Program Coordinator, Gender and Health East Africa Ministry Teams (EAMT) NGO Jobs – World Renew

Organisation: World Renew
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: East Africa
Ministry Team Leader
About US:
World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend
Christ’s compassion and live together in hope as God’s community. World Renew
serves as the development, disaster response, and justice arm of the Christian
Reformed Church in North America. The aspects of World Renew’s work are
three-fold: Community Development, Disaster Response & Rehabilitation Advocacy.
Job Summary: The Program
Coordinator, Gender and Health East Africa Ministry Teams (EAMT) will support
the design and implementation of regional and country community health and
gender programs in East Africa. The incumbent will render technical assistance,
strategic direction, grant and proposal writing and coaching support to the
ministry team by integrating health and gender into holistic community programs
with partner organizations throughout the regions. Program areas include HIV
and AIDS, Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), nutrition, Water and
Sanitation Health, community-based health care and gender justice.
Key Duties and
  • Strengthen EAMT region’s response to
    community health programming in East Africa by providing technical advice,
    coaching, and training to the staff of partner organizations such that
    World Renew’s response will:
    • Improve quality of health
      programming to ensure alignment with accepted best practices in the field
      of global public health, as well as national health policy and
    • Utilize a Christian
      transformational educational approach
    • Be culturally sensitive while
      challenging communities to address unhealthy cultural practices within
      each context
    • Be economically sustainable
      by local communities to the greatest degree possible
    • Strengthen the ability of
      local churches, World Renew partner organizations and local community
      development organizations to address current health issues including the
      development of their organizational capacity (OCI) and community capacity
    • Encourage good project
      management, proposal / grant writing, monitoring, evaluation and
      reporting to assure the best possible decision making by communities,
      churches, partner organizations, and World Renew
    • Scaling up of the regional
      health strategy and the broader primary and community-based health care
      approach in programming.
    • The jobholder will represent
      EAMT/ at health program cluster meetings, technical working group
      meetings, Ministry of Health meetings, and other relevant forums for
      providing support to staff and partners
  • Provide expertise, experience and guidance
    to staff and partners agencies in the region to ensure the best practices
    in gender analysis and gender- sensitive program approaches are used.
    • Guiding staff and partners on
      gender analysis and program design in the planning stages of the project
    • Improve quality of gender
      programming by providing training, resources, and technical advice.
    • Tasked with promoting
      in-depth behavior change especially in addressing worldviews, values and
      cultural practices that affect gender justice and health- related issues
    • Actively participate in the
      World Renew gender working group activities and meetings
    • Represent EAMT/ at gender
      program cluster meetings, technical working group meetings, Ministry of
      Gender meetings, and other relevant forums for providing support to staff
      and partners
  • Prepare annual work plans with outcomes
    and impacts based on priorities of this position and World Renew’s
    regional and overall strategies. This will be done in consultation with
    the EAMT team leader and Country Consultants and DELTA team members as
  • Assist to identify high value and high
    potential fundraising and mobilization opportunities for health and gender
    programs working in close collaboration with country teams, to ensure that
    new funding proposals are in accordance with country and global strategies
    and policies as well as donor requirements.
  • Evaluate and monitor progress of gender
    and health- related programs including indicators of success in
    collaboration with field staff and the development team
  • Team Duties:
    • Actively participate in
      ministry team meetings to help the team develop its strategy and policies
      and to represent ministry team decisions and strategies in consultation
      relationships with other international and local partner organizations
    • Significantly contribute to
      the refinement and growth of the MT strategy, encouraging alignment with
      the agency’s long range plan
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Program Coordinator, Gender and Health
    East Africa Ministry Teams (EAMT) must hold a Master’s in Public Health
    (MPH) with a gender bias (or a related field) preferred
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    community health development or organizational consultation experience
  • Previous exposure and experience with
    integrated community-based health development programs and cross-cultural
  • Experience with training, coaching and
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to
    work within the cultural context in East Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to implement, improve
    and integrate sustainable community development programs through
    consultation, coaching and training
  • Proven ability to work professionally with
    community processes and linking agricultural, nutrition, health
    livelihood, WASH and gender issues
  • Competency in the use of internet/email
    and can produce documents (including spreadsheets), power point
    presentations, knowledge in Statistical Packages for Social Sciences
    (SPSS) is an asset
  • Excellent English verbal and written
    skills necessary for communicating well with stakeholders (donors,
    partners, staff, constituents, and research institutions) and writing
    grant proposal.
  • Be a mature Christian commitment and
    ability to work respectfully with various church denominations
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn
    Swahili is an asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their application via
E-mail to: with
“Program Coordinator, Gender and Health” as the subject line and a cover letter
and updated CV/ resume explaining your motivation and qualifications
Deadline: 31st March

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