Fresher Jobs – Menstrual Health Education Programme Developer at Irise

Organisation: Irise
Duty Station:  Jinja, Uganda
About US:
Irise is a fast growing
organisation dedicated to addressing inadequate Menstrual Hygiene Management
(MHM), an issue identified by marginalised women and girls as a driver of
gender inequality and disempowerment through an insidious impact on their
ability to engage in education and make good decisions about their reproductive
health. We found that 74% of girls in rural Uganda believe that period pain is
a sign of illness and 43% believe it is harmful to run or dance during their
period. Irise launches a Menstrual Hygiene Toolkit which includes an updated
Menstrual Health Education Resource. To date it has been shared with over 30
organisations and used in Nepal and Bolivia.
Job Summary:  The Menstrual Health Education Programme
Developer will actively contribute to work on a neglected women’s rights issue
and to the growth of a small organisation. The individual will build on the
existing work and experience of Irise International to develop a train the
trainer course and other creative resources to support the delivery of
menstrual health education in East Africa. The materials will be developed and
piloted through our programme in Jinja and then promoted more widely so that
other organisations can integrate them into their work.  The individual will support in the
establishment of a train the trainer programme and work in close collaboration
with the our social enterprise Irise Uganda Ltd to ensure that communities
receiving Easy Pads (reusable pads) are also able to access the information
they need. They will work closely with the Menstrual Health Education Trainer
based in our Jinja office as well as training and supporting other trainers and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing materials for a Train the Trainers course
  • Responsible
    for developing the content for other supplementary resources (e.g:
    resources for girls groups, men and boys and mother and daughter sessions
    in schools, interactive online resources and posters.)
  • Working
    closely with a graphic designer to develop colourful and creative
  • Writing
    funding applications to support the running and expansion of the programme
  • Manage
    and train the Jinja office based MHE Trainer to help and support this work
    and encourage them to take increasing levels of responsibility for the
  • Deliver
    training and workshops to other organisations in collaboration with the
    MHE Trainer and the social enterprise
  • Mentor,
    train and support regional trainers to deliver MHE training to
    organisations in their areas
  • Work
    closely with the Business and Sales Manager of Irise Uganda Ltd to ensure
    the education and product provision complement one another
  • Ensure
    relevant Monitoring and Evaluation data is collected by the team and from
    other organisations engaged in training.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must be a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant
    subject area
  • Past
    exposure and experience of developing and delivering health education in
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of teaching and training
  • Past
    experience developing teaching or training resources
  • Experience
    of mentoring and training more junior staff
  • Prior
    experience of living and working in East Africa is desired
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of women’s health in the context of public health
    is also desired
  • Prior
    experience of training adults in East Africa is an added advantage
  • Experience
    of the primary/secondary school setting in East Africa is also desired
  • Prior
    experience of writing funding applications
  • Prior
    monitoring and evaluation experience is desired
  • Previous
    work on Menstrual Hygiene Management is an added advantage
  • £500/month
    maintenance grant
  • Free
    accommodation in Jinja, Uganda (a room in a shared, furnished flat with
    cooking facilities, hot water and a fridge)
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters
explaining their idealness for the role to: with ‘MHHE
Programme Developer’ as the subject of the email.
Deadline: 3rd August 2015
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