Closing Date: 2 January 2020 (Jerusalem time)
Post Title: SRH Humanitarian Coordinator
Category: Service Contract SB – 4/1
Post Number: UNFPA-SC-2019-003
Duty Station: East Jerusalem
Duration: Till end of October 2020 with possibility of extension.
UNFPA works from its offices in East Jerusalem and Gaza City. UNFPA works in all of Palestine (Gaza and
West Bank, including East Jerusalem).
UNFPA is the United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) agency. UNFPA works to promote
access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. In addition to programmatic and policy level work
to this effect, UNFPA has a convening role aiming to bring together and coordinate the work of partners
working in this area, both in terms of service delivery efforts and policy advocacy work. The objective of this
work is to help ensure that partners support the government of Palestine to provide a coherent and
comprehensive response, filling service gaps and anticipating needs.
The SRH coordinator will support the work of the SRH team of UNFPA Palestine, and in particular efforts
towards improved coordination of partners involved in the humanitarian response for SRH. The incumbent
will hence work to liaise both with implementing partners of UNFPA and with other partners active in this
field, in order to gather data for monitoring and advocacy, ensure humanitarian gaps are filled, and provide
an evidence base for collective advocacy.
Duties and responsibilities:
The Coordinator will support coordination and convening of SRH activities by all relevant partners in
Palestine; conduct regular data collection and needs assessments of the SRH situation in Palestine; conduct
monitoring and evaluation of SRH interventions; and support advocacy activities for SRH.
The Coordinator may be called upon to identify and facilitate operational partnerships, propose medical
supplies needs, equipment and accessories periodically, and coordinate provision of such supplies to
The Coordinator will conduct the following activities, under the overall supervision of the SRH team leader,
and with day to day collaboration with the SRH team in Gaza and Jerusalem.
1. Facilitate the coordination and convening of all SRH stakeholders; including implementing partners,
at the field level, as needed through an effective coordination mechanism.
2. Liaise with and provide support to the health cluster and SRH Working Group to ensure that SRH
issues are well reported on. This may include participation in health cluster meetings, contribution
to health cluster situation reports, assessments, and programmatic processes. The person will also
participate in GBV Sub-Cluster meetings, when possible, in order to facilitate better integration
between GBV and the health sector.
3. Carry out field visits to conduct routine needs assessments, assess emerging trends, and gaps and
make proposals to improve SRH service delivery and expansion to the target groups in the conflict
4. Provide technical support to UNPFA implementing partners, and other health cluster partners requesting support, to implement technically sound SRH humanitarian interventions, including adoption of national protocols, such as STI management and emergency obstetric care. This includes advising on how to expand access and quality of SRH services and information for all people, particularly for vulnerable and marginalized groups, such as people living with disability.
5. Establish strong linkages between existing SRH, GBV, and youth humanitarian initiatives, particularly in regard to the health sector response for survivors of sexual violence.
Monitoring and evaluation and reporting (30%)
1. Regularly collect, analyze, synthesize and provide feedback on SRH data from relevant partners. Collect high quality data on shortages of SRH/MCH drugs and medical disposables, including family planning commodities from partners providing SRH services.
2. Conduct regular monitoring and reporting of SRH humanitarian interventions, including site visits to project sites and interactions with partners and beneficiaries.
3. Update relevant UNFPA humanitarian "national/regional and global” platforms, surveys and reports.
1. Contribute to efforts to advocate for prioritization of sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian response, by continuously adding to the evidence base and supporting the identification of trends and case studies to illustrate the need for effective SRH services in emergencies, for inclusion in media reports, health cluster situation reports, OCHA Humanitarian bulletin, and internal UNFPA stories and human interest case studies; work closely with communications colleagues to develop communications and advocacy materials in ways that are sensitive to the needs and confidentiality of beneficiaries.
2. Regularly advocate for SRH issues in relevant platforms and coordination mechanisms.
Other tasks may be added or adjusted, as assigned by the Supervisor
- The coordinator is expected to work from the UNFPA office in East Jerusalem from Monday to Friday during official working hours (8:00 – 15:30).
- The Coordinator is expected to travel to Gaza frequently.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Exemplifying integrity
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
- Embracing cultural diversity
- Embracing change
- 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 Skill Set:
- Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
- Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
- Delivering results-oriented programs
- Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
- Providing strategic focus,
- Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
- Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
- Making decisions and exercising judgment.
- Advanced university degree in Midwifery, Medicine or Nursing. Candidates with a clinical, medical and public health background are preferred.
- 3 years of relevant experience working with SRH humanitarian programming, ideally for international partners and/or health cluster partners.
- Significant experience partnering or working with a variety of partners, including civil society, the government (Ministry of Health preferred), the UN, and international organizations.
- Sound understanding of health data and statistics; experience collecting such data for monitoring purposes would be valuable; experience of monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes in the health sector Experience with advocacy work, with extra weight on experience with SRH.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
- Experience coordinating humanitarian response, particularly within health and SRH.
- Master’s degree preferred
- Experience working for the UN
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. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
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.