Senior Community Access Associate for West and South Africa
Ipas - Chapel Hill, NC

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Responsibilities:
  • Builds technical capacity to implement Community Access strategies to increase access to MA information and care such as harm reduction, social networking and increasing MA through pharmacies. Key activities will include providing technical inputs into project design, sharing research and evaluation findings, and working with individual staff and teams to increase their capacity and knowledge
  • Provides training for activities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities of women and community members to access SRHR. Key activities will include working with community based organizations, conducting assessments or research on what barriers women may face in accessing SRHR, and helping to evaluate community based interventions.
  • Develops guidance to support development of women-centered IEC and BCC materials with a focus on low-literacy women
  • Builds technical capacity to implement strategies to reduce barriers – such as stigma – at the community level . Key activities include providing technical assistance on the issue of stigma, conducting research and/or analyzing existing research on the topic, and assisting in the design of stigma reduction interventions
  • Supports the implementation of Output 2 monitoring and evaluation activities including the development of indicators, conceptual models, data analysis, and writing
  • Supports knowledge sharing activities to ensure the movement between country/regional work, Global Output Units and across the organization of innovation, needs, refinements, and lessons learned
  • Participates in donor processes including report/proposal writing and fundraising

Requirements:
  • 8+ years relevant experience in reproductive health care; experience in the developing world required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience and skills in supporting community-led activities and strategies
  • Experience working on MA information and care at the community level
  • Experience developing communications materials for different literacy audiences;
  • Experience in using monitoring and evaluation and applying research results to community interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to disseminate information to both internal and external audiences
  • Ability to travel internationally 30% of the time
  • Experience with donor processes including report/proposal writing and fundraising
  • Experience in Africa
  • and language skills is necessary

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