Monday, December 16, 2013

Africa Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya Job Opportunities

Africa Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya

Ipas is a global non-governmental organization formed in 1973 is 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.



Ipas Africa Alliance is looking for individuals, who are organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join a dynamic team. 

We are seeking to fill the following positions:-

1. Youth Advisor

Ref. No. Ipas /Programs/01/2013

1 Position

Purpose of the job

The Youth Advisor supports the technical youth work at a national level by supporting the development and execution of innovative strategies for implementing and promoting youth friendly women’s reproductive health and rights services.

Key responsibilities
  • Design and implement youth focused intervention programs that increase young people’s knowledge and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights at the national level.
  • Facilitates partner meetings to ensure youth needs are addressed and integrated into projects.
  • Design and conduct dissemination of project results internally and externally.
  • Contributes to the development of educational materials that integrate appropriate youth content.
  • Works with the in-country team to develop and write proposals, reports, and presentations, including information for donor documents.
  • Drafts initial activity reports and updates activity report list; follows up with partners about grant reports; and enters/updates information in the organizational databases, managing contact databases as appropriate.
Qualifications and competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors degree in social sciences or its equivalent with a minimum of 3-4 years related work experience. 

One (1) or more years’ experience in implementing youth focused programs. 

In addition, the candidate should be experienced in working with youths, have excellent interpersonal skills with excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to prioritize duties and work under minimal supervision.

One must have strong data entry and Microsoft suite skills.

2. Program Associate

Ref. No. Ipas/Programs/02/2013

1 position

Purpose of the job

The Programs Associate provides assistance to the Director, Program Manager, technical staff and activity leads in coordinating the day-to-day activities of the team.

Key responsibilities:
  • Develops activity budgets,reviews budget discrepancies with the Program Manager and provides support during budget creation and revision processes.
  • Provides administrative support including scheduling and coordinating meetings and conferences. 
  • Assists team members by tracking activity deadlines and drafting or reviewing reports, grant agreements, service contracts, program work plans, and other related documents as needed.
  • Responsible for the production of documents, including agreements, contracts, disbursement schedules, project timelines and work plans during contract period.
  • Reviews reports to verify that the documentation and information requested is complete
Qualifications and competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in project management, social sciences, administration or its equivalent with 2 years’ experience in event planning, administration, and/or public health.

The candidate should have a working knowledge of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, forecasting project budgets, skilled in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, have computer skills with strong interpersonal and communications skills. 

The candidate should be ready to travel frequently to the field.

If you would like to join this dynamic team, please quote the position and reference numbers in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV include contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Advisor, Ipas Africa Alliance by e-mail to hrrecruit@ipas.org

Please do not attach certificates and testimonials at this point.

The closing date for submitting applications is December 24th, 2013. 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Ipas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer