TITLE: Gender Advisor
PROGRAM: The USAID Boresha Afya Project Award 2 North/Central Integrated Award
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager Programs & Partnerships
STATION: Dar es Salaam
EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. This emphasis on rights directly underpins EngenderHealth’s values and principles: choice, quality, and excellence. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth collaborates with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value for sustainable development.
The USAID Boresha Afya Project, Award 2 aims to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by supporting the provision of high-quality HIV prevention, care and treatment through increasing access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on FP, HIV/AIDS, and TB. The Boresha Afya Project Award 2 cover geographic areas with the highest disease burden across the following regions: Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Dodoma, Singida, and Tabora. EngenderHealth is the lead gender and FP/RH partner, as a sub-recipient to EGPAF.
The Gender Advisor, based in Dar es Salaam regional project offices, and reports to the Senior Manager Programs & Partnerships. The Gender Advisor , will support development and implementation of an integrated strategy focused in high HIV prevalence areas, where targeted efforts are required to shift the gender-related barriers to the health and well-being of vulnerable girls, boys, women and men. S/he will provide technical assistance on gender, including gender norms affecting health-seeking behaviors and interventions promoting gender positive roles, rights and responsibilities of the target communities.
Roles & Responsibilities:
• Lead the development and implementation of project gender action plan in collaboration with The USAID Boresha Afya staff and EngenderHealth HQ gender experts.
• Manage all aspects of the action plan and capacity building activities on gender norms and norms around sexuality for The USAID Boresha Afya staff.
• Develop and implement gender and age-differentiated approaches to address social norms, GBV and contextual drivers, and capacity building tools.
• strengthen project staff capacity to integrate gender into all planned activities with RCHMTs, CHMTs and stakeholders at community level and engage them in SRH education, and provide access to services.
• Support integration of GBV prevention and response services into health facilities and community based programming.
• Lead the monitoring and evaluation of integrated gender activities.
• Contribute to the preparation of annual project work-plan, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports.
• Represent the project in relevant donor meetings, working group meeting and other fora as assigned by the supervisor.
• M ust possess a university degree (BA, BSc) in a related, relevant field (e.g. public health, international development, social sciences, anthropology, or a related field), and a Masters degree in a relevant field.
• A minimum of seven (7+) years of experience in gender programming in the health sector, including integration of gender into the continuum of SRH services from facilities into communities.
• Must have a strong theoretical understanding and implementation of synchronized gender and male engagement interventions, GBV prevention and response
• Experience in presenting findings, results and lessons learned to a variety of audiences is desirable.
• Experience working for international agencies and USAID-funded health programs is preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness).
• Strong written and verbal communications skills in English are a must.
• Fluency in Kiswahili and spoken and written English is required.
Ability to travel approximately 30% of his/her time to supervise and support field activities.
Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit you details online by 15th January 2019.
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