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.
- 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.
- 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.