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Technical Advisor, Gender and Adolescent Health

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, nutrition, economic development, gender, youth, education, environment, civil society, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health

Project Description:

FHI 360 seeks Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health to join province-based teams delivering high-quality technical assistance to the Government of Zambia to improve the quality, responsiveness and efficiency of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) services. USAID Zambia supports the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the Ministry of Health to improve the health of mothers and children through strengthened capacity to engage the communities for health, to deliver quality services, and to strengthen systems at national and subnational levels. The successful candidates will provide technical assistance to the government-led RMNCAH&N Continuum of Care Program at provincial, district and health facility levels, in collaboration with the project team, to improve the implementation of high impact RMNCAH&N interventions. FHI 360 seeks Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health to be based in Mansa, Luapula with travel to other priority provinces – Muchinga, Southern and Eastern – and Lusaka.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Technical Advisor for Gender and Adolescent Health will work closely with the program team, under the leadership of the Deputy Chief of Party-Technical to execute the following responsibilities:

  • Design and oversee a Gender Analysis, and ensure recommendations are integrated into relevant project and technical assistance activities.
  • Lead the technical direction of the project related to evidence-based gender and adolescent programming for facility and community-level interventions, based on local and global best practices
  • Provide strategic leadership on gender and adolescent health policy and programming in ways that are sensitive and beneficial to the target populations and in harmony with existing gender and adolescent health coordination mechanisms.
  • Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, and monitoring and evaluation through active collaboration with project teams and the GRZ.
  • Oversee the selection of appropriate gender and adolescent health technical assistance to meet national, provincial, and district needs.
  • Participate and provide strategic inputs into gender and adolescent health technical working group meetings at the all levels (national, provincial, and district levels).
  • Provide guidance and technical support in alignment with Government of Zambia gender and adolescent health policies and strategies, including USAID policy priorities.
  • Lead the development and refinement of gender and adolescent health trainings, tools, guidelines, and standards to support GRZ interventions.
  • Contribute to the learning agenda by identifying information gaps in gender and adolescent health that could include secondary data analysis, literature reviewing, and field testing of new approaches.
  • Build the gender and adolescent health technical capacity of provincial and district staff through technical updates, training, exchange visits, literature sharing, and mentor-ship.
  • Actively engage in networks and forums to support GRZ gender and adolescent health priorities and promote involvement of multiple government sectors, donors, and the private sector in nutrition-related initiatives.
  • Maintain diplomatic and high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications internally and with partners in the field.
  • Ensure technical quality of activity monitoring and reporting and presentation of project activities related to gender and adolescent health
  • Document, communicate and publish results and lessons learned to inform improvements in national policies and local systems
  • Contribute to the development of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, gender studies, community development, or other relevant field
  • Minimum of ten years’ relevant professional experience managing and implementing development activities including those related to gender integration and inclusion and/or working to improve the health of adolescents
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, motivate and collaborate with others
  • Experience with gender analysis highly desired
  • This job description summaries 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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