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Programme Analyst – SRH in Emergency position open at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Programme Analyst – SRH in Emergency position open at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), May 16 2022

Organization: United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA)

Position: Programme Analyst – SRH in Emergency

Deadline: 05.26.2022

Employment: Full Time

Location: Afar


Job Description:

The Position:

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Officer -Afar The National Programme Analyst-SRH in emergency is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Minimum Initial Services package for SRH in coordination with the SRHR and GBV in Emergency Programme Analysts as a part of the humanitarian team in Afar region. Additionally, the Programme Analyst will work with UNFPA staff to maintain professional relationships and partnerships and remain abreast of humanitarian response activities and needs, especially for women and girls affected by the crisis.

How the 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 strategic plan focuses on three transformative results: ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet family planning needs, and ending 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 who transform, inspire, and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need transparent staff who are exceptional in managing the resources entrusted to them and who commit to providing excellence in programme results.

The Context: 

Over the last few years, Ethiopia has been affected by various shocks, including conflict, inter-communal violence, drought, floods, desert locusts and COVID-19 pandemic; and most recently, the conflict in the northern part of the country, which started toward the end of 2020. Conflicts have been one of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Ethiopia. The most impactful conflict in Ethiopia has been the Tigray conflict with its associated spillover effects into neighboring regions of Afar and Amhara. It has left over 5.2 million people in the region needing humanitarian assistance

MISP Rollout and Programme Implementation:

  • Conduct of SRH needs of the affected population
  • Co-lead with regional partners the SRH technical working group under the Health Cluster that has been established for the response
  • Oversee (in collaboration with the Logistics/Procurement officer) develop a distribution plan to meet the needs of implementing partners other identified NGOs for RH services, monitor distribution and ensure utilization reporting.
  • Based on MISP projection and rapid assessment findings, implement the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package) through RH working group implementing partners
  • Oversee (with the M&E officer) the monitoring of MISP implementation.
  • Explore other opportunities and entry points to deliver SRH services for specific at vulnerable risk groups affected by the crisis.
  • Initiate and coordinate training sessions on SRH in emergencies (for health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, refugee/IDP population, host population, etc.).
  • Assist in developing/adapting protocols for selected areas in programme coordination (such as syndromic case management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), referral for emergency obstetric care, midwifery, fistula repair, medical response to survivors of rape, counselling and family planning services, etc.).
  • Provide inputs for SitReps and other communication products, as required.
  • Ensure an effective response that integrates SRH (including ASRH), GBV and data interventions.
  • Develop an exit strategy, which includes the transition to evidence-based, comprehensive SRH programmes.


  • Ensure SRH needs are addressed within the regional Health cluster
  • Maintain working relationship and share relevant information with UN Health Cluster
  • Liaise with UNHCR to provide SRH services and commodities (
  • Establish strong linkages between existing SRH and GBV programmes with regard to the health sector response for survivors of sexual violence.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Monitor SRH assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations, in particular IDPs/returnees, and ensure adequate SRH requirements are being met.
  • Conduct monitoring visits and ensure a systematic approach for tracking coverage of targeted population by UNFPA assistance in humanitarian settings.
  • Work closely with the UN partners, national counterparts (MOH), operations team and logistician regarding order to be placed and maintenance of the SRH commodities and supplies of dignity kits

Capacity Development:

  • Provide coaching to newly recruited staff and consultants, where appropriate.
  • Coach and build capacity of staff members and staff of implementing partners responding to emergency/humanitarian crisis, as needed.


  •  Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • 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
  • Communicating for Impact

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

Job Requirements:


Advanced university degree in Midwifery, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, or relevant Social Sciences.

Experience and Knowledge:

2 years of relevant experience in SRH program development and management, preferably in an emergency context, particularly implementing the MISP.
Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response.

Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.

Ability to develop and coordinate SRH programs that target refugees, IDPs/returnees and their host communities.


Proficiency in English and in other official language

How To Apply:

 Interested and qualified applicant can apply through : Applicant Home (

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


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