The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. PRB analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide the most objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in a format that is easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision makers alike. PRB also builds coalitions and conducts workshops around the world to give our key audiences the tools they need to understand and communicate effectively about population issues. PRB works to ensure that policymakers in developing countries and in the United States rely on sound evidence, rather than anecdotal or outdated information, when creating population, health, and environmental policies.
PACE ensures that family planning (FP) and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable development and economic growth. In Kenya, PACE increases political and financial commitment for FP and reproductive health (RH) at national, and decentralized levels. To achieve these goals, the PACE Kenya team works to: (1) strengthen individual and institutional capacity in advocacy, policy communications, and negotiations; (2) increase commitment for multisectoral approaches to integrate population, health, environment, climate change, resilience, food security, livelihoods, and security programs at policy and program levels; and (3) analyze, synthesize, and disseminate data and information to engage policy and advocacy audiences to act.
PACE Kenya focuses on ensuring that program-based budgets in Busia, Narok, and Samburu counties prioritize funding for Reproductive Health, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH). The project also engages with national government to support leadership on population policy development and implementation. and support our programs in areas of international population, women’s health, family planning, and development.
The Senior Program Officer will work under the leadership and supervision of the Deputy Project Director and liaise closely with DC-based PRB International Program Staff. He/she will lead county activities in Narok and coordinate the work of county-based consultants in Busia and Samburu as well as with technical expert(s) across the project.
Globally, PRB has been at the cutting edge of synthesizing complex information for non-technical audiences; making quality information available in accessible formats; and nurturing communities where researchers and practitioners can exchange knowledge. PRB staff are experts in family planning, reproductive health, and population, including gender and youth, and in knowledge management, advocacy, communications, journalism, digital/multimedia, and research.
This position requires travel within Kenya, up to 40 percent of the time
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent benefit package will be offered.
Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements with the subject line “Senior Program Officer”. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled).
Interested and qualified? Go to Population Reference Bureau career website on www.infinityhr.com to apply