Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme Analyst – UNFPA Vacancy Announcement (Mekelle)


Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme Analyst – UNFPA Vacancy Announcement (Mekelle), November 27 2023



Organization: UNFPA

Position: Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme Analyst

Location: Mekelle, Ethiopia

Employment: Full time, contractual

Deadline: 11/29/2023





Job Description


The Position:

The Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Programme Analyst is located in the Mekelle field office. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office, the SRH Programme Analyst will work closely with the other programme and operations staff in UNFPA Ethiopia, other UN agencies, NGOs and local organizations implementing SRH programs in the Tigray Region to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of SRH services to populations affected by the emergency, including access to prevention of HIV and to continuation of ART for people living with HIV, through proper referral, and clinical care for survivors of sexual violence and other forms of medical aspects of GBV in a holistic and respectful  manner..

How the SRH Programme Analyst 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 new strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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 guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office based in Mekelle, SRH Programme Analyst will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and reporting of UNFPA’s SRH programme in Mekelle. This will require establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with other UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, local authorities, and local organizations and setting up and actively participating in coordination mechanisms such as clusters and technical groups within the region. Travel may be required to other parts of the Region and depending on the needs for support, the SRH Programme Analyst could be requested to support and oversee the distribution of RH commodities and other activities.

SRH Programme Analyst would be responsible for the following:- 

  • Ensuring coordination with the regional and national platforms for the SRH humanitarian response, by actively participating and proactively representing UNFPA in these instances.
  • Participating in/conducting service mapping exercises and (inter-agency) rapid assessments.
  • Establishing linkages between existing SRHiE and GBViE programmes to ensure synergies between programmes and maximize programme impact.
  • Developing training, community mobilization and awareness raising plans and ensuring timely implementation, based on identified gaps, needs and requests, and under the guidance of the SRH Specialist.
  • Supporting training on MISP, CMR and other topics related to SRH in humanitarian settings training for implementing partners, national authorities and community-based organizations duty bearers in planning and implementing SRH and humanitarian programmes.
  • Providing regular and comprehensive SRH updates related to the progress of MISP implementation and UNFPA’s pivotal role in ensuring the process.
  • Working with the Data Specialists in compiling and analyzing SRH-related data to ensure readily available information on SRH services, gaps and SRH commodities distribution and to monitor programme implementation.
  • Monitoring SRH-related assistance/funding and commodities provided by UNFPA to implementing partners for crisis affected populations.
  • Monitoring and supervising UNFPA’s SRHiE programme activities by keeping a close record of activities and agreements made with implementing partners.
  • Supporting the Communication Specialist with the information required, and preparing periodic progress reports as required and documents lessons learned and challenges, ensuring affected populations are portrayed in a respectful and dignified manner.
  • Carrying out any other duties as may be required by the UNFPA management


Job requirements

Qualifications and Experience 


  • Master’s degree with specialization in areas such as social work, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines from recognized universities/colleges
  • A clinical background in nursery, midwifery or medicine, with SRH experience will be considered a strong asset.

Experience and Knowledge: 

  • 2 years of relevant experience working on sexual reproductive health and gender-based violence with the United Nations, International Organizations, Government or NGOs preferably in an emergency context.
  • Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how SRH and GBV needs are manifested in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
  • Experience in implementing the MISP.
  • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response is an asset.


  •  Proficiency in English required. Knowledge in other UN languages is an asset.

Required Competencies 


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change
Functional Competencies:
  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and    information
  • Facilitating quality programmatic results
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners, and building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Client orientation
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
  • Communicating for impact
Managerial Competencies:

• Ability to organize effectively, work under pressure with attention to details, precision and accuracy

• Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders

• Leading, developing and empowering people including IPs

• Making decisions and exercising judgment


Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

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.


Selection and appointment may be subject to background and reference checks, medical clearance, visa issuance, and other administrative requirements.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

Applicants for positions in the international Professional and higher categories, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.



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