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  • Posted: Jan 27, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Girl Effect is a non-profit working with girls to change their lives, empowering them to navigate the pivotal time of adolescence, so they are enabled to live a healthy life, participate in school, and prepare for their future financially.
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    Terms of Reference: Family Planning Specialist (Individual Consultant)

    Context of the Role

    We’re looking for a technical family planning expert who can support Girl Effect global and country teams on the design and delivery of the programme outlined above, with a focus on equity.

    Duties to include:

    • Work with the teams to resolve significant technical and strategic questions related to family planning.
    • Provide technical input into documents related to the programme, including but not limited to; in-country session preparations, multi-media content, literature reviews and research protocols.
    • Advise on programme creative outputs such as content messaging, products, and services designed with and for young women and girls.
    • Attend and contribute to meetings across the design and delivery phase of the programme as requested.
    • Assist teams in identifying and engaging relevant stakeholders in the family planning sector.
    • Support the development of indicators with the Girl Effect’s Evidence and Insights team, negotiating with the SBCC team to ensure adherence to Girl Effect’s Theory of Change (ToC).
    • As needed, provide strategic input and support to bolster the GE-MSD partnership inclusive of:
      • Drafting documents related to MSD for Mothers reporting, including but not limited to; midline and annual reports, donor presentations, GE-MSD meeting briefings and correspondence. 
      • Attending and contributing to MSD meetings or preparations as requested. 
      • Identifying and facilitating opportunities to showcase the GE-MSD partnership on outlets where family planning innovations are highlighted. 
    • Contribute to the development of future grant applications and funding opportunities which include a family planning component.

    Who You Are

    • An expert in family planning and reproductive health service delivery with experience designing and implementing high-impact interventions.
    • You possess strong knowledge of the unique realities of youth, especially Kenyan girls from low-middle income backgrounds. 
    • Deep knowledge of the landscape for family planning programming in Kenya, including related key MOH priorities.
    • You have a proven ability to work with internationally dispersed cross-functional programme teams, delivering robust and clear technical inputs.
    • Expertise developing relationships and coordinating with key stakeholders, including government officials, implementing and civil society partners, and other non-governmental organisations.
    • Demonstrable experience in government policy analysis or development and of working with policy makers.
    • Fluency in speaking Kiswahili and English.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Girl Effect on to apply

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