Humanitarian Analyst - UNFPA ( Open for South Sudanese Nationals Only)

Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :04-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Crisis Response
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :One year


Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator (EC), the Emergency Program Officer (EPO) is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency preparedness and response initiatives within the UNFPA mandate in the Southern Sudan programme, with a particular focus on capacity-building for national institutions, organizations and structures. As such, this position will ensure that within its mandate, the UNFPA Southern Sudan office meets the organization's humanitarian programmatic and operational commitments defined within the Humanitarian Principles.  In this capacity, s/he will work closely with the UNFPA programmes, operations staff, Ministry of Health,and key partners at the central and state levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the UNFPA Southern Sudan emergency program at the Juba and state levels and ensure that results and targets concerning training, RH supply pre-positioning, state and national planning and preparedness are achieved. Areas of responsibility within the Emergency Program include; a) managing day to day aspects of internal organization of the office; b) maintenance of the emergency program’s information system and data collection; c) monitoring procurement, logistics and finance processes; d) capacity-building technical assistance and surge capacity for UNFPA staff, government and other partners; e) M&E; f) supporting EC in internal and external communication and coordination efforts;

  • Liaise with staff within UNFPA in programme sections, operations staff and key partners to facilitate timely and efficient implementation of quality emergency programming activities;

  • Assist the Emergency Coordinator in the annual review and roll-out of the UNFPA Southern Sudan Preparedness Plan, program strategy and in the development and utilization of standardized tools (rapid assessment; supply/kit dissemination and tracking, essential population data, M&E plan, report templates etc) for use in emergency settings;

  • Help strengthen national emergency preparedness and response capacities by planning and facilitating trainings for key government and NGO counterparts. Provide post-training follow-up support and other forms of

  • In close collaboration with the RH Program team and the Emergency Program Officer, facilitate the establishment of RH ( coordination mechanisms at state level;

  • Monitor and report on the needs, priorities and scope of interventions in the area of emergencies for UNFPA Southern Sudan, including monitoring program activities and the implementation of the preparedness plan in line with UNFPA’s mandate;

  • Represent UNFPA Southern Sudan in government and non-governmental meetings related to emergency management and preparedness and response as required. Advocate for the rights of women, reproductive rights, and prevention and response to gender-based violence in emergency and humanitarian settings within these;

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Emergency Coordinator;


  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.

  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

  • Has good leadership skills and co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

  • Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.

  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.

  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Requirements:

  • University degree in, public health, medical sciences, social sciences or other related field is required. Those with a post-graduate qualification in a public health related field have an added advantage;

  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in emergency and/or humanitarian programmes at national and/or international level. Field experience in emergency programme planning, management or evaluation a distinct advantage. Relevant UN, government or international NGO experience an asset;

  • Experience planning and facilitating training and other capacity-building initiativesbut especially inMinimum Initial Services Package for RH, Emergency Obstetric Care and related areas.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Additional Information:

  • Only those applicants in whom the Country Office has further interest will be responded to;

  • UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience;

  • UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status;

  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are kindly requested to apply through the following  below:  https:\\ by 02 October 2015;
  • Applications received after this date will not be taken into consideration;
  • Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. Only the short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.

IMPORTANT: There is NO application processing or other fee at any stage of UNFPA application

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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