Jobs Opportunities : Sexual Reproductive Health Expert

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Job vacancy post n° CMR/2019-11
Deadline: Seven days after publication
The United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency
Job title: Sexual Reproductive Health Expert
Type of Contract: Individual Consultant (IC)

Duty station: Buea
Duration: 7 months
Start date: 15th June 2019
The Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon are going through a protracted and escalating humanitarian crisis. The ongoing crisis
in the NW and SW Regions of Cameroon affects 4million persons with 1.3million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The crisis has
left 530 persons displaced from these Regions. A Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment carried out by UNICEF in 4 communities in Mezam
Division, Bamenda subdivision on 10-15 October 2018, found that 76% of IDP households were female headed and 97% of IDPs had been
displaced at least twice due to violent clashes. Out of the 4million persons affected by the crisis, an estimated 1million are women of
reproductive age and 120,006 were currently pregnant. UNFPA and its partners are currently implementing sexual and reproductive health
programs (SRH) to cater for the needs of the affected populations. UNFPA have received funding from Central Emergency Response Fund
(CERF) for the project titled ‘’ Lifesaving Gender based violence and sexual and Reproductive Health interventions for IDPs and
refugees in the North West , South West and Far North Region’
With CERF Funds, UNFPA will focus on life-saving interventions targeting 116,996 women and girls of reproductive age and 35,608 boys
and men, among the 1.3 million persons who have been affected by the deteriorating humanitarian crisis and are in need, out of the total
affected population of 4.3 million (UNOCHA HRP 2019). Beneficiaries targeted are those in South West, North West and the Far North
regions of Cameroon.
With CERF Funds, UNFPA will focus on life-saving interventions targeting 116,996 women and girls of reproductive age and 35,608 boys and
men who are among the 1.3 million persons who have been affected by the deteriorating humanitarian crisis and are in need, out of the total
affected population of 4.3 million (UNOCHA HRP 2019). Beneficiaries targeted are those in South West, North West and the Far North regions
of Cameroon.
The overall outputs include:
1. Increased access to comprehensive medical care
2. Increased access to quality GBV and SRHR information and services for women and girls living with disabilities
3. Reduce mortality and morbidity among women, girls, adolescents and vulnerable groups through provision of the Minimum
Services Package for Reproductive Health (MISP)
UNFPA will contribute to increase access to Clinical Management of Rape Survivors (CMR) services by equipping health facilities and mobile
clinics with medical commodities, protocols and orientation of health care workers to treat survivors of sexual violence. Through partners,
UNFPA, working with partners, will engage at the community level particularly in the South West and North West regions, to ensure that
targeted populations are aware of and can access GBV and SRH services.
The project aims to contribute to the reduction mortality and morbidity among women, girls, adolescents and other vulnerable groups through
provision of life saving SRH services (including emergency obstetric and newborn care, HIV prevention, clinical management of survivors of
sexual violence, and family planning). Reproductive Health Kits (medical supplies and equipment), including post-rape kits, clean delivery kits
and Mama kits, will be distributed to facilities and mobile clinics operated by partners.
Job Purpose
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking a Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Expert to oversee the provision of lifesaving
SRH interventions to members of crisis affected communities of the North West and South west Regions of Cameroon, particularly internally
displaced persons (IDPs). The SRH expert shall work under the overall supervision of the Country Representative, the direct supervision of
the Humanitarian Coordinator. The SRH Expert will work within the ICPD program of action as related to humanitarian settings; and to
effectively demonstrate UNFPA’s role in humanitarian response.
This position will be based in Buea South West Region with occasion travel out of Buea
Essential functions of the position
- Support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Minimum Initial Services Package for Reproductive Health
in humanitarian settings (MISP) by implementing partners.

- Adapt rapid needs assessment tools to the emergency situation in the affected region.
- Conduct/ Facilitate field assessments of the RH/HIV gaps, needs and challenges of the emergency-affected populations.
- Provide guidance and technical support on the integration of comprehensive reproductive health service provision into primary
health care.
- Undertake analysis of trends, gaps and challenges in addressing major issues in SRH in emergency settings; provide regular
feedback to the Humanitarian team on changing humanitarian dynamics at the regional level
- Assist in designing initiatives targeting needs of adolescents related to RH;
- Explore opportunities and entry points for UNFPA to design RH interventions for specific at-risk/vulnerable groups affected by or
involved in crisis, e.g. diverse armed groups, displaced, persons with disabilities, etc.
- Represent UNFPA in humanitarian coordination meetings, forums and advocacy events
- Monitor, evaluate and report overall achievements of technical indicators in UNFPA SRH program, including data in both the
development and humanitarian settings
- Assist in advocacy by preparing relevant documentation, (i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating
in donor meetings and public information events) as assigned by the humanitarian coordinator
- Ensure that RH needs are addressed within the Health cluster (if cluster approach is applied in the emergency context) and within
OCHA Situation Reports.
- Maintain working relationship and share relevant information with UN Joint Team on HIV and other partners working in the area of
- In close collaboration with the UN Agencies and other partners, assist the CO in preparing for reintegration of IDPs/returnees.
- Monitor SRH assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations, in particular
IDPs/returnees, and ensure adequate RH/HIV&AIDS requirements are being met.
- Maintain database on emergency RH commodities and supplies- dignity kits and share information with coordinating agencies and
MoH as needed.
- Perform other relevant duties, as required from the country office.
Work Relations
The consultant will work closely with the international and national humanitarian technical teams. She/he will create synergies between the
nexus of development and humanitarian response.
Job Requirements
Education: Medical Doctor, advanced degree in Medicine, Public Health.
Knowledge and Experience
- She/he will have 4-5 years of relevant progressively responsible professional work experience with a minimum of 2 years, in
humanitarian and relief operations;
- Experience in SRH in the context of emergency response is essential;
- Fluency in English essential and French an asset.
- Experience in SRH coordination is an asset
- Familiarity with UNFPA/UN operations and procedures is an asset.
● 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
● Workings in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
● Communicating for impact
Managerial Competencies:
● Providing strategic focus on data analysis as related to reproduction health, population and development and gender
● Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders
● Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
● Making decisions and exercising judgment

Application (English or French) must bear the title of the position and be sent no later than 7 days after the publication. They must be complete
and contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, photocopies of diplomas and certificates, and the United Nations P11 form and sent by email to
the attention of: All attached documentation must be in only one pdf file.
The P11 form can be downloaded in the link:

1. UNFPA is an organization that actively promotes equal opportunities and gender
2. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted;
3. There are no fees to pay, either at the time of application or after.
4. In terms of recruitment, UNFPA does not discriminate against the HIV / AIDS status of candidates
Functional Skill Set:
● Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda relevant to effective use of data for programming and decision making
● Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
● Delivering results-based programme
● Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

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