Program Officer, Advocacy, Job in Kenya

Program Officer, Advocacy

Purpose:

Planned Parenthood Global seeks an enthusiastic, resourceful,
and diligent Program Officer, Advocacy, committed to reproductive rights
issues: to learn, participate, and support the Programs Team at the Africa
Regional Office, and to provide technical and programmatic support to
Planned Parenthood Global staff and partners, working to advance SRHR in
the region.

The ideal candidate needs to be familiar with regional human
rights mechanisms and respective legal SRHR frameworks of the EA countries
to advance SRHR-related policy initiatives. This knowledge is essential
for driving impactful policy initiatives in the realm of SRHR. The Program
Officer will play a pivotal role in translating this understanding into
strategic actions that contribute to the organization’s overarching
advocacy objectives.

Engagement:


Undertake comprehensive administrative, programmatic, and
financial management and oversight of the advocacy program in focus
countries. The program officer will also contribute to the shaping of the
strategic direction of advocacy partner staff, through engaging in
meticulous monitoring, providing technical assistance, conducting project
evaluations, and preparing detailed reports for the Manager of Advocacy-
East Africa Region.

Furthermore, the incumbent will – foster close collaboration
with cross-functional teams within the Advocacy Program to support
interconnected initiatives, manage strategic partnerships, and amplify the
visibility of PP Global at the country level and within the broader East
Africa region. This multifaceted role emphasizes not only efficient
program management but also a strategic and collaborative approach to
advancing advocacy efforts and nurturing partnerships.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project Implementation
Mastery-
 Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in project
implementation through:

Tailoring training and technical assistance (TA) to ensure
the strengthening of partner organizations, this would include the
development of training and TA materials and the development /adaptation
of models of advocacy, materials, and technical tools/curricula.

Acts as custodian of all pertinent final PP Global advocacy
documentation and country-specific programmatic documents and is
accountable for ensuring accuracy and consistency with original versions
before dissemination within the Africa Regional Office.

Work with the country team to identify self-capacity building
and networking opportunities, to remain updated on the SRHR issues
relevant to PP Global projects in the respective country.

Ensure the effective and optimal management of communication
between advocacy partners within the East Africa Region, fostering
seamless collaboration and information exchange.

Raise the visibility of PP
Global:
 Stay updated on advocacy issues relevant to PP Global and
the Advocacy program; raise visibility and facilitate a greater understanding
of PP Global advocacy work by: –

Constantly and actively scanning the ecosystem to inform the
implementation of the advocacy strategy.

Working with country project staff to identify opportunities
and write articles and abstracts for publication and presentation at
national and international conferences on behalf of PP Global and partner
organizations.

Representing PP Global ARO at local, regional, and
international advocacy forums and work.

Collaborating with PP Global support teams to support
partners in documenting and communicating project achievements,
models(start-ups), or approaches.

This multifaceted approach will not only showcase the
organization’s impact but also contribute to the broader knowledge-sharing
ecosystem within the organization and the sector.

Identify and manage
strategic partnerships:

Work closely with the team to identify and manage
partnerships with strategic allies and like-minded organizations.

To identify self-capacity building and networking
opportunities to remain updated on the advocacy issues relevant to PP
Global projects.

Ensure the effective management of communication between
partners and with PP Global, fostering a collaborative environment that
maximizes the impact of shared advocacy goals.

Completes special projects as assigned and required.

Fundraising: To ensure a holistic
approach to fundraising that assures the sustained support necessary for the
impactful continuation of PP Global’s SRHR initiatives, the advocacy program
officer will:

Collaborate with regional and HQ staff in fundraising
endeavors for PP Global projects, and respond to donor needs by
contributing to the preparation of donor proposals, periodic reports to
donors, and participation in donor-partner engagement upon request.

Knowledge, Skills, and
Abilities (KSAs):

Master’s or other advanced degrees in public health,
international development, sociology, or other relevant fields plus
additional related professional training preferred.

At least 10 years in planning, designing, managing,
supervising, monitoring, and evaluating health projects, preferably with a
reproductive health and rights focus.

Experience in developing results-based frameworks for project
monitoring and evaluation, including the use of quantitative and
qualitative methods of research. Demonstrated experience in administrative
and financial management.

Fluent in written and spoken English. Excellent negotiation,
interpersonal, and supervisory skills, inspiring teamwork and motivating
staff, consultants, and partners to achieve results. Ability to work and
collaborate with diverse local and international partner organizations.
Excellent training and workshop facilitation skills.

Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Planned
Parenthood.

Experience in the conceptualization, design, and production
of communication materials, including message and content development is
an advantage.

Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a diverse
workforce, and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences.

Familiarity and experience with Google Suites will be an
added advantage.

Travel: Ability to travel a
minimum of 35% of the time.

How to apply

Email cover letter and
resume to aro.recruit@ppfa.org by 16th January 2023 with
the subject line Program Officer, Advocacy, East Africa
Region.

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