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Senior Adviser, Service Delivery

Senior Adviser, Service Delivery     

Competitive salary in excess of £61,600 per annum plus excellent benefits
London SE1
Closing Date: 
Mon, 2014-06-16
Interview Date: 
Wed, 2014-07-16


Heading the Service Delivery team you will be the technical lead on strategies, policies and programmes that increase access to integrated, quality SRH services that address financial, geographic, cultural and other barriers faced by the poor, marginalized and under-served. A strategic leader with the ability to translate strategies into results, you ideally have an international profile and are well connected to SRHR stakeholders. There will be significant international travel.


You have a post-graduate degree in public health, health management, social science or equivalent standard of education.  A technical knowledge of SRH service delivery and health systems strengthening is essential. Expertise in one or more of health systems research; health financing; private sector engagement; quality assurance and quality improvement is highly desirable. You have significant exposure to working in clinical settings or with clinicians – obstetrics, gynaecology, midwifery – with specific focus on the provision of SRH services.  That must include significant experience working in developing countries. 


You have a strong programmatic background, including an understanding of both supply-side and demand-side barriers to access. Experience designing and managing evidence based programmes for delivery by civil society organisations in developing countries is essential. You have a comprehensive technical knowledge of SRHR issues, with an understanding of a gender and rights perspective, and sound knowledge of SRHR research.


You are an exceptional leader and strategist with a track record in team and staff management (including virtual).  You are a strong networker and can influence at national, regional and international levels. You have well established resource mobilization skills and contacts including significant experience in preparing bids and tenders for a range of donor agencies.   Strong policy and programme development, implementation and evaluation skills are essential.  You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and are fluent in spoken and written English. Spanish, French or Arabic is desirable.


Applications must be submitted in English and by application form.  CVs will not be accepted.  For further information and an application form, please download the documents below or contact Human Resources, IPPF, 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ Tel: + 44 (0)20 7939 8298 or email  Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. No agencies please.


Closing date:   Monday 16 June 2014


Interview date:  Wednesday 16 July 2014


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


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.  This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a work permit.  The granting of work permits is subject to regulation by the UK Border Agency.