Gender and Adolescent Advisor at Pro-Health International

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Pro-Health International is a faith-based, non- profit organization that has provided free health care services to under-served populations in Nigeria and Africa for over 27 years.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender and Adolescent Advisor

Location: Adamawa

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Conduct an analysis of the experiences, risks and challenges for children – girls and boys, including disabled children –  in the targeted states / communities.
  • Design and conduct gender assessments at regular intervals
  • Develop a gender mainstreaming plan and keep it up-to-date annually. The plan must include activities, indicators and means of verification, deadlines and resources for each activity;
  • Collaborate with other colleagues and CBO partners to ensure gender integration throughout the implementation of the project in accordance with the USAID donor policies / strategies and gender requirements;
  • Provide technical support to CBOs in raising awareness in target communities about the sexual risksТ adolescents
  • Provide technical support in strengthening OTZ and teens club at the community level aimed at achieving the PEPFAR 90-90-90 goal
  • Facilitate technical to work sessions with adolescent PWID, young Gay men, CFSW and program for them within the continuum of care on OVC- HIV programming towards reaching 90-90-90
  • Support CBOs to identify and address the difficult issues of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and GBV through culturally acceptable and age-appropriate content and highlighting the key role parents can play in protecting their children from CSA and GBV and responding to abuse.
  • Support CSOs to establish and strengthen referral mechanism and linkages between the communities and health facilities for ASRH and gender-based violence, including implementation of clinical pathway for treatment of sexual assault survivors;
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project efforts, achievements, lessons learned and innovations within PHI and to the larger Nigerian and global community, as appropriate;
  • Facilitate capacity development for partner CBOs, community volunteers, child protection committees and other key stakeholders on gender integration and child protection;
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to CBO staff to ensure the achievement of expected results;
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance on gender-related goals and objectives and contribute content for internal and external reporting

Minimum Experience and Qualification

  • University degree (Master’s or higher) in the Social Sciences (i.e. Sociology, Psychology), Public Health, Child Health, International Development, or in an area relevant to Gender, Health, Child Protection and HIV / AIDs
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and adolescence development field.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based program / projects on gender and adolescence or any other cross cutting program, especially at country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relations both within and outside the organization
  • Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 50 % of the time.

Closing Date: 23rd January, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should attach a Cover Letter along with their esume / CV as a single document to: prohealthcareers1@gmail.com using the “Job title” as subject of the email.

Disclaimer Clause / Notice

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list, rather it is intended to be indicative of the skills, efforts, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • PHI recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Equal Opportunity Language: Pro-Health International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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