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Job Title:       Gender and Adolescent Officer
Organisation: Jhpiego
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches.

About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.

Job Summary: The Gender and Adolescent Officer will work with the project manager to plan, and ensure quality and timely implementation of project activities within the project districts. The incumbent will work with other technical officers to mobilize communities for project activities. The gender and adolescent officer will in particular oversee the implementation of adolescent focused activities and ensure that gender issues are integrated into all project activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Steer the planning and implementation of gender and adolescent specific activities of the project. In particular, provide support in the formulation of project documents and templates including the project work plan and activity checklists.
·         Advise on gender and youth-related policy and implementation issues.
·         Work closely with key project personnel to ensure timely and efficient implementation of project activities.
·         Support all technical and project implementation staff to ensure that gender issues are mainstreamed in all project activities and community engagements.
·         Lead on the mobilization of adolescents to meaningfully participate in project activities.
·         Support monitoring and evaluation of project activities and assist in the preparation and formulation of periodic project progress reports on achieved milestones.
·         Identify, document and disseminate lessons learned and best practices related to gender and adolescent activities.
·         Ensure the timely submission of gender and adolescent components of the various project reports.
·         Work closely with the communications specialist to design communication collateral and materials that are gender sensitive and able to appeal to younger audiences.
·         Build and maintain good working relationship with partner agencies involved in and supporting gender and adolescent programs.
·         Actively participate in technical meetings and provide communication advisory to the project team and any other relevant activities as assigned by the project manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Jhpiego Gender and Adolescent Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in social or health sciences, public health, or related social sciences field is preferred.
·         At least three years’ experience managing and implementing gender and adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs.
·         Broad knowledge and interest in gender, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.
·         Proven skills in interpersonal, oral and written communication.
·         Foundation knowledge of the public health situation in Uganda
·         Excellent planning and project organization skills.
·         Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe Design Software or any other design software.)
·         Understanding of adolescent health programming including national and international policies and guidelines.
·         Proficiency in English and ability to speak at least one local language of the target districts
·         Experience in implementing behavior change programs targeting adolescents
·         An understanding of international and national gender mainstreaming guidelines

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to apply online by uploading an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references at the web link below.

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