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Programme Associate / A & Y - UNFPA (Open to South Sudanese Nationals Only)
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||08-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
South Sudan population is amongst the youngest in the world with estimation of 72% being under 30 years and is expected to grow as result of high fertility rate 6.7. South Sudan has the worst Maternal Mortality rate 2,054/100,000;Teenage pregnancy rate is 300/100,000; 16% of girl children are married before they are 15 years of age, and another 37% are married before the age of 18.
The UNFPA South Sudan office has been supporting youth programming in South Sudan with collaboration of the national ministry of culture youth and sports and Ministry of Health. The intervention used includes Youth Peer Education and provision of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and HIV prevention among others. These interventions are designed to reach adolescents and youth who are among the high-risk groups in driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Health services have difficulty in covering this group, because of their age, their engagement in marginal activities, and their reluctance to contact health services providers.
In the current humanitarian emergencies in South Sudan, family and social structures are disrupted; adolescents are separated from their families or communities, while formal and informal educational programmes are discontinued, and community and social networks have broken down. The loss of livelihood, security and the protection provided by family and community places adolescent at risk of poverty, violence and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and their consequences.
Under the overall supervision of the Youth Cluster Coordinator, the programme assistance will assist in the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of youth programmes. This includes, humanitarian response activities targeting young people in the POCs and IDPs settlement and ASRH programming.
Duties and Responsibilities
Other Desirable Competencies and Skills:
Required Skills and Experience
How to apply:
There is no application processing or other fee at any stage of UNFPA application processes.
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.