Youth, Gender and Equity Technical Advisor



  • Location: Central Africa, East Africa, Northwest and Northeast Africa , Southern Africa
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Location:Central Africa, East Africa, Northwest and Northeast Africa , Southern Africa
Youth Gender equality and Social inclusion (GESI)
  • Provide leadership and strategic design and direction to ensure programmatic integrity and technical guidance to the project and local stakeholders, including in the following:
    • improving health access, equity, and quality of care, particularly for adolescent girls, youth, and women
    • implementing policies and programs for sustainable scale-up of High Impact Practices among youth and women
    • working with national stakeholders to promote FP/RH programming innovations and engagement with youth
    • expanding and strengthening quality improvement efforts for care
    • working with national stakeholders to find creative ways to engage youth in demand generation for FP/RH services
    • collaborating with project colleagues to support project management and finance/ administrative support as needed
  • Provide assistance, mentoring, and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise, including but not limited to youth, gender, and equity.
  • Develop service delivery strategies for accessing hard-to-reach populations, particularly youth and women, including the identification of opportunities to integrate FP/RH services with non-health sectors, such as agriculture, democracy, environment, economic reform, private sector enterprises
  • Work with colleagues to develop a cadre of FP/RH youth champions who will facilitate links to other community-level health programs/services
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID Bureau of Global Health, USAID missions, local implementing partners, private sector partners, and other key stakeholders to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort.
  • Manage and continually expand Jhpiego’s global network of country offices, consultants, provider organizations, and other organizational partners and USAID-focused implementing partners.
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements, and lessons learned to donors other key stakeholders and through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Administer and oversee local organizational partner assessments and capacity-strengthening action plans that are tailored to project and partner needs.
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor.
  • Mentor, supervise, and manage a team of highly qualified staff and consultants and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
  • Work with the Project Director to ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets over the course of the program activities
  • Frequent international travel to support buy-in countries (up to 50%)

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in public health or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience successfully managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities related to capacity development for government and non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience designing and leading organizational capacity development activities for donor-funded projects in the field of public health
  • Experience implementing USAID programs, ideally in more than one country.
  • Strong working familiarity with USAID regulations and policies. Understanding of USG localization policies and tools

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