Advocacy Advisor Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Project – International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Organisation: International
Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Kampala, Uganda
In the early
1950s, a group of women and men started to campaign vociferously and visibly
for women’s rights to control their own fertility. Family planning as a human
right challenged many social conventions. Campaigners faced great hostility to
gain acceptance for things that we take for granted today. Some were
imprisoned. But they emerged determined to work with different cultures,
traditions, laws and religious attitudes to improve the lives of women around
the world. And so, at the 3rd International Conference on Planned Parenthood in
1952, 8 national family planning associations founded the International Planned
Parenthood Federation (IPPF). IPPF strives for a world in which all women, men
and young people have access to the sexual and reproductive health information
and services they need; a world in which sexuality is recognized both as a
natural and precious aspect of life and as a fundamental right; a world in
which choices are fully respected and where stigma and discrimination have no
The Advocacy Advisor Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Project will mainly
oversee and implement the ‘Right Here Right Now’ strategic partnership with the
aim of strengthening the cooperation and advocacy of CSOs at national, regional
and international level for a progressive and inclusive SRHR agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The job holder will manage the ‘Right Here Right
Now’ project along all project cycle management phases, including development
and implementation of workplans and budgets, regular monitoring and evaluation,
technical and financial reporting, while ensuring compliance with donor
requirements and regulations;
Represent IPPF ARO during steering committee
meetings and in project working groups and planning meetings; liaise with
project partners and the lead agency;
Mentor and supervise a small advocacy team;
Initiate and strengthen dialogue with regional
economic blocs (EAC, SADC, ECOWAS etc) and international organizations in order
to increase their interest for and engagement in sexual and reproductive health
and rights issues;
Carry our budget and policy analyses and power
mapping at regional level, and supervise national assessments in Kenya, Uganda,
Senegal and Zimbabwe;
Develop, implement and monitor a regional advocacy
strategy and supervise and monitor national advocacy strategies;
Develop and update calendar of events of all
regional processes (in particular AU, EAC, SADC, WAHO, etc processes, Summits
and Conferences) that might impact on SRHR;
Spearhead an active role for IPPF’s participation
at the relevant meetings and processes;
Develop a strategy of briefing the SMT, MAs on
emerging issues, trends and developments world-wide in the area of sexual and
reproductive health;
The incumbent will also develop advocacy materials
and tools;
Build and strengthen advocacy capacity of national
CSOs and networks through inception meetings, advocacy capacity building
meetings, regular coaching and supervision;
Build and strengthen positive working relationships
with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.
Become familiar with the Federation’s Health and
Safety Programme and Guidelines for using Visual Display Units. To do
everything possible to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, including
following instructions and guidance.
Carry out any other duties as assigned by the
Manager, External Relations and Advocacy.
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Post
graduate degree in social sciences, management and/or communications.
A minimum of seven years’ experience in
international development to include advocacy, resource mobilization, with three
to five years’ experience at management level.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Possess excellent presentation skills. .
Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain and
develop positive relationships.
Tactful and diplomatic with strong influencing and
negotiating skills.
Flexible, team player
Strong leadership and people management skills.
Excellent IT skills.
Fluency in either English or French is essential,
with a working knowledge of the other language.
Knowledge of Portuguese an advantage.
Strong networking skills.
Effective report writing and presentation skills
Previous experience in budget and policy analysis
Prior exposure and experience in developing
political briefs and advocacy tools
Previous experience in advocacy capacity building
and network building
Working experience and knowledge of SRHR policy
framework in sub-Saharan Africa and at international level
Strong project cycle management experience
including monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, financial and technical reporting.
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs including three
referees and cover letters indicating educational background, experience,
skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:
18th January 2016

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