Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI) Officer US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100
countries and it 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.
Job Summary:  The Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion
Officer will provide technical support to cluster teams to ensure integration
of Gender, Youth and Social inclusion programming in Family planning,
Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health, HIV, TB, Malaria,
WASH and Nutrition interventions. With guidance from the Technical Advisor,
s/he will implement gender-transformative activities and/or scale up
evidence-based interventions that promote gender equality and meet the health
needs of youth, including adolescent girls and young women. The GYSI Officer
will assess and identify technical and training needs in the community and work
with the Technical Advisor to design an appropriate capacity building
intervention. S/he will lead the implementation of Gender, youth and social
inclusion activities in the district/community, provide periodic report to the
Technical Advisor and the cluster lead and document promising practices which
can be replicated in other settings to increase availability, quality and use
of health services by women and men and boys and girls.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in the development of the annual Gender, Youth
    and Social Inclusion work plans and budgets and provide field oversight in
    the implementation of these work plans.
  • Under the guidance of the GYSI Technical Advisor, identify program
    capacity gaps among staff, sub-awardee partners, government and NGO
    partners and plan for appropriate capacity building
  • Strengthen stakeholder response to SGBV at the district, health
    facility and community through training and mentorship to ensure
    interventions to prevent, identify, refer and manage SGBV at different
    levels are streamlined.
  • Spearhead the integration of Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion in
    Family Health (MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, Malaria and Child survival) and HIV
    through training, mentorship and coaching.
  • Seek and maximize opportunities for synergy with other Gender
    equality, GBV prevention and response and youth-responsive programming in
    the districts of operation.
  • Work with the MEL department to monitor gender-related project
    indicators; maintain up-to-date statistics and gender program data for the
    project’s gender related performance reporting; including strengthening
    documentation and reporting of GBV cases on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with SBCC team to adopt appropriate messages and
    strategies to enhance male engagement and youth participation in
    preventing violence against women and girls, and health service delivery.
  • Document best practices and lessons learned in implementing gender
    equality and youth development activities in the project and share for
    inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion (GYSI)
    Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Gender, Public
    Health, Social sciences or Development Studies.
  • At least four years of work experience including experience in
    conducting gender analysis and integration, GBV prevention and response,
    engaging men and boys in health programs, and promoting women’s and girls’
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and knowledge of evidence-based
    interventions to promote gender-equality in MNCH/ FP/RH/HIV and other
    health programs.
  • Field experience in implementing robust health programs, preferably
    implementing USAID-supported projects, and working with local government,
    grassroots organizations and community.
  • Experience providing technical support and capacity building in
    programs targeting adolescent girls and youth and implementing adolescent
    and youth-responsive service delivery.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the Activity areas of
    operation will be an added advantage.
  • Must be capable of working both in a team and independently to
    implement the duties described above.
  • Ability to work under pressure and take on assignments as and when
    required with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to support in any of the 25 districts under
    USAID-RHITES-E, with frequent travel to other districts and communities to
    support implementation of activities.
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational and time management
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong community engagement skills
  • Computer literacy with standard business software (including Word,
    Excel and Power Point).
  • Accountability –
    Holds self accountable for all work activities and personal actions and
    decisions; follows through on commitments and 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 – 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 departments in a constructive and collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join IntraHealth International in the aforementioned capacity should
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th March 2019
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