Gender Specialist

Project HOPE

Job Summary:
The Gender & GBV Specialist will provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in the design, implementation, and monitoring of OVC and gender-related interventions within the ANAPA. This position will focus on ensuring the HIV/GBV prevention and impact mitigation as well as gender equality components of ANAPA are effectively implemented.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the SAFE and SCHOOLED domains OVC.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the GBV prevention and post violence care (social services) for adolescent girls and young women.
  • Provide strategic direction and oversee the design and implementation of the male engagement and participatory community mobilization components of ANAPA.
  • Lead the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for child safeguarding to protect vulnerable children, adolescents, and youth (VCAY).
  • Collaborate with other Program Specialists to build the capacity of staff, local partners, and government counterparts on HIV sensitive OVC case management, disclosure, mental health, GBV, and parenting.
  • Support to strengthen existing national level coordination and collaboration mechanism for gender and child protection.
  • Support the adoption of evidence-based curricula on violence prevention and parenting at national level.
  • Oversee the integration of Project HOPE Namibia Gender Equality policy at all stages of implementation of ANAPA.
  • Build the capacity of staff and local partners on gender equality.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the impact of SAFE and SCHOOLED domains of OVC and gender interventions and make evidence-based recommendations for improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of project reports, documentation, and learning materials related to OVC and gender.
  • Any other responsibility assigned by the OVC Technical Lead.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, gender studies, public health, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in OVC programming, gender equality, or related roles.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing gender-transformative interventions.
  • Strong understanding of child protection, and psychosocial support for VCAY.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.

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