Pacific Surge Roster – SRH in Emergencies At United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA is seeking humanitarian practitioners and experts in the following area from the Pacific Region for inclusion into UNFPA’s Pacific Emergency (Surge) Roster:

  • SRH in Emergencies

The incumbent serves as a member of the PSRO Humanitarian Team, and is responsible to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in crises, recovery, and post crises situations; facilitates the procurement and delivery of emergency supplies and equipment; orients/ train national partners on Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). The incumbent will also be responsible of ensuring meaningful inter-agency coordination (including leading a SRH WG under the Health Cluster if cluster system is activated). He/she will assist in resource mobilization efforts, establishing partnerships with other humanitarian stakeholders, NGOs, donors and government counterparts. Guides the transition to comprehensive SRH services when the situation stabilizes.

Requirements, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Midwifery, Nursing, Medicine or relevant Social Sciences with minimum 2 years of relevant experience on Health Emergencies coordination and programming out of which one year should have been in Humanitarian response OR
  • Experience in management and/or coordination of multi-sectoral Health in Emergencies response programmes with direct implementation preferred.
  • Demonstrate understanding of developing and health programmes for women, girls and young people and their host communities.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, with team members based in other countries/organizations.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and under pressure.
    Able to work with different stakeholders from government institutions, international organizations, academia and NGOs, and the affected communities.
    Knowledge of resource mobilization; CERF, Flash Appeals and pooled funds is an advantage.
  • Understanding of the national health emergency system and disaster coordination system is an asset.

How to apply

**This Roster is open for residents of the Pacific Island countries only**

UNFPA is committed to scaling up its humanitarian response and increase organizational capacity in the Pacific with a focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and addressing sexual and reproductive health needs in emergencies. To support this organizational need, the development of a Pacific Emergency Roster will ensure UNFPA has access to a pool of qualified individuals to deploy for short-term emergency assignments (up to three months for internal staff and up to six months for non-staff). UNFPA invites suitable and interested professionals including staff members and current UNFPA consultant contract holders, as well as, qualified independent humanitarian professionals based in any of the Pacific Island countries to apply for registration in the Pacific Emergency Roster in the following areas where our current need is strongest: Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Communications Specialists.

The application can be accessed by clicking on the following link

As part of the selection process for participation in the 2023 Pacific Surge Workshop, which will run on a five-day format, with final dates to be confirmed, most likely in the first quarter of 2023, applicants may be invited to participate in a video interview, technical assessment and written essay. In preparation for the workshop, selected candidates will also be asked to complete up to 40 hours of pre-learning exercises that consist of relevant E-learning course(s), webinars and associated readings. The training will have a strong focus on our intervention areas of GBV in emergencies, as well as SRH in emergencies, however, candidates will be assessed according to the profile for which he/she is being considered for surge assignment.

Candidates who successfully complete the training and are technically cleared by the attending assessors during the in-person training will be added to the Pacific Emergency Roster and considered for surge deployment in an emergency setting within the Pacific. With the identified need to increase organizational capacity in emergencies in these areas, UNFPA is focusing this Call for Applications on the above mentioned profile.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 21 Feb 2023 01:49 PM (Pacific/Fiji)

May 2024