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Technical Advisor, Adolescent Development and GBV Reduction

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Technical Advisor, Adolescent Development and GBV Reduction

Location: Kinshasa

Closing date: November 18th, 2012



I.         Background

Please submit a cover letter in English telling us why you are interested in this position.

PATH is an international nonprofits organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

PATH anticipates receiving funding on a USAID funded project called Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education (EAGLE). This project will promote the education of adolescent girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to create opportunities for adolescent girls to acquire the education and skills necessary to become active, positive agents for change within their families, schools, and communities. Programming will focus on addressing sexual, reproductive health (SRH) needs, promoting gender equality as well as other health and educational outcomes.

PATH is seeking a Technical Advisor, Adolescent Development and GBV Reduction to lead key program strategies and activities related to:

-       Improving knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding adolescent reproductive health, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, and gender equality within schools and communities;

-       Increasing the capacity for self-efficacy regarding life choices among adolescent girls.


II.             Specific duties include


-       Developing strategies and activities to improve adolescent and other community members knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding adolescent Reproductive Health (RH), Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) prevention and response, and gender equality;

-       Developing strategies and activities to increase girls’ capacity for self-efficacy regarding life choices;

-       Overseeing implementation of activities related to addressing GBV and gender norms including interactive, skill-building workshops for adolescents and awareness-raising campaigns and other community-level interventions to address the norms and behaviours that underlie GBV;

-       Overseeing implementation of life planning skills activities to improve girls confidence and critical thinking skills and their knowledge about and planning for further education and other life options;

-       Linking strategies and activities at the school and community level to ensure smooth, integrated implementation across all results areas;

-       Assisting with monitoring, evaluation, and reporting the above activities, working closely with the monitoring and evaluation technical expert.


III.            Required Skills


-       Demonstrated understanding of the link between gender norms, GBV, and adolescent health and development;

-       Must be proficient in French and English;

-       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

-       Ability to travel in country up to 25% of the time.


IV.           Required experience


-       Master’s degree in public health, gender, education, behavioural sciences or related field;

-       At least 7-10 years of experience implementing GBV/gender and adolescent life planning/health skills building initiatives;

-       Demonstrated experience with community mobilization and community awareness raising and prevention campaigns;

-       Demonstrated experience with individual/group education, training, and/or capacity building;

-       Demonstrated understanding of DRC context;

-       Experience with monitoring and evaluation of GBV focused and life planning skills interventions;

-       Familiarity with USAID health and education projects preferred;

-       Experience with school-based health/education programming a plus.

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