Description of assignment title: Digital Women’s Health Specialist
Assignment country: Türkiye
Expected start date: 06/15/2023
Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being
Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No
Host entity: UNFPA
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments: 1
Duty stations: Istanbul
Mission and objectives
UNFPA’s global mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is healthy and wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA has been operating in Turkey since 1971, currently running its 6th Country Programme in more than 20 provinces. Delivery of accessible and rights-based reproductive health and youth-friendly services particularly targeting vulnerable groups, prevention of child, early and forced marriage, promotion of gender equality, prevention of gender-based violence, in-depth analysis of population dynamics are the main aims of UNFPA 6th Country Programme (2016-2020) and 7th Country Programme (2021-2025). UNFPA works with governments, universities, CSOs and the private sector to support data collection, service delivery, capacity enhancement-trainings, and policy/legislation design. Under the UNFPA Development Programme, two projects regarding prevention of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) have been implemented.
The UNV will support the UNFPA Regional Office’s sexual and reproductive health team in managing and expanding digital women’s health partnerships, developing women’s health content, coordinating its publication on digital partner platforms, and maintaining UNFPA’s own digital health-related platforms. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, works with women and young people across Eastern Europe and Central Asia to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. For more information, visit eeca.unfpa.org.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNFPA Regional SRH Adviser, and in close collaboration with the Regional Communications and Partnerships teams, the UNV Specialist will: 1. Digital women’s health partnerships
- Act as focal point for existing digital partnerships, including pregnancy and period tracker apps,
- Explore opportunities for expanding partnerships in this area
- Manage day-to-day interaction with partners
- Draft and review content for partner platforms in line with agreed production plans and schedules
- Facilitate the development, review, approval and publication process for UNFPA-branded content pieces 2. UNFPA digital platforms
- Support the development and maintenance of the regional UNFPA Digital training platform
- Maintain the regional Cervical Cancer Prevention Alliance Knowledge Hub and web platform
Age: 27 – 80
Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
3 years of experience in public health and health communication
- Proven experience in developing health-related articles or other communication materials, and knowledge of relevant technical resources in the area of health
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Have affinity with or interest in health and especially sexual and reproductive health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
- Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work under pressure within an international setting;
- Ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds;
- Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks.
Area(s) of expertise
Health, Information technology, Communication
English, Level: Fluent, Required Russian, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable
Required education level
Master degree or equivalent in public health, health communication, digital health or related field.
Competencies and values
- Teamwork and respect for diversity
- Commitment to continuous learning
- Planning and organizing
- Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which in cludes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNFPA’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values
Living conditions and remarks
The UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging her/his own housing and other living essentials. Please see the summary of UN Volunteer entitlements below. For further information, kindly review “UN Volunteers Unified Conditions of Service” document. Please note that, this assignment is remote/home-based assignment. UNV Entitlements in a Nutshell: International Specialist UN Volunteers:
- receive approx. USD 2099 USD for Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA). Family allowance is also provided based on dependency status (USD 250 for 1 dependent, USD 450 for 2 or more dependents, monthly)
- are entitled for 100% health coverage by CIGNA.
- accrue an entitlement to annual leave at the rate of 2.5 working days per completed month of volunteer assignment.
- receive entry allowance (4000 USD) at the beginning of the assignment and exit lumpsum (225 USD per month) at the end of their assignment.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy