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Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Young Professionals Program in Asian Development Bank


Young Professionals Program 
(Assignments in Operations Department)
JOB PURPOSE
To provide assistance in executing ADB's main instruments comprising loans, technical assistance (TA), grants, advice, and knowledge. Complete assigned tasks that are generally non-routine within clearly defined standards. 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The position reports to: Director and/or designated International Staff
The following staff positions may report to the Young Professional: National Staff and Administrative Staff. 
EXPECTED OUTCOMES
a.     Strategy and Planning
  • Assist and participate towards the development of policy and strategy for a specific sector.
  • Apply own complex specialist knowledge to support others in research and analysis.
b.    Project Management
  • Assist and participate in the development, processing and administration of non-complex loans, grants and/or TA projects for a specific sector.
  • Support integration of ADB’s policies and guidelines in the design and implementation of sector projects.
c.     Knowledge Sharing
  • Support and contribute to internal and external training and conferences on a specific sector and other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.
  • Assist in development of knowledge products for capacity building including their dissemination. 
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A university degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Transport Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Environment, Public Management, or Engineering; preferably at postgraduate level or its equivalent. 
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in any of the following fields: agriculture, rural development and food security, education, energy, environment, financial sector development, gender equity, governance and public management, health, public-private partnership, regional cooperation and integration, social development and poverty, transport, urban, and water operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Not more than 33 years old upon joining ADB
  • Able to work with others of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds
  • No close relatives in ADB
  • International experience working in areas related to ADB operations
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
For more details and to apply, visit http://www.adb.org/careers/160041
Deadline for applications is on 18 March 2016.
We encourage diversity in our workforce and support an inclusive work environment.
Women are encouraged to apply. 
The vision of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a region free of poverty. Established in 1966 and based in Manila, Philippines, ADB’s multicultural staff come from about 67 members. ADB offers a competitive salary and benefits package. While the position advertised is for the ADB headquarters, staff must be prepared to serve in any location outside Manila, Philippines at the discretion of Management. Applicants must be nationals of one of ADB's member countries. 
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Junior Professional Officer - UNFPA Programme Analyst


IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
The UNFPA JPO Programme
The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in development assistance. It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in population projects in a developing country.
Background information
According to the 2008 census, Sudan had a population of 30.9 million. The population profile is mostly rural (58%) and young (62% below 25 years and 43% below 14 years of age) with almost an equal gender distribution (51% males and 49% females). The population growth rate is 2.5% and, if sustained, will double the population by 2037.
The current programme, 2013-2016, is aligned with the national development plan, the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), 2013-2016, the UNFPA strategic plan and the recommendations of the country programme evaluation. The human rights-based approach and gender equality guided the development of the programme. It focuses on women and young people, targeting the most needy population groups, including poor, rural communities, nomads, conflict-affected and internally displaced people, ex-combatants, and people who are at most risk of HIV infection. To that end, the programme seeks to improve the equity of access to basic services, which is a major aspect of peacebuilding and recovery.
In the area of gender and human rights, UNFPA adopted a context-sensitive multi-discourse approach to programming at different layers (national, state, local/community). There are various social, political and religious sensitivities to UNFPA work, especially SRH issues (e.g. HIV, FP, FGM, GBV, child marriage, including debates on gender concepts and discourses – equality v equity, reproductive rights v RH rights)
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Gender Output Lead, the JPO will support UNFPA Sudan Office in the implementation of the Country Programme (2013-2016), as well as the UN Reform and ensure full compliance to UNFPA rules and procedures in performing his/her tasks.
The JPO will provide specific support to the Gender Unit as described in the action plan approved by the Head of Office. The JPO will specifically:
1.Contribute to the implementation of the Country Programme through the design and implementation of annual work plans in conformity with the rules and procedures, the UN Reform guidelines, and particular attention to results- based and gender and human rights-based approaches as well as risk management and good Governance;
2.Provide technical insights to the work of the Gender Unit with emphasis on Gender-based violence, community-based approach and evidence-base programming, and ensure UNFPA leadership in the UNCT Gender thematic group.
3.Build, cultivate relationships with women leaders, CSOs, academia working in the area of gender, and assist them in their propositions and actions for furthering a gender related issues inclusion in the post 2015 agenda
4.Provide innovative ideas for working with women leaders and associations and presence on UNFPA social media platforms
5.Develop and write Reports and other related administrative documents, Terms of Reference of studies and other deliverable under his/her responsibility ;
6.Undertake monitoring and evaluation field missions as planned and in compliance with security requirements and report as prescribed;
7.Provide assistance to the Representative on development of communication outreach, presentations, and documents.
8.Ensure any other task as required by Head of Office.
Competencies
Values:
Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change
Core Competencies:
Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact
Functional Skill Set:
Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda, delivering results-based programmes; internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization. Ability to write clearly and concisely in English. Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Postgraduate degree in social sciences or related fields with specialized knowledge in the field of Gender and Human Rights
Work Experience:
At least 2 years of experience in programme design and implementation, with civil society and NGO partnerships. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
Languages:
Fluency in English. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

HOW TO APPLY:
IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
More details about the JPO Programme and on how to apply for this vacancy can be found at:http://www.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home.html

Junior Professional Officer - UNFPA Youth Programme Management


IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
UNFPA JPO Programme
The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in development assistance. It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in population projects in a developing country.
Background
UNFPA major areas of work in Afghanistan include: (a) the development and implementation of national strategic plan for family planning through the use of strategic family planning information as well as support for improved quality of services and advocacy with religious leaders; (b) reducing maternal mortality based on access to obstetric and neonatal emergency through support to most remote clinics through family health houses, mobile support teams and community midwifery; (c) training of midwives and the initiation of the reform of the training curriculum to enhance the profession through support to universities for higher education in midwifery; (d) the availability of high quality services for obstetric and neonatal care, fistula and humanitarian services; (e) the formulation of the National Youth Strategy, family life education and adolescent reproductive health services and information; (f) multisectoral response to gender based violence; (g) support in the area of population and data for development includes national population policy, integration of data and demographic dynamics into the National Sector Plans and parliamentary advocacy; (g) the conduct of the Socio-demographic economic survey in all provinces;
The JPO will join UNFPA Country office in Kabul at the time of the initial implementation of the fourth country programme of UNFPA assistance to Afghanistan 2015-19. It will contribute to the Afghanistan National Priority Programme and the Afghanistan National Development Strategy by contributing to: (a) reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, (b) improving equitable access to reproductive health; and (c) increasing youth participation (d) reducing gender based violence and (e) integrating population issues into the planning for development and humanitarian assistance Duties and Responsibilities
The UNFPA Office in Afghanistan is supporting implementation of the Fourth Country Programme 2015-19 which is focused on reduction of maternal mortality, promotion of family planning services, promoting youth advocacy, addressing gender based violence and increased access to quality population data. The JPO will join UNFPA Country office to provide overall management support to the portfolio of projects with specific attention to the field of youth focusing on national youth and strategy development, youth participation, elimination of early and child marriage, youth friendly reproductive health services and family life education.
Specific tasks include:
•The JPO will support country office in programme management and implementation. Specifically, JPO will facilitate youth component project management by participating in development of projects concepts with Implementing partners (IPs), preparation of annual project workplans, providing guidance to projects and consolidating data or targets and outputs, ensuring results-based planning, management and implementation of annual workplans.
•Assist in preparation of the annual and mid-year budgets, recruitment and procurement plans
•Support the team in fulfilling the reporting requirements, coordinate with projects and provide guidance in internal financial and substantial progress reporting
•Follow-up closely with implementing partners on the substantial progress in project implementation, monitor project activities and prepare periodic monitoring reports, support office and IPs in preparation for the project’s audits and evaluations.
•Support office in resource mobilization efforts; assist IPs to convey the needs and opportunities as they emerge. Support may include research and analysis of donor, of implementing partner and capacity of UNFPA to respond to the identified need
•Organize workshops and conference as they relate to programme implementation,
•Facilitate and contribute as part of the UNFPA country office team to the work of the in UN Joint thematic working group, namely the Inter-Agency Network on Youth and Development, and facilitate implementation of joint projects with UN sister Agencies.
•Support the country office in drafting, in close cooperation with communications officer, substantive materials, public relations material, as well as donor and Government briefing notes.
•Participate in and support trainings organized within the framework of UNFPA programme for UNFPA staff and/or IPs and partners.
Competencies
Values:
•Exemplifying integrity,
•Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System,
•Embracing cultural diversity,
•Embracing change
Core Competencies:
•Achieving results, Being accountable,
•Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
•Thinking analytically and strategically,
•Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
•Communicating for impact
Functional Skill Set:
•Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,
•Delivering results-based programmes;
•internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
Other competencies:
•Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds
•Ability to work in a challenging ongoing conflict humanitarian environment
Required Skills and Experience
Education
•Postgraduate degree in social sciences or related fields with specialized knowledge in the field of social development
Experience
•At least 2 years of experience in in project management and development. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
Languages
•Fluency in spoken and written English.
•Knowledge of Persian or Urdu is an asset
•Ability to write clearly and concisely

HOW TO APPLY:
IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
More details about the JPO Programme and on how to apply for this vacancy can be found at:http://www.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home.html

Junior Professional Officer - WHO Technical officer (Access to essential health commodities)


IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
Objective of the WHO Programme/Department:
The mission of the WHO Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products is to support the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals and better health care delivery in support to Universal Health Coverage. Improving access to and regulation of essential health commodities is a prerequisite for universal health coverage and to the achievement of international goals relating to the unfinished agendas for maternal and child health, communicable diseases targeted by the Millennium Development Goals, and equally crucial in the face of fast-growing burdens of non-communicable diseases and a rapidly ageing world population.
The objective of the Policy, Access and Use Team is to provide leadership and support for the development, dissemination, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based policies, strategies, and guidance to improve access to, and rational use of, safe, affordable and quality assured health commodities, i.e essential medicines and health technologies for communicable and non-communicable diseases, and for the adult and paediatric population. The Policy, Access and Use Team is one of six teams in the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, Health Systems and Information cluster.
Assignment Summary:
The Technical Officer (JPO) will assist the Policy, Access and Use Team in undertaking research, developing normative documentation and assisting in the provision and coordination of technical support to countries in their efforts to improve access to essential medicines and health technologies for communicable and non-communicable diseases. Throughout the assignment, the JPO will collaborate with other teams in the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, across the HIS cluster, as well as with relevant regional and global health initiatives (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GAVI Alliance, UNITAID etc.) and UN organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Assist in the analysis, monitoring and presentation of data and information related to access to medicines and health technologies (20%);
2.Assist in the design of national and regional programmes for the development/update of comprehensive national plans on medicines and health technologies; including indicators and tools for monitoring (20%);
3.Normative guidance: Assist in the development/updating of WHO assessment tools and normative guidance on key components related to improving access: Evidence-based selection and use of essential medicines and health technologies (WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and WHO Model Formulary); Affordability (pricing policies, regulation for affordable procurement and patient prices); Availability (policies and best practices for procurement, supply management and reducing shortage and waste of essential medical products (20%);
4.Technical assistance to countries: Assist in the provision of technical support to WHO Member States, including capacity-building and development and implementation of national policies based on WHO guidance for improving access to essential medicines and health technologies. This will include liaising with national counterparts in ministries, professional associations and relevant international organizations (30%);
5.Assist in the planning and organization of technical briefing seminars, regional and global technical and coordination meetings (prepare background materials, documents, draft minutes) and participate in collaborative networks (10%).
Key Expected Outputs:
At the end of the assignment, it will be expected that the JPO will have contributed to improved availability of WHO information and normative documentation to guide countries in improving overall access to essential health commodities; and will have contributed to WHO’s capacity to respond to the growing request for WHO technical support from Member States in developing national policies on essential medicines and health technologies and implementation of relevant national guidance towards improving overall access.
Competencies
WHO competencies required for the assignment:
•Producing results
•Communicating in a credible and effective way
•Fostering integration and team work
•Excellent planning and organizational skills, with attention to detail and with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
•Diplomacy, courtesy and ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
•Minimum: Advanced university degree in public health, health policy, pharmacy or social sciences.
•Desirable: Post graduate degree in related field.
Work experience:
•Minimum: 2 years relevant professional work experience.
•Desirable: Professional experience in an international organization, or at country level; professional experience in health care or medicines policy issues.
Skills required for the assignment:
•Minimum: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
•Desirable: Knowledge of other UN official languages would be an asset
•Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and presentation software

HOW TO APPLY:
IMPORTANT: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the United Kingdom and is addressed exclusively to United Kingdom nationals.
More details about the JPO Programme and on how to apply for this vacancy can be found at:http://www.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home.html

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