Thursday, September 15, 2016

Job Opportunity: Asia

Manager, Asia, Family Planning 2020

Full-Time Job
Annual Salary
Washington, DC 

DEADLINE: October 24, 2016

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership with the goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to access and use contraceptives by 2020. FP2020 supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when and how many children they want to have. FP2020 provides a platform to enhance information sharing and to support the coordination of efforts across the larger FP2020 community to advance access to family planning information, services and contraceptives under the guiding principles of rights, quality, equity, and voluntarism. The FP2020 Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Foundation.

FP2020 is now structured to support, strengthen and accelerate country-led programs.

Under the direction of the Country Support Director, the Manager will play a key role to execute against the updated strategic approach of the FP2020 Platform for Asia. The updated approach increases the level of effort supporting coordination and problem solving at the country/regional level with the overarching goal to enhance the ability of women and girls to access and use family planning information and services. The Asia Manager reports to the Country Support Director, FP2020 and will supervise an Associate.
Engagement with Partners and Stakeholders

  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, and in collaboration with FP2020 Core Conveners, Country-based Focal Points and Regional Country Managers, contribute to the development of country-level action plans for a set of high focus countries in Asia
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, and in cooperation with Focal Points, support evidence-based dialogue and decisions with national governments and country-level partners in Asia
  • Contribute to sharing advocacy-based innovations to improve access to affordable, quality family planning commodities at the country level (such as communicating market innovations and incorporation of market innovations in country family planning plans)
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, contribute to country/regional-level sharing of effective practices, lessons learned and available tools across the Asia countries
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, assist with coordination with relevant external partners and proactively identify opportunities for collaboration with new partners to advance FP2020 goals
  • ontribute to preparing and disseminating data, lessons learned, and best practices from the FP2020 community/partnership
Program Management
  • Collaborate within FP2020 to contribute to the development and implementation of the updated FP2020 approach to supporting FP2020 efforts in Asia at the country and regional levels
    •  will include design of an internal performance dashboard with performance indicators and granular milestones.
  • Provide support to deliver on cross-cutting FP2020 Secretariat functions in Asia
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, contribute to annual work plans and budgets to provide value-added support via the FP2020 Platform to accelerate country progress in Asia
    •  Prepare regular work plan reviews and timely reports on progress/challenges using the internal performance dashboard
  • Liaise closely with the Data & Performance Management Director to monitor country progress towards achieving and fulfilling country commitments and, as needed, suggest realignment of Country Support Initiative work plans and efforts in Asia
  • Coordinate with the Global Advocacy staff to ensure FP2020 country activities are deeply grounded in a rights-based approach
  • Coordinate with Communications staff to support development of communications tools and messaging and the FP2020 Annual Report
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, contribute to decisions on optimal allocation of resources, proper documentation, tracking, and monitoring of Country Support Initiatives activities across Asia with other relevant grants administration and finance staff
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, manage Asia-related contracts/contractors
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, support high quality reporting to senior leadership of FP2020 and the UN Foundation as needed
  • Work closely with the Rapid Response Mechanism Manager and Associate regarding review of applications and monitoring of funded projects in Asian countries
External Relations and Communications
  • Under the supervision of the Country Support Director, contribute to FP2020 Reference Group meetings by documenting progress and key challenges, and by drafting clear and concise executive summaries of Asian Country achievements and challenges
  • Participate in FP2020 external events, meetings, and on task teams. Identify opportunities, events, and conferences to highlight FP2020 achievements, especially Asian country achievements
  • Contribute to the development of FP2020's global accountability infrastructure as well as analysis of data; development of the FP2020 annual report on performance and activities
  • Collaborate with relevant FP2020 staff to develop content for internal and external communications for the Asian Countries within the Country Support Initiative and FP2020 overall
  • Oversee the drafting of relevant Asian Country Support Initiative inputs to meet reporting requirements for donors

  • Bachelor's degree(s) in public health, public policy, international development, business administration, economics or other directly related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience
  • Professional background in global health or development, with a deep experience in international reproductive health and family planning preferred
  • Project management expertise
  • Prior experience working in residence in developing countries preferred, especially in any of the 11 countries in Asia portfolio (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Vietnam)
  • Experience in working with multi-stakeholder partnerships including donors, multi-lateral agencies, developing countries and civil society organizations
    • Knowledge and familiarity with the United Nations and International Reproductive Health partnerships a plus
  • Proven record of coordinating development partners and managing effective mechanisms for monitoring and reporting at global, regional, and country levels
  • Ability to think strategically and drive project implementation
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural competencies
  • Excellent writing, editing, communications, and research capabilities
  • Strong spoken, analytical and writing skills with advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English
    • Proficiency in another language highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel (up to 20% time)
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams and personnel under pressure
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy

Application Process

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