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I. Position Information

Post Title                 : Field Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Coordinator

Number of Position  : 01

Type of Contract      : Service Contract (National)

Post Level/Grade     : SB4

Duty station             : Cotabato City

Duration of contact  : 12 months initially (renewal subject to availability of fund)

Starting date            : December 2021

Source of Funding   :  FPA90 – PHL08RHP - PROGPOST


II. Organizational Context

The Position:

Under the supervision of Reproductive Health (RH) Programme Officer, the Field SRH Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating and monitoring the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions in the field [especially the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)] along the development-humanitarian-peace building nexus. 

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  In 2019 UNFPA marks its 50th anniversary.  Since the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, UNFPA has been assisting countries with implementing the ICPD Programme of Action to put sexual and reproductive health and rights and population dynamism as the foundation of sustainable development.  UNFPA globally is promoting commitments to achieving three transformational goals by 2030 - ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning, and ending gender-based violence and other harmful practices against women and girls including child marriage.

In the Philippines, UNFPA has started its new five-year 8th Country Programme 2019-2023.  The 8CP is tightly aligned with the mid- and long-term development goals of the Philippines, as detailed in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 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.

Job Purpose:

The Field SRH Coordinator will be the Focal Point for coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting on SRH activities, including HIV and medical aspects of GBV, in the field.   The Coordinator will support implementation of SRH initiatives as well as monitor and report on progress; with strategies to include advocacy for SRH services, ensuring quality of care for services offered through facilitation for capacity building, provision of SRH supplies, and monitoring of SRH activities.

The Coordinator may be called upon to identify and facilitate operational partnerships, propose SRH supplies needs, equipment and accessories periodically, and coordinate provision of such supplies to the partners. The Coordinator will advise accordingly on the integration of comprehensive health (SRH/HIV/GBV) services into primary health care. The Coordinator will work closely with the focal points in government, implementing partners, development partners, civil society as well as sister UN agencies (e.g. UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, WFP and WHO) to ensure improved SRH services to vulnerable groups to include internally-displaced people (IDP).

The technical and coordination work expected from the Field SRH Coordinator shall primarily be in line with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law, the Department of Health’s (DOH) National Objectives for Health (NOH), the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the UNFPA 8th Country Programme of Assistance to the Philippines 2019-2023.

III. Functions/Key Results Expected

You will be responsible for:

  • Coordinate efforts in strategically positioning UNFPA’s advocacy on critical SRHR issues in the field.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders in developing evidence-based, innovative and replicable policy and programmatic solutions to pressing SRHR issues in the field.
  • Coordinate the building of partnerships with regional and local government units, non-government organizations, civil society, communities, inter-faith groups, co-UN agencies, development partners and the private sector in promoting full implementation of the RPRH Law in the field.
  • Contribute in identifying and coordinating potential resource mobilization initiatives and opportunities to further widen and diversify UNFPA’s investments on SRHR in the field.
  • Contribute in identifying communication entry points and initiatives to strengthen UNFPA’s organizational brand in galvanizing support and engagement with beneficiaries, government and non-government partners, donors and with UNFPA staff on SRHR in the field.


Required Competencies:


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change


  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

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.



Qualifications and Experience


  • An advanced University degree in health sciences or public health, or equivalent qualifications

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Two years working experience in public health
  • Previous work experience on Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Previous humanitarian work experience
  • Work experience in the previous ARMM is an advantage.


Fluency in Filipino and English