Gender,Youth and Social Inclusion Officer

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Company Summary

EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potentials. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Project Summary

Comprehensive Client-Centered Health Program (C3HP) HIV/TB is a USAID five years award that builds on successes and lessons from the Boresha Afya Project HIV/TB North and Central experience. Its goal is to strengthen the integration of health services especially for women and youth, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, TB, and FP services, and linkages between health facilities and the community. This award will cover geographical areas with the highest disease burden across the following regions: Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Dodoma, and Singida. EngenderHealth is the lead gender and FP/RH partner as sub-recipient to EGPAF.

Job Summary

The GYSI Officer   will be based in either of the regional project offices and report to the Senior Advisor, Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion. The GYSI Officer will support the development and implementation of GYSI  integrated strategies 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. They will provide technical assistance on a) gender, Youth, and Social inclusion including gender and social norms affecting health-seeking behaviors and interventions promoting gender positive roles, rights, and responsibilities of the target communities, b) Youth and Gender and social inclusion, including improving access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services and products for adolescent girls and boys, young women and men to address multiple risks and protective factors at key transition points in their development.

Essential Functions

  • Support in a comprehensive GYSI analysis of the project all baseline studies and assessments.
  • Support Risk Assessment study for the project area and contextualize a comprehensive do no harm framework (DNHF) for the project, based on the findings of the risk assessment and GYSI analysis.
  • Support the development and implementation of a gender and youth strategy in collaboration with Senior Gender Advisor at the region/or at the district level.
  • Contribute to all aspects of strategy and capacity-building activities on gender norms and norms around sexuality and youth for C3HP staff.
  • Implement gender and age-differentiated approaches to address social norms, GBV and contextual drivers, and capacity-building tools.
  • Support regional project staff to build the capacity of the regional and district government authorities, and local CBO/NGO partners to reach youth, engage them in SRHR education, and provide access to services.
  • Support the scale-up gender and youth-friendly services at facility and community levels.
  • Support the scale-up gender and youth-friendly services at facility and community levels, for the key and vulnerable populations.
  • Support integration of GBV prevention and response services into health facilities and community-based programming.
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of integrated gender, youth, and social inclusion activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual project work-plan, budgets, performance reports, and quarterly reports.
  • Represents the project in relevant donor meetings, working group meetings, and other fora as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements

  • Must 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 consortium 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.

Essential Soft Skills

  • Committed to EngenderHealth’s core organizational values of reflection, inclusion, integrity, respect, and transformation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other technical staff, experts, and counterparts from the public, private, and NGO sectors.
  • Ability to work under pressure and interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork skills.

Preferred Skills, Abilities, and Functions

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and function effectively as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are a must.
  • Fluency in Swahili and English language is required.
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of their time to supervise and support field activities.

Disclaimer

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a survivor of domestic violence, marital status, pregnancy status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults, and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth.  This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates, and partners; and the design and implementation of programs and activities.

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