Intern: Sexual and Reproductive Health- UNFPA Vacancy Announcement

Intern: Sexual and Reproductive Health– UNFPA Vacancy Announcement; February 21 2024



Organization: UNFPA

Position: Intern: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Location: Mekelle

Employment: Full Time, 6 months contract, Internship

Date of Announcement: 02/20/2024, 05:42 PM

Deadline: 03/05/2024, 05:41 PM





Job Description


The Position:

The SRH Intern will support implementation, monitoring and reporting of SRH related projects in Tigray region.

You will report to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist (SRH)

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.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

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:

Under the overall leadership of the head of the sub office and technical guidance of Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist (SRH), the SRH intern will be supervised and will report to the SRH Analyst. The Intern will support implementation, monitoring and reporting of SRH related projects in Tigray region.

You would be responsible for:

  1. Support the SRH team and implementing partners to develop, implement and monitor integrated SRH-GBV services.
  2. Participate in monitoring of supported SRH projects and consolidate monitoring reports on all SRH initiatives.
  3. Participate/monitor the implementation of SRH related training (including MISP, CMR) activities supported by UNFPA with a view ensuring quality of delivery.
  4. Support the RMNCAYH Case Team Coordinator of the RHB in the preparation of SRH TWG coordination meetings (preparation of minutes, development of reports, oral presentations, PowerPoints, maintenance of an up to date 4-W for SRH etc)
  5. Support the RMNCAYH Case Team Coordinator the RHB in regularly providing updates on SRH in the Health Cluster coordination meetings.
  6. Support the preparation of presentations in powerpoint on issues related to SRH, maternal mortality, CSE, HIV and Midwifery.
  7. Regularly share the RHB bureau priorities, and directions to the SRH team and the Sub-office.
  8. Support monitoring of supplies at the supported one stop centres with the view of preventing stock outs at all times.
  9. Support the distribution of IARH Kits and monitor utilization to promote rational use.
  10. Update relevant data in SRH, HIV and midwifery.
  11. Undertake scientific literature searches in scientific databases around SRH.
  12. Write proceedings of workshops/trainings, SRH and other related meetings
  13. In consultation and with the guidance of the SRH team and head of office, support implementing partners for quality delivery results.
  14. support in collecting, analyzing and organizing date/ information for thematic briefs and proposal development.
  15. Support with any other tasks as requested by management.


Job requirements


Qualifications and Experience: 


a. Be enrolled in a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent around health preferably public health, midwifery) and have completed one full academic year.

b. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as master’s programme or higher);

c. Have recently graduated with a university degree as defined above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; or

d. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional trainee programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

Other eligibility requirements

e. Demonstrate interest in the field of development.

f. Demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in at least one of the working languages English and fluency in the local language.

g. Demonstrate ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.

A work-plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. Periodic progress meetings will lead to a beneficial environment for the Intern enhancing her/his skills and capacity in areas related to UNFPA’s mandate.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Some experience in working with development agencies, including in volunteer capacity.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.


Fluency in English language is required.

Required Competencies: 


Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

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,

Financial Aspects:

Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. However, they receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme.

In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click here to learn more.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process and does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.



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