Regional SRHR Financing Specialist

Website UNFPA United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN agency aimed at improving reproductive and maternal health worldwide. Its work includes developing national healthcare strategies and protocols, increasing access to birth control, and leading campaigns against child marriage, gender-based violence, obstetric fistula, and female genital mutilation.

UNFPA Regional SRHR Financing Specialist Jobs 2024 – South Africa NGO Jobs. UNFPA South Africa looking for “Regional SRHR Financing Specialist”. Applicants with a Master’s Degree may apply on or before 03rd August 2024.

UNFPA Regional SRHR Financing Specialist Jobs 2024

The UNFPA has published a job vacancy announcement on 19th July 2024 for qualified South Africa’s to fill in the vacant post of Regional SRHR Financing Specialist to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Recruiter United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Position Regional SRHR Financing Specialist
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Country South Africa
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master’s Degree
Experience Required Minimum 07 years
Application Deadline 03rd August 2024

The Position

The position of Regional SRHR Financing Specialist is located in the UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO). The Specialist will be responsible for providing expert guidance, policy advice, technical assistance, capacity building, and brokering strategic partnerships in the area of health financing and health economics towards ensuring sustainable financing for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The position will also contribute to cross-regional analysis of social sector financing policies, systems, instruments, and accountability mechanisms for enhancing sustainable financing, including domestic financing for SRHR. The specialist will play a key role in UNFPA’s collaboration and partnership with the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, national government, academia, and partners in East and Southern Africa. The SRHR Financing Specialist will be part of a UNFPA and broader United Nations-wide effort to scale up SRHR financing guided by a clear value proposition, towards ending preventable maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning, and gender-based violence and harmful practices.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Director for UNFPA ESARO, the Specialist will be under the direct supervision of the Regional Health Systems Adviser with functional reporting to the Programme Manager of the 2gether 4 SRHR Joint Programme. The Specialist will also collaborate closely with the Health Financing, Health Economists, Technical Leads, and Specialists across UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO to ensure a UN system-wide effort required to strengthen sustaining financing mechanisms to improve SRHR outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria


  • An advanced university degree with a specialization in health economics, development financing, business administration, public health, or a related field is preferred.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience, including at global, continental, regional, and/or country in health finance, and health economics with a focus on SRHR.
  • Deep technical understanding of health and gender equality and the impact of SRHR investments, from a financing perspective;
  • Direct experience in providing strategic advice to regional economic communities, governments, and civil society, on health financing with a focus on SRHR desirable.
  • Proven track record in fiscal and health financing analysis, health financing and costing assessments, measurement of economic and social determinants; costing methodologies and approaches, public finance and expenditure reviews as a diagnostic tool;
  • Experience in providing technical assistance in the development of financially sustainable health financing policies, strategies, plans and/or programs for health, gender equality, health- or social protection;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to synthesize ideas and messages into digestible presentations/documents for non-technical users;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Previous experience/exposure to the UN sustainable development system, UN operational activities, policies, and UN SDG financing strategies and platforms preferable;


  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable.

Other Details

  • Job Identification: 19507
  • Job Schedule: Full Time
  • Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
  • Grade: P4
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

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