Kenya: Technical Adviser SRHR and Humanitarian Response (Bilingual)

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Organization: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

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 New York, East and South-East Asia and Oceania Region in Bangkok, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in Bangkok, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Region in Nairobi, Kenya). The international secretariat is in London, UK.

IPPF ARO is seeking to recruit a Technical Advisor, SRHR Humanitarian Response in its Regional office.


· To provide IPPFAR a performing and sustainable Humanitarian and Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) response

· To mobilize additional funds to develop and strengthen and/or sustain ongoing Humanitarian/SGBV response and Peer to peer programs at ARO and MA levels

· To lead and strategically guide IPPFAR humanitarian/SGBV response for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and other vulnerable groups

· To support and track the implementation of programs and projects of the assigned MA and ensure implementation is guided by the policies and principles of the federation.


• Design and guide the implementation of a harmonized humanitarian/SGBV response in line with existing best practices and IPPFAR policies/procedures

• Develop guidelines that enable MAs correctly manage humanitarian/SGBV response interventions

• Monitor social, environmental, political strife, and other events on the continent that pose wide scale instability on livelihoods of populations including SGBV and guide on intervention strategies

• Document successful innovative SGBV, IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable groups’ projects and experience in the Region for publication as appropriate

• Promote and facilitate intra-regional collaboration/training and sharing of lessons and experiences on matters relating to IDPs, refugees, SGBV survivors and other vulnerable groups

• Develop, review, and support the diffusion and use of technical tools, policy statements, guidelines, standards, framework relating to IDPs, SGBV survivors and other vulnerable groups by IPPFARO and MAs

• Provide support to MAs in mapping out areas of conflict and those that need SGBV responses at country level and establish intervention areas, conducting needs assessment and reviewing project proposals

• Create a platform for partnerships with other key players working towards IDPs, refugees, support to SGBV survivors and other vulnerable groups at Regional Level

• Build MA and ARO staff skills and competences in emergency and SGBV responses.

• Work with the Technical Lead Advisor SRHR and ensure efficient management of Humanitarian and SGBV response interventions at MA level

• Collaboration with SPOD and ERA teams to document promising/best practices for Humanitarian response and Peer to peer support in the region

• Collaborate as a consultative member of the ARO technical bid committee

• Actively engage in all priority initiatives in the Programmes & HSS Department including but not limited to the quality of care and enabling services initiatives

• Contribute to a substantive technical capacity development of regional institutions in Humanitarian and SGBV response, including the Minimal Initial Service Package of SRHR in emergencies (MISP)

• Coordinate IPPFAR technical network in the region in Humanitarian and SGBV Response; manage communication and feedback on all substantive work

• Maintain, develop and manage a substantive and intellectual collaboration with regional partnerships in Humanitarian and SGBV response.

• Provide support in the process of identifying, analysing and synthesizing state-of-the-art technical knowledge and evidence in Humanitarian and SGBV Response and Peer to Peer Support

• Contribute to IPPFAR documenting of lesson-learned from implementations to refine effective methodologies for Humanitarian and SGBV Response and Peer to Peer Support

• Make quality contributions in promoting the substantive area as well as IPPFAR’s comparative advantage, role and specific contribution in the international development agenda of Humanitarian and SGBV Response

• Contribute and review materials for both internal and external audiences including presentation, briefing material and background document for SMT.


Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/Human Rights Studies/Public Health/Communication Studies and other relevant fields


At least seven years’ experience in working with displaced and vulnerable groups, community mobilisation, SGBV response and IEC/SBCC and/or social development.


• Strong report writing and presentation skills

• Strong planning skills, ability to organise meetings and events

• Good IT skills – Microsoft (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

• Sound research and analytical skills

• Strong interpersonal, advocacy, and team building skills

• Strong networking skills

• Communication skills both verbal and written

• Ability to work independently and as a team member

• Knowledge of French and English is a must; whilst a working knowledge of Portuguese is desirable

How to apply:

Interested persons are requested to 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:

Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer. Closing date 14th February 2018

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We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

“Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.”

IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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