Youth Health & Protection Advisor

Education Development Center (EDC)

Youth Health & Protection Advisor – Malawi – Kumaliza Mphunziro Activity

      • Lilongwe, Malawi
      • Full-time

Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

Job Description

The Youth Health & Protection Advisor will be the lead technical expert for adolescent sexual-reproductive health, HIV, and violence prevention education and support to targeted youth, especially adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). S/he will provide expert guidance on appropriate technical and programmatic approaches for school-based efforts to promote adolescent health, reduce teenage pregnancy and HIV/STI risk and incidence, and prevent sexual and gender-based violence (GBV). S/he will support roll-out and integration of a school-based package of activities, including life skills and SRH/HIV/GBV education, youth mobilization/peer mentorship, and linkage to health and social protection services for vulnerable learners.




A Master’s degree in public health, health management, youth development, education, or related discipline.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years professional experience with adolescent health education/promotion programs, inclusive of at least 3 to 5 years in a technical leadership role in resource-challenged settings;
  • At least 3 years of experience with implementation of school-based programming, such as comprehensive sexuality education, life skills (inclusive of health education), school health programming, or similar;
  • Experience developing curricula, training materials, tools/resources, and messages for health education;
  • History of working in and around schools, including work with teachers and school administrators/leadership structures;
  • Understanding of cultural dynamics related to adolescent health, and experience developing key messages and strategies for parent/community engagement to increase acceptance of adolescent health education and service uptake efforts;
  • Understanding of youth-friendly SRH services, family planning/HIV integration, and GBV care, and experience establishing systems to identify and refer youth/clients to services;
  • Experience with DREAMS and/or PEPFAR programming an asset.


Fluency in English is required.  Fluency in Chichewa is desired.

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