Program Officer Job in Kenya

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 and rights. 

The Africa Regional Office of PP Global seeks to recruit staff for a three-year project. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in NGOs and working in multi-sector programs.

Program Officer - Kisumu will provide technical support to sexual and reproductive health service delivery partners with a bias for clinical quality assurance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with partners to implement a focused service delivery project.
  • Work with partners to identify and address training and technical assistance needs to ensure programmatic, organizational and financial strengthening.
  • Work with partners to assure quality for SRH service delivery in supported health facilities.
  • Coordinate with PPFA staff, national and international agencies, and consultants to provide specialized training and technical assistance to partners.
  • Work with PP Global regional and HQ staff on country, regional and division level M&E activities and support partners to develop and implement project monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Work with PPFA finance staff to support and monitor programmatic and financial performance of grants.
  • Write program reports and collaborate with others in proposal writing.
  • Write abstracts and articles for publication and conference presentation.
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field and a minimum of five years of experience as a clinical officer or nurse preferably in a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) setting. 
  • Must have experience conducting trainings.
Skills and Knowledge: 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Good analytical and decision making skills. 
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with keen attention to detail and follow through and meet deadlines. 
  • Good computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; data management and analysis applications; and electronic literature search. 
  • Strong knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, particularly demand creation for services and service delivery. 
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills; and cultural sensitivity is imperative.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information, and communicate clearly and persuasively verbally and in writing. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral English communication skills. 
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 35% of time.
How to Apply
Please send your application cover letter, curriculum vitae with three references and salary history via email to no later than 15th February 2015 with the title of the position for which you are applying as the Email Subject. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Planned Parenthood Global is an equal opportunity employer.