Programme Coordinator , FTA-P4 Amman. Jordan

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
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The Position:

Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the Programme Coordinator plays the leading role in the formulation and delivery of the UNFPA country programme, both the development and the humanitarian, and is responsible for the day-to-day guidance on the implementation of the programme. Programme Coordinator posts at this level are typically found in-country offices categorized as having (1) a highly complex operating environment, (2) important programme/political partnership engagement and/or (3) regional engagement. The Programme Coordinator will also supervise Country Office staff as detailed in the organization chart.

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 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 with humanitarian action as one of the major outputs.

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 program results.

📚 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯! 🌍🤝 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗨𝗡𝗛𝗖𝗥, 𝗪𝗙𝗣, 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗙, 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗦𝗦, 𝗨𝗡𝗙𝗣𝗔, 𝗜𝗢𝗠 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀! 🌐

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Job Purpose:

In close collaboration with the UNFPA Representative, the UNFPA Programme Coordinator plays a leading role in strengthening the Country's capacity to implement the ICPD Programme of Action within the context of its national development efforts for the achievement of the SDGs, thus ensuring national ownership. S/He is primarily responsible for the formulation and delivery of the UNFPA Country programme, projecting the programme and prioirties, promoting at the national level the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of population, sexual and reproductive health, and gender in the broader development agenda while integrating humanitarian response using the Nexus. The Programme Coordinator plays a leadership role also within the UNFPA country team, providing an example of creative programme development and sharing knowledge and insights with staff to facilitate broad country programme management. Key activities include:

Programme Leadership

  • National Capacity Development
  • Partnerships and Advocacy
  • Resource Management

    The Programme Coordinator serves as OIC in absence of the UNFPA Representative; s/he serves on the Country Management Team, with the OM or other senior staff in programme and operations management.

    You would be responsible for:

    1. Programme Leadership – Ensures quality development and delivery of integrated technical and programmatic support that meets country needs and achieve the ICPD goals and SDGs:
      • Assess and address implications of national trends on UNFPA work in the country;
      • Consult with Government, civil society and other relevant stakeholders on national priorities;
      • Recommend areas of assistance on the basis of continuous review and analysis of demographic and socio-economic data and national population policies in the context of the formulation, implementation and monitoring of UNFPA supported Country Programme;
      • Provide inputs to the RO based on country specificities for the development of the regional strategic programme plan;
      • Assess additional resource requirements for the Country Programme and propose strategies to get them;
      • Ensure continuous feedback to the RO on programme, technical and operational policy, regulations, procedures etc. as well as lessons learned and import new modalities or directions in thinking into the country office;
      • Develop and manage the Country Programme in line with the strategic plan, liaising with the RO technical and programme teams;
      • Implement UNFPA guidelines, policies, standards, tools and systems at the CO level;
      • Oversee and direct technical assistance to partners and stakeholders in the country;
      • Catalyse the expansion of the range of UNFPA deliverables and originate new project portfolios in UNFPA’s mandate area; develop new programme options and project models in substantive areas;
      • Devolve authority for portfolio management to project and national staff facilitating capacity building and guide programme implementation with solid, substantive oversight and effective programme representation;
      • Establish quality standards for project development and delivery with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the office and in consultation with the Regional Advisor;
      • Oversee programme and financial progress reports and feedback to donors;
      • Take the lead in promoting knowledge sharing with the country operations, with partners and with the Regional and/or Sub-Regional offices; and
      • Formulate and oversee implementation of responses to new emerging humanitarian emergencies.
        1. National Capacity Development:
          • Implement strategy for capacity building at the country level, within the context of the global strategy;
          • Create an enabling environment for the implementation of the ICPD agenda;
          • Provide technical, material, financial and political support to strengthen national capacity on thematic programmes; and strengthen the resilience of national systems to respond to shocks,
          • Create/improve national capacities to monitor, evaluate and learn from capacity development initiatives.

            Partnerships and Advocacy – Enhances the capacity of the country office to build reliable and sustainable partnerships and advocate effectively:

            • Advocate for ICPD agenda with national institutions and other UN agencies represented at the national level;
            • Promote South-South cooperation for the achievement of ICPD goals;

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