Application Deadline: 15 Oct 2016
Technical Advisor- Gender and Men as Patners (Map) Position Description:
Title: Technical Advisor- Gender and Men as Partners (MAP)
Title: Technical Advisor- Gender and Men as Partners (MAP)
Location: Gender MAP / Togo or Tanzania
Reports To: Senior Technical Advisor – Gender MAP
EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.
The Technical Advisor will provide technical and programmatic guidance to country-based program efforts and contributes to global activities of the Gender / Men as Partners Team. The Technical Advisor will coordinate, assess, develop, deliver and evaluate a variety of activities including assessments, training, customized technical assistance, project and work plan development, and desk reviews for EngenderHealth field office staff. The Technical Advisor will work closely with team members to identify and pursue strategic funding opportunities to support EngenderHealth’s work. He/she also works closely with members of the EngenderHealth global programs to better integrate issues of gender into existing project activities.
This position can be located in West Africa (Togo) or East Africa (Tanzania).
Technical Assistance/ Capacity Building
• Provides technical assistance and oversight for EngenderHealth’s gender programming with women and girls and men and boys.
• Proactively conducts outreach with EngenderHealth field office staff for capacity building needs around gender
• Collaboratively develops responsive, realistic and high quality plans to build the capacity of EH field staff and constituents on gender and gender transformative programming.
• Develop, conducts, and analyzes formative assessment activities to collaboratively determine need for capacity building and/or program planning services. Formative assessment activities may include interviews, surveys, focus groups, literature reviews and/or observations.
• Uses evidence-based approaches (e.g., logic models, assessment, research, health behavior and education theory, and evaluation) to develop high quality programs/interventions and skills-based training curricula.
• Develops measurable and realistic learning objectives that address changes in learners’ (e.g., staff, partners, health system officials, etc.) knowledge, attitudes and skills for all capacity building activities and programs/interventions.
• Works with field staff or Gender Team to develop new training curricula and/or adapt existing training curricula to meet the learning needs of different groups.
• Reviews and provides input on training curricula, project documents, concept notes, monitoring and evaluation plans and abstracts or publications as requested by field office staff.
• Delivers training workshops for field staff, project partners and other audiences in an engaging manner for a variety of audiences – independently or with co-facilitators
• Maintains expertise in gender transformative programming, gender-synchronized programming, gender-based violence, women’s rights and empowerment, and male engagement especially in relationship to sexual and reproductive health. This includes staying up-to-date in epidemiological, behavioral and programmatic research.
• Monitors project budget and communicate with Team Lead about budget concerns.
• Works with a Project Assistant to coordinate logistical arrangements including materials production, travel arrangements, processing of expenses, processing of contracts, and hiring of consultants, etc.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
• Translates research into resources and tools that are useful and appropriate to the countries and programs where EngenderHealth works.
• Supports monitoring and evaluation tasks on all programming and capacity building activities.
Contribution to Strategic Functions
• Edits and contributes to writing of project progress reports and grant re-applications
• Co-develops articles for publication and abstracts for presentation.
• Operates effectively in team environment and identifies opportunities for collaboration across project teams.
• Communicates effectively with field staff, gender team and across different project teams.
• Contributes to fund raising for gender programming or research
• Contributes to grant proposal development, editing and writing.
• Contributes to improving office and/or project procedures with practical ideas.
• Supervises work of interns or international consultants
• Assists in recruitment of staff who will work on gender including with job descriptions of potential consultants/new hires and interviews when necessary.
• Negotiates and liaises with in country USAID when necessary
• Represents Engender Health effectively in technical panels, committees, etc. increasing credibility and reputation of the organization
• Leverages external partnerships where appropriate to further Engender Health technical capacities and priorities
Other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience & Certifications:
• Master’s degree in public health, gender/women’s studies, social work, sociology, education or related field.
• International experience, working in/with developing countries is preferred.
• Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in developing and delivering training and technical assistance activities especially around gender and health.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of successful experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender transformative programing.
• Experience with gender synchronized approaches to gender programming.
• Experience facilitating gender trainings and workshops.
• Experience developing and adapting gender training manuals/curricula.
• Experience with research and/or evaluation desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and adapt to local culture and resources.
• Expertise in the areas of gender, masculinities and femininities, GBV prevention, women’s rights, male engagement, and gender transformative programming.
• Strong knowledge of STI and HIV and AIDS prevention, family planning, sexual and reproductive health, science-based prevention programs and learning theory.
• Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness), communication and writing skills.
• Ability to balance completion of designated projects, both short and long term, with the execution of routine duties.
• Ability to meet short deadlines and willingness to work additional hours during deadline periods.
• Demonstrates computer competence including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• Ability to travel up to 60% of the time.
• Written and oral English fluency required
• Written and oral French fluency highly preferred
• Must be comfortable and respectful of Engender Health’s programming that promotes women’s rights, gender equality, sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.
Engender Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.
Engender Health complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination 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.