Programme Associate Consultant (National Post).

United Nations Population Fund

Job Title: Programme Associate Consultant (National Post).

Contract type: Individual Consultant (IC)

Closing date: 23 June 2022

Duty Station: Bentiu, South Sudan

Purpose of consultancy:

UNFPA has consistently advocated for having a strong emphasis on the humanitarian agenda in South Sudan. Within this context, not only UNFPA focuses on life-saving treatment and care but also on first lines responses to newly displaced with lifesaving kits that responds to the call for maintaining human dignity in crisis. After the emergence of the crisis in South Sudan, the UN has adopted a decentralized approach on opening operational hubs with a view to have a wider coverage of providing humanitarian aid to the affected population. UNFPA is among the UN Agencies that is striving to strengthen its presence in area operational hubs with a view to improve humanitarian coordinated assistance to the newly displaced IDPs fleeing frontlines amid the spread of the ground fighting and floods. In order to strengthen UNFPA’s presence in area hubs and improve humanitarian coordinated assistance.

Unity State Field Hub is one of the Field Hubs implementing UNFPA’s programme activities in SRH, HIV and GBV integrated interventions. UNFPA is currently supporting GBV and SRH coordination, provision of integrated GBV, maternal, HIV and family planning services through support to the operation of reproductive health clinics, women and girls’ friendly spaces, outreach and mobile clinics in hard-to-reach areas. However, the current humanitarian situation has been further compounded by flooding and sub national violence across many counties in Unity State necessitating emergency programming and a functional office with staff to respond to SRH and GBV needs including service delivery for the affected population.

With the above narrative, UNFPA is seeking to recruit a program associate based in Unity State to attend office admin related tasks and support the humanitarian structures and responses.

Purpose

Objective of the consultancy is to recruit a national consultant to support and play an instrumental role in facilitating the programme and project implementation, design, planning and management, in the areas of SRH and GBV. He/She will support coordination, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on UNFPA programme in the Greater Unity area. The incumbent will work closely with the relevant governmental authorities, members and partners, as well as with other UN sister agencies to ensure improved coordinated GBV and SRH service delivery to vulnerable groups among the conflict-affected populations.

Scope of work:

  • Supporting the evaluation of project and programme activities, establishing ways to assess achievement and recommending corrective action as required; conducting field visits; participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports.
  • Providing logistical support to projects by coordinating project related meetings, workshops and events.
  • Assisting with organizing and conducting public information events, special events, celebrations including preparing relevant background material for these events
  • Assisting in raising awareness to implementing partners as well as community leaders for improved RH and GBV service delivery including safe motherhood including post-abortion care, family planning, sexually transmitted infections/ HIV, sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Support in conducting quarterly briefings to the local leadership on UNFPA implementation while maintaining clear regular communication with the local governments in the coverage areas.
  • Support in facilitating improved services delivery, information and improve the visibility of UNFPA in humanitarian work.
  • Attend and actively participate in the different coordination meetings at the field level as needed.
  • Participate in the response missions, assessments and protection monitoring in line with the WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies
  • Support GBV and RH coordination mechanisms in location and strengthen linkage with national coordination in Juba.
  • Contribute to the production of IEC materials including the quarterly bulletin.
  • Contribute to the preparation reports to include but not limited to weekly, monthly and donors report
  • Carry out any other duties as may require by the supervisor and UNFPA.

Expected results

The consultant is expected to a submit a comprehensive final report at the end of the consultancy period with a hand over notes of pending activities for follow up End of assignment report.

Expected Deliverables

The consultant will be hired for a period of 6 months, and he/she will be able to submit monthly reports on accomplishments will be submitted to the Field Programme Coordinator for onward submission to Humanitarian Coordinator electronically not later than every 25th day of each month during the assignments.

The consultant will be under the overall supervision of Humanitarian Coordinator, and he/she will report directly to the Field Programme Coordinator of Unity State Field Hub.

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years of experience.
  • At least 7 years of progressive working experiences in the national programme is required.
  • Previous experiences in programme management is an asset.
  • Previous experience in development organizations is preferred.
  • Good coordination skills and communication skills verbal, oral and written with the ability to network partners and stakeholders is an asset.
  • Proficiency in a computer software application with corporate IT system is preferred.

Languages:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.

How to apply

Please send your application and a short letter of motivation with “Programme Associate – National Consultant” in the subject to UNFPA South Sudan email, [email protected] before close of business (COB) on 23 June 2022