Community Access Advisor Vacancy At IPAS Nigeria
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
- 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.