International Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Technical Adviser, Comprehensive Service Delivery Jobs in Kenya

International Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Technical Adviser, Comprehensive Service Delivery Jobs in Kenya

Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

Task and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to IPPF’s global technical leadership in quality comprehensive and integrated service delivery (including abortion and contraception) by showcasing innovative and successful approaches from Member Associations (MAs).

  • Lead the management, design and implementation of the GCACI project in ARO, including the coordination of the GCACI team, through a harmonized management approach of ARO Restricted Funded Projects and in line with existing best practices and IPPFAR policies/procedures

  • Ensure the provision of quality technical information on sexual and reproductive health in general and in particular on abortion and contraceptive services to the Regional Office and Member Associations (including communications team on abortion-related messaging)

  • Review, research and prepare briefing sheets, background papers and publications, technical tools and guidelines relating to comprehensive service delivery and ensure MAs are kept up to date with latest knowledge and thinking on relevant SRHR issues including taking lessons from other organizations and emerging best practice

  • To identify priorities, and design and implement strategies for improved GCACI programme performance at the regional and country level.

  • Develop in consultation with relevant departments and teams effective programme development and capacity building in order to address comprehensive service delivery issues to fulfil the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people particularly those from poor and vulnerable populations and to prioritise gender equality

  • Support the development and updating of a medical abortion database in collaboration with the GCACI team and consultants

  • Lead in the provision of technical support and clinical guidance to the Member Associations in the delivery of quality comprehensive abortion care, including through on-site quality of care supervision and assistance

  • Support AROs and the Member Associations in strengthening clinic data collection and analysis

  • To lead the development of GCACI grant proposals to the donor, coordinating country and regional level proposal documents in conjunction with other GCACI team members

  • Routinely monitor the programme implementation, performance and compliance of GCACI grants both at Africa Regional Office and Member Association levels

  • Monitor and verify the ongoing GCACI reporting by Africa Regional Office and Member Associations, maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the programme through reports analysis, visits, regular communication and the use of knowledge management systems

  • To coordinate, edit, finalise and approve a range of GCACI documents including regular donor reports, ensuring that documentation meets GCACI donor requirements.

  • Participate in mid-term and end of
    programme evaluations.

  • Collaborate and liaise with partner non-governmental organizations, agencies, and other partners to promote IPPF’s reputation as a leading SRHR, pro-choice and youth centred organisation

  • Raise the profile of IPPF as an innovative and expert SRHR organization through sharing of GCACI results in publications, conferences and other networking opportunities, showcasing innovative and successful approaches from MAs that contribute to learning within the sector

  • To provide technical advice and support in the formulation and monitoring of policies and innovative programme approaches that support comprehensive service delivery and demonstrate impact

  • To assist GCACI team members to set and to assess annual goals and performance objectives against achievements of the departmental team

    Qualifications & Requirements:


  • Medical Doctor or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Services Management, Reproductive Health, Social Sciences, Project Management or other related areas.


  • At least seven years’ experience in a similar position

  • Significant experience in managing complex multi-country comprehensive SRH service delivery programmes/projects in Africa

  • Specific experience in managing projects that address the provision of abortion care and contraception

  • Experience of leading programmes of change

  • Experience in working with several donors


  • Excellent project management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent relationship and team management skills

  • Strong written communication skills required to write a variety of documents

  • Planning and organisational skills

  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal, with ability to persuade and influence others

  • Proactive approaches and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Excellent time management skills to meet tight deadlines

  • Fluency in English and French is a must

    How to Apply:

    Interested persons are requested to submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:

    Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    IPPF is an equal opportunity employer. Closing date 31st October 2019.

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    We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    “Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.”

    IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF.

    These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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