SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Gender, Youth & Social Inclusion Advisor will provide overall technical leadership in the areas of gender equality integration and youth programming in Education/OVC/Youth interventions. 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 promote gender equality and meet the needs of youth, especially adolescent girls. With capacity building as a guiding principle, s/he will engage closely with government and/or local NGOs on the design, management and monitoring of all field-based programs. 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.
- Plan and execute the annual Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis.
- Ensure that the results of the Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis translate into the workplan 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 ICYD staff, sub-awardees, government and partners in gender equality, GBV and youth programming related to the project’s integrated services
- Conduct and build capacity in gender analysis (e.g., project partners, district planners, etc.)
- Seek and maximize opportunities for synergy with other gender equality, GBV prevention and response and youth-friendly programming in project areas.
- 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 activities
- Identify and monitor gender-related project indicators to promote and document gender equality in ICYD project interventions.
- Maintain up-to-date statistics and gender program data in collaboration with the M&E department for the project’s gender related performance reporting.
- Document best practices and lessons learned in implementing gender equality and youth development activities in the project. Write reports, success stories, technical briefs and abstracts for presentations.
- Master’s degree in gender, health and development or master’s in public health or Social sciences.
- Five or more years work experience 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 health and education 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
- Experience interpreting qualitative and quantitative data.
- Strong background in SBCC working with community and other civil society groups in the community outreach component.
- Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
- Experience as a trainer with a strong track record of implementing training strategies and programs.
- Experience working with a range of local government officials and government health facilities desired.
- Strong oral and written English communication skills
- Computer literacy with standard business software (including Word, Excel and Power Point).
- Experience with U.S. Government-funded programs is desirable.
- Must be capable of working both in a team and independently to implement the duties described above.
- Willingness to travel within project region/country 80% of his/her work time.
- and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
- Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; 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 Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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