Policy Manager, Health Systems Associate, and M&E Associate Jobs at Ipas, Kenya 2013

Africa Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya
Position announcements: Policy Manager Regional, Health Systems Associate and Monitoring and Evaluation Kenya.
Ipas is an international NGO specializing in women’s reproductive health care and rights.
Through the Africa Alliance office based in Nairobi, Ipas support s programs and policy strategies in the Africa region and selected countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania.
The Ipas Africa Alliance seeks staff for its policy and program team in Kenya and the region.
There are openings for three positions Policy Manager, Health Systems Associate Kenya, and Monitoring and Evaluation Associate Kenya.
The incumbent(s) will work with a team to support the enabling environment to improve women’s reproductive rights, specifically the right to safe abortion in Kenya and in the Region.
Policy Manager
  • Provide oversight and coordination of annual and ongoing planning for the policy programme;
  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking of results and donor deliverables, including coordination with R&E staff for results reporting;
  • Provide oversight of budget and spending to ensure that spending aligns with donor grants and contracts;
  • Supervise the Alliance policy support team and assist with managing the policy unit
Core Requirements
  • An advanced degree in public health, policy or related field.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising a multidisciplinary team structure that includes long-distance communications.
  • Strong understanding of policy work and minimum 8 years’ experience in international health program management.
  • Demonstrated record of experience in program development and policy work
  • Demonstrated written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and budget management skills
  • Leadership, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Africa up to 25% time
Health Systems Associate
  • Supports developing of training curricula and tools for clinical training in reproductive health;
  • Design and deliver clinical training and mentorship;
  • Assess and oversee improvement of health facilities Technical support .
  • Manage partnerships for the improvement of reproductive health services;
Core Requirements
  • A clinician/trainer with a relevant Bachelor’s degree in reproductive health, public health, or women’s health. A Master’s degree will be an advantage.
  • Competency in comprehensive abortion care
  • Experience as a trainer
  • 4 + years relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and technical skills in areas of responsibility;
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment;
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Kenya and regionally up to 30% of working days;
Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
  • Design and conduct research;
  • Design collection, analysis and use of monitoring data for policy, health system and community interventions Well organized
  • Ensure results reporting in consistency with Ipas global standards for M&E;
  • Contribute to documentation and reporting to donors and other stakeholders
Core Requirements
  • Master’s Degree in public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy) or social science (sociology, economics, political science).
  • 3+ years’ experience conducting monitoring, evaluation and research in reproductive health programs.
  • Strong quantitative skills, including demonstrated ability in the collection, analysis and presentation of quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated ability in word processing, spreadsheet (Excel), data base (Access), and statistical computer packages (Epi Info, STATA, SPSS, SAS). Experience with qualitative packages desired.
  • Qualitative research experience desired, especially in community-based R&E methodologies.
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment;
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Kenya and regionally up to 30% of working days;
Applicants should submit cover letter and CV to: IpasAlliance@ipas.org we do not accept phone calls but we encourage you to visit our website: http:// www.ipas.org before applying or send your queries to IpasAlliance@ipas.org. Deadline for applications is: 3rd June, 2013.

Due to anticipated volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Ipas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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