National IC to Develop Family Planning (FP) Advocacy Guide and Media Toolkits, Nairobi, Kenya At UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

Closing date: Thursday, 13 April 2023

Job Identification : 9404

Locations : Nairobi, Kenya

Posting Date : 03/30/2023, 11:57 AM

Apply Before : 04/13/2023, 11:57 AM

Job Schedule : Part time

Vacancy Type : Individual Consultancy

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 2 months

Education and Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree

Other Criteria

10 years experience

Required Languages : English

Vacancy Timeline : 1 Week

Job Category : Sexual & Reproductive Health

Job Description

The Position:

The Individual Consultant will Develop and design for publication an advocacy guide and media tool kit on the role of Family Planning as a key driver of social and economic development and to guide the roll out of the Family Planning investment case.

The consultants will report directly to the Communication Specialist and work under the overall supervision of the the FP/RHCS Specialist and SRH/FP Advisor UNFPA Kenya.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

In line with ICPD25 commitments, Kenya has developed investment cases for the achievement of the three transformative results, which outline a prioritized set of investments needed to achieve the transformative results and Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Investment Case timeframe is aligned to the development cycles of the MTPs, CIDPs, Sectoral Pans, UNSDCF, and ICPD25 Commitments. The proposed advocacy tool guide will therefore be used to strengthen advocacy activities under the Family Planning investment case advocacy strategy by providing a pre-packaged and comprehensive list of recommended activities, messages, and advocacy measures that can strengthen advocacy action targeting policymakers and planners at the national and county levels.

A review of the existing advocacy and media toolkits on Family Planning in Kenya developed in 2018 shows gaps in the content that will need to be addressed in order to bring the toolkits up to date with recent developments in the Family Planning sector. The toolkits require significant updating in line with the new government policies such as the Population Policy, UNFPA 2022-25 strategic plan, ICPD25 and FP 2030 commitments, and the ongoing sustainable financing mechanism for commodity security. In addition, the toolkits require updating to reflect developments in the Family Planning 2030 agenda including the focus on rights-based family planning, the necessary shift from funding to financing, as well as building strong and sustainable partnerships in the promotion of Family Planning

Further, there exists no updated FP advocacy guide and media advocacy tool kit to guide journalists on reporting on Family Planning as a key development agenda. The advocacy toolkits will be strengthened through the inclusion of a step-by-step guide on developing advocacy strategies, key messaging, best practice examples, and an M&E component to facilitate learning and impact measurement.

Once developed, the Family Planning advocacy guide and media toolkits will guide the rolling out of the Family planning investment case and also serve as key instruments to position Family Planning as an important driver of social and economic development. When implemented by the Government, UNFPA, and partners, the toolkits will help contribute to ensuring the advocacy efforts are strategic, inclusive, and participatory, thus contributing to a high impact and effective approach to policy influencing.

You would be responsible for:

  •  Development and design for publication an advocacy guide and media tool kit on the role of Family Planning as a key driver of social and economic development and to guide the roll out of the Family Planning investment case.
  •  Develop an inception report outlining the implementation plan and road map for the execution of the assignment.
  •  Desk review of relevant documents including existing advocacy materials and toolkits, reports, policies, and other documents on Family Planning.
  •  Conduct consultation sessions/forums with stakeholders including relevant Government departments, the media, civil society and youth organizations, multilateral agencies, academic institutions, donors, and private sector partners
  •  Develop the advocacy toolkit outline
  •  Develop the media toolkit outline
  •  Generate advocacy toolkit content based on the needs identified.
  •  Generate media tool kit content with inputs from stakeholders
  •  Facilitate technical review and validation of the advocacy and media tool kits
  •  Edit, format, and design the advocacy and tool kits
  •  Submit final advocacy guide and media toolkits
  •  Qualifications and Experience:


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Health, Economics or related field , preferably with a focus on sustainable development.

Knowledge and Experience:

  •  Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in advocacy, policy review and program management
  •  Experience in development of SRH/Family Planning policy and strategy documents is a strong advantage
  •  Proficiency in written and oral communications skills in English
  •  Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with government, civil society, and development partners
  •  2-3 Samples of relevant previous work required
  •  Experiences in working with the United Nations will be an added advantage


  •  English

Required Competencies:


  •  Exemplifying integrity,
  •  Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  •  Embracing cultural diversity,
  •  Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  •  Achieving results,
  •  Being accountable,
  •  Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  •  Thinking analytically and strategically,
  •  Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,


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