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[Job Vacancy] Humanitarian / Reproductive Health Analyst at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Humanitarian / Reproductive Health Analyst (National Post)

Job Identification: 5959
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: NOB
Job Schedul: Full time
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Contract Duration: 10 months
Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-Rotational
Duration: One year* (renewable based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance).

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.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator, the Programme Analyst, Humanitarian / Reproductive Health will provide substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and development frameworks in UNFPA Maiduguri Field Office, Abuja.
  • He/she will guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA Humanitarian programmes and ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for humanitarian programmes.
  • He/she will ensure timeliness in the planning, coordination and implementation of donor Project, humanitarian interventions, including rapid assessments, programme development and implementation.
  • The Programme Analyst, Humanitarian / Reproductive Health will have oversight responsibility of the Humanitarian Program in the Maiduguri Field Office.  

Job Purpose

  • He/she will provide direct support to the Nigeria country office  in the acute response phase and, in consultation with the Representative and the Deputy Representative, will closely work with national authorities, humanitarian agencies, civil society and local counterparts to provide humanitarian assistance to the crisis affected communities in a manner consistent with the methodology outlined in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Cluster system and Humanitarian Programme Cycle.
  • He/she will assist in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts for sustainability of response through bridging the Humanitarian Development divide by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events.

Job Responsibilities
Partnerships and Coordination:

  • Participate and represent UNFPA in all humanitarian related meetings in Abuja including the ISWG, health sector working groups, PWSG and any other as required
  • Draft situation reports, periodic update, analytical reports, concept notes briefings, case studies, highlighting social, political and economic and environmental and other relevant factors affecting the overall humanitarian situation especially women and girls utilizing input from programme staff.
  • Draft and consolidate inputs to donor progress and final reports in line with agreed timelines.
  • Liaise with National Ministry of Budget and Economic planning, UNOCHA and related humanitarian platforms for humanitarian updates and provide feedback to Deputy Representative and the Humanitarian team
  • Provide regular feedback to the Deputy Representative and Humanitarian coordinator on the processes and changing humanitarian dynamics at the national and Sub National level.
  • Support routine monitoring and reporting on humanitarian activities and provide updates and recommendations as necessary to the HC and the Humanitarian team.
  • Provide technical backstopping for direct implementation of donor funded projects/programmes within the humanitarian portfolio.
  • Liaise with community organizations, faith-based organizations, and community leaders to increase their participation in the process of planning, monitoring and evaluating activities.
  • Coordinate project interventions and represent UNFPA at Cluster / Working Group coordination meetings to share knowledge and ensure comprehensive understanding.
  • Ensure participation in existing Clusters, and/or, if appropriate, assist in the establishment of working groups to address RH, GBV and gender.
  • Liaise with other sectors/Clusters (such as health, protection, WASH, camp management, education, logistics, early recovery) to ensure visibility and inclusion of UNFPA-Donor  intervention
  • Help to create and document knowledge about current and emerging reproductive health and rights issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with the zonal team for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Assist in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts for sustainability of the Decentralized Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress in achievement project results including reproductive health gender and data for development in a humanitarian setting
  • Develop monthly and quarterly progress reports on donor funded projects/programmes within the humanitarian portfolio.
  • Identify areas of collaboration with humanitarian agencies and national counterparts to address RH, HIV/AIDS, youth, gender and GBV issues in their plans, and programmes

Rapid Assessments/field visits:

  • As appropriate, participate in /ensure inclusion of UNFPA core Areas of Responsibility in rapid field/needs assessments of the crisis-affected populations.
  • If applicable, visit IDPs, host communities, and conduct in-depth interviews with community leaders, and other agencies present on the ground to gather information on the immediate needs of the people and the services to be provided.
  • Undertake missions and assessments as appropriate to recommend strategic approaches and to address issues, such as RH, HIV/AIDS, gender, GBV, mental health and psychosocial issues, data and young people.

Budget and Program Finance Management:

  • Closely monitor budget utilization and take action to correct anomalies with the approval of the Deputy Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator.
  • Support implementing partners (IPs) at the national and sub-national levels on the development, revisions of annual work plans (AWPS), Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures (FACE) forms and retirement documents
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditure and progress toward achieving the project output in all area related to all humanitarian funds.

Communication/ Reporting:

  • Assist the Country Office in preparing relevant advocacy material and updates for relevant stakeholders and partners
  • Assist in providing regular updates to OCHA and/or Cluster leads on UNFPA- Donor funded  humanitarian interventions
  • Track and regularly update supported donors’ interventions (i.e. status of funding proposals, distribution of supplies, training).

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Human Rights, International Relations or  other related Social Science field with experience of a minimum of 3 years preferably in programme/project management in the public or private sector linked to reproductive health and rights issues in humanitarian settings or;
  • A first level University Degree with additional 5 years of relevant experience or;
  • A diploma with additional 8 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Have ability to work under pressure.
  • Have excellent communication and human relation skills.
  • Be familiar with issues on reproductive health and Minimum Initial Service Package.
  • Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.


  • Fluency (written and verbal communication skills) in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of other major local languages is desirable.

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,

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Compensation and Benefits
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  30th September, 2022; 14:02


  • 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 http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm
  • In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.
  • This vacancy announcement is only for Nigerian nationals