Technical Specialist, HIV/SRH integration, Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, Technical Division, P4

United nations population fund(UNFPA), Headquarters, United States

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th January, 2015


Job Description

The primary roles of the Technical Specialist are to:

  • Carry out analyses and interpretation of data relevant to the assessment of the situation of women, young people, sex workers, SRH/HIV linkages, and comprehensive condom programming in the context of HIV including for planning, reporting and evaluation processes and for the harmonization of data contributions to UNFPA flagship and other publications.
  • Contribute to developing capacity within the organization for evidence-based planning, programming and advocacy including support to the preparation of the Annual Work Plans including establishment of targets.
  • Support the HIV/AIDS team for global, regional, and country level monitoring and reporting on relevant indicators within the UNFPA Integrated Results Framework and the UNAIDS UBRAF and ensure interface with the planning and  reporting mechanisms of UNFPA Thematic Funds.
  • Prepare performance-based and results-driven annual and other reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to country and regional offices to facilitate planning, indicator harmonization and adaptation and collection, analysis and synthesis of data.
  • Coordinate and influence the prioritization, process and technical aspects of a wide array of data collection and compilation, and analysis related to the HIV response to inform future programming efforts.
  • Facilitate harmonization on indicators with partners.
  • Contribute to TD wide inputs towards strategic planning.

    
Main Tasks & Responsibilties
    

  • Generate information for updating the data base of programme results and indicators
  1. In coordination with Technical and Programme Divisions, devise innovative ways to best serve UNFPA’s in-house HIV data and information needs at country, regional and global levels.
  2. Develop and update, as necessary, tools for collecting HIV data from countries and regions with respect to existing monitoring, evaluation and accountability frameworks and the development and improvement of annual reporting systems.
  3. Liaise with Regional, Sub Regional and Country Offices for the collection and analysis of data from various sources including the COAR for the update of the M&E framework and related data base.
  4. Manage day-to-day operations of the planning, monitoring and reporting systems, including support of field officers in continued implementation of planning, monitoring and reporting tools and instruments.
  5. Analyze and convey quantitative and qualitative data on the work and progress of the UN system in general and UNFPA in particular in reducing the sexual transmission of HIV; and HIV in the broader context of women and girls, young people, key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people), comprehensive condom programming and SRH/HIV linkages including meeting the SRH needs of people living with HIV.
  6. Identify gaps and opportunities in relation to the implementation of the UBRAF and propose corrective actions, including developing focused initiatives, ensure appropriate follow-up, and liaise with relevant partners.
  7. Support the further analysis of data to provide disaggregated data for evidence based advocacy, informed policy and program design and implementation.
  8. Coordinate, develop and facilitate relevant training materials and presentations for capacity building of staff.
  • Support the preparation of the Annual Work Plan
  1. Working with colleagues in the Technical Division, and the Regional and Country offices, implement a coordinated approach to joint annual work planning and reporting.
  2. Facilitate harmonization amongst global, regional, and country work plans to ensure an effective and long-term, goals-based strategic work planning process focusing on what works and on what needs to be done.
  3. Track work plan implementation on a regular basis, and support the resolution of bottlenecks affecting the achievement of results.
  4. Support the comprehensive review of country and regional work plans for improved performance of the UNFPA led HIV programmes.
  • Prepare performance-based and results-driven annual and other reports
  1. Prepare annual report of the UBRAF, in collaboration with TD colleagues and the regional and country offices.
  2. Prepare internal performance reports including HIV/AIDS Branch contribution to Technical Division annual reporting.
  3. Prepare, as may be needed, evidence-based documentation on various issues for dissemination of findings internally within UNFPA; and, to UNAIDS and other partners.
  4. Prepare, as may be needed, briefing notes, speeches/talking points on various issues for HAB, TD or other units within UNFPA with emphasis on data and evidence.
  • Provide technical assistance to country offices and regions
  1. Work with the Regional Offices to support country offices in programme planning, implementation and achievement of expected results as per the  Integrated Results Framework (IRF) and other reporting modalities.
  2. Support the provision of technical assistance to country offices to ensure the implementation of programmes are in accordance with plans and indicators and are collected systematically in support of improved programme monitoring and reporting.
  3. Support programme evaluation and tracking of progress in collaboration with colleagues in HAB/TD and with the Cluster teams.
  • Contribute to TD wide inputs towards strategic planning
  1. Support HAB’s contribution to TD-wide strategic planning and conceptual frameworks on programme planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting as they relate to the Development Results Framework (DRF), and the Business Plan within the context of the new UNFPA cluster approach to programme delivery.
  2. Contribute to the monitoring and reporting of the HIV and its linkages with SRH, ASRH, Family Planning, gender and other relevant areas including UNFPA components of the UBRAF.
  3. Carry out any other tasks as requested by the Chief of HAB.
  •  Contribute to UNFPA partnerships
  1. Represent UNFPA or support UNFPA representation on relevant interagency working groups focused on M&E, UBRAF, indicators, or reporting mechanisms such as the UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG) Indicator Working Group.
  2. Prepare annual report of the UBRAF, in collaboration with TD colleagues and the regional and country offices.
  3. Prepare internal performance reports including HIV/AIDS Branch contribution to Technical Division annual reporting.
  4. Prepare, as may be needed, evidence-based documentation on various issues for dissemination of findings internally within UNFPA; and, to UNAIDS and other partners.
  5. Prepare, as may be needed, briefing notes, speeches/talking points on various issues for HAB, TD or other units within UNFPA with emphasis on data and evidence.
  6. Work with the Regional Offices to support country offices in programme planning, implementation and achievement of expected results as per the  Integrated Results Framework (IRF) and other reporting modalities.
  7. Support the provision of technical assistance to country offices to ensure the implementation of programmes are in accordance with plans and indicators and are collected systematically in support of improved programme monitoring and reporting.
  8. Support programme evaluation and tracking of progress in collaboration with colleagues in HAB/TD and with the Cluster teams.
  9. Support HAB’s contribution to TD-wide strategic planning and conceptual frameworks on programme planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting as they relate to the Development Results Framework (DRF), and the Business Plan within the context of the new UNFPA cluster approach to programme delivery.
  10. Contribute to the monitoring and reporting of the HIV and its linkages with SRH, ASRH, Family Planning, gender and other relevant areas including UNFPA components of the UBRAF.
  11. Carry out any other tasks as requested by the Chief of HAB.
  12. Represent UNFPA on the UNAIDS Cosponsor Evaluation Working Group

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Medical Statistics, Sociology, demography, economics with a minimum 5 years’ experience in planning, monitoring and results based reporting of development programs.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 8 years of increasingly responsible professional experience, of which 5 years at the international level in programme planning, implementation, performance monitoring and reporting, especially relating to HIV, youth, population, gender and reproductive health
  • Prior experience with results based management approach for international development programs, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis.
  • Strong quantitative skills with experience in data analysis (e.g.,household surveys) and analysis packages (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS).
  • Skills and preferably experience with numerical methods and database management.
  • Field experience is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of technical area is required
  • Experience in programme and/or technical assistance within the UN System is required
  • Strong analytical, report writing and communication skills are highly required

Languages

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is an added advantage.

Other Desirable Skills

  • Initiative, strong conceptual abilities, sound judgment, strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations

 


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