Apply Now!! Planned Parenthood Global is hiring a Senior Program Officer, Youth Engagement and Program Support

Planned Parenthood Global is the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For more than 50 years, we have partnered with brave on-the-ground leaders to spark and sustain progress at the leading edge of the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our locally led and globally connected model drives advocacy and accountability to secure the services and access all people deserve.

Planned Parenthood Global seeks a Senior Program Officer – Youth Engagement and Program Support to provide technical, financial, and programmatic support to Planned Parenthood Global staff and partners working to advance adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Africa Region.


Reporting to the Director, Service Delivery (ARO), and working in close partnership with the Director, Youth Engagement, Global Program Support (GPS), the Senior Program program officer Youth Engagement and Program Support ARO will manage the creation, incubation, and support of local partners’ efforts to implement the programmatic components of ARO’s youth-focused initiatives in support of PP Global’s new Backing the Brave Strategy.

A primary component of the youth work in ARO is in the strengthening and expansion of Billi Now Now! (BNN!), which aims to create a powerful youth movement that leverages technology and youth culture to empower young people to adopt positive steps towards embracing their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and advocate for their rights. The BNN! movement has a rallying call of: “a billion young people, in charge of their bodies, culture, and destiny.”.

The Senior Program Program Officer Youth Engagement and Program Support will report to the Director, Service Delivery, ARO and will partner with the Director, Youth Engagement, responsible for the overarching global and cross-regional youth engagement strategy.


Expand PP Global ARO’s youth engagement work in East Africa: Billi Now Now! (BNN! and other youth initiatives (Approximately 50%)

The Senior Program Program Officer Youth Engagement and Program Support will lead the expansion of BNN!’s work in West Africa to selected countries across East Africa. Building on research of existing youth movements, the Senior Program program Officer Youth Engagement and Program Support will support the expansion of Billi Now Now! within existing movements and youth led campaigns across the Africa region, including:

  • Identification, engagement, and support of local partners to integrate/adapt BNN! principles within their movements, programming and campaigns
  • Management, oversight and support of partner contracts and reporting to PP Global, including budgeting and monitoring of expenditures
  • Tracking and reporting of program activities to PP Global donors, including review and validation of data presented in any reports by BNN! implementing partners
  • Management and oversight of a digital youth engagement and accountability strategy
  • Cultivate meaningful alliances with other youth movement building organizations and initiatives with similar goals
  • Documentation and sharing of successes and lessons learned

Support continued growth and impact of BNN! in West Africa (Approximately 10%)

  • Provide, mentorship, and support to the BNN! West Africa lead.
  • Provide guidance and support for the expansion of BNN! to new countries in West Africa
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of required donor reports including responding to donor queries and coordinating their field visit.
  • Identify opportunities for regional cross learning between the West and East Africa regions

Support and strengthen youth programming and initiatives across ARO (Approximately 20%)

  • Serve as an expert resource and partner to other ARO colleagues seeking to engage youth in their programming or initiatives.
  • Support PP Global ARO project implementing partners to plan and execute online campaigns to promote youth engagement initiatives, coordinate with internal teams to align online efforts with broader organizational goals.
  • Provide technical support including advice on the youth strategy, policy and program analysis and reviews to support the efforts and proposals of PP Global ARO colleagues seeking to engage youth
  • Strengthen the skills and knowledge of other PP Global ARO staff on youth engagement and mobilization
  • Digital media engagement to raise BNN’s brand visibility and impact in Africa

Participate in and support development of cross-regional youth strategies and initiatives (Approximately 10%)

  • Serve as a member of PP Global’s youth engagement community of practice led by the Director Youth Engagement, informing the development and implementation of a cross-regional PP Global youth engagement strategy.

Operations and administration (Approximately 10%)

  • Recruit and manage consultants to support expansion, assessment, or new components of ARO’s youth work
  • Help to plan youth-related meetings and events to advance ARO’s youth strategy
  • Serve as the primary liaison with BNN!’s website engagement firm supervising the development and management of the BNN! website
  • Other duties that advance youth programming across the ARO region


  • Masters or Advanced degree in communications, public health, public policy, or other related field – or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five to seven years’ experience working with young people in sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Proven experience using and tracking digital communications to encouraging engagement of young people in advocacy and/or accountability
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and a proven track record in social media engagement are highly desirable.
  • Strong project management skills required, budgeting skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and training, team building, networking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is mandatory; good command of French is desirable.
  • Flexible, cross-culturally aware and adaptable to changes.
  • Young applicants between the ages of 18-35 are strongly encouraged to apply.


Ability to travel approximately 35% time.

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How to apply

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 10th May 2024 with the subject line
Senior Program Officer, Youth Engagement and Program Support .

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