MATERNAL HEALTH OFFICER - (OPEN TO FILIPINO NATIONALS ONLY)

United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Manila, Philippines

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd February, 2015


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Thematic Area Leadership & Strategic Planning

  • Provides inputs in defining the country office strategic focus on Maternal Health with a special focus on Family Planning;    
  • Provides inputs to the development and drafting of the country office strategic and annual plans on Maternal Health/Family Planning, to include the UN Joint Programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health (JPMNH);
  • Participates in global and regional UNFPA discussions on Maternal Health/Family Planning, to ensure that country office priorities are aligned with global or regional strategies (and vice versa).

Program Quality Assurance and Technical Support

  • Serves as the lead technical resource in state-of-the-art Maternal Health/Family Planning programming, ensuring that Country Office programs are aligned with globally accepted standards;
  • Provides technical support to ongoing Maternal Health/Family Planning projects/programs especially the JPMNH, in close coordination with the Programme, Field, and Humanitarian Teams;
  • Coordinates with colleagues in the Programme Team in the integration of  Maternal Health/Family Planning programming with other thematic areas such as Population and Development, HIV, Gender and Humanitarian Response;
  • Coordinates closely with counterpart UNFPA Maternal Health/Family Planning staff at the regional and HQ levels;
  • Regularly reviews and analyzes the budget assigned to the Maternal Health/Family Planning thematic areas, especially the JPMNH.

Networking, Partnership & Advocacy

  • Assists in resource mobilization activities and in the preparation of concept papers or project proposals for Maternal Health/Family Planning;
  • Represents the Country Office in UN Joint Programmes, networks, meetings, forums and working groups on Maternal Health/Family Planning;
  • Establishes and maintains active working relationships with key national partners working on Maternal Health/Family Planning such as Government, UN Agencies, NGOs/Civil Society Organizations, and Donors/Funders.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • In coordination with the M&E Team, contributes in the designing of results frameworks and indicators for Maternal Health/Family Planning;
  • Analyzes Maternal Health/Family Planning indicators and generates recommendations intended for continuous program improvement;
  • Leads in the drafting of reports and documentation of good practices.

Others

  • Assumes other tasks as deemed necessary by the National Programme Officer for Reproductive Health and/or the Country Representative.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or any Health or Social Science-related field of study. Masters degree would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience in Maternal Health/Family Planning -related work;
  • Proficient in current office software applications; and
  • Familiar with the UN system will be a strong asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in oral and written English, and the national language, are essential.
  • Women and people from Indigenous groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 


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