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Intern / Resident Consultant Job in Nairobi, Kenya – IPPFAR

Vacancy: Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services. 

It has 6 Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based in New York, East and South East Asia and Oceania Region in Malaysia, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in India, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Region in Nairobi, Kenya). The International Secretariat is in London, UK.
The IPPF Federation in Africa is made up 38 Member Associations (MAs) working in 42 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa. IPPF Member Associations are nationally founded and owned organizations and have been in existence for over 40 years in Africa providing and advocating for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

The Member Associations are unique in that while being Member Associations of IPPF Africa Region and so members of an international NGO, they are also national organizations with national boards, staff, Constitutions, structures and autonomy.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Africa Regional Office is looking to fill the position of Intern/ Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy (Short – term).

Job Title: 
Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy

Department: External Relations 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Responsible to: Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy

Job Purpose: The Intern / Resident Consultant - External Relations and Advocacy will support the External Relations and Advocacy Division in successfully implementing its goals. 

He/she is in cooperation with the Senior Manager and Communications Advisor responsible for the development and the implementation of one or several specific advocacy areas or projects

Key Tasks
  • Support the development and implementation of ERAs projects and events
  • Observe and analyse global and regional political processes in close cooperation with ERA team members and support the implementation of a communication strategy targeting key decision makers at different levels to effect desirable change
  • In agreement with the supervisor representing IPPFAR towards external stakeholders in the context of the areas of responsibility, like being member of working groups etc
  • Support the External Relations and Advocacy Team in preparing strategic recommendations to advance IPPFAR work
  • Support the External Relations Team in preparing regular reports, schedules and speeches according to IPPFAR guidelines and procedures
  • To support and guide on any relevant strategic opportunity and direction that may contribute to improve IPPFAR visibility and leadership.
  • To support in documentation, analysis and dissemination of internal and external information and best practices and coordinate the development of publicity materials online and in printed formats t support IPPF AR activities
  • Undertake any other duties that might be assigned his/her supervisor 

a) staff responsibilities carried by the job holder
  • None
b) Policies, plans. Programme and Financial responsibilities
  • Ensuring adherence to IPPFAR and ARO policies, values, procedures, rules and regulations and any other agreement between IPPFAR and partners.
  • Responsible for compiling and submitting to his/her supervisor the planned activities, budget and monitoring expenditure.
c) Advisory responsibilities carried by the job holder
  • The job holder advises the Head-ERA/SMT on any issues that may contribute to improve IPPFAR visibility and leadership in Africa.
Education & Qualifications
  • Relevant degree with experience in Documentation, Communications and/or Public Relations  
Professional Experience
  • Progressive working experience in Public Health and/or Reproductive Health
  • Fully conversant with use of new technology for communications and outreach, including the web and multimedia tools
  • Interpersonal and management skills
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French and Portuguese is an added advantage
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills,
  • Innovations in communication and marketing 
Personal Competence
  • Subscribe to IPPF’s Policies, Mission, Vision, and values and IPPFAR’s, Procedures, rules and regulations
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Willingness to travel
  • Focus on continuous improved results/performance Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours

How to Apply:

Interested persons should submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:

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