United Nations Population Fund Deputy Representative - Jobs in Tanzania

United Nations Population Fund Deputy Representative - Jobs in Tanzania

Job Details:

The Deputy Representative serves as OIC in absence of the UNFPA Representative; s/he serves on the Country Management Team, with the OM or other senior staff in programme and operations management

You would be responsible for:

  • Programme Leadership – Ensures quality development and delivery of integrated technical and programmatic support that meets country needs and achieve the ICPD goals and SDGs:

  • Assess and address implications of national trends on UNFPA work in the country;

  • Consult with Government, civil society and other relevant stakeholders on national priorities;

  • Recommend areas of assistance on the basis of continuous review and analysis of demographic and socio-economic data and national population policies in the context of the formulation, implementation and monitoring of UNFPA supported Country Programme;

  • Provide inputs to the RO based on country specificities for the development of the global/regional strategic plan;

  • Assess additional resource requirements for the Country Programme;

  • Ensure continuous feedback to the RO/SRO on programme, technical and operational policy, regulations, procedures etc. as well as lessons learned and import new modalities or directions in thinking into the country office;

  • Develop and manage the Country Programme in line with the strategic plan, liaising with the RO/SRO technical and programme teams;

  • Implement UNFPA guidelines, policies, standards, tools and systems at the CO level;

  • Oversee and direct technical assistance to partners and stakeholders in the country;

  • Catalyze the expansion of the range of UNFPA deliverables and originate new project portfolios in UNFPA’s mandate area; develop new programme options and project models in substantive areas;

  • Devolve authority for portfolio management to project and national staff facilitating capacity building and guide programme implementation with solid, substantive oversight and effective programme representation;

  • Establish quality standards for project development and delivery, in consultation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor assigned to support the RO;

  • Prepare programme and financial progress reports and feedback to donors;

  • Take the lead in promoting knowledge sharing with the country operations, with partners and with the Regional and/or Sub-Regional offices; and

  • Depending on the country of assignment, high priority may be placed on the formulation and execution of responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and humanitarian emergencies.

  • National Capacity Development:

  • Implement strategy for capacity building at the country level, within the context of the global strategy;

  • Create an enabling environment for the implementation of the ICPD agenda;

  • Provide technical, material, financial and political support to strengthen national capacity on thematic programmes; and

  • Create/improve national capacities to monitor, evaluate and learn from capacity development initiatives.

  • Partnerships and Advocacy – Enhances the capacity of the country office to build reliable and sustainable partnerships and advocate effectively:

  • Advocate for ICPD agenda with national institutions and other UN agencies represented at the national level;

  • Promote South-South cooperation for the achievement of ICPD goals;

  • Pursue innovative ways to maintain and create new partnerships;

  • Maintain a continuous flow of information with government and donors;

    pate in the UN Common Country Assessment and the UN Development Assistance Framework exercises in the country as part of broader UN Reform initiatives; and

  • Participate in the sector-wide approach (SWAP) activities in the health sector as appropriate.

  • Resources Management – Ensures the efficient and effective delivery of day-to-day management support to country operations:

  • Support the UNFPA Representative in overall accountability for the management and work of the Country Office;

  • Participate in the formulation of the annual work plans and monitor their day-to-day implementation through consultations, correspondence and field visits;

  • Propose and secure annual allocations for the country programme, and ensure the efficient and effective use of such resources in compliance with UNFPA financial rules, regulations, and procedures;

  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of a resource mobilization strategy for the country, and mobilize, in coordination with IERD and the RO, additional financial resources
    for the country;

  • Support the Representative in the management of human and financial resources, with particular attention to ensuring systems of accountability as per UNFPA policies, rule and procedures;

  • Supervise international and national programme staff, providing them with managerial direction and motivation;

  • Participate directly in achieving staff accountability, learning and career management within the office;

  • Develop and guide an integrated and systems approach to the work of the Country Office;

  • Communicate standards of performance, and assign responsibilities for achieving results according to the Country Office OMP and the PAD system;

  • Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment; seek to strengthen team-building by encouraging active participation and interaction at all levels; foster staff motivation, development and empowerment; and lead by example; Coordinate the provision of administrative services with service providers;

  • Provide counseling and support to JPOs on work, training and career issues and advise managers on all aspects of the JPO programme; and

  • Develop and manage UNFPA’s internship and young professional programme.

  • Advise on and support the establishment of a CO security strategy and plan in line with UN procedures and requirements; and

  • Ensure an ethics-based approach to management of all human and financial resources

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the UNFPA Representative or Regional Management Team required to ensure the success of the country programme.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree/ Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or another related field.

  • Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraising and management,

  • Experience in humanitarian area is an asset

  • Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.

  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results.

  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships in the assigned country.

  • Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and,

  • Field experience is a strong asset.

  • Languages:

  • Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking) is required, knowledge in Kiswahili is an asset

  • Computer Skills:

    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

  • Providing strategic focus

  • Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders

  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance

  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda

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

  • Delivering results based programmes

  • Creating visibility for the organization

  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for resource mobilization

  • Organizational Leadership and direction

  • Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes in the country

  • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness

  • Strengthening the programme and technical capacity of country offices

  • Facilitating quality programmatic results

  • Resources mobilisation and partnership management

  • Compensation and Benefits:

  • This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary, pension, medical and other benefits as applicable.

    Work Hours: 8

    Experience in Months: 120

    Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Population Fund Deputy Representative - Jobs in Tanzania

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