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RH Coordinator

2.    Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of Head of Sada’a, the RH Coordinator works in close collaboration with UNFPA International Humanitarian Coordinator, Deputy Representative, Operations and Programme staff. The Humanitarian Officer follows up on day-to-day issues related to UNFPA GBV response in Sada’a to ensure consistent service delivery. The Programme Analyst supports the design, planning, monitoring and implementation of assigned projects, in coordination with the RH analysts and the different hubs. 

3.    Major Activities/Expected Results

Under the direct supervision of the International Humanitarian Coordinator in consultation with the deputy Representative and overall guidance of the Head of Sada’a hub and RH/ MH Programme Analyst) based in Sana’a the incumbent will be expected to perform the following functions:

I.    RH Coordination 
•    Coordinate, communicate and collaborate with the health cluster coordinator and actively participate in health coordination meetings, providing information and rising strategic and technical issues and concerns.
•    Conduct regular RH stakeholder meetings at sub-national levels to identify gaps and propose solutions and strategize the implementation of the MISP and to provide MISP resource materials.
•    Strengthen coordination at the sub national level.
•    Ensure regular communication among all levels and report back to the health cluster on key conclusions, challenges requiring resolution (e.g. policy or other barriers that restrict the population's access to RH services).
•    Identify synergies and gaps and avoid duplication of efforts and parallel structures.
•    Provide technical and operational guidance on MISP implementation, including clinical management of rape (CMR) and audience-specific orientation sessions when and where feasible (e.g. for service providers, community health workers, programme staff and the affected population, including adolescents);
•    Support partners to provide quality RH services by promoting and/or training of service providers on the use of existing national standards and guidelines.
•    Liaise with other sectors (protection, water and sanitation, community services, camp coordination, etc.) addressing RH-related concerns;
•    Support health partners to seek RH funding through humanitarian planning processes and appeals in coordination with the health sector/cluster;
•    Ensure RH issues are fully integrated in the health cluster strategies and response plans;
•    Strengthen evidence generation and advocacy for RH in Yemen Crisis;

II.    RH Programme

•    Verify/ confirm existing stocks available of RH kits, RH commodities and develop needs-based request to Sana’a office;
•    Engage sexual and reproductive health partners and their capacities to implement the MISP.
•    Develop capacity of humanitarian actors to implement MISP for RH.
•    Actively participate in multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessment (MIRA) or at minimum participate and engage in health rapid assessment component to identify needs and scale of response needed;
•    Contribute to the development of  CERF, CBPF and other  proposals to address RH needs;
•    Assess the capacity of health facilities to carry out basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care and facilitate set-up of service delivery points if they do not exist and undertake costing the activities that are required for appropriate response;
•    Collect service delivery data (sex and age disaggregated) and any additional information and data needed for providing up to date or the most current picture of the situation of sexual and reproductive health and identify gaps in services or information;
•    Establish measures to protect affected populations particularly women and girls and avails clinical care for survivors of rape;
•    Engage with adolescent and service providers and address the special need of adolescents for sexual and reproductive health (services and information);
•    Promote availability of free condoms and ensure safe blood transfusion;
•    Facilitate distribution of clean delivery kits and safe deliveries, deployment of community midwives and mobile team based on the country context and humanitarian situation;
•    Initiate the establishment of Maternal referral system to manage obstetric emergencies;
•    Set up system for data collection, monitoring and reporting on the use of reproductive health kits and number of beneficiaries reached;
•    Continuously assess and monitor the quality of the response and  quality of service delivery including the rational use of RH kits and support the training of service providers as necessary;

4.    Work Relations

The RH Coordinator maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and operations staff at the CO, including the different hubs. Internal contacts include Deputy Representative, international Humanitarian Coordinator, International Operations Manager, the CO’s programme and operations team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country and counterparts in Country programme activities.

5.    Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements
•    Preferably, a master’s degree in social science, humanitarian, demography or other related field. Bachelor degree may be considered on exceptional basis.
•    At least four years of progressive working experience in medicine, social science, humanitarian or demography; experience of working with the UN is an advantage.
•    Proficiency in current office software applications and advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.)
•    Excellent report writing skills.

Languages: 

Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Values:
•    Exemplifying integrity
•    Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System
•    Embracing cultural diversity
•    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
•    Ability to provide conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness.
•    Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
•    Good networking and partnership building skills.

 

How to apply:

Please submit your application through the below link not later than the deadline indicated in the Vacancy Announcement.

https://erecruit.partneragencies.org/psc/UNDPP1HRE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_H...