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Programme Analyst, Youth/HIV

20 July 2018

Kyiv, Ukraine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

This post is non-rotational.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN TO UKRAINIAN NATIONALS ONLY

Post type: Fixed-term appointment

Closing date: 20 July 2018 (5 pm Kyiv time)

Duty station: Kyiv, Ukraine

Duration: one year renewable (*)

[*] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5
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Organizational Setting

The Programme Analyst is located in UNFPA Ukraine Country Office and reports to the UNFPA Assistant Representative.

The Programme Analyst substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of Young People and HIV. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

The Programme Analyst facilitates the work of consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. The staff member is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office.

Internal contacts include the Representative, Assistant Representative, the CO’s programme/ technical team, communications, resource mobilization, partnership and operations teams. In UNFPA Regional Office contacts include regional youth advisor and regional HIV advisor. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and counterparts and partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts etc.         

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributes substantively to the formulation and design of the country programme and its component projects in the areas of Young People and HIV and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensures quality of programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishes appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems. In collaboration with government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, contributes to the implementation and monitoring of the ongoing Country Programme;
  • Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to Young People  as well as HIV issues, and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention;
  • Stays abreast of new policy developments by analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, and technical assistance coordination;
  • Expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of results;
  • Analyses and reports on programme and projects progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems where necessary; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective actions. Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels;
  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends in the area of HIV and Young People’s issues, by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches. Extracts lessons learned and packages these in coordination with RO/HQ colleagues;
  • Contributes substantially to advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and being part of legislative and budgetary processes or preparing the Representative/AR to do so;
  • Identifies the need for specific programmatic interventions, and develops concept notes/project proposals to be submitted to partners for discussion and/or funding;
  • Contributes to the communications needs of the CO by identifying opportunities for visibility of UNFPA and the issues in her/his portfolio;
  • In coordination with UNFPA Regional Office, acts as an active member of the regional youth and HIV programme teams;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the UNFPA Assistant Representative.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

Advanced degree in health, public health, sociology, education, or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Two years professional experience in the field of Reproductive health/HIV/Young people, preferably in programme/ project management. Experience in monitoring and evaluation of youth and rights, HIV related programmes
  • Proven ability to advocate for and advance a policy-oriented agenda
  • Proven track record, practical experience and knowledge in promoting youth and rights issues, addressing HIV, especially among most at risk groups (key populations)
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA agenda, policies and procedures is a plus

Languages:

Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian is required.

Required Competencies

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 relationship
  • Communicating for impact

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/external partners
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

Functional Skill Set:

  1. Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  2. Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  3. Delivering results-based programmes
  4. Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

 UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

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