International Planned Parenthood Federation – Communications Adviser – WISH 2 Project (Nairobi).

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Women’s Integrated Sexual Health” (WISH) is International Planned Parenthood Federations’ (IPPF’s) new flagship health programme to transform the lives of millions of women and girls. Funded by DFID (U.K) WISH will provide integrated and holistic healthcare to 2.2m additional users across 16 countries in Africa and South Asia from 2018-2021.
Through a consortium of five internationally recognised organisations and 11 IPPF Member Associations led by IPPF the WISH programme will provide a comprehensive, integrated approach to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The programme will prioritise the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disability, people displaced or affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas).
In order to implement this project IPPF needs to put in place a talented, dynamic and diverse team with broad experience in implementing global family planning, sexual and reproductive health (FP/SRH) programmes. Strong commercial expertise, proven contract management and the ability to deliver on donor requirements; including through a payment by results approach, is desired.

The post holder will be responsible for the Communications of two multi-country, DFID-funded consortia programmes focused on integrated Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health. This position will serve to raise awareness about the respective programme goals, objectives and benefits among key public and private stakeholder groups, emphasizing communications support, comprehensive media outreach and publicity; and supporting project partners to share information on core project components.
The role will provide communications support and for the programme team, national partners, IPPF Member Associations and DFID to promote the programme implementation. The role will cover two IPPF led DFID consortia programmes – approximately 80 % WISH 1 & 2 and 20 % ACCESS communications support.

• Develop and lead implementation of the DFID-funded programmes communications strategies to share our vision for the programmes and to communicate the achievements of the core objectives of the programmes
• Coordinate closely with the consortia teams, consortia and member associations to produce consistent communications through effective protocols
• Create and lead the communications and evidence outreach strategies to promote WISH & ACCESS accomplishments among key audiences
• Develop in coordination with technical staff, effective yearly work plan for implementing the respective programme communications strategies
• Manage internal communications- monthly newsletter for DFID-funded programme staff, partners and IPPF and collection of news and updates with all partners
• Develop evidence and research dissemination strategy with both consortia’s and external parties
• Ensure visibility and promotions is within IPPF and DFID brand guidelines
• Oversee effective documentation of programme work through photos, video, and other media and in coordination with central office Communications team and support the team in maximizing the use of Sharepoint as a strategic communication and collaboration tool
• Research, draft content and edit public promotional materials and publications (printed and electronic for key external audiences, such as brochures, fact sheets, posters and websites
• Edit and coordinate consortia external reports, project case studies, and other written materials
• Provide quality advise and support on effective communication including content for presentations, events and other key initiatives as well as coordinate the design and production of materials to be published such as fact sheets, brochures, digital publications, etc;
• Manage all appropriate external project information¸ products and materials for consortia’s and promote this resource to stakeholders
• Field to appropriate project staff and respond to requests from the media, key stakeholders, programme staff and the public about the programmes work in a timely manner
• Coordinate translations of programme information as needed
• Promote and monitor DFID-funded programme’s presence on external websites; including research outlets.
• Ensure that communications protocols developed for DFID-funded programmes are understood and followed by all project partners
• Prepare periodic Communications progress reports and updates for internal use
• Participate in site visits to understand the implementation of consortia strategies and programs and
• Ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed within the remit of the post and in line with IPPF’s Gender Equality Policy.


• Post graduate degree preferably in communications or journalism
• Minimum 5 years work experience in journalism, communications, and/or media outreach
• Minimum of 2 years of DFID project communications
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Internet, Photoshop, etc)
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English
• Knowledge of the publication process (print and digital) and research
• Strong interest and some experience in international health or human rights, humanitarian or development issues, particularly in Africa
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals;
• Ability to travel a minimum of 30% per year, nationally and internationally.


• Experience of working in an international non-profit organisation and of DFID programmes
• Significant experience in developing and implementing communications strategies for multi-country projects or partners
• Significant experience of communications and research dissemination strategies with consortia
• High degree of success in delivering high-quality communications strategies, including extensive experience with web and social media
• Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality communications, products or tools targeting a diverse range of audiences.

Competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
IPPF is an equal opportunity employer.
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We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
“Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.”
IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
Interested persons are requested to submit a CV including three referees and cover letter indicating educational background, experience, skills and why you think you are the best candidate for the position to:

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