Gender Lead - Health Services Delivery (RISE II)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 June 2018

Job Description


IntraHealth is seeking a Gender Lead for the upcoming Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE II) Health Services Delivery Activity for Burkina Faso and Niger - USAID/Senegal, Sahel Regional Office’s second phase of the RISE project. The Gender Lead will provide overall technical leadership in the areas of gender equality integration and programming in FP, MNCH and nutrition interventions. Collaboratively s/he will introduce gender-transformative activities and/or scale up of evidence-based interventions promote gender equality and meet the needs of women, youth and adolescent girls. The Gender Lead will build upon existing resources and lessons learned from previous programs in the region in order to tailor the program to address the most vulnerable and underserved groups. S/he will guide and oversee technical and training needs, review and adapt training materials, provide training, and document/disseminate and contribute to the evaluation and scaling up promising practices in facility and community settings that lead to increased availability, quality and use of health services by youth, women and girls in the targeted regions. This position will report to the Technical Director, Health Services Delivery and likely be based in Niamey, Niger.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the RISE II social and behavior change partners, as well as Food for Peace implementing partners, to address complex gender norms in the region;
  • Lead strategies to effectively engage with men, women and adolescent boys and girls, as well as local government, health care providers, civil society and traditional and religious leaders, to foster community-wide commitment and actions, as well as improvements to within household decision making and gender relationships;
  • Build capacity of RISE II HSDA staff, partners, government and NGO partners in gender equality, GBV and youth programming related to the project’s health services;
  • Build capacity in gender analysis (e.g. government and partners) and conduct field-based gender analyses to ensure local specificities are taken into account in all interventions;
  • Ensure that the results of assessments and evaluations are integrated into the joint workplan and collaborative learning and adapting (CLA) activities;
  • Plan and implement capacity-building activities among health care providers and at community level in GBV/gender equality in collaboration with partner organizations;
  • Maximize opportunities for synergy with other gender equality, GBV prevention and response and youth-friendly programming in targeted regions;
  • Develop annual gender work plans and budgets in consultation with other program team members, and monitor the implementation of these work plans and budget;
  • Identify gender-focused project indicators, and analyze gender equality inclusion data to document gender equality across all project interventions;
  • Promote best practices and lessons learned in implementing gender equality and youth development activities in the project.


  • Master’s degree in gender, health and development or Masters in public health or Social sciences;
  • Five or more years work experience conducting gender analysis and integration, GBV prevention and response, engaging men and boys in health programs, and promoting women’s and girls’ empowerment;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with standard gender analysis and integration tools and methodologies, and knowledge of evidence-based interventions to promote gender-equality in FP/RH and nutrition programs;
  • At least two years’ experience providing technical advice and capacity building in programs targeting women, adolescent girls and gender sensitive service delivery;
  • Experience interpreting qualitative and quantitative data to inform effective programming;
  • Strong background in SBCC working with community and other civil society groups at the community level;
  • Conceptual thinker with excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail;
  • Experience as a trainer with a strong track record of implementing training strategies and programs;
  • Computer literacy with standard business software (including Word, Excel and Power Point);
  • Fluency in French (4S/4R minimum);
  • Must be capable of working both in a team and independently to implement the duties described above.


  • Proficient in oral and written English communication skills (3S/3R);
  • Experience working with vulnerable and underserved groups in insecure environments that are prone to shocks;
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations and/or experience working on USAID funded project;
  • Experience working with a range of local government officials and government health facilities;
  • Prior experience living and working in West Africa.

About the Organization

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work. Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective. Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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