Job Description Technical Advisor At Pathfinder International, August 2020
Reports to: G/SGBV Project Manager
Pathfinder Overview: Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from AYSRH, contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
Project Overview: Pathfinder International has been working to promote systemic approaches to primary prevention of violence while also supporting select interventions for secondary prevention, focusing specifically on Violence Against Children (VAC) amongst 7 to 18 years old in two districts of Zanzibar – Unguja North A and B. Recognizing that other types of violence are pervasive and often inter-linked with SGBV, the project introduced interventions to equip parents and caregivers to reduce violence in their own homes while also supporting their children to report VAC/SGBV when it does occur, with the goal of protecting children from all forms of violence.
Pathfinder focused on the household and broader community, with the aim of addressing positive masculinity and more gender equitable relationships, parent-child communication around sexuality and violence, and public acknowledgement and condemnation of VAC/SGBV.
Pathfinder uses an ecological model to drive normative change. In the new Phase of the project Pathfinder and its partners will focus primarily on prevention of SVAC in the two districts of Zanzibar – Unguja North A and B.
Key Job Outcomes:
i. Program Planning: Work closely with the SVAC Manager, country team and SVAC Advisor at HQ to understand program goals and to meet expectations, Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, to map points of service for survivors of SVAC and vulnerable children, and to identify support
structures, Analyze trends of SVAC and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs and Contribute to program design and the preparation of concept notes and proposals
ii. Program Implementation and Capacity Development: Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities, strengthen case management and referral systems, Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies, Train SVAC staff to become leaders of SVAC prevention and response. Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings mayinclude: gender, guiding principles of addressing SVAC, SVAC case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization, project cycle management, etc., Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate, Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems, Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data and Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
iii. Coordination: Coordinate with local and international NGOs and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening SVAC and referral pathways, actively participate in protection/SVAC working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives and Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
iv. Human Resources Management: Assist in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff and Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care
v. Financial Management: Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines, Work SVAC Manager, Finance team and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within program budgets and Ensure compliance with donor regulations
vi. Security: Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies, consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national staff and community leaders
Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study (A Master’s degree would be an added advantage)
- Three years’ experience in SVAC/ VAC program design and implementation.
- Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
- Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRH programs.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and SSCB.
- Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities funded by different donor organizations working in the health sector.
- Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
- Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
- Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
- Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and project financial oversight Presentation Skills:
- Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
- Community Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
- Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
- Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
- Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
- Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
- Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
- Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
- Flexibility to travel when necessary, to support field operations.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on
August 24th , 2020. Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder
International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to [email protected] stating the position being applied for
in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Technical Advisor At Pathfinder International, August 2020