PROPEL Health Malawi – Technical Advisor Gender in Palladium Make It Possible Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Malawi

Website Palladium Make It Possible

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Project Overview And Role

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Scope Of Work

The Technical Advisor, Gender contributes to the PROPEL Health project by providing technical assistance, and support to both the Government of Malawi and non-government stakeholders on the development, revision, and implementation national policies and strategies related to PROPEL Health Malawi’s areas of work in population and reproductive health/family planning. The Advisor will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Gender, project partners, and other key stakeholders in promoting data-driven and evidence-based policy and program design and changing social norms on gender through faith leaders, champions, and the media.

The Technical Advisor reports to the PROPEL Health Malawi Deputy Country Director and works closely with government counterparts and PROPEL Health headquarters-based staff. The Technical Advisor may supervise program associate(s) and/or interns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead PROPEL Health Malawi’s work on family planning and reproductive health programs, in liaison with the Country Director, Deputy Country Director, and PROPEL Health technical advisors from the project’s headquarters. This will include:
    • Leading work on the District Costed Implementation Plan with four districts
    • Overseeing grants to religious leaders implementing gender activities
    • Providing technical assistance to GOM on gender activities, including budget advocacy for gender
    • Working with PROPEL Health Technical Advisors to advance advocacy for the Demographic Dividend supporting and coordinating core or partner-led gender-related activities
    • Contributing to the Global Financing Facility RMNCAH Investment Case as a member of the task force representing PROPEL Health
  • Provide health policy and program-specific expertise/technical assistance to the program
  • Guide and support policy formulation, strategy development, execution, monitoring, training, technical working groups and capacity building efforts in support of project activities.
  • Use evidence and data for policy and programmatic decision making.
  • Use various quantitative and qualitative techniques to perform policy analyses.
  • Contribute to activity planning (e.g., determining timelines, identifying tasks) and the development and monitoring of budgets for programmatic activities.
  • Plan and facilitate meetings, workshops, and trainings related to PROPEL Health activities including overseeing logistics, drafting invitation lists and letters, facilitating sessions, writing reports, and coordinating follow-up. This will be done in collaboration with administrative staff who have related responsibilities.
  • Develop, review, and/or prepare necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, briefs and posters, and work with writers, editors, graphic designers, and printers to ensure accurate and high-quality products.
  • Represent PROPEL Health in national and district-level meetings with partners and stakeholders, and externally at professional meetings and conferences, as required.
  • Contribute to PROPEL Health results documentation, including drafting quarterly, semi-annual, and annual activity reports and documenting success stories to showcase PROPEL Heath Malawi work.
  • Contribute to proposal writing and identification of new program opportunities in Malawi.

Required Qualifications

Education: Master of Public Health or Development, with a focus on Gender Studies of GBV, or equivalent experience.

Knowledge And Experience

  • Minimum of 8 – 10 years of experience in the public health and / or development sector, especially in the field of gender
  • High level experience giving technical advice on gender equality in the programmes
  • Advanced knowledge and skills of the most up-to-date scientific evidence on effective gender interventions
  • The ability to provide gender-based and gender mainstreaming training and to assess the quality of training, including an understanding of improved performance and training techniques
  • Experience in designing, writing, reviewing and/or editing practical technical resources (e.g., Guidelines, learning resource manuals, work tools, etc.)
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic technical approaches, in collaboration with other stakeholders that can represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Experience in developing gender and gender mainstreaming programs that are successful, replicable, and sustainable
  • Gender budgeting understanding/experience an asset
  • The ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project developers
  • Experience in designing, writing, reviewing and/or editing data for reports and presentations
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong change management and decision-making skills focused on results
  • The ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short lead times and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency and fluency in English
  • Understanding of gender issues in the global, regional, and local context
  • Implementation experience monitoring and evaluation strategies for gender activities
  • Experience working with government, donors, CSOs/NGOs, and other community organizations
  • Research expertise to identify best practices and adapt them to the realities of the program
  • Experience working on linkages between gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights desirable
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, oral and written communication
  • Malawian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Languages: Fluency in English is required.

Other Desirable Skills: Distinctive interpersonal and formal communication skills; Critical Thinking and Culturally sensitive programming, gender equality and women’s empowerment, an asset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Company Overview

About Palladium – Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

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Company: Palladium Make It Possible

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Malawi

Application Deadline: N/A

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