Sr. Technical Advisor, Gender


Provide quality technical assistance to country programs on gender integration in program design, including:Train and mentor local gender advisors and partners to integrate gender strategies into their work supporting Jhpiego interventions
Conduct supportive supervision to ensure that the above has been well applied in health services, education and outreach
Facilitate knowledge exchange around best practices for regional gender advisors and focal points
Adapt and/or review trainings for health providers on issues such as respectful care, gender sensitive health service delivery, gender-based violence and engaging men in health to ensure that they align with global and Jhpiego standards and best practices
Adapt evidenced-based gender transformative community-based preventions to prevent gender-based violence and/or promote gender equality and positive health behaviors
Design gender analysis studies and/or conduct secondary analysis of data to support gender analyses
Contribute to staff orientation, trainings and technical updates to ensure staff possess excellent knowledge of state-of-the-art, evidenced based approaches to gender-based violence prevention and response, male engagement in health, and promoting gender equity and gender transformative leadership in the health workforce
Contribute to documentation and building knowledge base, as follows:Writing or reviewing donor reports
Writing case studies, technical briefs and/or peer-reviewed manuscripts on learnings and outcomes of gender-related interventions
Contributing to information briefs, blogs, or infographics, or videos that highlight Jhpiego’s gender work
Contribute to new business opportunities, serve as the technical design lead and review proposals to ensure high-quality technical approaches for gender programming are reflected.

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree in public health, social sciences, development studies or equivalent degree.
7 years of progressively responsible related technical experience in public health, maternal health services, and/or international development, preferably promoting gender equality
2+ years of senior-level experience providing technical advice on gender equality in programming
Strong analytical skills, especially for conducting gender analyses
Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferable with understanding of USAID’s approach to gender equality
Strong technical capacity and practical experience in designing and implementing gender transformative health and development programs
Proven experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender projects and programs
Experience developing strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
Ability to work in complex environments charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Experience working with civil society organizations, governments, donors, and international organizations
Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in cross-cultural teams and under tight deadlines
Strong writing skills, both for technical and program reports
Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment
A personal commitment to gender equality
Ability to travel internationally

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing and mentoring staff
Knowledge and experience of working for projects funded by international donors
Knowledge of and working within Ministry of Health systems
Experience working with community health workers and health providers
Worked and/or lived in a developing country



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About Jhpiego

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is implementing The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (GI), Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.