Youth and Gender Officer

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About Us 

Copper Rose Zambia (CRZ) is a youth-led non-governmental organisation with a mission to build a conducive environment for young people to thrive in all aspects of their lives. We envision a world where every young person is happy, healthy, and living to their full potential. CRZ is not just like any organisation; it is a powerful movement led by a dedicated team of skilled and passionate young professionals, focusing on critical areas such as health and well-being, gender equality, and youth development and leadership, actively addressing challenges like HIV/AIDS/STIs, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equity, and youth development and skills development. You can read more about us on our website www.copperrosezambia.org.

About the Project

USAID Family Health and Nutrition( FHN) is a five-year, USAID-funded project that will contribute to improving the health status of Women and Children. This will be achieved through collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), Ministry of Health (MOH), communities and other local partners to improve health system performance and to deliver high-quality, accessible reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) care.  Working in four provinces, Eastern, Luapula, Southern, and Mucihnga, FHN will work with MOH provincial and district counterparts to deliver high-quality services, strengthen health systems, and increase community engagement.

Job Title: Youth and Gender Officer
Location: Eastern Province
Reports to: Youth and Gender Advisor
Expected Travel: Provincial travel will be required (50%) including to remote districts.

Position Overview

Youth and Gender Officer (YGO), guided by FHN technical leads across all objectives, will work closely with provincial health office (PHO) colleagues to deliver FHN technical assistance (TA) in line with the project strategies contributing to medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) and RMNCAH&N Continuum of Care (CoC) annual planning, support during implementation of activities, monitoring results and recommending adjustments in plans as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Foster and establish productive working relationships with PHO staff.
  • Support PHO prepare for annual planning by reviewing facility and district performance to prioritize interventions.
  • Coordinate delivery of specialized TA from FHN technical experts at the provincial and district levels.
  • Contribute to the implementation of a youth engagement strategy on RMNCAH&N and other resources as required
  • Guide PHO to institutionalize strategic interventions including routine on-site mentorship, facility adolescent and youth health reviews, service quality assessments, performance assessments, and provincial and district-integrated meetings.
  • Coordinate closely with the PHOs and other implementing partners in the district to ensure appropriate and effective linkages between community-based and facility-based interventions.
  • Contribute to FHN annual work plan, annual Planning Cycle (MTEF) report, Sustainability Framework, annual progress reports, final activity report and other contract deliverables.
  • Conduct site and community visits to monitor MTEF and RMNCAH&N CoC program implementation and provide TA.
  • Support PHOs build a robust supervision system that transforms technical supportive supervision into problem-solving motivational visits.
  • Use standardized project management tools and techniques to define scope, budget activities, and schedule work and introduce project monitoring tools to monitor the scope, schedule, and cost of MOH during the year in developing MTEF and RMNCAH&N CoC plans.
  • Identify and document program successes, best practices, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Support MOH to manage changes during the implementation of RMNCAH&N CoC grants in line with grant requirements.
  • Submit routine reports for assigned districts in line with FHN reporting requirements including MTEF planning report.
  • Coordinate with Provincial TA Lead for FHN direct implementation of activities in assigned districts.

Qualifications

  • Degree in public health or related field with 3 to 5 years experience in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration, or related field.
  • Experience working on youth and adolescent health programming
  • Experience in Gender related programming and policy development
  • Strong communication and team-building skills
  • Effective teaching and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead efficient management processes and systems across a province-wide, decentralized program.
  • Proven leadership, strategic thinking, team-building skills, and representational skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the Zambian health system.
  • Previous experience working in Luapula, Muchinga, Southern, or Eastern Provinces.

Application Process

For all interested candidates, please apply with this link here.

The deadline for applications is 5th April 2024

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Copper Rose Zambia Provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. We also strive to achieve equal employment opportunities through continuing diversity enhancement initiatives. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and with diverse experiences to apply. We are committed to evaluating applications fairly.

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