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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Ipas

Founded in 1973, Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. 

Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive reproductive health services. 

The Ipas Africa Alliance is based in Nairobi and focuses on regional policy change and improving reproductive health programs in multiple Africa countries.

Senior Policy Advisor

The Senior Policy Advisor will work closely with the Vice President for Africa, and Alliance policy team to provide strategic guidance and technical assistance for Ipas’s policy and advocacy activities in the Africa region. 

She/he will work to create a favorable regional environment to enable access to safe abortion for women, responsible to build and maintain relationships with key institutional, governmental and NGO partners, and represents Ipas in the region and internationally.

  • A Masters degree in public health, policy or related field. 
  • A PhD is an added advantage, strong policy communication and advocacy skills and a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience. 
  • Experience working in countries across Africa is essential and ability and willingness to travel within Africa up to 35% time.
Technical Linkages Associate

Reporting to the Director Ipas Africa Alliance Programs, the Technical Linkages Associate will take lead in creating linkages across technical areas of Ipas Africa Alliance work. 

He/she will ensure that health systems work, community mobilization, policy and advocacy are linked and contributing to the Ipas mission and vision. 

The person will closely collaborate with all technical staff, including Ipas regional and global staff to ensure synergy between the technical areas.

  • A Masters degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Health Education or Health policy with a medical or nursing background. 
  • Strong technical competence in reproductive health programing including an understanding and experience with service delivery, community mobilization, policy, advocacy and research and a minimum of 4 years’ experience.
Program Coordinator

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will assist the Ipas Africa Alliance management, technical staff and support staff in coordinating the day-to-day activities of the team(s). 

He/She manages logistics, organizes meetings, arranges travels and mobilizes staff and partners to undertake Ipas activities. 

The Program Coordinator exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment and is capable of handling relationships with all levels of the staff.

  • A degree in any Social Science and a qualification in Project Management with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, strong communication skills, a multi tasker and highly organized individual. 
  • Experience in documentation and report writing is essential.
Consultant for Community Mobilization

Terms of Reference

The Community Access Consultant takes lead in implementing community mobilization activities in Kenya and other East African countries as needed. 

He/she ensures that scientifically sound and culturally sensitive reproductive health messages are developed and disseminated using proven methodologies in communities where Ipas works. 

He/she leads community assessments and other community operational research studies to help generate knowledge for improving community interventions.

  • A degree in Social Science with training in Reproductive Health. 
  • A Masters degree is preferred.
  • Competence in reproductive health messaging and education, an understanding of cultural issues around reproductive health, and experience in mobilizing communities for change within the region. 
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in each of these areas is essential.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to: we do not accept phone calls but we encourage you to visit our website: http:// before applying or send your queries to 

Deadline for applications is 23rd January 2013. 

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

Ipas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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