TITLE: Gender Officer
PROGRAM: The USAID Boresha Afya Project Award 2 North/Central Integrated Award
REPORTS TO: Gender Advisor
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 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. 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 Officer will be based in Tabora; will also provide support to Dodoma and Singida regions offices and reports to the Gender Advisor. The Gender Program Officer 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 individuals. S/he will provide technical assistance on a) gender, including gender norms affecting health-seeking behaviors and interventions promoting gender positive roles, rights and responsibilities of the target communities, and b) youth and gender, including improving access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services for adolescent girls and boys and young women and men to address multiple risk and protective factors at key transition points in their development.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support development and implementation of gender action plan in collaboration with Gender Advisor and Boresha Afya staff at the region and/or district level.
• Contribute to all aspects of action plan and capacity building activities on gender norms and norms around sexuality and youth for Boresha Afya staff.
• Implement gender and age-differentiated approaches to address social norms, GBV and contextual drivers, and capacity building tools.
• Support strengthening of 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.
• Contribute to 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. gender studies, public health, international development, social sciences, anthropology, or a related field).
• A minimum of three (3+) 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, and working with youth on SRHR are essential.
• 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 9th November 2018.
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