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Technical Officer Kenyan Jobs.

Vacant position: Technical Officer

(medical Abortion and Focused Regional Support)
Fixed Term: 1st January to 31st December 2012

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Africa Regional Office is looking to fill the position of Technical Officer.

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 six Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based New York, East and South East Asia and Oceania Region in Malaysia, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in India, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya).

The international secretariat is in London, UK.
This is a national position based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a fixed one year contract.The position together with a team of other Advisors will develop and implement a strategy to increase medical abortion across the network of Member Associations.

Specifically the position is to promote the African Region’s core values of sexual and reproductive rights by supporting Member Associations (MAs) in the area of medical abortion, including training materials and information on drug registration and brand availability.

The person will also document best practices in abortion service delivery and advocacy.

Applicants need to be self starters, and have the ability to work with a team of advisers working on the five thematic areas of IPPF (HIV/AIDS, Safe Abortion, Access to SRHR services, Adolescents and Advocacy)

The post holder will need to have advanced technical knowledge/ understanding of abortion – related issues as well as sound programme development and management skills, must be an excellent communicator, planner and also able to form good,trusting relationships with the IPPF Member Associations.

Full job description can be found at

The post will require significant travel, up to 30%, and salary is competitive commensurate with experience and qualifications + benefits.

Please send your CV, including Referees and cover letter indicating your education, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate fo rthe position to: Closing date: 4th November 2011

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