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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Capacity Building Program Manager

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Position: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Capacity Building Program Manager

Commitment: Full-time, April – December 31, 2021; temporary contract

Location: Kigali, Rwanda (preferable) or Kampala, Uganda; Lusaka, Zambia; Lilongwe, Malawi

About Global Health Corps

Since 2009, Global Health Corps’ (GHC) has built a global community of 1,000+ young leaders who are working to transform health systems around the world. The entry point to our high-impact community is a paid 13-month fellowship with placements in nonprofit and government health organizations in East and Southern Africa. In addition to filling capacity gaps on a range of health issues, fellows participate in bespoke leadership training and community building activities.

Our tight-knit network of alumni works at 240+ organizations across more than 45 countries, with 95 percent retained in the health and social impact field. A growing number are now in management positions where they are charged with making key decisions that directly impact health outcomes. We support their leadership development beyond our fellowship program through ongoing coaching, mentorship, and training on topics such as advocacy and management. As GHC leaders continue to gain influence and mobilize others outside the GHC community, their impact generates a ripple effect across the global health ecosystem.

Committed to promoting gender equity as a key component of health equity, a critical mass of GHC’s leaders are working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). To date, GHC has hosted six high-level convenings and advocacy trainings with a focus on SRHR and primary healthcare in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia in partnership with Ministries of Health and other key stakeholders. These events have provided our alumni with opportunities to hone their voices as advocates, build their leadership profiles, and connect with others beyond the GHC community to amplify their impact. The organization has secured funding from two major donors to ramp up these efforts over the next year.

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The Consultancy

Global Health Corps seeks a consultant to provide project management, research, administrative, and communications support to advance our efforts to build a strong bench of diverse, effective SRHR leaders in our countries of operation. The consultant will collaborate with the GHC team in advancing our ecosystem approach to realizing both the individual and collective leadership potential of our community at-large to drive SRHR agendas. The consultant will play a key role in leveraging GHC’s convening power and tight-knit network of leaders to uphold hard-won SRHR gains and expand access to life-saving services. 

The consultant will primarily report to the Director of Community Impact and work closely with GHC’s Community Impact Team and Country Teams in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.

Projects and responsibilities:

Program Management (60%)

  • Support the GHC Community Impact team in launching, implementing, and documenting all program efforts within this grant, including, but not limited to, drafting promotional materials, recruitment information, and regular communications materials, designing applications and surveys, selecting applicants, and partner communication for GHC alumni programs within the scope of this grant.
  • Manage the partnership relations and serve as the project manager and point-of-contact for grassroots organization staff and GHC alumni participating programs within this grant.
  • Collect information on the progress and experience of the GHC alumni teams who won seed funding for SRH initiatives through D-Prize Challenges to track progress and provide support.
  • Design and conduct progress evaluations and feedback assessments with program participants to understand the impact, gather data, and share learnings.
  • Collaborate with GHC staff to conduct virtual and recorded trainings - such as The Management Center trainings and public narrative training - for dissemination to local grassroots SRH organizations.
  • Build relationships with organizations working on SRHR in GHC’s operating countries, specifically focusing on grassroots organization staff and leaders in conjunction with the GHC Country Team in each country.
  • Develop tools and curate learnings and opportunities for continued engagement between GHC alumni and grassroots SRH organizations.
  • Manage partner communication, MOUs, invoices, and payment.

Training Coordination and Project Management (25%)

  • Support the coordination of grassroots organization engagement in SRH advocacy training.
    • Manage communications and content generation with Advocacy Accelerator.
    • Provide guidance and assistance to GHC Rwanda Country Team for grassroots organization logistics and coordination for virtual advocacy training events.
    • In collaboration with Advocacy Accelerator staff, review communications, program agendas, workshop guides, participant resources, and monitoring and evaluation tools for participants and grassroots organizations.
    • Support the GHC team in conducting follow up, including sharing key takeaways and gathering feedback from participants, upon completion of the event, to better understand the unique engagement of grassroots partners in this training.
    • Document templates, standard operating procedures, guidelines, and lessons learned for GHC knowledge management.
  • Manage GHC’s third annual high-level SRH convening and advocacy training in Rwanda, funded by the Packard Foundation.
    • Coordinate on‐site logistics leading up to and during the day(s) of the event, to be held in/near Kigali.
    • In collaboration with the GHC Rwanda Country Team, coordinate, research, and prepare materials such as draft invites, program agendas, media releases, workshop guides, presentation decks, participant resources, and talking points in the lead-up to the event.
    • Support the GHC team in conducting follow up, including sharing key takeaways and gathering feedback from participants, upon completion of the event.
    • Document templates, standard operating procedures, guidelines, and lessons learned for GHC knowledge management.
    • Manage vendor contracts, invoices, and communication.

Donor management, communications, monitoring, and resource engagement (15%)

  • Support GHC’s Communications Team and Country Teams in
    • identifying stories from the GHC community and SRHR grassroots organizations to advance GHC’s efforts to raise the global awareness of SRHR challenges and successes.
    • identifying and coordinating digital engagement opportunities to amplify under-represented voices and drive progress on SRHR in GHC’s countries of operation, including but not limited to researching, writing, and editing press releases, advisories, letters to the editor, op-eds, pitch letters, and other written content for the news media as it relates to SRHR issues in Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, and Zambia.
    • identifying, cultivating, and managing media relationships and opportunities to pitch GHC community pieces and SRHR events to reporters while applying a strong knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues and how they can be placed in the media for maximum impact on the issues and current landscape.
  • Support GHC’s Impact and Learning Manager in monitoring and evaluation of programs and collecting data.
  • Draft donor communications, updates, and reports on programming.
  • Stay abreast of salient resources, guidelines, policies briefs, information, and updates in the SRHR community and disseminate them to the GHC community through the online Community Portal platform.
  • Share regular updates on the country and program-level activities through this initiative with the GHC team, the Country Teams and the Community Engagement Team to increase effective coordination and information sharing. 
  • Other support for the SRHR work of the organization and teams under this initiative as necessary.

Deliverables:

  • Updated workplan for all grant activities including timelines, tasks, and responsible parties. Complete project management of all activities under this grant, including ensuring timely completion of all partner commitments pertaining to grant activities.
  • Drafted promotional and communications materials, applications, program surveys and assessments, and partner communications for all grant activities.
  • 2-3 virtual training and/or resource disseminations conducted utilizing GHC curricula and curated tools from other GHC engagements for GHC fellows, alumni, and partners.
  • 4-5 stories collected, drafted and pitched to media publications of alumni engagements in the programs related to this grant as well as alumni efforts and progress toward SRHR leadership advancement and goals. This deliverable would be in collaboration with GHC Community Impact Team, Country Teams, and Communications teams.
  • Drafted weekly contributions of salient SRHR resources, events, and opportunities to share with the GHC community.
  • Evaluation framework for grant activities.
  • Final report on program activities, project results, and lessons learned for final donor reporting.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate for this consultancy will

  • Have 7+ years of experience in non-profit health programming, experience working with non-profit organizations focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights preferred.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision and enjoy working closely with a collaborative team.
  • Have experience living and working in East and Southern Africa, specifically Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, or Zambia. Must be willing to be based in one of these four countries.
  • Be a strong project manager with experience working in teams across countries and cultures.
  • Possess strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow‐up, ability to track and report on progress, and a history of producing on-time, high quality deliverables.
  • Be a strong oral, written, and visual communicator with experience producing compelling communications, including press releases, blogs, media content and donor reports preferred.
  • Have experience developing and/or leading trainings for adult learners and diverse audiences, ideally in organizational development, advocacy, or management.
  • Have experience with leadership development, social entrepreneurship, coalition building, non-profit management, and/or capacity building for organizations, strongly preferred.
  • Have experience with multi-channel media approaches and media pitching and demonstrated experience, results, and relationships with key journalists and outlets preferred.

Application:

Please send a recent CV/resume and a letter of interest to alumniteam@ghcorps.org with the Subject: SRHR Program Manager Consultant Application. We will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis and will reach out to successful candidates for an interview.

The deadline:12 May 2021