International Planned Parenthood Federation Team Leader/Project Director - WISH 2 Jobs in Kenya

International Planned Parenthood Federation Team Leader/Project Director - WISH 2 Jobs in Kenya

This role is subject to confirmation of IPPF Africa Region (IPPFAR) successfully winning the programme bid.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service provider and one of the leading advocates for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. IPPF is a worldwide movement of 120 national organizations, referred to as Member Associations, working with and for communities and individuals.

These member associations are the leading civil society providers of contraception in 89 of 120 countries. And in 64 of those 89 countries, IPPF is the only largescale international provider. Collectively, member associations delivered more than 1 billion cumulative services between 2016 and 2022.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the overarching goal of IPPFAR is to increase access to SRHR services to the most vulnerable youth, men, and women in sub-Saharan Africa. To reach this goal, IPPFAR works with local civil-society organizations, governments, the African Union (AU), regional economic commissions (RECs), the United Nations, among others, to expand political and financial commitments to SRHR in Africa.

IPPFAR tackles the continent’s growing SRH challenges through a network of Member Associations (MAs), strategic partners and volunteers in 42 countries. For more information, please read our 2022 profile (in English and French) here.

Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH)

WISH 2 is one of three components of the overarching WISH Dividend programme that is being procured by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO). This programme is central to delivering the UK’s priorities on empowering women and girls as set out in the International Development Strategy, the UK’s strategic approach to sub-Saharan Africa and
the International Women and Girls Strategy.

WISH 2 will be divided into two geographic Lots. IPPFAR is planning on submitting a bid as the prime for Lot 2 which covers Burundi, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Zambia.

The Role

The Team Leader/Project Director is accountable for the successful delivery of the WISH 2 programme. They will oversee the day-to-day operations including programme implementation, monitoring of objectives and deliverables, financial management oversights and ensuring compliance with FCDO requirements. They will be the focal point for FCDO as well as consortium partners.

The Team Leader/Project Director will have substantial experience leading large scale global health programmes with significant experience directly implementing SRHR/FP programmes. Preferred experience in either Team Leader or equivalent role.

They should have extensive experience working on the African continent with preference given to experience implementing programmes in Fragile and Conflict Affected settings. The Team Leader/Project Director should have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrable leadership skills including significant experience managing large teams.

They should have fluent English verbal and written communication skills with French and/or Arabic being an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should apply to attaching a copy of their CV. Please specify the job position you are applying for as the subject of your email.

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