14 June 2017

Gender Officer United States USAID RHITES-EC Project Careers - University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:         Gender Officer
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.

Job Summary: The Gender Officer will offer support in the implementation and integration of gender and GBV in health service delivery at targeted health facilities ensure the integration of gender considerations and provide support for activities that address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer support in the integration of a gender perspective to the RHITES EC Project work to ensure that gender is mainstreamed and strengthened in all program intervention areas;
  • Work closely with other members of the project team to plan and implement the recommendations of the Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis and ensure that the results inform the annual work plan;
  • Build capacity in gender responsive programming and create awareness on gender and GBV of project staff, partners, government and NGO partners in gender equality, GBV related to the project’s health service delivery;
  • Offer technical guidance to ensure the design of gender-sensitive approaches and complete integration of gender in all aspects of HIV service delivery programming, ensuring equity in uptake and retention in services;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual gender work plans and budgets in consultation with the gender and youth advisor and other program team members, finance and M&E team, and monitor the implementation of these work plans and budget;
  • Ensure the integration of gender considerations and provide support for activities that address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) issues at RHITES EC supported sites;
  • Identify, document and share best practices, lessons learnt and success stories;
  • Support accurate documentation and data tracking tools for gender and SGBV responses at the RHITES EC supported facilities;
  • Maintain up-to-date statistics and gender program data in collaboration with the M&E department for the project’s gender related performance reporting;
  • Provide support in the preparation and dissemination of information related to gender issues that are relevant to adolescents, youth and women and men’s health;
  • Prepare activity, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per project, MOH and USAID guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Gender Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender and/or Women’s Studies or any other relevant field;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience including three or more years working on issues related to conducting gender analysis and integration, gender based violence prevention, engaging men and women on gender related issues, and promoting gender equality in FP/SRH and other health setting programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence-based interventions to promote gender equality in FP/RH and other health programs;
  • Field experience in health programs;
  • Previous experience in providing technical advice and capacity building in programs targeting adolescent girls and youth experiencing GBV;
  • Experience and knowledge in planning, design, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality in health programs; ·
  • Previous exposure and experience in designing, implementing, and overseeing gender programming that addresses HIV uptake and retention.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 16th June 2017 by 12:00pm

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