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Vacancy Announcement No: 10-2017

Job Title: Program Analyst- Capacity Building FGM Program
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Number: 00120756
Grade Level: NO-B
Duty Station: Khartoum
Duration: One year
Closing Date: 01 July 2017


The Sudan Country Programme (2013-2017) combines emergency preparedness, humanitarian response, conflict recovery, resilience and development support in an extremely complex political, logistical and security-compromised environment. The CP is designed around six integrated and inter-related outputs with an overall goal of improving maternal health in Sudan. Attention to population dynamics and gender are supportive strategies and the programme targets the most underserved populations, especially women and youth/adolescents. In the Sudan context, this means special attention to the displaced, conflict and environmentally affected communities, nomadic groups, refugees and urban migrants. It is operationalized through one head office in Khartoum, three sub-offices in Darfur and staff presence in other states.  

 The Programme Analyst FGM Program directly reports to directly reports to the Gender, Cultural & Human Rights Program Specialist under the coordination of the Assistant Representative and the overall leadership of the Representative and Deputy Representative


Work Relations:

The Programme Analyst interacts and works closely with implementing partners, other programme units, UN agencies and donor organizations to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the programme.  . 


Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Gender, Cultural & Human rights Program Specialist, the Programme Analyst – Capacity Building - FGM Program works in close collaboration with the Gender team and other Programme staff and liaise with Operations (Procurement, Finance, Logistics, HR and Travel) units, and ensures consistent service delivery. S/he will support the design, planning, monitoring and implementation of GBV/FGM related interventions.

  Duties and responsibilities:

A. Programme Support:

  • Provide leadership, management and guidance for FGM programme interventions, including capacity building and technical support for CSOs at federal and states level.
  • In collaboration with Program Analyst FGM Coordination,  he/she works on achievement of the planned Sudan Free of FGC Program and Joint Program, including capacity building and technical support for CSOs through development of coordination mechanisms and providing technical assistance when and where needed;
  • Analyses and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to FGM programme and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and interventions.
  • Promotes a result based approach and integrating innovation policies and strategies into  design and Formulation of the FGM programme with focus on Capacity building, systems strengthening and community engagement.
  • Represents UNFPA in technical committee for SFFGC programme and other related forums. Ensure positioning of UNFPA in new all initiatives, mobilize resources, monitor implementation and ensure timely and quality reporting.
  • Leads the development and implementation of the FGM programme M&E framework and regularly review the tools for monitoring and evaluation and make adjustment to facilitate objective measurement of indicators in the Programme;
  • Develops tools and mechanisms for effective and efficient monitoring of FGM Programme activities
  • Leads and provide input into development of FGM Program reports based on donor’s standards and guidelines both through drafting of the relevant parts and providing expertise on that.
  • Coordinates with  UNICEF, WHO, DFID and programme implementers from government and CSOs at federal and state level associations to ensure that monitoring system are properly designed , and that data collection and analysis from filed visits are coordinated and standardized across the programme to feed into to programme performance monitoring;
  • Supports in analyzing and reporting on implementation of the assigned project activities, monitor project expenditures and disbursement to ensure delivery is in line with approved budgets;
  • Contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of SFFGC activities through regular field monitoring visits and applying existing procedures and mechanisms;
  • Facilitates with the Programme officers, the work of consultants, experts and trainers involved in the implementation of the program under her/his responsibility;
  • Maintains close working relationship with national and international counterparts involved into implementation of the assigned program/project activities;
  • Technically guides programme partners to formulate Terms of Reference, Training Modules, Training Participants selection criteria, Service Packages and Monitoring and Evaluation tools /reports designs and ensure that they meet high professional standards in line with UNFPA policy.
  • Regularly Follows up on all logistical, financial and contractual matters related to facilitation of  the work of consultants, advisors and experts involved in the implementation of the SFFGC programme;
  • Promotes Knowledge sharing and continuous learning, testing and documenting innovation strategies, approaches, lessons learning and best practices.
  • Provides other forms of assistance as required and instructed by the direct supervisors.

B.  Financial Administration:

  • Assist in Producing regular budget and expense reports for review by programme staff to track implementation rates and identify gaps in funding;
  • Provide support to monitor Implementing Partners fund releases against financial reports by reviewing financial reports against agency guidelines and checklist;

C.  Procurement and Logistics:

  • Assist with logistics associated with programming including liaising with suppliers;

D.  Administrative Support:

  • Assist in maintaining updated programme and grant filing in compliance with UNFPA policies and procedures;
  • Support with administrative and logistical tasks as assigned;
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


Master’s Degree in Gender, Social science or relevant disciplines.



Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in in the field of Gender and particular in management of FGM programs; Knowledge of program and project management processes; providing general support with an emphasis on information management, research, basic financial and programme monitoring and evaluation. Experience in the United Nations system is an asset; Willingness and capability to undertake duty travel.


Fluency in both written and spoken English and working knowledge of Arabic is a requirement.

Computer Skills:

Proficiency in current office software applications. Knowledge of ATLAS is an advantage.


Required Competencies:

Values: (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, Communicating for impact)


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)

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. 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

UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience