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To coordinate the implementation of the PPIUD initiative.
(N.B. This is a fixed term appointment (to June 2020) subject to performance review and continued project funding. Please see `additional documents’ section at the bottom of the advert 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 organisation leads on global programme activities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.
FIGO advocates 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 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.
The appointed candidate would be joining the project in its final phase.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:
General and professional education
Relevant postgraduate degree (social sciences, public health, development studies) or relevant work experience
Knowledge and experience
Experience in supporting the management of projects in low-resource countries in Africa or Asia
Experience of working in diverse cultural environments
Proven competency in report writing for a variety of fora and audiences including donor reports, briefs, presentations, abstracts and summaries
Experience in project budget design, monitoring and reporting
Experience of working both independently and as part of a team, exercising autonomy and personal authority as needed
Experience working on women’s health projects
Experience of interpreting data and trends to inform project decisions
Experience of simple data analysis using excel or other tools
N.B. Must also be willing to travel internationally three to four times a year for periods of five to ten days at a time
Benefits (following successful completion of probation period)
•Generous life assurance & optional income protection available
•Pension - Up to 10% employer contribution available
•Season ticket loan available
Dental and health optional benefits
•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
To apply for this position, please 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.
•Closing Date for applications :Wednesday 6th February
•N.B. Interviews will take place onWednesday 13th February in Waterloo, London.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE THE RIGHT TO RESIDE AND WORK IN THE UK, SO WE WILL EXPECT RELEVANT PROOF OF SUCH IF ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW (PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION).