Job Title: Community Access Advisor

Job ID: 2017-1757


  • Ipas, a global nonprofit health organization working in Nigeria seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Community Access Advisor.
  • The Community Access Advisor works with in-country team to plan, implement and monitor innovative Community Access projects that increase awareness of and access to women’s reproductive health care in the country.
  • This position collaborates with partner NGOs to help build capacity, effectively execute programs, and to advance Ipas’s vision to improve community efforts related to sexual and reproductive health rights.
  • Additionally, the Community Access Advisor will lead the design, development, and distribution of relevant Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) and training materials.


  • Leads the strategic design processes and the development of technical strategies for community access projects using proven Project Management Principles
  • Leads in 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 promote women’s SRHR among stakeholders as appropriate
  • 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 activities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities of women and community members to access SRHR
  • Identifies, designs and adapts qualitative tools to capture project outcomes, documents and shares results organizationally and as appropriate to stakeholders
  • Designs and implements Ipas’s 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 (CAC) in the community
  • 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
  • Supports fundraising through donor document writing (including proposal development), reporting, and donor communication
  • Ensures that all training and orientation materials include content that is applicable to different community groups
  • Develops community access project designs, timelines, budgets, and work plans in collaboration with in-country team
  • Develops initiatives to build capacity of partner NGOs in programming, including the use of formative research to identify the target audience, understand behavioral determinants, and develop effective interventions.
  • Supports partner organizations in the development of effective strategies and helps monitor work plans and budgets, ensuring the scope of the project is within Ipas’s strategy and donor requirements
  • Oversees contracts and partnerships related to Community Access projects and outside consultants; develops partnership guidelines, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), and contract documents to be used in selection and retention of country level partners
  • Participates in the development and facilitation of capacity building trainings for partner NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Supports the accurate documentation and data from the field office to the Global Teams to support documentation and organizational learning
  • Represent Ipas at local community stakeholder fora as necessary as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • 5+ years’ relevant experience, including project management experience.
  • Must possess the ability to work with different community populations including adolescents and women’s groups, especially in the areas of communication and training
  • Must be able to negotiate and communicate with community, state and private organizations’ leaderships
  • Must have working knowledge of conceptualizing, implementing and monitoring community initiatives
  • Experience working with reproductive health projects, a plus
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience in community mobilization, capacity building and training of community groups
  • Working knowledge of grant management
  • Experience in monitoring and mentoring community/communication initiatives in the field
  • Experience working in the Public Health field, especially sexual and reproductive health,
  • Must be familiar with working with youths and adolescents
  • Working knowledge of community entry strategies


  • Proposal and report writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work under strict project deadlines and milestones
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive for results.

Application Closing Date Not Specified.


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