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Junior Professional Officer - UNFPA Programme Analyst
|Location :||Khartoum, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year with possible extension of one more year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||one year with possible extension of one more year|
IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
The UNFPA JPO Programme
The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in development assistance. It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in population projects in a developing country.
According to the 2008 census, Sudan had a population of 30.9 million. The population profile is mostly rural (58%) and young (62% below 25 years and 43% below 14 years of age) with almost an equal gender distribution (51% males and 49% females). The population growth rate is 2.5% and, if sustained, will double the population by 2037.
The current programme, 2013-2016, is aligned with the national development plan, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), 2013-2016, the UNFPA strategic plan and the recommendations of the country programme evaluation. The human rights-based approach and gender equality guided the development of the programme. It focuses on women and young people, targeting the most needy population groups, including poor, rural communities, nomads, conflict-affected and internally displaced people, ex-combatants, and people who are at most risk of HIV infection. To that end, the programme seeks to improve the equity of access to basic services, which is a major aspect of peacebuilding and recovery.
In the area of gender and human rights, UNFPA adopted a context-sensitive multi-discourse approach to programming at different layers (national, state, local/community). There are various social, political and religious sensitivities to UNFPA work, especially SRH issues (e.g. HIV, FP, FGM, GBV, child marriage, including debates on gender concepts and discourses – equality v equity, reproductive rights v RH rights)
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Gender Output Lead, the JPO will support UNFPA Sudan Office in the implementation of the Country Programme (2013-2016), as well as the UN Reform and ensure full compliance to UNFPA rules and procedures in performing his/her tasks.
The JPO will provide specific support to the Gender Unit as described in the action plan approved by the Head of Office. The JPO will specifically:
Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change
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 Skill Set:
Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda, delivering results-based programmes; internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization. Ability to write clearly and concisely in English. Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds
Required Skills and Experience
Postgraduate degree in social sciences or related fields with specialized knowledge in the field of Gender and Human Rights
At least 2 years of experience in programme design and implementation, with civil society and NGO partnerships. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
Requirement related to CV format: Interested candidates are requested to upload a duly completed and signed copy of the Personal History Form (P11 for UNDP) which serves as the equivalent of the CV
More details about the JPO Programme and this vacancy can be found at: http://www.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home.html
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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.