USAID SHRH Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer NGO Jobs – Intra Health International

Organisation: Intra Health
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Intra Health:
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 Intra Health SHRH
The purpose of the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH)
project is to strengthen the capacities of central ministries, districts,
health professional councils, PNFP 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 timely 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. The incumbent will 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 project’s three results.
Key Duties and
Support District Local Governments to roll out
the MOH’s Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in HRM
Carry out 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, Headquarters based Gender Expert, Finance and M&E team, and
monitor the implementation of gender strategies and work plans.
The incumbent will develop 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.
Integrate and monitor gender-related project
indicators to promote and document equal opportunity gender equality in SHRH
project interventions.
Work closely 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 with M&E staff and senior technical
staff at the Country office (Kampala) and Chapel Hill (Headquarters) to design
and carry out a gender study to be determined.
Coordinate program work with other partners,
both within the government, with PNFP partners, other implementing agencies,
and donors.
The jobholder will maintain up-to-date HRIS,
statistics and gender ^ program data in collaboration with the M&E
department for the project’s 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 presentations.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID Intra Heath
International Project Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer 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
At least five years’ experience with a focus on
equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and gender equality
Field experience in health programs, the health
workforce, human resources management and health systems strengthening
Background in occupational safety a plus
Ability to function in a leadership capacity,
independently and in team settings Experience with social science research
methods a plus
Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational
skills, time management skills and attention to detail
Previous 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.
Experience with U.S. Government-funded programs
is desirable
Strong oral and written English communication
Computer literacy with standard business
software (including Word, Excel and Power Point)
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 commitments.
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 IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices,
respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all
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. Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the
ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions,
Departments/Country Office in a constructive and collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications to
the Senior Administration & HR Officer including an updated CV, and
photocopies of their certificates and testimonials via email to
NB: Total file size of
attachments should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: Friday, 21st
October 2016
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