UNFPA Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula, Jobs in Uganda

UNFPA Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula, Jobs in Uganda

The Position

  • You will be responsible for providing technical guidance on Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care, Obstetric Fistula management creating linkages to midwifery, Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, prevention of GBV and integrated SRH/HIV.

  • You will be reporting to Programme Specialist Reproductive Health in the Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Unit under the leadership of the Assistant Representative and the overall supervision of the Representative.

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

  • 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:

  • As the UN Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency, UNFPA focuses on the delivery of the Integrate Sexual and Reproductive and Rights (ISRHR) services with the target of reducing preventable maternal deaths and unmet need of family planning to zero by 2030 (Transformative Results 1 and 2).

  • This is also in line with UNFPA’s approach of delivering an ‘Integrated Package of Rights’ that includes Maternal Health; Family Planning; HIV Prevention; Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health; and prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence and other harmful practices.

  • You will therefore be a critical member of staff for advancing MH within UNFPA’s ISRHR framework, working closely with relevant UNFPA staff and other stakeholders. This includes providing technical guidance to the Government of Uganda at both national and sub-national levels, and other relevant RH stakeholders, to ensure integrated delivery of MH services including family planning and adolescent health.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities

    You would be responsible for:

  • Providing technical guidance and programmatic support to the government in the implementation in the Country Programme and its reproductive health/MH component projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures.

  • Work closely with technical staff based in MOH, UNFPA field offices and other IPs, for an integrated and effective implementation of the national RMNCAH Sharpened Plan II and guidelines.

  • Work closely with the reproductive health commodity security and HIV programmes to ensure continuous supply of FP/MNH lifesaving commodities through an effective coordination of MNH commodity assessment, quantification, forecasting, planning, distribution and management at the national and district levels.

  • Analyze and report on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action. Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.

  • Expedite and coordinate project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies,
    experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs, ensuring timely submission of quality programme/project reports and addressing training needs of project personnel.

  • Contribute to advocacy for integration/ positioning of reproductive rights in the development of human rights standards by the national human rights mechanisms and in national development policy and accountability frameworks.

  • Create and document knowledge about current and emerging maternal health issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.

  • Contribute/assist advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events. Builds strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for advocacy for ICPD agenda through national institutions, networks, alliances and coalitions.

  • Assists the Ministry of Health, to execute its mandated function in the health sector as it relates to MH including development/review of policies, strategies and guidelines and capacity building and provision of technical assistance to central, district and facility systems.

  • Undertakes any other duties as assigned by the country representative

    Qualifications and Experience


  • Masters’ degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Public health, Reproductive Health or other field that affords an understanding of public health initiatives. University degree in medicine or other closely related health professional course is required.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector.

  • Excellent communication skills and experience with management of staff.

  • Experience in Maternal Health and local government systems would be an added advantage

  • Substantive work experience in the field of SRHR, GBV and/or Gender in humanitarian and post conflict recovery setting is preferred.

  • Specialized knowledge and experience within Health Systems Strengthening and integrated SRHR/GBV/HIV approaches is desirable.

  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage.

  • Computer skills: Proficiency in current office software applications.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required

    Required Competencies


    • Exemplifying integrity

    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system

    • Embracing diversity in all its forms

    • Embracing change

    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

    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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNFPA Programme Analyst, Maternal Health/Fistula, Jobs in Uganda

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