Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego is implementing a number of projects in Tanzania and wishes to fill the following position:
Intern – Gender and male involvement – Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP) – 1 position [Dar es Salaam]
Position Reports To: Technical Advisor – Gender
Intern for gender integration will assist the technical advisor for gender to spearhead the gender integration and male involvement activities for MCSP USAID-funded program for Mara and Kagera regions. Working closely with the Technical Advisor for gender and technical officers in regions, the intern will support provision of strategic and programmatic oversight for the design, development, and implementation of gender portfolio within the project. Intern will support collaboration between MCSP and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (RHMT, CHMTs, and FHMTs), and partner organizations. In relation to gender integration; MCSP/TZ aims to 1) Improve the quality of care for RMNCH by ensuring respectful, gender-sensitive care across the continuum of care; 2) Constructively engage men in RMNCH preventative and care services at both the facility and community-levels; 3) Mitigate RMNCH risks posed by gender-based violence (GBV) through facility, community and household-based dialogues by health providers, CHWs and community. To better inform the design of these strategies as well as the project overall, MCSP/TZ will conduct a gender analysis, which will be undertaken as part of the initial assessments to design the RMNCH community intervention
Under the leadership of the Gender technical Advisor, the Intern will perform the following tasks:
Provide support to implement the planned activities under gender integration
Planning and participating in gender Training of trainers in Mara and Kagera regions through reviewing sessions identified and agreed by the MoH to address disrespect on maternity care/ Disrespected and abuse D&A) male engagement and GBV in MCSP program.
Participate in preparing training and conducting gender trainings to health care workers in Mara and Kagera regions
Plan and conduct orientation training to Regional and council health management teams in target regions
Provide gender inputs in various documents and meeting as per request
Participate in planning and conducting gender baseline assessment in Mara and Kagera
Conduct site visits to ensure incorporation of gender integration is happening to the end line beneficiary
Draft documentation of gender integration process for the learning purposes
Qualifications and Requirements:
Advanced degree in social science or community development or public health. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added value.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-discipline team-based organizational structure
Strong decision making skills and results oriented approach
Excellent written and spoken Swahili and English. Presentation, communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Tanzania healthcare system, particularly the public health system in Tanzania preferred
Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
Ability to travel up to 40% time
Understanding USAID programs could be desirable
Understanding of RMNCH service deliveries and management
Jhpiego offers a competitive package to the selected candidate in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience. If you feel you are the right candidate, apply in confidence, indicating the post you are applying for on top of the envelope. Please include your up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, covering letter and your salary history. Applications which do NOT include ALL of this information will NOT be considered.
The application to be sent through email at: [email protected]
Please note that, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date is 4th September, 2015 at 5:00pm.