International Planned Parenthood Federation WISH Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

International Planned Parenthood Federation WISH Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Key Tasks

  • Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to build the capacity of IPPF in-country teams to effectively increase access to and uptake of FP and RH information, products and services, with an emphasis on integrated post abortion care, safe abortion programmes and modern contraception, including long acting reversible contraception and permanent methods.

  • Support country programmes to implement high impact women’s integrated sexual health services through a variety of service delivery channels to include public and private sector strengthening, mobile outreach services, social franchising and community-based distribution efforts.

  • Assist WISH1 supported Member Associations in developing strategies to make information, products and services more accessible to disadvantaged and underserved groups, with an emphasis on youth, people with disability and the poorest.

  • Provide Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) thought leadership, analysing and using available evidence to design interventions, influence policy, funding and practice at country, regional and global levels.

  • Advise on strategy for programmatic/technical delivery aimed at facilitating (and as far as is possible ensuring) delivery of contracted Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Ensure that the necessary technical assistance is provided to MAs to achieve desired outcomes on the 'Leave No One Behind’ initiative, advising on increasing service delivery reach in the poorest and hardest to reach areas and addressing youth access to SRH services.

  • Review and assess project progress against stated deliverables helping IPPF member associations identify, plan for and address implementation challenges to include technical plans, timelines and assigned roles and responsibilities.

  • Work closely with WISH2 technical colleagues, WISH1 M&E Advisor and WISH MA coordinators to continuously monitor local Quality of Care (QoC) data, to identify progress and gaps, and develop capacity building plans to address gaps and ensure incorporation of client-centred care in all capacity building activities for quality of care within the context of rights-based SRH services.

  • Lead on technical areas of programmatic reporting to donors and provide project representation at stakeholder and donor meetings as required to ensure high quality technical reporting and donor engagement.

  • Lead on reviewing and supporting the WISH1 Member Associations in achieving their sustainability milestones

  • Identify and write technical and programmatic briefs as appropriate and disseminate and promote sharing of FP/RH information and initiatives to relevant parties, including through technical webinars, quarterly technical updates, closed project websites and best practice meetings.

  • Represent IPPF’s FP/RH work externally through partner and donor meetings, conferences, case studies, and technical meetings which will also support study visits to in-country project activities to highlight successes and challenges

  • Participate in relevant Wish 2 Action technical meetings and broader IPPF technical meetings to extract and contribute to IPPF technical thought leadership.

  • 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. In particular, relationships with the Treasurer, Audit Committee and representatives of donor organisations.

  • To become familiar with the Federation’s Health and Safety Programme and Guidelines for using Visual Display Units. To do everything possible to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, including following instructions and guidance.
  • To take collective responsibility for safeguarding

  • 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 Gender, Inclusion and Humanitarian response

  • Knowledge of the region and/or countries in the region as per IPPF delimitation, including the political, economic, and social dimensions
    In-depth understanding of reproductive health issues for vulnerable groups in the Africa Region, including IDPs, Refugees, women, adolescent and young people

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

  • Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery).

  • Ability to relate SRHR and Humanitarian issues and
    perspectives, including gender and inclusiveness issues, to human rights Programmes

  • 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.

    Planning and Organizing

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies

  • Identifies priorities and knows when to adjust priorities if necessary

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

  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning

  • Organizes training sessions, e-training and facilitate same

  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals

  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise

  • Is 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

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent experience in sexual and reproductive health, public health or similar field.


    • At least six years’ experience in similar position, or in SRHR project management

    • Two years of experience in the related area at the international level is required

    • Significant experience of effectively managing budgets in line with donor requirements

    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of donor relations and reporting, especially with DFID, is essential

    • Experience of working with the young and/or marginalised would be a strong advantage


    • For this post fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

    • Knowledge of local languages relevant to WISH Lot 1 countries are beneficial.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review and/or an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview


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

    • Embrace working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment

    • Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

    • Understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding including child protection, in a local and international context

    • Supportive of a woman’s right to choose and to have access to safe abortion services. This is an occupational requirement of this post, in accordance with Schedule 9 Part 3 of the Equality Act 2010

    • Commitment to the investment in and empowerment of IPPF MAs

    • Willingness to travel: approximately 30% of time

    • Focus on continuous improved results/performance

    • Ability to work and deliver in a difficult setting

    • Proficiency in technologies, such as MS office suites

    • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Planned Parenthood Federation WISH Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Kenya

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