Organization: World Renew
Country: Malawi, Zambia
Closing date: 21 Jun 2017
To support the design and implementation of community health and gender dimensions of holistic community programs in Southern Africa. Provide technical assistance, strategic direction, grant and proposal writing and coaching support to the ministry team and its partner organizations. Program areas include HIV and AIDS, Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), nutrition, WASH, community-based health care, and gender justice.
I. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
a. Align with accepted best practices in the field of global public health, as well as national health policy and strategies.
b. Utilize a Christian transformational educational approach
c. Be culturally sensitive while challenging communities to address unhealthy cultural practices within each context
d. Be economically sustained by local communities to the greatest degree possible
e. Strengthen the ability of local churches, World Renew partner organizations and local community development organizations to address current health issues.
f. Encourage good project management, proposal / grant writing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting to assure the best possible decision making by communities, churches, partner organizations, and World Renew
a. Use best practices in gender analysis and gender-sensitive program approaches throughout the project cycle
b. Promote in-depth behavior change especially by addressing worldview, values, cultural practices, and gender specific roles in the region that affect gender justice and health-related issues
a. Networking and building collaboration with other relevant government agencies, NGOs, private sector stakeholders in the community, and health related networks (SUN, SPRING, IMCIC) in order to streamline implementation, avoid duplication and learn from others.
b. Ensuring coordination of health and gender programming, proposal / grant writing in the region with World Renew’s Delta team
c. Serving as the principal regional health and gender program technical specialist for the region.
d. Actively participating in the World Renew health working group and the gender working group
e. Preparing briefing materials and reports on health sector development and gender issues for donors, Ministry Teams, and visitors where necessary.
f. In collaboration with field staff, evaluating and monitoring progress of gender and health components of programs, communicating results and issues.
II. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE1. Masters in community/public health (or a related field) preferred
III. LANGUAGE SKILLS
☑ Excellent in written and spoken English and spoken Chichewa/Chinyanja.
IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
☑ Travel 30-50% of the time to rural project areas within Southern Africa
☑ Travel and accommodation in difficult rural areas with limited access to many services such as running water and electricity. Exposure to risks associated with travel in rural areas.
☑ Physically fit with the ability to lift 15 Kg or more
How to apply:
Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing names and contacts details of 3 traceable referees plus copies of certificates should be sent to: