Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) Various Jobs vacancies in Nairobi Kenya 2013 

Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) is the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), an international nongovernmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights.
The Africa Regional Office of PPFA seeks to recruit the following positions for a two-year term with possible extension.
All positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Program Officer – Service Delivery
2 Positions
Under the direction of a Senior Program Officer, Program Officers will provide technical assistance and manage grants for service delivery projects implemented by PPFA partners in Kenya.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, anthropology, international development or related field.
A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
Program Officer – Advocacy 
1 Position
Under the direction of a Senior Program Officer, the Program Officer will provide technical assistance and manage grants for advocacy projects to support sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services implemented by PPFA partners in Kenya.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in sociology, women’s health, international development, anthropology, public health or related field.
A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
Duties & Responsibilities – Program Officers
  • Works with partners to develop project implementation plans and budgets.
  • Works with partners to identity and address training and technical assistance needs to ensure programmatic, organizational and financial strengthening.
  • Works with partners to develop and implement M&E plans and tools; monitor programmatic and financial performance of assigned projects through site visits, review and analysis of programmatic and financial reports.
  • Works with PPFA regional and HQ staff on country, regional and division level M&E projects
  • Writes program reports and proposals
  • Writes articles and abstracts for publication and present at conferences
  • Completes special projects as assigned and required.
Experience: Minimum of three years continuous expenence managing SRH projects. Hands-on expenence working directly with local community organizations in implementing SRH service delivery projects. NGO experience in multi-sector programs and working with government agencies in Kenya is essential.
Senior Program Officer – Communications and Proposal Writing
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Senior Program Officer will facilitate the development and implementation of a communications strategy for PPFA in Africa.
The candidate will also be responsible for proposal writing.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops materials for various media on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • Develops media lists and cultivating relationships with media outlet, other NGOs and key stakeholders in the field of SRHR to raise visibility and knowledge and public relations.
  • Writes articles and abstracts for publication in academic journals and presentation at professional conferences.
  • Identifies and facilitates appropriate training and technical support for partners on communications for program learning and visibility.
  • Completes special projects as assigned and required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications and master’s degree in public policy, public health, international health, or related field. Strong background in reproductive health services and rights issues is strongly preferred.
 
Experience: Minimum five years in strategic communications planning and producing materials, preferably in the health sector and a minimum of three years experience in proposal writing. NGO experience in multi-sector programs is essential.
 
Senior Program Officer – Advocacy / Policy
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Senior Program Officer, Advocacy / Policy will provide leadership and guidance to partners in the development and implementation of effective advocacy strategies towards an enabling environment that promotes access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops cohesive and proactive country specific advocacy goals for SRHR
  • Provides technical assistance to partners on implementation of advocacy strategies
  • Provides regular analysis of advocacy strategies and activities to ensure relevance and effectiveness.
  • Serves as one of ARO liaison with government and non-governmental agencies, donors and other stakeholders on advocacy issues.
  • Collaborates with others to prepare reports, induding donor reports, concept papers and proposals.
  • Writes articles and abstracts for publication and presentation at conferences
  • Completes special projects as assigned and required.
Education: Law degree and a master’s degree in international human rights, public health, international development or related field. NGO experience in multi-sector programs is essential.
Experience: Minimum seven years managing legal or human rights programs. Knowledge of reproductive health issues and/or community development, specifically in developing countries, is required.
 
Other Requirements for All Positions:
  • 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 prioritize and meet deadlines with a keen attention to detail and follow through; self-directed; and able to anticipate, prioritize and manage tasks.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills; good interpersonal and negotiation skills; ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and excellent computer skills.
  • Analytical problem solving and cultural sensitivity are imperative.
  • Strong knowledge of reproductive health and rights issues.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of the 35% time.
How to Apply
Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to recruit@ppfa.or.ke no later than 15 February 2013.
Put the position applied for as the Email Subject.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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