NATIONAL POST Humanitarian Programme Coordinator, FTA, NOB, Manila Philippines, Manila, Philippines At UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

Job Identification : 10986

Locations : Manila, Philippines

Posting Date : 05/31/2023, 10:41 PM

Apply Before : 06/21/2023, 08:00 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : NOB

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Required Languages : Fluency in English and Filipino

Vacancy Timeline : 3 Weeks

Job Category : Humanitarian & Emergency Response

Job Description

The Position:

The Humanitarian Programme Coordinator is responsible for providing technical and programmatic inputs to the planning, conceptualization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNFPA Humanitarian Response for the Philippines.

You will maintain collaborative relationships both at the national and local government level, non-government organizations, civil society, and co-United Nations agencies. Also, you will provide guidance to the implementing partners of UNFPA with technical direction from the CO Programme Unit Heads (SRH, GBV and PD).

You will report directly to the Assistant Representative/Head of Program, and work in close collaboration with the NPOs for SRH, and Gender and GBV. Overall direction will be provided by the Country Representative or the Officer-in-Charge, in the absence of the Country Representative.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations, and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In the Philippines, UNFPA has started developing its new five-year 9th Country Programme 2024-2028. The 9th CP is tightly aligned with the mid- and long-term development goals of the Philippines and Ambisyon Natin 2040, as well as the global Agenda 2030 including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and direct supervision of the AR/head of program,, you will ensure the effective management and coordination of UNFPA humanitarian interventions at the national, regional and local level prevention, preparedness and response to disaster affected areas within the Philippines.

With technical support from the program team (technical specialists and analysts), you will contribute to project formulation, implementation and evaluation, and joint programming initiatives across clusters. You will aim at strengthening and reinforcing UNFPA’s lead role on SRH and GBV in emergencies and will provide high quality coordinated assistance to government and non-government counterparts.

In case of big scale humanitarian response, and with support of the hub based humanitarian team if established, you will provide technical support to the national authorities, regional authorities, local authorities, local development partners and implementing partners to ensure optimal program implementation, effective use of resources, quality tracking of results, adequate coordination, advocacy for policy change and clear communication of UNFPA mandate, work and results in the region across the humanitarian setting, including across the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery phases of natural and manmade emergencies.

You would be responsible for:


  •  Provide updates, share materials and tools and coordinate strategic planning and implementation to ensure efficient and standardized implementation of UNFPA humanitarian program
  •  Secure UNFPA representation at cluster / sub-cluster / working group (RHCT) coordination meetings to share knowledge and ensure comprehensive understanding and integration of UNFPAs mandate into the response
  •  Assist in the establishment of sub-cluster / working groups where there are none activated to address SRH, GBV and MHPSS, and ensure the collection and analysis of SRH WG and GBV sub-cluster.
  •  Liaise with other sectors/clusters (such as health, protection, WASH, camp management, education, logistics, early recovery,….) to ensure inclusion of UNFPA’s mandate and to identify convergence areas and enable program collaboration
  •  Promote working relationships and develop planning strategies with relevant governmental agencies at the national, regional, provincial, municipal, and local levels
  •  Support the development of Flash Appeal, Joint Response Plan, Humanitarian Needs and Priorities and other humanitarian documents and work closely with OCHA to ensure that UNFPA mandate is included and integrated throughout multisector programming
  •  Regularly liaise with relevant CO programme units, Operational team and Field Technical Team in the delivery of SRH and GBV activities.

Assessment and Planning

  •  Ensure inclusion of UNFPA’s core Areas of Responsibility, including SRH, GBV, and gender concerns, in joint UNCT missions and other rapid assessments of the crisis affected populations, in close collaboration with SRH and GBV officers;
  •  With respect to UNFPA’s commitment to AAP, ensure that in-depth interviews with evacuation center managers (where applicable) and other agencies present on the ground are conducted to gather information on the immediate needs of the people and the services to be provided, in addition to gathering feedback from the affected population receiving services through UNFPA programs;
  •  Undertake missions and assessments as appropriate to recommend strategic approaches and to address issues, such as SRH, HIV/AIDS, gender, GBV, mental health and psychosocial issues, data and young people and establish linkage between the field programs, the hubs and the country office
  •  Support SRH Working group and GBV sub-cluster coordinators and respective partners on conducting regular monitoring and assessment of response activities to inform programing needs, service gaps, and impact

Programmatic and operational support to emergency response

  •  Provide supervision and management of the humanitarian teams in disaster-affected areas, overseeing programming and ensuring close communication with counterparts in other hubs, sub-offices and country office
  •  Track and regularly update supported humanitarian interventions (i.e. status of funding proposals, distribution of supplies, training)
  •  Advise and update the UNFPA senior management team of response status and needs; liaise regularly with the Assistant Representative, Representative, and Humanitarian-development peacebuilding Coordinator to provide necessary updates and seek guidance as necessary
  •  Contribute to providing overall supervision and management of IPs, ensuring their understanding of program deliverables, expenditure of funds, and quality of programming, and supporting capacity building for monitoring and evaluation and required reporting
  •  Identify areas of collaboration with humanitarian agencies and national counterparts to address integration of SRH (MISP), youth, gender, MHPSS, PSEA, and GBV issues in their plans, and programs
  •  Contribute to engage with community organizations, faith-based organizations, and community leaders, with attention to localization, to increase their participation in the process of planning, monitoring and evaluating activities
  •  Ensure PSEA and GBV / SRH referral pathways are in all places of UNFPA activity, and that staff (UNFPA and IPs) in the field are adequately educated and responsive to the protection needs of the beneficiaries
  •  Ensure close collaboration with the operations and logistics teams to ensure procurement of needed commodities, transport to distribution sites, last mile assurance, and to establish prepositioning of supplies for preparedness planning
  •  Contribute to provide mentorship and build capacity of UNFPA staff in the hubs, and with government actors and IPs for the humanitarian response, with the aim of increasing quality or programming and service provision and for the integration of evidence-based international standards, and integrating the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus


  •  Report up to the Country Representative during the humanitarian response and stay in close contact throughout with the Humanitarian Coordinator-development peacebuilding
  •  Ensure staff at the hubs duly submit updates to the SitRep, assist in filling the template, editing and approving alongside other humanitarian staff including IM, communications and Humanitarian-development peacebuilding coordinator, and ensuring submission to the country representative for final approval by the established deadline
  •  Assist the CO in preparing relevant advocacy material and updates for relevant stakeholders and partners including donors
  •  Assist in providing regular updates to OCHA and/or cluster leads on UNFPA’s humanitarian interventions to be included in situation reports (i.e.: OCHA SitRep)
  •  Work closely alongside the communication team to submit stories and photos for UNFPA visibility and to call global attention to the evolving humanitarian crisis and continuing needs
  •  Prepare regular progress reports and document lessons learned and challenges and share with UNFPA regional offices, UNFPA Humanitarian Response Branch, and other units as may be necessary
  •  Support in-coming missions/ donor visits to disaster-affected areas

Partnership and resource mobilization

  •  Support donor proposals and ensure quality review. Prepare and oversee donor-related materials including presentations, updates, handouts etc. in coordination with communication and program teams.
  •  Contribute in identifying and coordinating potential resource mobilization initiatives and opportunities to further widen and diversify UNFPA’s investments on SRHR and GBV

responses in the field

  •  As necessary and alongside the country representative, Assistant Representative and Humanitarian-development peacebuilding Coordinator, identify and organize meetings with in-country donors to discuss resource mobilization
  •  Establish relationships with current donors, sending courtesy updates, communications regarding any potential or identified issue, invitations to missions, and providing continued appreciation for support
  •  Prepare and submit timely scheduled reports to donors

Advice on procedures in place for the response

  •  Contribute to document lessons learned for knowledge management; and
  •  Undertake field travel to crisis affected areas, as needed and dependent on the security situation.

Qualifications and Experience:


A Master’s Degree is required with a university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Health Sciences, Gender Studies, related Social Sciences, or any other relevant field of study, with at least 2 years of applicable experience

Knowledge and Experience:

  •  Demonstrated experience in programme/project planning design, follow up, monitoring and evaluation;
  •  Substantive experience with programming and implementing Sexual and
  •  Reproductive Health in Emergencies, and/or Gender-based Violence in Emergencies initiatives; Experience working with young people in emergencies are preferred;
  •  Strong results-based management skills;
  •  Experience in a humanitarian or crisis context would be an asset; and
  •  Knowledge and experience working with the United Nations system would be an advantage.


Fluency in English and Filipino

Required Competencies:


  •  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

Functional Competencies:

  •  Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise;
  •  Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners;
  •  Building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  •  Adaptation/application of knowledge in different contexts;
  •  Job knowledge/technical expertise; and
  •  Integration in a multidisciplinary environment.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. Qualified female candidates, and individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities (differently abled) are equally encouraged to apply.

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.



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