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  • Posted: Jan 23, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Founded in 1973, Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnanci...
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    Policy Advisor

    Job ID: 2019-1976
    Position Type: Regular Full-Time

    Overview

    • The Policy Advisor II provides technical support for policy and advocacy initiatives to increase access to safe abortion services and ensure specific policy activities and key deliverables are met. 
    • This position supports the work with stakeholders and policy makers at the national level to ensure access to abortion for women is not compromised. 
    • The Advisor II will also assist with implementing strategies to improve the enabling environment in support of women’s reproductive rights with a focus on abortion care.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides oversight in planning and budgeting for policy activities, monitors the implementation of activities to meet the planned results;
    • In coordination with other office staff, provides policy technical leadership as needed for global policy unit and national policy activities
    • Maintains relationships with government officials and other regional organizations to assist with Ipas’ mission by organizing sensitization workshops and providing ongoing information to regional and international documents.
    • Supports fundraising initiatives for policy activities by contributing to donor proposals and preparation or review of donor reports
    • Drafts policy briefs, shadow letters or reports for influencing policy and increasing access to safe abortion services
    • Builds and nurtures existing networks and partnerships of organizations and institutions to support Ipas’ mission and legal changes on abortion
    • Works to prevent adverse impact on access to safe abortion and family planning services
    • Represents the organization at various national and international meetings to ensure incorporation of Ipas objectives into the agenda for discussion as needed.
    • Works to galvanize support in holding government accountable to women’s reproductive rights commitments at national, regional and international meetings.
    • Reports to the Country Director in reference to Policy programs efforts and needs, management of programs, and other project issues
    • Works with NC Global and Country office team members in reference to workshop logistics, implementation of activities, and program needs
    • Works with finance unit in reference to budgets, grants and other financial issues
    • Manages relationships with external entities including partner organizations, coalitions, vendors and consultants
    • Performs other tasks as may be assigned.

    Requirements
    Minimum:

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
    • 5-7 years of experience
    • Demonstrated experience in program planning and management

    Preferred:

    • Master’s degree in relevant field
    • Demonstrated experience working in non-profit organization
    • Established relationships with government and non-government organizations including public health organizations
    • Working knowledge of budget oversight

    Preferred Skills:

    • A Strategist and an innovator- You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in health-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results
    • Simplify- You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches
    • Lean- You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won’t hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.

    Competencies:

    • Communication & Collaboration-Actively listens and communicates -connects easily with her/his team and gains their trust and respect. Works well across all organizational teams. Demonstrates clear and concise information and idea sharing
    • Capacity Builder-You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity
    • Decisive Risk Management & Problem Solving- Anticipate challenges and find solutions. Seeks the necessary inputs, analyzes the data at hand, identifies potential risks and takes a decision. Can move forward even when information is imperfect.  Documents analysis, intentions and desired outcome of key decisions. Reviews the impact and consequences and openly learns from mistakes.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to IPAS on jobs-ipas.icims.com to apply
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