Gender and Youth Advisor NGO Job Careers – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          Gender
and Youth Advisor
Organisation: AMREF
Health Africa
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
AMREF Health Africa is an
international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters
are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania
and Uganda, and two regional nubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South
Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through African communities,
health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that
prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa
is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and
empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
About USAID RHITES-N Lango Project:
The USAID-funded Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project implemented by John
Snow, Inc. and partners including Amref Health Africa, Africa CUAMM, Another
Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Job Summary: The Gender
and Youth Advisor will provide overall technical leadership in the areas of
gender equality integration and youth programming in RHITES N Lango program.
S/he will collaborate with other members of the project team to plan and implement
the annual Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis and ensure that the
results inform the annual work plan. Collaboratively s/he will introduce gender-transformative
activities and/or scale up of evidence-based interventions to promote gender equality
and meet the needs of youth, especially adolescent girls. The Gender and Youth
Program Advisor will assess program, technical and training needs, lead youth
and gender analysis, review and adapt training materials, provide training, and
document/disseminate and contribute to evaluation and scaling up promising
practices in facility and community settings that lead to increased
availability, quality and use of health services by youth, women and girls.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan
    and execute the annual Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis.
  • Translate
    the results of the Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis into the
    work plan and quarterly into the collaborative learning and adapting (CLA)
  • Actively
    contribute to the design assessments and evaluations related to gender
    equality, GBV and youth development
  • Plan
    and implement capacity-building activities in GBV/gender equality in
    collaboration with partner organizations,
  • Build
    capacity of RHITES-N-Lango staff, sub-awardee partners, government and NGO
    partners in gender equality, GBV and youth programming related to the
    project’s health services
  • Seek
    and maximize opportunities for synergy with other gender equality, GBV
    prevention and response and youth-friendly programming in project areas.
  • Provide
    support in the design and implementation of the male involvement strategy
    for the RHITES-N Lango program
  • Work
    with the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project to
    implement the MOH “Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in HRM” for
    workforce improvements
  • Develop
    annual gender and youth work plans and budgets in consultation with other
    program team members, finance and M&E team, and monitor the
    implementation of these work plans and budget.
  • Plan
    and coordinate gender equality and youth activism (e.g., International
    Women’s Day (March) event and a coordinated 16 Days of Activism Against
    GBV (November/December)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the AMREF Gender and Youth Advisor job placement
    should preferably hold a Master’s degree in gender, health and development
    or Masters in public health or Social sciences.
  • Eight
    years of work experience including three or more years conducting gender
    analysis and integration, GBV prevention and response, engaging men and
    boys in health programs, and promoting women’s and girls’ empowerment
  • Demonstrated
    familiarity with standard gender analysis and integration tools and methodologies,
    and knowledge of evidence-based interventions to promote gender-equality
  • FP/RH
    and other health programs
  • Field
    experience in health programs
  • Two
    years’ experience providing technical advice and capacity building in
    programs targeting adolescent girls and youth and experience in adolescent
    friendly service delivery, youth development programming and coaching
  • Strong
    background in SBCC working with community and other civil society groups
    in the community outreach component.
  • Experience
    with U.S. Government-funded programs is desirable.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged
to send an updated CV including three professional referees and cover letter
addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda via
Email to: Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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