Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Analyst at UNFPA
Deadline:29 October 2019
Level: NOB (ICS 09)
One year fixed term (renewable based on performance)
The ASRHR Analyst provides strategic support and guidance as part of a broader team in advancing key UNFPA interventions encompassing Adolescent and Youth Empowerment and Engagement; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, including ending sexual and gender-based violence; and Population and Development both in the context of Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar and across humanitarian interventions spanning all areas, under the umbrella and guidance of UNFPA’s Tanzania Country Programme (2016 – 2021) and the broader United Nations Development Assistance Programme II (UNDAPII) (2016-2021).
The role of the ASHRH Analyst is to:
– Identify and support adolescent/youth groups and leaders to lead and engage in the promotion of adolescent/youth empowerment and engagement with the aim to strengthen leadership and participation of young people in policy and advocacy; and adolescent/youth SRHR programming at all levels (national, sub-national).
– Support the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in the development of policies and strategies (national, sub-national levels) to ensure that adolescent and youth development needs are effectively prioritized and integrated.
– Continuously analyse and interpret political, social and economic trends, progress, challenges and bottlenecks for youth development, empowerment and engagement in the context of adolescent SRHR and more broadly.
– Keep abreast of policy development and strategies and their implications in the context of adolescent SRHR with a focus on empowerment and engagement through analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepare briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
– Represent UNFPA within the context of the UNDAPII coordination processes, in government led and other youth development dialogue structures, including the ASRHR-related working groups, particularly in areas of youth empowerment and engagement.
– Participate in the identification and formulation of the country programme and youth component programmes and work plans with a focus on mainstreaming adolescent and youth issues in sectoral and national policy and planning frameworks; and in support for interventions on youth participation, empowerment and engagement and other areas such as youth-friendly services and sexuality education for in and out-of-school adolescents and youth.
A. Strategic Technical Support
- Contributes to the establishment and/or strengthening of national level youth-led groups, advisory panels and youth umbrella networks for active leadership, engagement and voice in policy formulation and programming for ASRHR; and other related issues.
- Identifies vulnerable groups among adolescents and youth; and supports the design and implementation of targeted programmes that address their ASRHR needs with a focus on youth empowerment and engagement.
- In line with the UNDAPII contributes to the incorporation of youth development, youth engagement and ASRH concerns in relevant Thematic Results Groups, Outcome Groups and other relevant processes and structures.
- Assists in building strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for advocacy for the ICPD Agenda through national and sub-national institutions, networks, alliances and coalitions.
B. Results-based Management
- Prepares and monitors UNFPA’s adolescent and youth programme/work plans, budgets; and progress on implementation of activities, funds being expended at the programme level and agreements being made with local partners.
- Prepares and monitors ASRHR project budgets and expenditure through UNFPA global financial and programme platforms; and reviews funding authorisation and certificate of expenditure reports.
- Establishes and maintains networks of partners, including key Ministries, Civil Society Organizations and Development Partners and provides assistance in organizing and conducting meetings and public information events.
C. Capacity Development
- Participates in strengthening the capacity of government (national, sub-national) and other relevant stakeholders in improving the engagement of adolescents and young people in policy formulation and programming for ASRHR; and other related issues.
- Supports and guides programme staff on ASRHR programme policies and procedures, particularly in areas of youth empowerment and engagement.
- Continuously guides ASRHR Implementing Partners on UNFPA programming policies and procedures and implementation of assigned programmes/projects, including adherence to programme and financial quality assurance measures, and on quality and timely reporting.
D. Evidence and Knowledge Development and Dissemination
- Helps to strengthen and operationalize the evidence base on current and emerging ASRHR issues, including those related to youth engagement and empowerment to inform national, sub-national and sectoral policy development, planning and monitoring networks and coordination.
- Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting research findings, lessons learned, success stories, best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office on youth engagement and empowerment, and prepares relevant ASRHR materials for dissemination.
- Supports the communication and resource mobilization strategies of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials on ASRHR for use in discussions, public events and social media platforms.
Carries out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in public health, sociology, anthropology, development studies, community development or other related social sciences.
Knowledge and Experience
- At least five years professional experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, with a focus on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Additional experience in Adolescent and Youth Empowerment and Engagement development programmes highly desirable.
- Demonstrated experience working with adolescents and youth, human rights, and/or gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes will be a strong advantage.
- Experience and a thorough understanding of government systems (national, sub-national) especially in the areas of adolescents and youth; sexual and reproductive health and rights planning and programming.
Fluency in Kiswahili and English.
How to apply
Applicants are kindly requested to apply through the online link below by 29th October 2019.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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