National Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV Linkages Programme Co-ordinator: UNFPA

Deadline: 28 April 2011 (12 noon)

Vacancy number: VA-2011-04-07

Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal

Under the overall supervision of the Principal Director Preventive Services in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCW), the national SHR and HIV Linkages Co-ordinator shall liase with AIDS and TB Programme and Reproductive Health Units of the MOHCW and collaborate with NFPA, other UN agencies, multi and bilateral international development agencies and civil society organisations in facilitating Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV programme linkages.

Major duties and responsibilities:

–    Co-ordinate the overall implementation of SRH and HIV linkages including monitoring and reporting on progress in programme implementation;

–    Work with the MOCHW departments, implementing partners, quasi-government and private sector organisations (PVOs) and NGOs to overcome bottlenecks in SRH and HIV programme linkages;

–    Support the integration of SRH and HIV linkages in national health and development policies, plans system and service delivery;

–    Identify and document experiences and lessons learnt and facilitate sharing among implementing partners within and outside Zimbabwe;

–    Develop proposals to mobilize resources from major funding organization and development partners to support SRHR and HIV linkages;

–    Ensure proper management and co-ordination of programme including procurement of goods and services, monitoring and evaluation and the preparation and submission of required reports based on the procedures set forth in the signed Funding Agreement between EC and UNFPA;

–    Support and guide work of consultants and contractors within the programme to ensure good quality work and outputs in accordance with the funding agreement EC and UNFPA, including on-site monitoring and evaluation processes and accurate reporting;

–    Prepare regular analytical reports for MOHCW to be shared with UNFPA and other partners;

–    Serve as secretary to the National SRH and HIV Linkages Technical Committee chaired by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare;

–    Undertake any other duties assigned by the Principal Director.

Only candidates satisfying all of the following should apply:

–    University degree in public health, nursing or other social sciences degree in a related field;

–    Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent is an added advantage

–    At least 7 years’ experience in development, design and implementation of HIV and AIDS and Sexual & Reproductive Health and (SRH) programmes

–    Experience in collaborating with international donors is an asset

–    Fluency in English, Shona or Ndebele

–    Good writing, analytical, communication and staff management skills.

Please send your CV and cover letter to: The UNFPA Representative, Ref: SRH and HIV Linkages Programme Co-ordinator, Block 7, 1st Floor, Arundel Office Park, Mt. Pleasant, PO Box 4775, Harare or by e-mail to

NB: This is a project post funded by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


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