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Senior Gender, Adolescent and Youth Specialist Job at FHI 360 - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Gender, Adolescent and Youth Specialist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Ngo , Category: Management ]

Jobs at: FHI 360

Deadline of this Job:
13th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our professional staff include experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied Science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today's diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions for an anticipated USAID Uganda Voluntary Family Planning for Improved Health and Development Activity. The main result for this activity will be to increase adoption of healthy Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) behaviors which will contribute to long term demographic shifts and thus accelerate Uganda's progress towards its overall development goals. Key intermediate results will include improving leadership and coordination to support FP/RH programs, addressing deep rooted social and cultural practices that negatively impact adoption of FP/RH behaviors, and strengthening provision of comprehensive FP services.
The Senior Gender, Adolescent and Youth Specialist will ensure that all aspects of the project are gender-sensitive and genderresponsive and adhere to the principle of "do no harm". The Advisor will support the design and implementation of project activities that address the unique challenges and social norms that women, men, adolescents, and youth face. The duration of the project is five years and the position will be based in Kampala. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate .

Key responsibilities:
• Provide technical leadership and support in the integration of gender, adolescent and youth concerns across the Voluntary FP activity lead social norms and gender analyses, engaging communities as well as donor and government stakeholders
• Develop gender and inclusion strategy for women, adolescents and youth that addresses cultural, social and political contextual factors that limit access to family planning services Provide gender integration guidance and support to project technical teams with implementing innovative and impactful interventions to transform negative social norms and increase access to quality family planning services
• Support project stakeholders to identify/ develop operational and technical strategies for gender and inclusion.
• Conduct desk- and field-based research, data collection, and analysis.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Minimum Requirements
• Master's Degree and minimum of 4 years of experience or PhD and minimum of 2 years of experience in public health, social sciences, or a related field Demonstrated technical expertise/experience in gender analysis, gender integration, and gender-based violence.
• Experience in programming for adolescent and youth will be an asset.
• Technical experience in health and understanding of local health system, policies, and services in Uganda, strongly preferred.
• Experience in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis. Significant experience in designing and facilitating interactive meetings and workshops preferred.
• Experience collaborating with government ministries and officials, NGOs and donors, evaluators, and community-based institutions, preferably in Uganda.
• Familiarity with USAID gender equalityrelated policies and gender integration requirements. Experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred.
• Proven track record of successful teamwork, good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: 2-4 years

Job application procedure
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