Project Assistant

Project Assistant

SE1, London Check commute

£21,000 per year

Contract, Full-time

PPIUD.060619

About the organisation

FIGO is a professional organisation that brings together obstetrical and gynecological associations from all over the world. FIGO’s visio... Read more

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Project Assistant  to  support the work of our PPIUD Project (the Project for Institutionalising Postpartum IUD Services).           

This is a fixed term appointment (to  June 2020) subject to performance review and continued project funding. Please see `additional documents’ for full Job Description and Person Specification ). 

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO’s) vision is that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynaecologists on a global basis. For over 60 years FIGO has collaborated with the world's top health and donor bodies. FIGO currently has Member Societies in 132 countries/territories. FIGO is dedicated to the improvement of women’s health and rights and to the reduction of disparities in healthcare available to women and new-borns, as well as to advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. FIGO pursues its mission through advocacy, programmatic activities, capacity strengthening of Member Associations, education and training.

FIGO operates on a global stage, especially in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertaining to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and non-communicable diseases (SDG3). We also work to raise the status of women and enable their active participation to achieve their reproductive and sexual rights, including addressing FGM and gender based violence (SDG5).

The PPIUD team sits within the FIGO projects department and is responsible for the implementation of a six country initiative for the provision and institutionalisation of Post-partum IUD (PPIUD) services to promote birth spacing and address the unmet contraceptive need.

The initiative seeks to increase the capacity of health care professionals to offer PPIUDs; training community midwives, health workers, doctors and delivery unit staff and institutionalizing the practice of counselling for the use of PPIUD during the antenatal period. We are currently in the sustainability phase of the project and are focusing on disseminating our achievements. 

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

General and professional education 

Essential

  • Relevant undergraduate degree (social sciences, humanities, public health, development studies) or relevant work or voluntary experience

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Experience of providing administrative support in a professional or voluntary setting
  • Experience of planning logistics of workshops/trainings
  • Experience of working both independently and as part of a team, exercising autonomy and personal authority as needed
  • Experience of writing for a variety of audiences and in a variety of styles e.g. for newsletters, email communication, donor reports, summaries etc

Desirable

  • Experience of working in diverse cultural environments
  • Experience of working with data
  • Experience in supporting the administration of projects in low-resource countries in Africa or Asia

BENEFITS (following successful completion of probation period)

•Optional  life assurance &  income protection available

•Pension - Up to 10% employer contribution available

•Season ticket loan available

  • Optional dental and health insurance benefits

PLUS

•22 days annual leave (plus Bank and Statutory holidays and any working days between Christmas Day and the first working day in January) & other days e.g. Moving Day.

•Flexible working hours

•Employee assistance programme

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please review the additional documents and then send your CV and one page cover letter outlining your experience via the Apply Now button. Please note that applications without a cover letter may not be considered. Please note that only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

•Closing Date for applications : 10pm on Sunday 23rd June

•N.B. Interviews will take place on 3rd July  in Waterloo, London.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE THE RIGHT TO RESIDE AND WORK IN THE UK. WE WILL EXPECT RELEVANT PROOF OF SUCH IF ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW (PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION).

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