Global Technical Lead, Humanitarian Programme

  • Contract
  • Malaysia
  • TBD USD / Year

International Planned Parenthood Federation

Join us to defend the sexual and reproductive health rights of all people including those in Humanitarian setting

We are seeking a qualified, experienced, motivated and passionate candidate to join our Global Humanitarian Team, based in Kuala Lumpur (negotiable).

Global Technical Lead – Humanitarian

The purpose of this position is to contribute to upholding Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of all people, particularly the affected people in humanitarian setting under the umbrella of the IPPF’s humanitarian programme. The successful candidate will provide technical leadership and direction, coordination and management to the humanitarian technical team in the development, implementation and monitoring of capacity building and technical assistance for IPPF Member Associations (MAs) operating in fragile, vulnerable and emergency contexts.

The position will operate under the leadership of the Humanitarian Director and will help ensure the technical soundness of humanitarian project activities. In collaboration with the technical teams, programmes teams and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.

For this technical leadership role, IPPF is seeking a senior technical expert with significant experience in health, rights and/or protection in humanitarian settings. The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in a relevant field, 8 years’ experience in the public health sector, at least 4 years in a senior technical leadership role in SRHR and substantial experience in humanitarian settings.

JOB DESCRIPTION :

JOB PURPOSE

To provide technical leadership, strategic direction, coordination and management to the global humanitarian technical team. To support the development, implementation and monitoring of capacity building strategies for IPPF Member Associations (MAs) operating in fragile, vulnerable and emergency contexts.

The position will operate under the leadership of the Humanitarian Director and will help ensure the technical soundness of humanitarian programmes. In collaboration with the technical teams, programmes teams and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.

KEY TASKS

Oversee and manage technical assistance provided by IPPF’s humanitarian team to MAs operating in fragile and humanitarian contexts address service delivery gaps and needs by providing technical leadership and direction on capacity building strategies across key thematic SRH areas related to preparedness, emergency response and resilience.

Contribute to delivering the ambitious outcomes of IPPF’s new Strategic Framework (Locally Owned: Globally Connected: A Movement for Change) and oversee technical assistance and delivery of the sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post crisis situations (SPRINT), working collaboratively with the Deputy Director.

Collaborate closely with technical colleagues across the Secretariat to inform strategic, programmatic and technical direction and support development and rollout of technical guidance, tools and other products. This may involve participation in technical workstreams, action teams or task forces on specific thematic areas and technical priorities.

Provide technical leadership to development of humanitarian proposals, program design, work plans and budgets, implementation, reporting and M&E and compliance with the requirements and regulations of respective funding streams.

Develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations with external partners, advocacy and technical platforms to strategically position IPPF’s humanitarian work and amplify impact.

Provide oversight of technical quality of global emergency response funds through effective coordination of technical assistance from humanitarian advisors to implementing MAs.

In collaboration with the Deputy Director, support effective and timely implementation of IPPF’s emergency response activation system through strategic engagement of MAs and Regional Offices.

Support global surge support to MAs through development and implementation of engagement platform for members of the Global Surge Roster Team to ensure continued engagement, learning and knowledge of best practices and oversight of team members during deployment.

To oversee remote and on-site support at the regional and MA level to build their capacity on coordination and implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Emergencies (SRHRiE), in collaboration with the Deputy Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Staff responsibilities carried out by the job holder

Management of a team of humanitarian technical advisors and oversight of Global Surge Roster Team Members when deployed.

  1. Financial responsibilities carried out by the job holder

Budget responsibility for the Technical Support elements of projects cost-shared with or managed by Humanitarian team.

  1. Advisory responsibilities carried out by the job holder

To advise IPPF Regional offices through AOC and regional humanitarian coordinators to ensure successful design, implementation and evaluation humanitarian programmes and on technical aspects of humanitarian integration and program implementation.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

For this technical leadership role, IPPF is seeking a senior technical expert with significant experience in health, rights and/or protection in humanitarian settings. The successful candidate will have:

EDUCATION

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field: international development, public health, health management,

reproductive health, social sciences or equivalent.

PROVEN ABILITY

  • Advanced experience in public health sector, including in senior technical leadership roles in the area of sexual and reproductive health
  • Substantial experience in humanitarian settings, including preparedness, disaster response and recovery, fragility and conflict.
  • Strong demonstrable experience in delivering outputs and outcomes, particularly as they relate to humanitarian settings, SRHR, or management in the context of crises that stem from health, natural or conflict situations.
  • Experience working in the Asia Pacific region, familiarity with the context, key stakeholders and humanitarian actors.
  • Previous experience in staff management a plus, including developing and inspiring performance of staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Extensive networks within the global humanitarian system/ extensive experience of international humanitarian coordination architecture, aid systems and agencies.

SKILLS

  • Strong representation, advocacy and influencing skills at regional and international levels with a proven ability to build consensus.
  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills, with the ability to command interest in, and liaise with, key stakeholders on SRHR issues.
  • Substantial experience of working collaboratively with a range of partners and donors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to express technical concepts clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in Spanish, French or Arabic is highly desirable.

PERSONAL COMPETENCE

  • Sound judgement, particularly in constrained and pressured situations and environments.
  • Willing to travel internationally, up to 30% per year and at short notice
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the multi-cultural and diverse environment in which IPPF operates.
  • Understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding including child protection, in a local and international context.
  • Supportive of a woman’s right to choose and to have access to safe abortion services.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted in English and by application form. CVs will not be accepted.

To request for application form, please emailed to [email protected] and all the completed applications should be stating the job title in the subject header of your email and where you saw the vacancy advertised.

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Closing date: 16 February 2024

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply.


Deadline: 16 Feb 2024