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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

GENDER AND YOUTH ADVISOR Job at Amref Health Africa - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Gender and Youth Advisor

Jobs at:
Amref Health Africa

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, April 27, 2018.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

“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."

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 hubs 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”. Amref Health in Africa is seeking to hire qualified persons to fill the following positions. 

Summary of Role
The Gender and Youth Officer will provide overall technical leadership in the areas 0 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 0 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 tat lead to increased availability, quality and use of health services by youth, women and girls.

Specific 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) activities.
  • 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 earth sewages
  • Seek and maximize opportunities for synergy with other gender equality, GBV prevention and response and youth-friendly programming in project areas.
  • Support 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, Experience and Skills
  • Master's degree in Gender, Health and Development or Masters in Public Health or Social Sciences.
  • 8+ years’ 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 in FP/RH and other health programs
  • Field experience in health programs
  • At least 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.

Job application procedure
Please send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda through jobs.  
Emails should not exceed 2MB. The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, April 27, 2018. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.