Jobs at International Institute for Rural Reconstruction in Uganda- Reproductive Health Project Officers

Job Title: Reproductive Health Project Officers - (Three Positions), Ethiopia
Closing Date: Friday, 28 December 2012

Background information

The IIRR is an international development, research and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in peopleĆ¢€centered and sustainable development programs in Africa and Asia. IIRR is well reputed for its knowledge management capacity through documentation of best development-oriented practices, and is seeking to strengthen Africa (South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia) program activities by appointing Reproductive Health Project Officers.

Job Summary

Health is a basic right for all. Health impacts on work, school and family life. The Reproductive Health Project Officers will play the vital role of coordinating and facilitating implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health activities with a particular focus on women and youth work activities. S/he will liaise with other partners in providing information and access to information on family planning and the delivery of services at community facilities. The Reproductive Health Project Officers will report directly to the Program Managers at Country level on management issues and technical matters to the Reproductive Health project Coordinator.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

At country level, Coordinate assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of innovative RH interventions in community settings
Developing culturally-appropriate SRHR education materials
Ensure that IIRR SRHR program is working to improve quality and scale up of RH services including support for postnatal contraception counseling particularly for youths (female and male)
Plan and prepare proposals for potential program/donor funding and/or contribute to health program proposal development as well as budgeting.
Conduct situational analysis on unmet needs in Reproductive Health particularly amongst vulnerable youth and women in targeted communities and work with the rest of the health team to design and implement innovation approaches to address these.
Mobilize the target communities and help create/strengthen CBOs relevant for the promotion and provision of SRHR products and services.
Ensure that all RH Documentation of best practices.
Ensure that there is community advocacy mobilization being conducted by partners to support the uptake of RH services
Ensure planning and preparation of monthly and quarterly activities and reports


A first degree with experience in public health , health education , communications, behavioral or social sciences , or related field

Minimum of 3 years' experience desired in areas of public health , sexual health, or sexuality.
Experience in planning, providing and coordinating sexual and reproductive health projects and trainings a plus
Experience working in both hospital and community settings is an advantage;
Prior experience working in the project target areas is a plus
Knowledge of the local language in the project area is a plus

Competencies / Attributes / Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent written & oral communication skills in a multicultural environment.
Excellent rapport building, networking and relationship management experience.
Ability to facilitate, maintain and manage good working relationships internally & externally.
Entrepreneurial drive, passion, and ability to help share the organization's marketing strategy.
Strong desire to help people and enthusiasm for working in a multi-cultural setting;
Displays cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard;
Must be a team player and demonstrate leadership skills;
Ability to organize and prioritize work efficiently and observe confidentiality.
Manage own tasks and priorities effectively and with minimal supervision.

Special working conditions :
The incumbent may have to work odd and/or long hours at a time to complete special requests for projects.
Commitment to the realization of team goals, objectives and targets.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are to apply by email. Indicate the country of preference in your application with an up to date CV and cover letter including contacts of 3 referees and current remuneration package.

Closing date for applications is 28th December 2012 before 5pm to:

Human Resources and Administration Officer,
International Institute for Rural Reconstruction,
Africa Regional Center, P. O. Box 66873-00800, Nairobi,
Email To:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28th December 2012


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