Program Assistant, Sexual and Reproductive Health

UNV - United Nations Volunteers


Mission and objectives

Our Mandate
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the UN’s reproductive health agency dealing with population issues and it is responsible for expanding the possibilities for women and young people to lead a healthy sexual and reproductive life. UNFPA works to accelerate universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including voluntary family planning and safe motherhood; and seeks the realization of rights and opportunities for young people.
UNFPA is present in more than 150 countries, improving people’s lives as a catalyst for action and advocacy of their issues. Acting through alliances and partnerships with governments, other UN agencies, civil society and the private sector, UNFPA makes a positive difference for billions of people, especially those most in need.
UNFPA also helps countries use population data to anticipate future challenges; offers technical assistance that strengthens and empowers its partners; supports policy formulation and national capacity-building, ensuring that reproductive health and the rights of women and young people remain central issues in the development agenda.
UNFPA is making progress – fewer women are dying during childbirth, more unwanted pregnancies are being avoided, and younger women are having their opportunities expanded. But it is necessary to expand these efforts so that we can reach a healthy and fair world.
UNFPA – Creating a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.


The UN Youth Volunteer will support implementation of the overall UNFPA programme in the northern region of Mozambique with focus on SRHR and the KOICA funded “Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Adolescents Health (IRMAH) in Sofala, Mozambique” Programme including by providing support to programme staff on key accelerators such as innovation, multi-stakeholder and UN coordination and resource mobilization in support of the 10th UNFPA CP in Mozambique.
Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Adolescents Health (IRMAH) in Sofala, Mozambique Programme
This multi-year program responds to the needs for mid – long term recovery from cyclone Idai in Sofala province, addressing the sexual and reproductive thematic areas linked to family planning and maternal mortality such as demand, use, and availability & quality of data, and brings into consideration key intersections between gender, poverty, educational attainment, and one’s geographic location.
The intervention in four districts of Sofala province (Beira, Dondo, Nhamatanda, and Buzi Districts) includes activities to generate demand and to support advocacy efforts at the community, secondary school level regarding the use of modern contraceptives. The project will also support community dialogues about access to sexual and reproductive health services and information sharing through the mobile brigade activities. In addition, in line with the national disaster plan, the project will also contribute to national health providers’ capacity to provide quality services through
● Health services providers’ training activities (family planning, pre/antenatal care, abortion care, C/BEmONC) including on-job-training activity tailor training contents to response, readiness on natural disasters in the context of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) with healthcare for GBV survivors.
● Procurement of maternity kits and one operation container to support the health facility readiness in essential and adequate service provision were severely affected by Cyclone Idai.
● Training of community health workers on family planning commodities provision together with the family planning information sharing including GBV referral service in general and in disaster situations.
● At the school level, adolescent girls and boys will be received information on the availability of sexual and reproductive health and GBV survivors care, awareness during emergencies throughout the school-based youth-friendly service provision and at Serviços Amigos dos Adolescentes (SAAJs.)

Task description

The UN Youth Volunteer will be located in the SRH Unit and will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the SRH Team Leader. The UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
1. Support implementation, management, monitoring and reporting of the UNFPA SRHR programmes with specific focus on the the KOICA funded project in the province of Sofala
● Support implementation including a budget, regular monitoring of project implementation, planning and reporting on SRH related program interventions and follow up with field colleagues as required;
● Assist the SRH Team Leader in donor reporting and other knowledge materials for visibility purposes;
● Support the SRH Team Leader on generate knowledge on SRHR and specifically on the triple nexus approach including seizing opportunities for the development and publication of articles and social media content;
2. Provide support to coordination, innovation and resource mobilization initiatives with focus on SRHRs
● Stay abreast of new data, developments, studies/research and innovations related to the SRHR interventions in the context of the northern region, supporting team leaders to take forward climate-sensitive and conflict-sensitive programming and feed into technical discussions, project and proposal developments as required;
● Work in an integrated way, across units and with field offices, in support of team leaders, to develop innovative concept notes and ideas, and support innovation initiatives as required;
● Support the consolidation, production of knowledge management products and visibility materials;
● Participate in and support resource mobilization efforts as requested including by providing inputs to donor reports, minute taking from donor meetings or other support to advance partnership discussions;
● Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.     

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