UNFPA Programme Associate - Reproductive Health Jobs in Uganda

UNFPA Programme Associate - Reproductive Health Jobs in Uganda

The Position:

  • The Programme Associate supports the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s country programme by managing data inputs, providing logistical support, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations.

  • Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of Assistant Representative, the Programme Associate-Reproductive Health substantively and administratively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of reproductive health. The Programme Associate-RH facilitates the delivery of UNFPA programs by monitoring results achieved in the implementation. He/she ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

  • The Programme Associate-RH facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues.

  • The Program Associate-RH is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office.

    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:

  • You will play an instrumental role in facilitating UNFPA’s country programme and project implementation, supporting design, planning and management, in the areas of population and development, reproductive health and gender.

  • You will apply established systems and procedures and assist in the creation of knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analyzing relevant information, developing appropriate mechanisms and systems and ensuring compliance with procedures.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities

    You would
    be responsible for:

  • Participates in the identification and formulation of the country programme and RH component projects by compiling and analyzing information, drafting project documents and work plans and preparing tables and statistical data.

  • Contributes in evaluating population and development project and programme activities, establishing and implementing mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to women status and progress reports. Analyzes basic factors affecting the achievement of RH results, recommends corrective actions and follows up on recommendations.

  • In coordination with national counterparts and project personnel guides routine implementation of assigned projects, coordinating the delivery of project inputs, ensuring participation of national counterparts in training activities and study tours.

  • Prepares and monitors RH project budgets and expenditures through the UNFPA global financial and programme software (Atlas); and reviews funding authorisation and certificates of expenditure reports.

  • Monitors UNFPA programme activities by keeping close record of activities being implemented on ground, funds being expended at the project level and agreements being made with local partners.

  • Support training of project personnel and staff on national execution and programme policies and procedures; Continuously guides implementing partners on UNFPA programming processes including adherence to correct and timely reporting.

    Qualifications and Experience


  • Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Seven years of relevant experience in programme/ project management.

  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.


  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNFPA Programme Associate - Reproductive Health Jobs in Uganda

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