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VSO Kenya is recruiting two Project Officers to manage and implement the Deliver Equitable and Sustainable Inclusive Family Planning program (DESIP) programme in Kenya. The objective of the DESIP project is to increase more equitable and sustainable access to modern contraceptives in Kenya, specifically for up to 322,000 additional users, with a particular focus on adolescents, people with disabilities and poor rural women in Kenya. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to promote universal sexual and reproductive health and rights, the programme also seeks to contribute to a world in which every mother can enjoy a wanted and healthy pregnancy and childbirth, every child can survive beyond their fifth birthday, and every woman, child and adolescent can thrive to realize their full potential, resulting in enormous social, demographic and economic benefits. The programme is expected to ensure that women are able to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health, particularly the young and marginalized.
The purpose of this role will be to provide technical support to consortium members implementing inclusive strategies inclusion to increase access to Family Planning (FP) and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services for youth women and person with disabilities and other socially excluded groups.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health or Social Sciences
• At least 5 years experience in Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health, specifically for women and persons with disabilities.
• Knowledge and experience on good practices on inclusion of people with disabilities in sexual and reproductive health and family planning programmes.
• Extensive knowledge on policies and national guidelines that govern family planning and reproductive health
• Experience advocating for inclusive services for family planning and sexual reproductive health.
• Experience and knowledge on social inclusion and social accountability.
• Possession of strong written and communication skills needed for writing reports, publicity materials and corresponding with a wide-range of community members.
• Good facilitation skills
• Sufficient experience in working with and managing volunteers
• Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines.
• Experience and skills in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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