VA JID 1613 - National Knowledge Management and Research Consultant

    The Knowledge Management and Research Associate contributes to the development and implementation of effective regional and country programmes in the region by providing support in the design, planning and management of UNFPA’s programmes in the following functions:
• Knowledge Management 
• Research Support
• Consultant Roster Management
 

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Census champions: Immigration Director in Rakhine uses census data for development

“Look”, says U Win Lwin, pointing to a series of maps of Rakhine in Myanmar. “These are the areas where the hygiene conditions are poor, and these, look, are the areas where education levels are low. Can you see how they correspond?”

U Win Lwin is a man on a mission. He wants to use the data from the 2014 Myanmar Housing and Population Census to develop the state of Rakhine.  And as the Director of Immigration for the entire state, he has the power to do so.

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Division for Governance and Multilateral Affairs Ethiopia Liaison Office Highlights

The context of this visit was first, the contribution of UNFPA to AU Member States on the AU theme of the year: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth” and second, the loss of Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA in June 2017. In his speech during the opening ceremony, the AU Chair said: “Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim (...) was brutally taken away from us.

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Reducing poverty, inequality and vulnerability

BRICS countries realize that a focus on reducing poverty and inequality, and addressing vulnerable groups, is imperative. The Action Plan of the New Delhi Declaration of the 2012 BRICS Summit identified “cooperation on population related issues” as a new area of cooperation to explore, and the eThekwini Action Plan of the 2013 BRICS Summit mandated meetings on population matters.

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EXTREME WINTER IMPACTS WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES

According to the Mongolian Information and Research Institute of Meteorology as early as November 2016, harsh winter weather hit Mongolia once again. By December, almost 50% of the country experienced heavy snowfall and faced a high risk of severe winter with extremely low temperatures, otherwise known as Dzud. Temperatures were threatened to drop as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius in Northern and Eastern Mongolia, and along with that came the high risk of losing thousands of animals which traditional herder families depend on for their livelihood.

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REPORT ON MATERNAL MORTALITY SETS COURSE FOR MONGOLIA’S FUTURE

The launch of UNFPA-supported report “Why Mothers Died”, focuses on recommendations to address maternal mortality in Mongolia.

On February 16, 2017, the national dissemination  meeting of the Maternal Mortality Review was held at the National Center for

 Maternal and Child Health (NCMCH). UNFPA Country Representative Naomi Kitahara  gave the opening speech, which precluded the launch of the official report  entitled “Why Mothers Died”. This is the fourth review of the  case series and covers the period from 2012-2015.

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Vacancy - Communications Specialist to support the Asia-Pacific Gender Team’s work on Strengthening National and Regional Capacity to Measure Violence Against Women

The objective of the consultancy is to support UNFPA APRO’s advocacy and communication on strengthening national and regional capacity to measure violence against women (VAW).

CLOSING DATE: Friday 31 March 2017, at 15:00 hours, Bangkok time

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