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10 October 2016

USAID SHRH Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer NGO Jobs - Intra Health International

Organisation: Intra Health International
Project Name: USAID Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Intra Health:
For over 30 years, in more than 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About USAID Intra Health SHRH Project:
The purpose of the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils, PNFP and health training institutions to effectively and efficiently plan, manage and utilize the health workforce; and strengthen systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for the people of Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer will offer timely technical leadership and assistance in the planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating of gender integration and non-discrimination activities for the Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) activity. The Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer will identify gender discrimination and promote gender equality in the public sector. The incumbent will promote gender equality and apply a rights-based approach to improving health-worker employment conditions as a priority technical strategy. This will include attention to affirmative action, family friendliness, occupational safety, and prevention of sexual harassment in human resources for health (HRH) planning processes and health workplaces. He/she will support Government of Uganda (GOU) ministries, district authorities, and private not-for-profit (PNFP) entities to implement interventions embodied in the Ministry of Health (MOH) “Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in Human Resources Management (HRM)” under each of the project’s three results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Support District Local Governments to roll out the MOH's Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in HRM
·         Carry out and support equal opportunity, non-discrimination and gender equality training for SHRH staff, central level stakeholders, as well as district and facility staff as indicated. Develop annual gender work plan and budget in consultation with other program team members, Headquarters based Gender Expert, Finance and M&E team, and monitor the implementation of gender strategies and work plans.
·         The incumbent will develop annual workplace safety work plan for occupational safety and health, in consultation with other program team members, finance and M&E team members, and monitor the implementation of gender strategies and work plans.
·         Integrate and monitor gender-related project indicators to promote and document equal opportunity gender equality in SHRH project interventions.
·         Work closely with M&E staff design and measure the effectiveness of the sexual and discriminatory harassment reporting system which will be piloted under this project.
·         Work with M&E staff and senior technical staff at the Country office (Kampala) and Chapel Hill (Headquarters) to design and carry out a gender study to be determined.
·         Coordinate program work with other partners, both within the government, with PNFP partners, other implementing agencies, and donors.
·         The jobholder will maintain up-to-date HRIS, 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 activities in the project.
·         Write reports, success stories, technical briefs and ' abstracts for presentations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the USAID Intra Heath International Project Gender and Non-Discrimination Program Officer should hold a Master’s degree in gender, health and development; or Masters in public health or social sciences; or an advanced degree in nursing
·         At least five years’ experience with a focus on equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and gender equality
·         Field experience in health programs, the health workforce, human resources management and health systems strengthening
·         Background in occupational safety a plus
·         Ability to function in a leadership capacity, independently and in team settings Experience with social science research methods a plus
·         Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
·         Previous experience as a trainer with a strong track record of implementing gender training strategies and programs.
·         Prior experience working with a range of central and local government officials and government health facilities desired.
·         Experience with U.S. Government-funded programs is desirable
·         Strong oral and written English communication skills
·         Computer literacy with standard business software (including Word, Excel and Power Point)
·         Willingness to travel within the country 25% of his/her work time.

Personal Competencies:
·         Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments. Accountability - Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
·         Service Excellence: Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
·         Effective Communication (Oral and Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; 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 Office in a constructive and collaborative manner.

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications to the Senior Administration & HR Officer including an updated CV, and photocopies of their certificates and testimonials via email to

NB: Total file size of attachments should not exceed 2MB.

Deadline: Friday, 21st October 2016

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