Fiji: UNJP (RMNCAH) International Coordinator

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Fiji
Closing date: 21 Jan 2018

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.For every child, Health

The aim of the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) is to improve country level RMNCAH policy, planning, budgeting, and monitoring; improve RMNCAH services and outcomes, and to develop an improved UN business model in Kiribati, Solomon Islands (SI) and Vanuatu. The programme was initiated in mid-2015 and was expected to end at the end of 2017. However, Since majority of the programme outcomes have yet to be fully achieved, a costed extension is now being sought for 2018 and 2019.Â

The UN is proposing to manage the UNJP for RMNCAH in a similar way during the extension period. The heads of the three UN agencies in Suva and the WHO Representative in Solomon Islands will be ultimately responsible and accountable for UNJP results, and UNICEF will continue to fulfill the role of Administrative Agency (AA). UNFPA will be the Managing Agency (MA) in Kiribati, UNICEF will be the MA in Vanuatu and WHO will be the MA in SI, and Guidelines for Country Working Modalities will continue to guide country level implementation

As in the past, the regional level technical working group (RTWG), will provide technical guidance and quality assurance for work in the three countries, undertake joint missions and monitoring visits, and support steering committee and annual review meetings. However, AA support for the RTWG and overall programme coordination and management will be modified in 2018 and 2019, and UNICEF is proposing to have an international coordinator position, rather than a national coordinator position as was the case from 2015-2017. This change is being proposed to ensure appropriate, higher level support for the RTWG, and to ensure that programme deliverables such as annual reports, steering committee meetings, etc. are of high quality and delivered in a timely fashion. This terms of reference (TOR) outlines the requirements for the international coordination position.

How can you make a difference? The UNJP RMNCH Consultant will provide

a. Coordination and support to UNJP RMNCAH

  • – support UNJP regional level coordination, communication, joint monitoring, meeting and reporting requirements.
  • – develop project monitoring plan
  • Lead and organize in country monitoring visit
  • Monitor overall programme implementation and expenditure and work with Participating Agencies to address outstanding issues
  • Document achievements and lessons learned
  • Manage and monitor administrative agent expenditure
  • Maintain updated files related to the UNJP
  • Ensure pro-active communication and follow-up with RTWG members, and country level RMNCAH Coordinators as necessary, on any outstanding points related to UNJP planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting, etc.
  • Consolidate UNJP partners’ comments on correspondence, reports and other working documents and prepare joint responses;
  • Develop appropriate presentation/report templates for annual review, Steering Committee, Regional Development Partners
  • Coordination Committee meetings, and prepare presentations/reports as necessary.
  • Consolidate and prepare the quarterly and annual narrative and financial reports.
  • b. Support other initiatives like climate change adaptation, etc.

    To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Qualifications:

    Advanced university degree in public health or related field

    Required Skills and competencies include:

    Strong organisation, management and coordination skills

    RMNCAH expertise

    Excellent inter-personal communication and writing skills

    Fluent written and spoken English

    Use of current computer software and internet

    Required knowledge/experience:

    7+ years of experience working in development and preferably in a developing country context

    Experience in RMNCAH or health sector planning, budgeting, monitoring and coordination

    Understanding/experience with joint programmes, joint working arrangements or sector-wide approaches

  • Desirable characteristics include:

    Experience working for one or more development partner/UN agencies

    Experience supporting or working with a Ministry of Health

    Experience of working in the secretariat of a Committee or Board Secretariat role.

    Past work experience in the Pacific

  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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