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POSITION TITLE: Sexual and Reproductive Health Project Manager

POST LEVEL: Service Contract, SB4/Q1

DURATION:  one year with possible extension

POSITION: two posts                                                                            

REPORTS TO:  UNFPA SRH Programme Officer

Duty Station: Kyiv     

Full/part time: Full time        


The Position:

The SRH Project Manager contributes to the effective management of UNFPA humanitarian response project activities  in the areas of reproductive health, health system response to GBV, reproductive health commodity security.


How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The Fund operates globally since 1969 in more than 150 countries and territories. UNFPA focuses on women and young people, because these are the groups whose rights are often compromised UNFPA has been active in Ukraine since 1997.

For UNFPA, gender was always in the core of its mandate and center of all Program activities and interventions. UNFPA helps the Government of Ukraine, local authorities, civil society and networks to empower women and ensure their involvement into decision-making processes through development of gender policies and legislation, support of gender research and combating gender discrimination and violence.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


 Job Purpose:

Working within a large and complex Country Office (CO) environment, you will support the effective management of UNFPA humanitarian projects and activities in the areas of reproductive health, health system response to GBV, including reproductive health commodity security. 

Through substantive analysis and assessment of political, social and economic trends, you will contribute to project formulation and evaluation, integrated humanitarian response programming initiatives.

SRH Project Manager will monitor results achieved during implementation, guiding the appropriate application of systems and procedures, and developing enhancements as required.

Main duties and responsibilities:

 In collaboration with Government counterparts, UN Agencies, and other international and national  humanitarian partners manage implementation of an assigned SRH related humanitarian response  projects, activities of the CO Humanitarian operations response plan, including health system response to GBV with specific focus on addressing specific needs in access to SRH services and protection of RR of most  vulnerable population groups (IDPs, PWD, LGBTQI people, vulnerable adolescent boys and girls, etc.);

Provide technical and programmatic inputs to the planning, conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNFPA-led sexual and reproductive health (SRH) humanitarian response actions and lead CO preparedness actions as related to SRH, including integration of MISP into the national emergency preparedness and response systems;

Contribute to establishment and maintaining of collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and international and national humanitarian partners, particularly those engaged in the work of Health Cluster and SRH Working Group facilited by UNFPA,  to address emerging issues, and effectively influence diverse stakeholders to contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate;

Assist in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events;

Contribute to provision of programmatic and technical support to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Regional health authorities and other UNFPA partners to ensure integration of SRH related issues into the humanitarian response as well as national health strategies and programmes;

Contribute to development of the national capacity for demand creation of sexual and reproductive health services, including provision of information, especially for women and young people.

Provide overall coordination and administration of the project activities, including management of assigned IP’s to ensure that the implementation of the project(s) complies with the approved work plans and budgets;

Oversee the work of the project team as well as consultants, advisors, and experts. Provide quality, timely and integrated technical and programmatic leadership in terms of UNFPA policy and strategy related to address reproductive health issues.

Liaising and interacting will all partners, vendors and service providers within the project(s) on all matters related to the project implementation for the timely, successful and efficient implementation of all activities planned under the project(s);

Coordinating the project activities with the activities of other stakeholders working in the same area in order to avoid activity duplication and ensuring cost effectiveness of the project implementation;

Preparing, updating, implements and monitoring the calendar activity plans for the project(s) based on the approved annual work plan(s);

Analyzing the project implementation, identifies possible implementation obstacles and suggests solutions, reports on the output delivery to the Assistant Representative, and to CO programme and operations staff, in their areas of competence;

Ensuring visibility of the project implementation through public relations, advocacy, working with the mass media and other communications activities;

Preparing and submitting to the UNFPA CO the reporting documents related to project(s) managed, including reports and monitoring data;

Regularly communicating with and gives advice to the UNFPA CO on all matters related to the project implementation to ensure success of the project(s);

Providing project-related information for the UN and UNFPA communications activities, including news, press announcements, press releases, summaries/overviews, presentations;

Performing other project-related tasks requested by the CO management;


 Qualifications and Experience:

At least 3 years of relevant work experience working with project management in health sector, preferably in the area of SRH, ideally working on joint projects with international partners and/or health cluster partners. 

 Significant experience partnering or working with a variety of partners, including civil society, public sector), the UN, and international organizations.

 Good understanding of the local health system; experience collecting data for monitoring purposes would be valuable; experience of monitoring and evaluation of SRH/health programmes in the health sector.

Experience with advocacy work, with extra weight on experience with SRH;

Good written and verbal communication skills.



Advanced university degree in Medicine, Public Health or other related filed.



Fluency in English and Ukrainian.




Exemplifying integrity

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system

Embracing cultural diversity

Embracing change


Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda

Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships

Delivering results-based programmes

Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation


Core Competencies:

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


Managerial Competencies:

•           Providing strategic focus,

•           Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,

•           Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance

•           Making decisions and exercising judgment

•           Agility and Adaptiveness


Please apply for Sexual and Reproductive Health Project Manager by 24 July 2022.