Program Intern at Planned Parenthood Global – Africa Regional Office

  • Internship
  • Nairobi

Planned Parenthood Global

Program Intern at Planned Parenthood Global – Africa Regional Office

Location: Nairobi


  • Posted: 12 hours ago
  • Job level: Internship
  • Experience: Minimum 1 Year
  • Minimum Education level: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Specialism: Journalism & Communication / Public Policy / Administration / Public/Community Health
  • Closes: October 4, 2023

Vacancy Description

Planned Parenthood Global is searching for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and diligent Program Intern who is deeply committed to reproductive rights issues. As a Program Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn, participate, and support the Programs Team at the Africa Regional Office. Your role will involve providing technical and programmatic support to Planned Parenthood Global staff and partners dedicated to advancing adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Africa Region.

About Us

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people. We are also the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With over 600 health centers across the country, we serve all patients with care, compassion, respect, and without judgment. Our mission is to create equitable access to health care, and we achieve this by offering health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources. At Planned Parenthood, we are deeply passionate about helping people lead healthier lives. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates operating health centers across the U.S.

Planned Parenthood Global is the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For over 50 years, we have partnered with courageous leaders on the ground to drive progress at the forefront of the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement. Our model, locally led and globally connected, is instrumental in advocating for and ensuring access to the services that all people deserve.


As a Program Intern, you will report to the Associate Director of Service Delivery and collaborate closely with the broader programs team. Your role involves developing a work plan that aligns with our overarching strategy and focuses on key accomplishments during your 6-month internship, starting in October 2023. You will be based at our regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, with a hybrid model of 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home.


You will engage internally with Programs, Finance, Operations teams, and PP Global partners.


Overall Program Support (Approximately 30%)

  • Management, Oversight, and Support of Partner Contracts and Reports: This includes budgeting and monitoring expenditures.
  • Tracking and Reporting of Partner Program Work Plans: This involves reviewing and validating data presented in reports by implementing partners.
  • Youth Engagement: Serve as an expert resource and partner to other ARO colleagues seeking to engage youth in their programming or initiatives.
  • Research: Conduct general research and gather information to support SRHR programming.

Support for Youth Programming (Approximately 60%)

  • Youth Engagement Activities: Provide insights and support for the expansion of youth engagement activities.
  • Partner Reports: Oversee the preparation and submission of required partner reports, including responding to queries and coordinating field visits agendas.
  • Regional Cross Learning: Identify opportunities for regional cross-learning between the West and East Africa regions.
  • Brand Visibility: Work closely with the Digital and Media consultant to raise BNN’s brand visibility and impact in Africa.
  • Technical Support: 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.
  • Capacity Building: Strengthen the skills and knowledge of other PP Global ARO staff on youth engagement and mobilization.

Operations and Administration (Approximately 10%)

  • Consultants’ Deliverables: Support in the management and tracking of consultants’ deliverables and payments.
  • Logistics and Communication: Support logistics and communication in relation to events, seminars, workshops, and other joint activities with PP Global partners.
  • Other Duties: Carry out other duties as may be required from time to time, including administrative tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Degree in communications, public health, public policy, or related field – or equivalent experience. Other education credentials such as professional certificates from reputable institutions will be considered.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with young people, preferably in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Proven experience using and tracking digital communications to encourage engagement of young people in advocacy and/or accountability.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills required; budgeting skills preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation, 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.
  • Travel: Ability to travel approximately 10-15% of the time when needed.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America participates in the E-Verify program. We are an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We value diversity and inclusion, respect, and integrity, customer focus, and innovation in our dynamic work environment.

Application Guidelines

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications which include a cover letter and updated CV attached as one document together with salary expectation to with the subject title Programs Intern. The closing date is 4th October 2023. We do not charge any fee at any stage of our recruitment process. While we would like to respond to all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not charge any fees at any stage of our recruitment process.

While we would like to respond to all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please ensure your application is in English.

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

  • Tip 1: Tailor Your Application: Customize your cover letter and CV to highlight your relevant experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth engagement, and digital communication.
  • Tip 2: Showcase Your Project Management Skills: Provide specific examples of successful project management experiences, emphasizing your ability to manage budgets effectively.
  • Tip 3: Highlight Your Language Skills: If you have a good command of French, emphasize it as a valuable asset for this role.
  • Tip 4: Demonstrate Cross-Cultural Adaptability: Share instances where you’ve successfully worked in diverse cultural contexts or adapted to changes in previous roles.
  • Tip 5: Be Prepared to Travel: As the role may require travel, be ready to discuss your willingness and ability to meet this requirement during the interview.

Join us in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Your commitment to our mission matters.

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