United Nations Population Fund Deputy Representative - Jobs in Tanzania
United Nations Population Fund Deputy Representative - Jobs in Tanzania
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 managementYou 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.
Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking) is required, knowledge in Kiswahili is an asset
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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