The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is looking for a Dynamic Communication Specialist to fill the Position of Media Advisor based in Nairobi, Kenya: Apply Now!!

The IPPF Africa Regional Office (IPPF ARO) is seeking an individual to fill the position of “Media Advisor” based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Deadline: Wed, 03/20/2024

About the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service provider and one of the leading advocates for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. IPPF is a worldwide movement of 120 national organizations, referred to as Member Associations, working with and for communities and individuals. These member associations are the leading civil society providers of contraception in 89 of 120 countries. And in 64 of those 89 countries, IPPF is the only largescale international provider. Collectively, member associations delivered more than 1 billion cumulative SRHR services between 2016 and 2022.  

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the overarching goal of IPPF Africa Region (IPPFAR) is to increase access to SRHR services to the most vulnerable youth, men, and women in sub-Saharan Africa. To reach this goal, IPPFAR works with local civil-society organizations, governments, the African Union (AU), regional economic commissions (RECs), the United Nations, among others, to expand political and financial commitments to SRHR in Africa. IPPFAR tackles the continent’s growing SRHRJ challenges through a network of Member Associations (MAs), strategic partners and volunteers in 38 countries. For more information, please read our 2023 profile (in English and French).

The post holder will create content strategies, research trending topics, and produce content. S/he will work closely with other team members (and consultant writers, designers, and communication service providers) to enrich online digital media and print media.

The incumbent will be an experienced, innovative, and polished writer, designer, and videographer who will drive the content strategy and create compelling written, video, photographic, and visual content that elevates the IPPFAR brand and maintain a consistent voice. S/he will develop a deep understanding of IPPFAR’s programmes and its clientele base (the MAs and external audiences) to produce engaging and relevant content that improves MAs engagement, builds awareness, and drives results. As part of the External Relations & Communications team, the position holder will produce a wide range of content including digital and print, social media posts, blog articles, thought leadership pieces, case studies and short videos for social media posting.

For more details about this position, please see the job description attached (below).

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How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit an application form in the IPPFARO CV form and a 1-page cover letter to: [email protected] with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 20 March 2024. Please note that IPPFAR will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.

IPPF is an equal-opportunity employer. As a leading global human rights organization focused on equality, empowerment, ending discrimination, and poverty eradication, we internally reflect social justice principles. We, as IPPF, strongly oppose racism in all its forms and resolutely go for a cultural change that will shift the existing imbalances in power and process.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disability, and candidates openly living with HIV.

IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment. Anyone employed with IPPF agrees to sign and adhere to IPPF’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy.

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).

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