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Grade:                        Service Contract (SB-4)

JOB ID                       40546

Location:                   Nairobi                      

Duration:                   One-year renewable

Organizational Unit: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Reporting to:             Chief Executive Officer – Anti-FGM Board




Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer of the Anti-FGM Board, the NPPP substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of prevention and response to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). NPPP will get a technical support from GBV/Gender Advisor, M&E Programme Specialist, Communication Specialist and other UNFPA Programme staff. He/she is expected to analyze and assess relevant technical, political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs and feedback to UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM. This includes the implementation and monitoring of the presidential acceleration plan to end FGM by 2022 that is premised on commitments made during the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit. The NPPP position is based at the Anti-FGM Board.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and logistic support to the Anti-FGM Board in coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of FGM programme activities in the supported Counties and during humanitarian response and work closely with other Development partners;
  • Coordinate UNFPA support to the Anti-FGM Board and implementation partners in the implementation of UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM;
  • Guides and works together with officers of implementing partners’ assigned to the UNFPA programme and ensure implementation of interventions in selected counties as envisaged in the work plan;
  • Liaise with UNFPA Country Office and the referenced implementing partners to ensure timely submission of high quality results oriented work-plans and budgets, quarterly work plan progress reports and other relevant documents, processing of project funds and effective implementation of the project activities;
  • Prepare and submit programme and financial analysis and reports on the implementation of the programme requests for funds (FACE), and ensuring the implementing partners adhere to UNFPA requirement and procedures;
  • Facilitate and ensure regular monitoring, supervision and continuous internal evaluation of project activities;
  • Participate in the formulation of various FGM programme documents for the Anti-FGM Board
  • Collaborate and facilitate networking with other institutions and organizations in the sharing of experiences and lessons learned;
  • Develop an updated database of actors involved in FGM programming;
  • Monitor and report on status of FGM abandonment Programme in selected counties;
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNFPA rules and regulations. Accordingly, organize monthly and quarterly work planning and progress reviews;
  • Assuming responsibilities in line with the office Internal Control Framework and act as a `first authority` for Project transactions and oversight.
  • Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.
  • Participate in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office;
  • Help create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends in FGM and other gender issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies;
  • Aggregate data and information on elimination of FGM so as to effectively report on progress made in the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C (including making available data to report on the online DFA platform) as well as progress made in implementation of the Presidential Acceleration Plan to end FGM by 2022
  • Contribute the development of communication materials and their distribution through various communication means, including social media;
  • Gathering the information for the development of human stories
  • Support overall implementation of the Regional Cross Border end FGM Initiative
  • Support the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Presidential Vision to end FGM by 2022 in line with the ICPD25 National commitments.
  • Collaborate closely with the focal persons at the Kenya Country Office and Regional programme coordinator based in UNFPA Sub-regional Office in Johannesburg.


Required Competencies:


Core Competencies

  • Integrity and commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and values
  • Performance management, developing people, coaching and mentoring
  • Work in teams
  • Analytical and strategic thinking in the area of reproductive health
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous learning
  • Communication


Functional Competencies

  • Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners, and building strategic alliances and partnerships - building strategic alliances;
  • Job knowledge / technical expertise – excellent knowledge of own discipline.
  • Strong track record of technical leadership and proven ability to demonstrate results;
  • Demonstration of programme management skills.


Other Requirements:

  • Successful candidates must have a master’s degree in Gender & Development, health and/or other related social science field.
  • Successful candidates should have some training in Project Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and/or other related short course
  • We expect minimum professional experience of 5 years, preferably in FGM and Gender-based Violence (GBV) programme/project management in the public, development or humanitarian sector. 
  • Candidates are expected to be fluent in English Language and proficient in current office software applications.