Advocacy Capacity Development Officer Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Project Jobs – International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Organisation: International
Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Kampala, Uganda
In the early
1950s, a group of women and men started to campaign vociferously and visibly
for women’s rights to control their own fertility. Family planning as a human
right challenged many social conventions. Campaigners faced great hostility to
gain acceptance for things that we take for granted today. Some were
imprisoned. But they emerged determined to work with different cultures,
traditions, laws and religious attitudes to improve the lives of women around
the world. And so, at the 3rd International Conference on Planned Parenthood in
1952, 8 national family planning associations founded the International Planned
Parenthood Federation (IPPF). IPPF strives for a world in which all women, men
and young people have access to the sexual and reproductive health information
and services they need; a world in which sexuality is recognized both as a
natural and precious aspect of life and as a fundamental right; a world in
which choices are fully respected and where stigma and discrimination have no
The Advocacy Capacity Development Officer Right Here Right Now (RHRN)
Project will also coordinate capacity development of CSO advocacy and
networking at the national and regional levels, linking national, regional and
international capacity building efforts for increased political and financial
commitment to SRHR in Africa in the RHRN project. The job holder will work
closely with his colleagues to support national advocacy processes that advance
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, in particular the revised Maputo
Plan of Action, Sustainable Development Goals, ESA Commitments and UPR in the
RHRN project.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Steer and oversee the work of advocacy capacity
building activities as envisaged in the project by providing content knowledge,
technical assistance, consultation, and support to strengthen the capacities of
target CSOs
Develop, implement and monitor the project’s
advocacy capacity building work plan and budget in sub-Saharan Africa;
The incumbent will develop and implement an
advocacy capacity building monitoring and evaluation framework, prepare monthly
and quarterly reports;
The incumbent will roll out project activities in
Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe;
Render support in the identification and
assessment of national NGO partners.
Provide technical support and coordinate advocacy
capacity building of beneficiaries, project team members and implementing
Prepare training courses and coordinate meetings
and sensitization . workshops for target CSOs
Carry out training needs assessments and plan and
conduct the capacity building initiatives
Develop advocacy capacity building manuals,
guidelines, case studies, advocacy tools and other material,
Develop strategies of engagement between Sub
Regional Teams and the Department of External Relations and Advocacy on
critical issues for advocacy research and analysis.
Work closely coordinate with RHRN members, and he
government authorities while delivering the responsibilities assigned; and
represent IPPF ARO in relevant project working groups and planning meetings;
liaise with project partners and the lead agency;
Conduct any additional duties as indicated by the
Senior Manager, External Relations and Advocacy.
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal applicant should preferably hold an advanced
university degree in communications, social sciences, development studies,
journalism, public health, law or a related field of work, or a relevant
combination of academic qualifications and experience.
At least three years of professional experience in
the field of capacity building, advocacy, and  progressively advocacy work on sexual and
reproductive health and rights/women’s human rights is essential.
Strong project cycle management experience
including monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, financial and technical
Previous experience in social movement building
and supporting networks
Working knowledge of SRHR policy framework in
sub-Saharan Africa and at international level
Working knowledge of and demonstrated experience in
capacity building and advocacy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills- tactful and
Strong influencing and . negotiating skills.
Flexible, team player.
Effective report writing and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to facilitate training
sessions and organise same.
Proven skills in contributing and mobilizing
relevant networks and forums to influence policy advocacy works, and campaigns
Strong planning skills, ability to organise
meetings and events.
Good IT skills Fluency in English and/or French
and good working knowledge of the second language.
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs including three
referees and cover letters indicating educational background, experience,
skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:
18th January 2016

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