Job Title: Senior Advisor I, Community Access
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Ipas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortions. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care; including counseling and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies.
Job Summary: The Senior Advisor I, Community Access has national level responsibilities to assure meaningful and effective integration of women’s reproductive health perspectives across Ipas’ outputs. The Senior Advisor I provides strategic guidance and technical assistance in designing, implementing and evaluating projects, and in integrating content and participation in Ipas’ programs across multiple community groups (unions, adolescents and youth, women’s groups) development coalitions and national bodies. The position is a country-level position, which primarily works with a country-based team and collaborates with other technical units organizationally, as well as with a range of external partners and stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- The incumbent leads the strategic design processes and the development of technical strategies for community access projects using proven Project Management Principles
- Steers the design and implementation of country-level Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) strategies to support local partnerships, activities and materials
- Designs community engagement and advocacy strategy and implement appropriate activities to build to promote women’s SRHR among stakeholders as appropriate
- Establishes and develops links with organizations, institutions and interested groups to promote knowledge, skills and social support so women can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights
- Leads in the design of curriculum and training for activities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities of women and community members to access SRHR.
- Identifies, designs and adapts qualitative tools to capture project outcomes, documents and shares results organizationally and as appropriate to stakeholders
- Designs and implements Ipas’ training and awareness raising programs in coordination with institutions/organizations with established agreements
- Monitors and conducts oversight to local partnerships and other Ipas-supported initiatives on comprehensive abortion care in the community
- Keenly monitors and contributes to the analysis of community access results and summarizes technical results for cross-unit sharing and organizationally as appropriate
- Identifies, documents and shares best practices and seeks peer review for improving community outcomes and results
- Contributes to the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation of community based interventions and leads in the documentation and reporting of this body of work
- Participates in the planning, monitoring and evaluation processes of programs and projects, including new Ipas Clinical Affairs initiatives as they relate to institutional results
- Provides strategic guidance and technical inputs to ensure the project plans are consistent with the organizational strategy and operational plan
- Supports fundraising through donor document writing, reporting, and donor communication
- Ensures that all training and orientation materials include content that is applicable to different community groups
- Supports the accurate documentation and data from the field office to the Global Teams to ensure support documentation and organizational learning
- Represent Ipas at local community stakeholder fora as necessary as appropriate.
- Performs any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a B.A., B.S., or other relevant degree with a major in public health, communications, community development, or a related field required
- At least nine to ten years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 7-8 with an advanced degree required
- At least seven years’ project management experience required
- Experience as a trainer/facilitator and working knowledge of adult learning techniques
- Experience working with a reproductive health projects
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Knowledge and experience in community mobilization, capacity building and training of community groups
- Working knowledge of grant management
- Must be familiar with working with youths
- Knowledge of Uganda Ministry of Health Systems and community strategy.
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work under strict project deadlines and milestones
- Attention to detail
- Drive for results
- Must be able to independently produce project workplans, timelines and budgets, subject to supervisor approval
- Must have the ability to work with differing community populations including adolescents and women’s groups, especially in the areas of communication and training
- Working knowledge on behaviour change communications (SBCC or BCC preferred)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join Ipas in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 12th August 2016
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