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  • Project/Research Associate at Ipas Africa

  • Posted on: 9 October, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Ipas works globally to improve access to safe abortion and contraception so that every woman and girl can determine her own future. Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work with partners to make safe abortion and contraception widely available, to connect women with vital information so they can access safe services, and to advocate for safe, legal abortion. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

    Project/Research Associate

     

    Ipas Africa Alliance (AA) plans to enhance access to Sexual Reproductive Health through a multi-pronged approach that supports private pharmacies, public hospitals, community intermediaries and women and girls. Ipas will adopt lessons learned from previous User-Centered Design, review available literature to develop culturally appropriate prototypes that support women and girls to reduce cases of unintended pregnancies. Further, Ipas will not only develop a package of care to ensure service providers (including pharmacists) have the knowledge and resources to provide SRH services with emphasis on MA, but also increase community intermediaries and girls’ awareness on SRH services and facilitate referral, linkages and access to SRH services.

    The Project Associate will participate in the design, implementation and monitoring of the project. Specific roles will include coordination of formative research, prototype testing, validation of prototypes and collection of routine data collection in -line with the set data collection system/ structure. This will include organizing conducting field interviews as appropriate to the study, and records research data in accordance with specified protocol and procedures. The Associate will be expected to produce high quality reports, based on guidance from the program manager and travel to various sites within a specified geographical area, as appropriate to the objectives of the project. Duties and responsibilities are subject to modification at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.

    • Coordinates Ipas Kenya's formative phase of the project
    • Coordinates and contributes significantly to the multiple project teams working on the project including the design, research and intervention teams.
    • Following the guidance provided by Ipas and recommendations on additional sources and topics covered during the formative phase, conduct desk review from relevant documents on the project including incorporation of previous lessons learned from previous User-Centered Design (UCD).
    • Coordinates and facilitate prototype validation in the intervention areas.
    • Ensures that all project training and orientation materials include content that is applicable to different community groups.
    • In liaison with the M&E unit, distributes data collection tools to all intervention sites and make regular follow up to confirm that required data is collected and submitted for reporting within the required timeline.
    • Participates in the development and facilitation of capacity building trainings and workshops for partner NGOs and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
    • Develop quarterly work plans and activity budgets using provided templates in collaboration with in-country implementation teams.
    • Organizes and implements activities while ensuring timely delivery of outputs.
    • Establishes and develops links with partner organizations, institutions and interested groups to inform implementation of the project and engage them in project activities.
    • Documents project lessons learned, best practices and challenges and shares the results within the organization and with the stakeholders.
    • Represent Ipas at local community stakeholder forums when required.
    • Performs any other duty assigned by the Program Manager

    Requirement

    • Bachelor's degree & 3-7 years relevant experience
    • Ability to produce high-quality reports. (Provide writing sample)
    • Experience on learning projects or structured learning and dissemination activities.
    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Strong research skills
    • Experience in User Centered Designs & Theory of Change
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Minimum Qualification:

    • Bachelor's degree & 3-7 years relevant experience
    • Ability to produce high-quality reports. (Provide writing sample)
    • Experience on learning projects or structured learning and dissemination activities.
    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Strong research skills
    • Experience in User Centred Designs & Theory of Change
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team with good interpersonal and relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to work constructively within an inter-cultural environment

    Ipas is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and inequity.  We recruit, employ, train, promote, and compensate our personnel without regard to race, age, sex, religion, national origin, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, military service, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law or outlined by Ipas policy

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Ipas Africa career website on ipas.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

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