International Planned Parenthood Federation Project Officer Youth Center of Excellence initiative Jobs in Kenya

International Planned Parenthood Federation Project Officer Youth Center of Excellence initiative Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

• To provide technical, logistical, and administrative assistance to the implementation of the Enabling and Empowering Young People Through Rights-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. This restricted project is supported by Global Affairs Canada and is led by IPPF’s Member Association in the Netherlands (Rutgers). In Africa, it is implemented by 2 member associations and has a strong focus on strengthening both member association as centre of excellence around CSE and youth programming.

• To support regional integration of the project, by identifying and documenting best practices and supporting staff at ARO and Member Associations (MAs) to learn from the project.

Key Tasks

  • To provide technical support and guidance to Member Associations in all stages of the project (in country project and proposal development, implementation, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation).

  • To support Member Associations as they develop as regional Centres of Excellence in youth programming, facilitating the implementation of the Centres of Excellence model within the region.

  • To contribute to timely preparation or development of project’s relevant tools, proposals, reports, relevant documentation in line with internal monitoring and evaluation standards as well as donor requirements for approval and progression of the initiative.

  • To contribute to effective partnerships (internally and externally), collaboration and co-ordination with different project stakeholders (Central Office, ARO, Rutgers and MAs relevant projects and departments in implementation of the initiative.

  • To contribute to document best practices, to design and implement a dissemination strategy, to knowledge management and promotion of the uptake within the Secretariat of lessons learned and best practice from this and other (restricted) projects related to this project.

  • To contribute to the integration of the results of the project in programmes, policies and strategies.

  • To ensure that IPPF’s policy on protection of children and vulnerable adults is incorporated into all programme activities funded by this project.

  • To ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed within the remit of the post and in line with IPPF’s Gender Equality Policy.

  • To build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested from time to time.



  • Knowledge and experience of working with International Non-Governmental Organization.

  • Knowledge of wide range of SRHR programs and innovations, specifically related to AYSRH, CSE and youth centered care/programming

  • Knowledge of the region and/or countries in the region as per IPPF delimitation, including the political, economic, and social dimensions

  • Ability to identify and to formulate conclusions/recommendations to resolve a wide range of issues/problems

  • Ability to relate SRH issues and perspectives, including Adolescent and Youth, Gender, and inclusiveness issues, to human rights Programmes

  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and other resources
    for completing work

  • Show pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

    Team Work

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals

  • A team player, and willing to learn from others

  • Places organizational and team agenda before personal agenda Works independently and as a team member

  • Supports and acts in accordance with the final team-decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position

  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments

  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards

  • Works on multiple deliverables simultaneously, independently and meet deadlines without compromising quality

  • Strong report writing and presentation skills

  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules

  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively

  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately

  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication

  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience

  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

    Education and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s in public health, health services management, social sciences, reproductive health or project management


    • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position.

    • Mainly experience working in Adolescent and youth programming, monitoring and evaluation and project support


    • English and French are the working languages of the ARO. For this post fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

    Personal Attributes

    • Subscribe to IPPF’s Mission, Vision, and Values

    • Embrace working in a multicultural environment

    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

    • Willingness to travel: approximately 10% of time

    • Focus on continuous improved results/performance

    • Proficiency in technologies, such as MS office suites

    • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours

    How to Apply

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