(replacement)-UNFPA SRH Programming Specialist -P3-Jakarta, Indonesia

Location: Jakarta, N/A, Canada
Date Posted: 11-01-2019
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies Specialist (Surge Capacity)
Title: SRH Programming Specialist Level: P3
Requesting Agency UNFPA Country: Indonesia
Duty station Jakarta with field visits conducted if/as requested by the Representative Security phase in
country / duty station
Requested date of deployment ASAP Requested length of deployment (in months) 3 months initially, preferably 6 months
First request (indicate with Yes/No) YES Extension
(indicate with No. of extension 1,2,3)
Background Information:
The events on 28 September created a catastrophic disaster scenario when major earthquakes triggered near-field tsunami, major liquefaction and landslides with 1,407 casualties, 2,550 severely injured, 113 people missing. There are currently almost 71,000 evacuees being housed in 141 informal evacuation sites. UNFPA has been supporting the response through the provision of technical assistance to BNPB on humanitarian data, and through the MoH’s RH sub-cluster, and MOWECP’s GBV/Women Right’s Protection sub-cluster. 2,415,321 people have been affected by this event across 9 Districts, which include an estimated 600,000 women of reproductive age and 77,280 currently pregnant women. UNFPA has been asked to focus support on the 4 worst affected districts by the MoH, where there is a total of 1,407,015 people affected, including: 351,754 are women of reproductive age, 45,306 are currently pregnant. 4 hospitals have been significantly damaged and 12 health centres destroyed in Palu city. Other health facilities in the other districts (52 health centers) are still being assessed.
Immediately following the earthquake BNPB requested UNFPA’s technical assistance on humanitarian data, and MOH requested technical assistance to establish the RH sub cluster in province level, requested individual kits: hygiene kits, maternity kits, baby kits, post-delivery kits, and RH tents to establish clinics all of which are being provided.
UNFPA Indonesia plans to
  • Support Government of Indonesia to activate the RH sub-cluster and coordinate and advocate for sexual and reproductive health needs in the overall response; map existing services and clinics that are functioning.
  • Implement the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Emergencies (MISP) as requested by MOH; including provision of: basic and emergency obstetric and newborn care, family planning services including provision of condoms, clinical management of rape, standard precautions, safe blood transfusion, syndromic treatment of STIs and provision of anti-retroviral. Provide orientations/trainings on the MISP.
  • Establish 40 RH clinics and procure and distribute essential reproductive health supplies, conduct outreach clinics in affected areas.
  • Procure and distribute essential RH supplies, including midwifery, maternity, post-delivery, new-born and hygiene kits;
  • Provide IEC materials and information sessions on sexual and reproductive health
  • Deploy a rotating team of OBGYNs and midwives to support safe delivery in RH clinics and through community outreach.
  • Provide youth friendly services, including reproductive health, and youth outreach missions.
  • Conduct orientations/trainings on clinical management of rape and the MISP.
Role Description: Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA CO Representative and/or Head
of Office, and the Country Office Humanitarian Officer, under the framework of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP), the incumbent will help promote Sexual and Reproductive Health programming (SRH) and SRH services in crises and post crises situation in Central Sulawesi.  The incumbent will also facilitate the procurement and delivery of emergency medical supplies and equipment; orient on SRH related issues (including reproductive, maternal and new-born health, family planning information and services, STIs and HIV prevention, care and treatment, and care for survivors of violence). The incumbent will also assist in establishing relevant partnerships with other humanitarian stakeholders, NGOs, donors and government counterparts in Central Sulawesi.  When the situation stabilizes, the incumbent will guide on the establishment of comprehensive SRH services.  
MISP Rollout and Programme Implementation
  • Conduct/Lead rapid assessment/s of SRH needs of the affected population
  • Co-lead with subnational partners of the RH technical working group under the Health Cluster that has been established for the response in Central Sulawesi
  • Oversee (in collaboration with the Logistics/Procurement officer) procurement of emergency RH kits, equipment and medical supplies as well as dignity kits; develop a distribution plan to meet the needs of implementing partners other identified NGOs for RH services, monitor distribution and ensure utilization reporting.
  • Based on MISP projection and rapid assessment findings, implement the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package) through provincial RH working group implementing partners
  • Oversee (with the M&E officer) the monitoring of MISP implementation in Central Sulawesi.
  • Explore other opportunities and entry points to deliver SRH services for specific at risk vulnerable groups affected by the crisis, e.g.: uniformed personnel, sex workers, ex-combatants, women associated with armed forces, persons with disabilities, etc.
  • Initiate and coordinate training sessions on SRH in emergencies (for health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, refugee/IDP population, host population, etc.).
  • Assist in developing/adapting protocols for selected areas in programme coordination (such as syndromic case management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), referral for emergency obstetric care, midwifery, fistula repair, medical response to survivors of rape, counselling and family planning services, etc.).
  • Support CO to strengthen the implementation of MISP – sexual and reproductive health priorities in Central Sulawesi and to assess progress towards achievement with technical tools and approaches, and to accelerate implementation of activities funded through CERF and UNFPA Emergency Response Fund.
  • Provide inputs for SitReps and other communication products, as required.
  • Ensure an effective response that integrates SRH (including ASRH), GBV and data interventions in Central Sulawesi
  • Develop an exit strategy, which includes the transition to evidence-based, comprehensive SRH programmes.
  • Ensure SRH needs are addressed within the Central Sulawesi Health cluster (if cluster approach is activated in the emergency context) and within OCHA Situation Reports.
  • Maintain working relationship and share relevant information with UN Health Cluster
  • Liaise with UNHCR in Central Sulawesi to provide SRH services and commodities (MH lifesaving medicines, contraceptives, male and female condoms under the existing UNHCR condom partnership, etc.) for IDP, refugee populations.
  • Establish strong linkages between existing SRH and GBV programmes with regard to the health sector response for survivors of sexual violence.
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monitor SRH assistance provided by UNFPA through implementing partners to crisis affected populations, in particular IDPs/returnees, and ensure adequate SRH requirements are being met.
  • Conduct monitoring visits, and ensure a systematic approach for tracking coverage of targeted population by UNFPA assistance in humanitarian settings.
  • Work closely with the UN partners, subnational counterparts (MOH), operations team and logistician regarding order to be placed and maintenance of the SRH commodities and supplies of dignity kits
  • Prepare regular progress reports and document lessons learned and challenges and share with UNFPA country office, Regional Office, UNFPA Humanitarian Response Branch, SROs, and other units as may be necessary.
Capacity Development
  • Provide coaching to newly recruited staff and consultants, where appropriate.
  • Coach and build capacity of staff members and staff of implementing partners responding to emergency/humanitarian crisis, as needed.
Any Other Duties
  • Perform any other duties as required by the Representative and/or Head of Office, RO/SRO, and HQ.
Qualifications and Skills Required
  • Advanced university degree in Midwifery, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, or relevant Social Sciences;
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in SRH program development and management, preferably in an emergency context, particularly implementing the MISP;
  • Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment;
  • Ability to develop and coordinate SRH programs that target refugees, IDPs/returnees and their host communities;
  • Proficiency in English and in other official languages or the UN required/desirable (Bahasa).
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