Programme Specialist at UNFPA

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 25/09/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: International Development


Programme Specialist

The Programme Specialist at UNFPA in Ghana establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies and civil society to address emerging issues and to facilitate programme delivery.


He/she must effectively influence counterparts and work with networks, including civil society, to advance the ICPD agenda, through partnerships and national capacity strengthening, as well as other approaches such as south-south

cooperation. He/she actively contributes to policy dialogue and in line with the Accra Agenda for Action, Paris

Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, provides supports to related sectoral planning and review processes as these affect SRHR.

The Programme Specialist is a budget owner and thus is accountable for ensuring the proper disbursement and

absorption of funds to implementing agencies. He/She is also accountable for ensuring that his/her staff members

proactively manage their budgets and spending in line with programme plans and UNFPA policies and procedures.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirthis safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuseson three transformative results:

to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for familyplanning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, whoembody these

international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with fullconviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; weneed staff who

are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them andwho commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Organizational Setting

Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the

Programme Specialist plays a leadership role in coordinating and managing comprehensive SRHR and related thematic interventions so as to substantively drives the effective achievement of UNFPA programme activities in the area of

sexual and reproductive health and rights, reducing maternal mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda

and MDG 5. This includes ensuring linkages with the areas of population and development and gender equality and

rights; specifically, in the context of women and young people (including adolescents). Particular attention is paid to RH, HIV and AIDS ( Education Plus Initiative, Juta, UBRAF and any other arising issues), the Orange Support Centre(OSC) and oversight of the Global Funds oversight)

The Programme Specialist analyses the SRHR situation within the context of the political, social and economic environment in country.

She/he is proactive in preparing reports, updates and information on progress and achievements of the SRHR components of UNFPA supported programme, in line with results-based management.

He/she ensures provides inputs into and ensures coherence with the agreed national and international planning

framework, including UNFPA Strategic Plan, the Delivery as One Framework, United Nations Development Assistance Framework, the Country Programme Plan, and Annual Workplan.

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