Deadline: 29 April, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Population Council is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Country Engagement Officer (Francophone).

The Population Council is an international nonprofit that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic support for all Francophone countries in the region
  • Support FP2030 commitment-making countries in developing and advancing their process based on the commitment toolkit, country-specific analyses, and country requests
  • Support engagement with new countries and other key country partners in the region in order to secure political commitment to FP2030, as appropriate
  • Design and execute convenings (to include virtual and in-person convenings as appropriate) of focal points and country partners
  • Identify, communicate, and oversee focused areas of support in collaboration with broader secretariat teams and external partners to advance progress in country commitments across key thematic areas (including adolescents and youth, rights, financing)
  • Contribute to country/regional sharing of best practices, lessons learnt, and available tools, resources and up-to-date information across the designated countries
  • In cooperation with focal points, support evidence-based dialogue and deepen engagement with key national governments, policymakers and country-level partners in the designated countries
  • Coordinate with relevant external partners to proactively identify opportunities for collaboration with new and emerging partners
  • Review and provide feedback on country plans and strategies as requested by the country focal points
  • Identify, develop, and amplify countries’ success stories and best practices through annual progress reports, newsletters, social media, and other channels in collaboration with country partners and with the communications team
  • Provide support to deliver on cross-cutting FP2030 priorities in the designated countries
  • Contribute to annual and quarterly work plans and budgets to provide value-added support to accelerate country progress in designated countries
  • Prepare regular work plan reviews and timely reports on progress/challenges
  • Liaise closely with the data and performance management and Track20 teams to monitor country progress towards achieving and fulfilling country commitments
  • Coordinate with the advocacy, accountability and partnerships manager and with relevant staff supporting youth engagement and partnership
  • Coordinate with the advocacy, accountability and partnerships manager and with other relevant staff across the support network to ensure that country activities are deeply grounded in a rights-based approach and reflect FP2030’s approach to advocacy and accountability
  • Contribute to strategic thinking, planning, and organisational development for the hub and across the FP2030 support network

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, International Development, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field (master’s degree is preferred)
  • Five years, minimum, of professional experience in global health, family planning, reproductive health, international development, or a related field
  • Ability to think strategically and drive project implementation
  • Project management expertise with the ability to move projects forward, from inception to completion
  • Experience working in West Africa
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder partners, including governments, donors, multilateral agencies, and civil society organisations
  • Proven record of coordinating development partners and managing effective mechanisms for monitoring and reporting at global, regional, and country levels
  • Continuous learning skills and the ability to synthesise information
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and cultural competencies
  • Excellent writing, editing, communications, and research capabilities, with advanced knowledge of and proficiency using MS Office applications (OneNote, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and French (essential)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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