Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) an international non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit a Bilingual Regional Program Officer to be based at the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.
Reporting to Program Manager, Advocacy, the Bilingual Regional Program Officer, Advocacy will facilitate the development of effective advocacy projects on SRHR in Francophone focus countries and provide technical assistance to partners for efficient and effective implementation of these projects. She/he will also be responsible for independently carrying out unique duties that require advanced knowledge, training, or experience, but that are directly related to regional program support on Advocacy. Recommend changes to improve work systems or procedures. Responsible for ensuring successful completion of activities that directly relate to PP Global divisional and regional goals as well as projects.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Based at PP Global Africa Regional Office (ARO) in Nairobi, and under the direction of the Program Manager, Advocacy, the Bilingual Regional Program Officer will provide technical assistance (TA) to the advocacy program to enable efficient and effective implementation of advocacy projects by working with country office staff to:-
Support the management of the advocacy program and specifically:
Enhance the process of internal decision making and in so doing:
Supports the Advocacy Program Manager to:
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Master’s Degree, advanced degree, or a Bachelor's degree plus related number of years of relevant experience, in public health, international development, sociology or related field required.
Excellent written and oral English communication skills. Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills, in addition to ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis applications). Analytical problem solving using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions is part of everyday activities, and cultural sensitivity is imperative. Knowledge of reproductive health issues is key.
Experience: - Three to five years of experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working with programs to identify and address training and technical assistance needs, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus. NGO experience and experience working in multi-sector programs is a necessity.
Skills or Related Knowledge: - Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications; strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with a keen attention to detail and follow through; self-directed; and able to anticipate, prioritize, and manage tasks.
Fluent verbal written French and English languages are mandatory.
Other requirements: - Ability to travel a minimum of 35% of time.
Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Bilingual Regional Program Officer as the Email Subject on or before February 16, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge money at any point of its recruitment process.