USAID IntraHealth International NGO Jobs – Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer

IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Strengthening
Human Resources For Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About IntraHealth:
For over 30 years, in more than
100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better
serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care
challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health
systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration
with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector
organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and
contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers
to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies,
information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve
with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
About USAID SHRH Project:
The purpose of the
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the
capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils,
private not for profit and health training institutions to effectively and
efficiently plan, manage and utilize the health workforce, and strengthen
systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for
the people of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Gender
and Non-Discrimination Program Officer will offer technical leadership and
assistance in the planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring and
evaluating of gender integration and non-discrimination activities for the
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) activity. The Gender and
Non-Discrimination Program Officer will identify gender discrimination and
promote gender equality in the public sector. He/she will also promote gender
equality and apply a rights-based approach to improving health- worker
employment conditions as a priority technical strategy. This will include
attention to affirmative action, family friendliness, occupational safety, and
prevention of sexual harassment in human resources for health (HRH) planning
processes and health workplaces. He/she will support Government of Uganda (GOU)
ministries, district authorities, and private not-for-profit (PNFP) entities to
implement interventions embodied in the Ministry of Health (MOH) “Guidelines
for Gender Mainstreaming in Human Resources Management (HRM)” under each of the
projects three results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically
    support District Local Governments to roll out the MOHs “Guidelines for
    Gender Mainstreaming in HRM”
  • Conduct
    and support equal opportunity, non-discrimination and gender equality
    training for SHRH staff, central level stakeholders, as well as district
    and facility staff as indicated.
  • Develop
    annual gender work plan and budget in consultation with other program team
    members, Chapel-Hill based gender expert, finance and M&E team, and
    monitor the implementation of gender strategies and work plans.
  • Ensure
    the development of the annual workplace safety work plan for occupational
    safety and health, in consultation with other program team members,
    finance and M&E team members, and monitor the implementation of gender
    strategies and work plans.
  • Responsible
    for integrating and monitoring gender- related project indicators to
    promote and document equal opportunity gender equality in SHRH project
  • With
    M&E staff design and measure the effectiveness of the sexual and
    discriminatory harassment reporting system which will be piloted under
    this project
  • Work
    in liaison with M&E staff and senior technical staff in Kampala and
    Chapel Hill to design and carry out a gender study to be determined.
  • Actively
    coordinate program work with other partners, both within the government,
    with PNFP partners, other implementing agencies, and donors.
  • Maintain
    up-to-date HRIS, statistics and gender program data in collaboration with
    the M&E department for the projects gender related performance reporting.
  • Document
    best practices and lessons learned in implementing gender equality
    activities in the project
  • Write
    reports, success stories, technical briefs and abstracts for
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID Project Gender and Non-Discrimination
    Program Officer career opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in
    gender, health and development; or Masters in public health or social
    sciences; or an advanced degree in nursing
  • A
    minimum of five years work experience with a focus on equal opportunity,
    nondiscrimination and gender equality
  • Past
    field experience in health programs, the health workforce, human resources
    management and health systems strengthening
  • Strong
    background in occupational safety a plus
  • Possess
    the ability to function in a leadership capacity, independently and in
  • Past
    exposure and experience with social science research methods a plus
  • Conceptual
    thinker with excellent organizational skills, time management skills and
    attention to detail
  • Past
    experience as a trainer with a strong track record of implementing gender
    training strategies and programs.
  • Prior
    experience working with a range of central and local government officials
    and government health facilities desired.
  • Significant
    experience with U.S. Government- funded programs is desirable
  • Strong
    oral and written English communication skills
  • Computer
    literacy with standard business software (including Word, Excel and Power
  • Willingness
    to travel within the country 25% of his/her work time.
Personal Competencies:
Innovation – Develops new, better or significantly
different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement
of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global
Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for all
work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through
on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on
meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealths success. Exercises
ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of
others in all activities.
Service Excellence – Knowledge of and ability to put into action
customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or
external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and
expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
Effective Communication (Oral
and Written)
– Understands
effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively
transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language’ appropriate
to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and
needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent
with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments;
adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
Relationships –
Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact
within and across Divisions, Departments/ Country Offices in a constructive and
collaborative manner.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the USAID IntraHealth International SHRH
Project should send their applications to the HR & Administration Officer
via email to:
The completer applications
should include an updated CV and photocopies of their certificates and
Total file size of attachments should not exceed 2MB. Only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 12th December 2014.

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