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Programme Analyst
 Vacancy No: 04-2020
 Contract Type: Service Contract
 Grade Level: SB-4/2
 Duty Station: Zalingie
 Duration: 6 Months(With possibility of extension)
 Closing Date: 04 July 2020


Organizational Context:

The 7th CP cycle (2018 – 2021) is building on achievements in the previous programme cycle with an overall goal of reducing maternal disability and deaths. The programme key strategic interventions address strengthening the health system to provide equitable access to high-quality maternal health services; increasing the demand for sexual and reproductive health services; addressing all forms of gender-based violence and socio-cultural factors affecting maternal health and enhancing availability of population data.  The programme aims to bridge the humanitarian-development divide by ensuring that humanitarian assistance is delivered in the context of resilience and broader sustainable development priorities. The program is implemented in selected states based on objective criteria including performance of key indicators. The selected states were divided to high priority states (5 states of Darfur Region) and priority states (Kassala, Gadarif, Blue Nile, White Nile and North Kordufan States). It is being operationalized through the main office in Khartoum, 3 sub-offices in North, South and West Darfur, Project office in Central Darfur and field presence in 5 other states (shared premises with Ministry of Health).


As part of the collaboration between the European Commission and the United Nations Population Fund, a new program to battle Gender-Based Violence in Darfur is established. The program aims to coordinate GBV efforts across three Darfur’s states, create an advocacy campaign to diminish violence against women and ensure   the latest protection measures are implemented.


Work relations:

The Central Darfur Program Analyst reports directly to the WD Team Leader based in El Geneina, under the overall leadership of the UNFPA Country Representative and Deputy Representative. At technical level, he/she works closely with the Programme Units Heads based in Khartoum and with the Operations Unit for operations issues of the CD project office.

He/she works closely with external partners including Darfur representatives of donors, state organizations and institutions namely State Ministries, sister UN agencies, INGOs/ NGOs, CBOs and UN inter-agency initiatives and development partners at state level in order to develop and maintain strategic partnerships, discuss joint programme activities and build capacity.


Job Purpose:

He / She will facilitate operational agreements with different partners and follow-up on timely procurement orders for RH commodities and equipment and coordinate distribution of such supplies to the partners and track efficient utilization.


He/she is responsible for the overall management of the programmatic and operational (financial and administrative) management of the project office. This includes overall planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Country Programme/Country Programme Action Plan at state level and supervision of the UNFPA program and implementing partners in CD State. The program analyst will be specifically responsible of an ECHO-funded program supporting coordination of GBV response in Darfur.


 Duties and responsibilities:


  • Ensures compliance with UNFPA policies and procedures in all programmatic and operations areas at project office level and ensures effective and efficient management of UNFPA resources in line with existing policies and procedures
  • Is accountable for the overall implementation of the CP/CPAP in the respective state and provides substantive inputs for management and monitoring of interventions in the state;
  • Is accountable for overall implementation of ECHO-funded program implementation on coordination of GBV essential service package provision in Central Darfur, by providing substantial input for management, monitoring and visibility of activities;
  • Advances the policy and advocacy agenda in support of UNFPA programming to provide supportive platform for interventions directed towards promoting gender equality, eliminating GBV, integration of youth issues and contributing towards the reduction of maternal and neonatal deaths and disabilities at state level;
  • Ensures adequate financial monitoring and identifies resource requirements to address programmatic gap in Central Darfur state;
  • Works closely with all partners in the state to ensure sound planning, implementation and monitoring of UNFPA supported intervention at state and locality level guided by the CPAP, CPAP, monitoring framework and Humanitarian Work Plan with a strong focus on National Execution Modalities (NEX).
  • Ensures adequate support is provided for the implementing partners at state level for the timely development of annual work plans, quality and timely technical reports and financial reports through FACEs and other related reports as needed.
  • Ensures that capacity need assessments are conducted, capacity gaps are identified and actions/interventions to enhance capacity of partners are implemented.
  • Seeks technical/administrative/operations support from the relevant CO units and keeps them abreast about developments and challenges at state level;
  • Analyses the state environment, identifies issues for advocacy, support for preparation of evidence and use suitable fora to advance UNFPA mandate in the state.
  • With support of programme and operations staff, follows-up with partners to ensure adequate audit preparations and records are in place and ensures follow-up on implementation of audit recommendations.




  • Represents UNFPA in relevant inter-agency fora related to programme, operations, security and other issues (i.e. A-SMT, A-HCT, sector meetings and others) and other coordination mechanisms including with UNAMID and humanitarian sectors as required; ensures adequate representation of other UNFPA sub-office personnel as relevant;
  • Ensures the participation of UNFPA in joint inter-agency assessments/strategic planning in Central Darfur as adequate technical (RH, GBV programme analyst) level;  
  • Supports the mid-year review and end-year review of relevant humanitarian sector plans within the strategic response plan ensuring adequate reflection of UNFPA’s humanitarian mandate areas. (i.e. health and GBV); Advocates for further strengthening of multi-sectoral approach to prevention and response of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) among all partners, and ensures functioning GBV sub-sector coordination in the state.
  • Proactively participate in relevant GBV technical coordination meetings and working groups at Central Darfur level
  • coordinates/strengthens MISP programing with Health Sector in CD aiming to mainstream GBV within the sector; participates in Health Sector meetings and updates regarding GBV interventions in CD; contributes to the prioritization of health sector challenges/gaps related to GBV;
  • Liaises with other sectors (protection, WASH, RMS, camp coordination, etc.) for addressing MISP GBV/ HIV -related concerns;



  • Contributes substantively to the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s programme activities by providing and managing data inputs, incorporating best practices, monitoring project implementation and following up on recommendations:
    1. Ensures emergency preparedness and response to recurrent natural disasters and other humanitarian response programme activities through integration into regular Country Office (CO) programming, inputs for the development of humanitarian response proposals, monitoring implementation, and reviewing of progress reports,
    2. Contributes and oversees the GBV emergency preparedness and contingency planning at state level;
    3. Contributes to preparation of strategic documents from Central Darfur, including recommendations to the CO; contributes to the documentations of best practices and approaches for UNFPA’s knowledge sharing and communication within the UN system and with external partners
  • Ensures the participation of UNFPA in related monitoring interventions for the implementation of the Country Programme at state and community levels.
  • Lead and Assist the project office in enhancing engagement of Y Peer networks and implementation of related activities. Assist in identifying and maintaining partners of the established Y Peer Networks.
  • Undertakes, as necessary, missions within the state and regularly meets with various programme partners and donors, particularly ECHO;
  • Supports the review processes for the UNFPA Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).
  • Provide regular information update with the Gender/ GBV unit to highlight ECHO supported interventions in Central Darfur addressing GBV prevention and response;
  • Provides inputs from Central Darfur to the processes related to UNDAF and UNFPA country programme ensuring integration of humanitarian interventions within a longer-term development approach;
  • Contribute to capacity building activities on GBV response and prevention by provide technical support to implementing partners to ensure that all ECHO project activities are implemented in effective and efficient manner
  • Provides technical and operational guidance on MISP implementation and audience-specific orientation sessions when and where feasible (e.g. for service providers, community health workers, programme staff and the affected population, including adolescents)
  • Support development and adaptation of state-level SOPs to respond to GBV;
  • Supervises the collection and analysis of RH/ GBV/HIV data, and submission of timely quarterly RH/ GBV reports from UNFPA implementing partners. 
  • Reviews GBV proposals presented to UNFPA by implementing partners and assists in facilitating drafting of MOUs or LOUs when necessary.
  • Oversees, with the technical inputs of the relevant technical officers, the development of state-level procurement and distribution plans for RH and GBV commodities.
  • Monitoring ECHO activities, reviewing expenditure reports and ensuring budgets are used in accordance with work plan allocated budget and ECHO’s financial rules and regulations
  • Regularly monitors and reports on the proper and effective usage of commodities and supplies received through UNFPA.
  • Carries out any other duties assigned by the UNFPA Representative


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


Advanced University Degree in Social Science, Medicine, or related Public Health,




Experience in management and development relevant to Gender Based Violence and Gender, and sexual and reproductive health;

  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Gender Based Violence and Gender, and sexual and reproductive health,
  • Experience in programme and/or technical assistance with the UN Humanitarian System
  • Field experience in humanitarian setting is required


Arabic native speaker with strong communications and writing skills in English


Computer Skills:


Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.



Required Competencies:



  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change



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

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


Managerial competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders, Leading,
  • Developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance,
  • Making decisions and exercising sound judgment)




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

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