Adolescent and youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights are part of the key elements of the current 8th Country Programme document of Benin Country Office. The country itself has a youthful population: more than 50% of the populations being bellow the age of 25.
Indicators relating to sexual and reproductive health are not very good and adolescents are contributing to roughly 30% of maternal mortality and morbidity and this is compounded with social norms like early and forced marriage, violence against women and girls, etc. For all these reasons AYSRHR is among priority interventions of the 8th programme.
The Country Office in Benin has 31 staff members of whom one international staff on maternal health in addition to the Representative. The Office is physically located close to UNDP office in a residential neighbourhood.
Training component: Learning elements and expectations
Upon completion of the assignment the JPO will have/ will be able to:
The JPO training programme includes the following learning elements:
Content and methodology of supervision
Under the Authority and guidance of the UNFPA Representative in Benin, the Junior Professional Officer will assist the UNFPA Country Office in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNFPA Country programme, sub-programmes and projects to ensure that the outcomes are in line with UNFPA’s policies and procedures especially UNFPA youth and adolescent strategy, the United Nations development assistance framework (UNDAF/UNDAP) and the national youth and Reproductive Health policy and strategy.
Part of the candidates' academic training (Bachelors or Masters) must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme: http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List%20of%20eligible%20developing%20countries%20-%202015.pdf
This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to NATIONALS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUTCH JPO PROGRAMME:
Nationals of Bangladesh are NOT eligible.
For criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation: http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/Index.htm?hoofdpath=/NL/JPO/General%20Information.htm&hoofdhash
For more information about the JPO Programme and this vacancy, kindly visit: http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home.html
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Contract Duration: Initially one year with the possibility to extend up to a maximum of 3 years
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