Ended Project Coordinator
Post title: Sub National Project Coordinator
Category: Third party contract
Duty station: Multiple (UN hubs in Hodeidah)
Duration: Six months.
Background information/reason for request/extension:
The ongoing conflict in Yemen has already led to the displacement of almost 2.2 million persons. Meanwhile, the HRP for 2018 identified 11.2 million people in acute need, including 2,800,000 women and reproductive age and 448,000 who will be pregnant or delivering during the year. The ongoing clashes in Hodeida, Taiz and other locations led to further vulnerabilities among this population, especially with the ongoing displacements and further deprivation and interruption of basic services.
The women and girls of Yemen continue to suffer the most in the ongoing crisis. They suffer vulnerabilities arising from different cultural, social, poverty and political factors, for which women and girls take an additional toll, leading to magnified risks of gender-based violence.
Yemen has suffered from poor reproductive health indicators (DHS 2013). These have been further exacerbated by the crisis and the war which has led to multiple facilities being damaged or non-functional. Even where facilities are functional, the economic crisis has led to the inability of the government or authorities to cover for the needs for the basic health services. UNFPA assessments have shown that, despite the significant support from the World Bank to the facilities, massive gaps exist in the RH service delivery, particularly in the Basic and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) services, which increases the mortality and morbidity risks among women in labor.
The Hodeida hub covers Hodeida, Hajjah, Mahweet and Raymah.
In 2018, UNFPA expanded the supported health facilities from 130 to 214. This is expected to increase in 2019 as further needs are identified. With the continuous expansion of UNFPA-supported reproductive health services, the capacities of the implementing partners have become overstretched, leading to risks when it comes to accountability to our beneficiaries’, services quality assurance, financial accountability, and effectiveness of service delivery.
UNFPA will directly implement its support to selected RH services. This will imply the direct payment of providers through a third party company. Operational support will also be paid by the third party company. Procurement of medical and non-medical supplies will be done by UNFPA.
The overall role of the sub-national project coordinator is the management the implementation, monitoring and follow-up of this modality in targeted facilities in the Hodeida hub.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Hub Hudaida and overall guidance of the Humanitarian Coordinator, Project Coordinator will work in consultation with RH Team (International RH Coordinator, RHCS Programme Analyst and RH/ MH Programme Analyst) based in Sana’a and perform the following functions:
- Coordinate and organize work of management team in health facilities and conduct regular heath facility visits;
- Coordinate, communicate and collaborate with the health cluster coordinator and actively participate in health coordination meetings, providing information and rising strategic and technical issues and concerns;
- Conduct regular RH stakeholder meetings at sub-national levels to identify gaps and propose solutions and strategize the implementation of the CEmoNC and BEmoNC services
- Identify synergies and gaps and avoid duplication of efforts and parallel structures
- Provide technical guidance on MISP implementation, including clinical management of rape (CMR) and audience-specific orientation sessions when and where feasible (e.g. for service providers, and the affected population, including adolescents);
- Support service providers in targeted Health facilities to provide quality services by promoting and/or training of service providers on the use of existing national standards and guidelines
- Ensure RH issues are fully integrated in the health cluster strategies and response plans;
- Responsible for administrative aspect of the project implemented
- Verify/ confirm existing stocks available of RH kits, RH commodities and develop needs-based request to Sana’a office; ensure regular reporting (weekly, monthly or upon request) in the targeted facilities.
- Verify confirm reports on service delivery data submitted (sex and age disaggregated) and any additional information and data needed for providing up to date or the most current picture of the situation of sexual and reproductive health and identify gaps in services or information; (weekly, monthly or upon request) in the targeted facilities.
- Assess the capacity of project targeted health facilities to carry out basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care and coordinate implementation of the activities needed that are required for flawless service delivery
- Engage service providers to implement the MISP.
- Develop capacity of service providers to implement MISP
- Provide technical support if/when needed to service providers
- Establish measures to protect affected populations particularly women and girls and avails clinical care for survivors of rape;
- Address the special need of adolescents for sexual and reproductive health (services and information);
- Facilitate distribution of clean delivery kits and safe deliveries
- Initiate the establishment of a RH referral system to manage obstetric emergencies;
- Set up system for data collection, monitoring and reporting on the use of reproductive health kits and number of beneficiaries reached in the targeted facilities;
- Establish mechanisms and to continuously assess and monitor the quality of the response and quality of service delivery including the rational use of RH kits and support the training of service providers as necessary;
- Disseminate the knowledge and lessons learned to other UNFPA partners in order to scale up the quality of the service;
- Commitment to UNFPA’s values on integrity, embraces cultural diversity and change.
- Results orientation and commitment to excellence; analytical and strategic thinking skills
- Excellent communication and management skills to work with government institutions, NGOs, and humanitarian partners;
- Good interpersonal skills and a committed team player
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
- Good networking and partnership building skills.
- Ability to provide conceptual innovation to support project effectiveness.
Qualifications and experience requirements
- Preferably a master’s degree in medicine, humanitarian or other related field. Bachelor degree may be considered on exceptional basis.
- At least four years of progressive working experience in medicine/ public health, humanitarian; experience of working with the UN is an advantage.
- Proficiency in current office software applications and advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.)
- Excellent report writing skills
- Fluency in English and Arabic.
Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send an application comprising a detailed CV in English to
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