including Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR), life skills education, youth empowerment, and prevention of and response to gender-based violence (GBV), including child marriage.
  • Contribute to the implementation of an integrated strategy for the delivery of technical assistance and programme support to partners, grounded in, and responsive to national priorities, considering the balance between demand creation and ASRH and GBV service provision.
  • Participate actively and lead relevant technical work group on ASRHR, ensures alignment of youth programmes with relevant joint programming initiatives, support and contribute to all relevant joint programmes/activities among the Provincial Implementing partners.
  • Participate in the ASRHR technical network in youth development, access to ASRH and GBV services, and ensure that relevant issues are incorporated in provincial development plans and frameworks.
  • Collaborate with and build effective partnerships with other UN agencies and Partners, national government and NGOs.
  • As Program Analyst, ensure timely monitoring of the programme in the Province
  • Monitor progress of programme activities at local and district level, by reviewing and anlaysing work plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness to expedite implementation and meet targets. It includes the analysis of contraints and delays and identification of due change to ensure efficient and effective programme implementation
  • Manage results chains, including provide key insights on programme results, lessons learnt and strategies for course correction; amending the results chains, in due course, if required, under the supervision of the Programme coordinator and steering committee.
  • Prepare with the Programme team and partners the annual workplan plan for the Programme and its associated budget, including a field monitoring plan based on agreed upon progress/target indicator set.
  • In coordination with key UNFPA programme and M&E staff and with partners, review programme results and feed the Programme Result Framework
  • Support the implementing partners (IPs), the Programme Coordinator and other programme team in gathering information of the development of donor reports
  • Identify capacity gaps of IPs in the field of M&E and reporting, recommend remedial actions and undertake on the job training for national counterparts on M&E
  • Undertake regular field trips to the project sites with the purpose of monitoring and reporting on programme implementation.
  • Perform any other activity requested by the programme management

Policy Dialogue:

  • Support UNFPA representation on technical substantive issues at national and subnational levels, ensuring integration of SRHR global and international perspectives in Mozambique.
  • Identify requirements for new or updated policies, positioning, frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments and tools, in addressing global standards.
  • Ensure the analysis and synthesis of substantive trends, emerging needs and research findings in the country in order to produce new, cutting edge technical knowledge. Assist in the knowledge management of project related issues, as well as providing support to the visibility efforts for the Spotlight Initiative.
  • Ensure evidence based, quality, collaborative approaches across the UN system, and donor community, that drives faster progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, data development work at the provincial level.

Quality Control of Technical Support and Capacity Development:

  • Ensure the implementation and compliance to UNFPA policies, strategies, guidelines and tools during programme and project implementation, ensuring consistency and coherence in addressing UNFPA priorities.
  • Develop capacity of implementing partners to execute the programme according to the rules and regulations of the UN, in particular the on ASRH. Ensure observance of quality standards in service provision and data management, through regular monitoring of beneficiary satisfaction.
  • Ensure the control of quality for UNFPA programmatic and financial deliveries of the programme, including proper use of funds, inventory/ assets management, implementation of audit recommendations by Implementing partners, and programmatic achievement of results agreed in the project document and M&E framework.
  • Participates actively in the project coordination platforms and appropriate UN coordination mechanisms (e.g. Joint UN Teams) and supports and contributes to all joint programmes/activities among the UN agencies.
  • Contribute to national and provincial capacity development activities, including the development of training materials, manuals and tools and promote their use for capacity development.
  • Initiate, develop, strengthen, and monitor substantive and intellectual partnerships in demographics, including for South-South technical cooperation in the region.

Advocacy and Resource Mobilization:

  • Support advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office by analyzing the relevant data to substantiate the Country Programme and by providing recommendations to institutional responses and advocacy strategies, taking into account political and social context.
  • Contribute to advocacy and technical efforts to GoM for systematic generation and dissemination of ASRHR data.
  • Identify opportunities to advocate and advance UNFPA’s agenda by participating in public information events.
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts by analyzing information on potential donors, preparing substantive briefs and proposals in line with donor priorities, creating feedback mechanisms and providing information on progress of donor funded initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities for cost-sharing, leveraging and collaboration with civil society, government and other partners as well as through joint UN programmes.
  • Engage for strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for advocacy for ICPD agenda and the attainment of SDG targets and indicators at the national level through national institutions, networks, alliances and coalitions.

Other:

When appropriate, undertake other managerial and/or programme implementation duties assigned by the Assistant Representative, Deputy Representative and/or Representative.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

  • Degree (Bachelor) in public health, demography, gender, social sciences, or other related disciplines.

Knowledge and experience:

  • 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, preferably in ASRHR and gender in public, NGO and/or international institutions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management, planning, reporting and monitoring, and coordination especially in the UN.
  • Good knowledge of the programme development mechanism of the United Nations country programmes and familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in the latest office software applications, including management of information system(s).
  • IT Ability to familiarize with ERP (Atlas), SPSS, PeopleSoft, or other web-based integrated system.

Required Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity/Commitment to mandate, knowledge sharing/continuous learning, valuing diversity.
  • Managing Relationships: Working in teams, communicating information and ideas, conflict and self-management.
  • Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/performance management.
  • Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, results orientation/commitment to excellence, appropriate and transparent decision making.
  • Good financial management skills.

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Promoting innovation and positive change

Functional competencies:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda.
  • Results-based programme development and management.
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches.
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners.
  • Resource mobilization.
  • Training and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to conduct operational/interventional research.

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits.

Disclaimer

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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. Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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Closing Date: 17 December 2020 (5pm, Maputo time)

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