Digital health and Innovation Focal Point

Position Title: Digital health and Innovation Focal Point

Type: Service Contract

Level: SB3 (SC5)

Location: Jakarta

Application closing date: 10 February 2021, 5 PM Jakarta Time

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The Position: The Digital Health and Innovation Focal Point will support UNFPA CO for effective planning, development and implementation of digital solutions with and for young people to address the many health challenges they may face as they grow into adulthood. Under overall guidance of the Representative, the Digital Health and Innovation Focal Point will report and be supervised directly by the Programme Officer for ASRH.


Job Purpose: UNFPA has supported the Government of Indonesia in fulfilling the rights and needs of youth and adolescents by providing evidenced-based advocacy and supporting Government to inform youth policy through knowledge sharing. In collaboration with youth networks, UNFPA continues to maintain and scale up to a platform for youth participation in the issues affecting youth, particularly adolescent reproductive health. The platform is the Community of Practice (CoP) of digital youth led reproductive health content creators which aims to increase participation, collaboration and peer learning among young content creators in issues surrounding ICPD. UNFPA will build capacities of CoP to create policy recommendations and dialogues with the government. UNFPA will also document the various best practices of youth lead initiatives. The platform will ensure that young people can meaningfully participate, particularly in the area of reproductive health education.
The Digital Health and Innovation Focal Point is responsible for providing technical assistance to foster innovation within UNFPA country programmes, particularly digital sexuality education.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical inputs for research, monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management support regarding existing ASRH innovative initiatives to promote learning and continuous improvement.
  2. Lead outreach to and engagement with potential digital youth reproductive health content creators and youth networks and develop partnerships with the organizations that can support the CoP, including virtual and in-person events and opportunities for members to network and to collaborate.
  3. Support UNFPA’s Implementing Partners in designing and delivering capacity building for CoP members and other related organizations.
  4. Provide technical assistance for UNFPA to develop knowledge products, including skills mapping and advocacy key messages to support the capacity development and digital advocacy of the CoP.
  5. Provide technical assistance for the creation of a web-based platform to support the CoP.
  6. Provide technical assistance for the development of ASRH education in schools and out of schools and the national strategy on adolescent health and wellbeing.
  7. Provide technical assistance to develop social media contents and promote engagement of youth networks and organizations in the CoP and other programmes and activities supported by UNFPA.
  8. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.



Qualifications and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: public health, medicine, education, psychology or related subject.


Knowledge and Experience:

  1. A minimum of 3 (three) years of relevant experience in the area of adolescent health, including ASRH information and services, gender equality and SDGs
  2. Sound experience in developing and managing digital health and/or innovations related to ASRH
  3. Ability to liaise and affiliate with Government, Donors, NGOs working and youth networks in the area of youth programme.
  4. Familiarity on youth led research, issues related to youth engagement and working with youth networks is preferable.


Languages: A strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia.


Computer Skills: Up-to-date computer skills required (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).


Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing diversity in all its forms
  • 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
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness


UNFPA Work Environment

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. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

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