National Migration Health Officer (Family Planning and Adolescent Reproductive Health)

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International Organization for Migration


Position Title: National Migration Health Officer (Family Planning and Adolescent Reproductive Health)

Duty Station: IOM Philippines Country Office (Cotabato City, Marawi, and Zamboanga)

Classification: National Officers, NO-A

Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 27 June 2024

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, it works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. It is one of the factors that makes the organization qualified to deal with the complex issue of migration. IOM sees that diversity is one of the organizational strengths.

IOM aims to foster an inclusive workplace where everyone treats each other (including colleagues and beneficiaries) with dignity and respect.

Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of theHead of Sub-Office (HoSO) in Cotabato and direct supervision of the National Health Programme Coordinator; and in close collaboration with the Family Planning (FP) / Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Program Advisor, the successful candidate is responsible and accountable for coordinating the quality implementation of IOM’s health programming in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The successful candidate is expected to work closely with Ministry of Health (MOH) – BARMM and it local constituents especially in Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, and Special Geographic Area (SGA) to promote culturally-appropriate, gender-sensitive FP / ARH in the region, integrating mobility lens and in line with IOM standards, policies and commitments.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Provide strategic leadership, analysis, and technical inputs, with direct oversight from the National Migration Health Programme Coordinator and in close collaboration with the FP / ARH Program Advisor, on the planning, implementation, and development of FP / ARH projects and activities in line with global standards, national policies, and BARMM health priorities.

2. Provide direct monitoring to FP / ARH projects and activities such as but not limited to needs and capacity assessment, technical training, community organizing and outreach, social and behaviour change communication, mentoring and feedbacking, and supporting policy development.

3. Contribute to the development and implementation of effective strategies, SOPs and technical tools for FP / ARH services strengthening and demand generation activities, including but not limited to promotion of responsible parenthood and safe motherhood, prevention of child marriage and teen pregnancy, scale-up of high impact practices, and strengthening of demographic dividend approach, and participation to FP.

4. Provide technical assistance to government counterparts, CSOs, implementing partners and local community-based volunteers in building the capacities for FP / ARH services provision and public education and support the implementation of the planned activities through continuous guidance, and monitoring.

5. Provide technical guidance, review, recommend, and advocate, in close collaboration with the FP / ARH Program Advisor, contextualized, culturally appropriate, and gender-sensitive FP / ARH approaches and policies that address the unique challenges of the BARMM.

6. Provide technical support, in collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) Officer, on designing, planning and implementation of MERLA to identify corrective actions and to inform continuous learning and adaptation for FP / ARH programming.

7. Serve as the team leader for FP / ARH in IOM’s migration health programming in Mindanao to ensure effective resource management, coordination amongst other technical health officers, and mainstreaming of technical advice and guidance from the FP / ARH Program Advisor and National Migration Health Program Coordinator.

8. Contribute to the resource mobilization of IOM’s migration health programming through technical support to the development of concept and project papers in coordination with the National Migration Health Programme Coordinator.

9. Review, analyse FP / ARH indicators, statistics and data, and ensure timely submission of results-based reports and updates in accordance with IOM and donor requirements.

10. Contribute to establishing partnership with government and non-government bodies, and and represent IOM at FP committee and other sector-related meetings including thematic subgroups and technical working groups.

11. ​Ensure the operationalization of the Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) framework and mechanism in coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit and the integration of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) strategies with technical guidance from PSEA Officer.

12. ​Undertake duty travels in support of the programme and perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Advanced university degree or master’s degree in medical field, nursing, midwifery, public health, medicine, social sciences, or any Family Health/ Family Planning-related disciplines from an accredited academic institution; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with minimum two (2) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Relevant accreditation/certification or formal training on Family Planning Competency-Based Training levels 1 and 2 (FPCBT 1 & 2), Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Emergencies (MISP), PPIUCD-Rapid Intrauterine Transabdominal (RITA) training, Postpartum family planning, Adolescent Reproductive Health and Services, LAM tracking and transitioning counselling, pre-marriage counselling and responsible youth sexuality orientation, is a distinctive asset.
  • Understanding on Gender Based Violence (GBV)/Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC)/Trafficking in Person (TIP), use of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV is an advantage.

Experience

  • Experience in programme support, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination of public health activities.
  • Experience in the public health and/or health sciences sectors; implementation of FP community management and support, FP contextualization and behavioral change communications, FP private sector engagement, FP documentation and reporting FP indicators and program monitoring and evaluation, is an advantage.
  • Experience in humanitarian or development operations and/or Government Social or Health Services; and
  • Experience in liaising with government counterparts, including those in DOH and/or BARMM Ministries.

Skills

  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills with strong computer literacy, especially advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Offices.
  • Strong familiarity with the context of BARMM and surrounding areas, knowledge of the issues and programs related to Family Planning and Adolescent and Reproductive Health at the National and Local (Mindanao) level is highly desirable.

Languages

For this position, fluency in English and Filipino is required (oral and written). Working knowledge in BARMM Languages is desirable.

Notes

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and act in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Shows compassion for others, and makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – Behavioural Indicators level 1

  • Develop and promote effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via [email protected] not later than 27 June 2024. Position title and SVN Number (VN 2024 013_ National Migration Health Officer (Family Planning)) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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