Senior Advisor Community Access Non-profit Job Careers – Ipas

Organization: Ipas
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
Ipas is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from
unsafe abortions. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works
to ensure women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care;
including counseling and contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies.
The Senior
Advisor I, Community Access has national level responsibilities to assure
meaningful and effective integration of women’s reproductive health
perspectives across Ipas’ outputs. The Senior Advisor I provides strategic
guidance and technical assistance in designing, implementing and evaluating
projects, and in integrating content and participation in Ipas’ programs across
multiple community groups (unions, adolescents and youth, women’s groups) development
coalitions and national bodies. The position is a country-level position, which
primarily works with a country-based team and collaborates with other technical
units organizationally, as well as with a range of external partners and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent leads the strategic design processes and the development of
    technical strategies for community access projects using proven Project
    Management Principles     
  • Steers
    the design and implementation of country-level Social and Behavior Change
    Communication (SBCC) strategies to support local partnerships, activities
    and materials
  • Designs
    community engagement and advocacy strategy and implement appropriate
    activities to build to promote women’s SRHR among stakeholders as
  • Establishes
    and develops links with organizations, institutions and interested groups
    to promote knowledge, skills and social support so women can exercise
    their sexual and reproductive rights
  • Leads
    in the design of curriculum and training for activities to increase
    knowledge, skills and abilities of women and community members to access
  • Identifies,
    designs and adapts qualitative tools to capture project outcomes,
    documents and shares results organizationally and as appropriate to
  • Designs
    and implements Ipas’ training and awareness raising programs in
    coordination with institutions/organizations with established agreements
  • Monitors
    and conducts oversight to local partnerships and other Ipas-supported initiatives
    on comprehensive abortion care in the community
  • Keenly
    monitors and contributes to the analysis of community access results and
    summarizes technical results for cross-unit sharing and organizationally
    as appropriate
  • Identifies,
    documents and shares best practices and seeks peer review for improving
    community outcomes and results
  • Contributes
    to the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation of community
    based interventions and leads in the documentation and reporting of this
    body of work
  • Participates
    in the planning, monitoring and evaluation processes of programs and
    projects, including new Ipas Clinical Affairs initiatives as they relate
    to institutional results
  • Provides
    strategic guidance and technical inputs to ensure the project plans are
    consistent with the organizational strategy and operational plan
  • Supports
    fundraising through donor document writing, reporting, and donor
  • Ensures
    that all training and orientation materials include content that is
    applicable to different community groups
  • Supports
    the accurate documentation and data from the field office to the Global
    Teams to ensure support documentation and organizational learning
  • Represent
    Ipas at local community stakeholder fora as necessary as appropriate.
  • Performs
    any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant must hold a B.A., B.S., or other relevant degree with a major in
    public health, communications, community development, or a related field
  • At
    least nine to ten years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or
    7-8 with an advanced degree required
  • At
    least seven years’ project management experience required
  • Experience
    as a trainer/facilitator and working knowledge of adult learning
  • Experience
    working with a reproductive health projects
  • Previous
    supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge
    and experience in community mobilization, capacity building and training
    of community groups
  • Working
    knowledge of grant management
  • Must
    be familiar with working with youths
  • Knowledge
    of Uganda Ministry of Health Systems and community strategy.
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Ability
    to work under strict project deadlines and milestones
  • Attention
    to detail
  • Drive
    for results
  • Must
    be able to independently produce project workplans, timelines and budgets,
    subject to supervisor approval
  • Must
    have the ability to work with differing community populations including
    adolescents and women’s groups, especially in the areas of communication
    and training
  • Working
    knowledge on behaviour change communications (SBCC or BCC preferred)
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who so desire to join Ipas in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 12th August 2016
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