Technical Specialist - UNFPA


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Job Title :
Technical Specialist - UNFPA


Location :
Jobs in Senegal


Posted on :
Mon Dec 03, 2018


Apply before :
Fri Dec 21, 2018


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Experience required :
3 years - 6 years


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Job Description


Job Purpose:

As a Technical Specialist FGM, you will contribute to:

  • Provision of appropriate and quality services: More than 3.2 million girls and women in the 17 countries supported by the Joint Programme have benefited from FGM-related protection and care services.

  • Increased community-led engagement: As a result of community-led engagement through education, dialogue and consensus-building, more than 31.5 million individuals in over 21,700 communities have made public declarations on the abandonment of FGM.

  • Legal and policy frameworks: 13 countries supported by the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme have legal and policy frameworks banning FGM. Following intensive capacity development initiatives, to date, there have been more than 900 cases of legal enforcement. Public statements at all levels have announced that FGM is a human right issue and must be stopped. Such statements provide the political backing required to strengthen the community-wide efforts and initiatives. 

  • Government ownership: All 17 countries supported by the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint programme have a national coordination mechanism in place to systematically engage all actors at the national level. Twelve countries established a national budget line funding services and programmes to specifically address FGM.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post­graduate university degree or equivalent in public health, social science, demography or statistics. The graduate or post graduate degree should include credits in the principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation;

  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public health, international development or social sciences;

  • Proven ability to produce demonstrable results;

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills;

  • Field experience is a strong asset;

  • Fluency in English and French is mandatory; knowledge of other languages, preferably Portuguese, is desirable.


Apply before Fri Dec 21, 2018




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