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ACCESS Senior Programme Specialist

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Education & Qualifications
Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Services Management, Reproductive Health, or Social Sciences, or qualified by experience with medical/nursing/midwifery education.
Work Experience
  • At least six years’ experience in similar position, or SRH-related programmes management
  • Two years of experience in the related area at the international level is required
  • Significant experience of designing evidence-based programmes with a focus on the provision of comprehensive, quality SRH services in complex and challenging settings is essential
  • Experience in monitoring SRH programmes and quality of care in clinics and outreach settings is required
  • Experience managing or providing support to FCDO (formerly DFID and FCO) funded initiatives is desirable
  • Experience in networking/consortium and cross regional collaboration
Fluent English essential. Fluent in one or more of French, Portuguese, Arabic desirable.


  1. Provide technical leadership and oversight for the FCDO-funded ACCESS programme, including knowledge of comprehensive SRHR, humanitarian-development nexus, and needs of marginalised and underserved groups.
  2. Ensure the programme follows best in practice standards as per WHO, IAWG-RH, UNFPA guidance.
  3. Ensure enough resources and technical expertise is provided to help implementation of the programme.
  4. Take a leadership role in various working groups as defined through the development of the programme.
  5. Design SRH training that are appropriate to cultural contexts and level of participants.
  6. Develop and disseminate innovations, tools and approaches for delivering quality SRH services.
  7. Ensure that a culture of client-focused, rights based continual quality improvement is embedded across the programme.
  8. Oversee and take part in the implementation of QoC and resilience capacity building support to IPPF MAs and other local organisations.
  9. Advise the IPPF ARO Programme Head and the ARO Programmes team, the Head of ACCESS Consortium and the project team, and other IPPF staff members and consortium partners, on the technical aspects of the project keeping them informed of significant developments and issues pertaining to the portfolio.
  10. To contribute to IPPF global technical leadership in quality comprehensive and integrated service delivery by showcasing innovative and successful approaches from Member Associations within the Federation.
  11. Advocate for SRHR through participation at selected conferences, meetings, trainings, media events etc.
  12. Support other IPPF MAs by ensuring programmatic technical outputs are shared and disseminated beyond the ACCESS programme.
  • To work closely with the Lead SRHR Programme Specialist as well as other senior or cross-cutting specialist to advance departmental agenda.
  • To ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed within the remit of the post and in line with IPPF’s Gender Equality Policy.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.
  • To take collective responsibility for safeguarding, including child protection.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be requested from time to time.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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