Youth Engagement Manager

at Planned Parenthood
Published September 5, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions

 

Planned Parenthood Global is the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We have partnered with brave on-the-ground leaders to spark and sustain progress at the leading edge of the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our locally led and globally connected model drives advocacy and accountability to secure the services and access all people deserve.

 

Planned Parenthood Global seeks a Youth Engagement Manager to provide technical, financial, and programmatic support to Planned Parenthood Global’s staff and partners working to advance adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Africa Region.

 

PURPOSE

 

Reporting to the Regional Director, Africa Regional Office (ARO), and working in close partnership with the Associate Director of Youth Engagement, Global Program Support (GPS), the Youth Engagement Manager, ARO will manage the creation, incubation, and support of local partners’ efforts to implement the programmatic components of ARO’s youth-focused initiatives in support of PP Global's new Backing the Brave Strategy. A primary component of the youth work in ARO is in the strengthening and expansion of Billi Now Now! (BNN!), which aims to create a powerful youth movement that leverages technology and youth culture to empower young people to adopt positive steps towards embracing their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and advocate for their rights. The BNN! movement has a rallying call of: “a billion young people, in charge of their bodies, culture, and destiny.”.

 

The Youth Engagement manager will report to the Regional Director, ARO and a partner to the Associate Director of Youth Engagement, responsible for the overarching global and cross-regional youth engagement strategy.

 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Establish and grow BNN! in East Africa (Approximately 50%)

 

The Youth Engagement Manager will lead the adaptation and expansion of BNN!’s work in West Africa to select countries across East Africa. Building on research and engagement led by the Associate Director of Youth Engagement, the Youth Engagement Manager will support the implementation and expansion of Billi Now Now! across the Africa region, including:

 

Identification, engagement, and support of local partners to pilot and implement their programming

Management, oversight and support of partner contracts and reporting to PP Global, including budgeting and monitoring of expenditures

Tracking and reporting of program activities to PP Global donors, including review and validation of data presented in any reports by BNN! implementing partners

Management and oversight of a digital youth engagement and accountability strategy

Engagement with other youth movement building organizations and initiatives with similar goals

Documentation and sharing of successes and lessons learned

Support continued growth and impact of BNN! in West Africa (Approximately 10%)

 

Provide supervision, mentorship, and support to the BNN! West Africa lead

Provide guidance and support for the expansion of BNN! to new countries in West Africa

Oversee the preparation and submission of required donor reports including responding to donor queries and coordinating their field visit

Identify opportunities for regional cross learning between the West and East Africa regions

Work closely with the Digital and Media consultant to raise BNN’s brand visibility and impact in West Africa

Support and strengthen youth programming across ARO (Approximately 20%)

 

Serve as an expert resource and partner to other ARO colleagues seeking to engage youth in their programming or initiatives

Provide technical support including advice on the youth strategy, policy and program analysis and reviews to support the efforts and proposals of PP Global ARO colleagues seeking to engage youth

Strengthen the skills and knowledge of other PP Global ARO staff on youth engagement and mobilization

Participate in and support development of cross-regional youth strategies and initiatives (Approximately 10%)

 

Serve as a member of PP Global’s youth engagement community of practice led by the Associate Director of Youth Engagement, informing the development and implementation of a cross-regional PP Global youth engagement strategy

Support implementation of the Global Youth Ambassador (GYA) program in the ARO, including assessment and onboarding of host partners in the Africa region, review and selection of candidates for placement opportunities, and monitoring and evaluation of their engagement

Operations and administration (Approximately 10%)

 

Recruit and manage consultants to support expansion, assessment, or new components of ARO’s youth work

Help to plan youth-related meetings and events to advance ARO’s youth strategy

Serve as the primary liaison with BNN!’s website engagement firm supervising the development and management of the BNN! website

Other duties that advance youth programming across the ARO region

Education

 

Masters or Advanced degree in communications, public health, public policy, or other related field - or equivalent experience.

Minimum of five to seven years’ experience working with young people, preferably in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights

Proven experience using and tracking digital communications to encouraging engagement of young people in advocacy and/or accountability

Excellent written and oral communications skills

Strong project management skills required, budgeting skills preferred

Strong interpersonal, facilitation and training, team building, networking, and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Fluent in written and spoken English is mandatory; good command of French is desirable.

Flexible, cross-culturally aware and adaptable to changes

Young applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Travel

 

Ability to travel approximately 35% time.

 

How to apply

 

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications which includes a cover letter and updated CV attached as one document together with salary expectation by email with the subject title Youth Engagement Manager.

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