RMNCAH/Gender Team Lead and Country Program Manager

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RMNCAH/Gender Team Lead and Country Program Manager

EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potential. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) /Gender Team Lead will provide technical support to the Keneya Nieta project, Mali, which is funded by USAID. This project is run by a consortium of different international and local organizations, led by URC. The RMNCAH, Gender component of the project is integrated across the entire project activities and this integration is implemented by EngenderHealth, for a range of activities related to FP/RH and gender at the household and community level. The project also builds the capacity of host country partners, promotes adaptive learning and the use of evidence, and encourages cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships.
RMNCAH/Gender Team Lead will provide technical and programmatic guidance to the Keneya Nieta project and will oversee and advise the implementation of RMNCAH activities into the community health interventions while ensuring that gender is a cross-cutting theme across all project activities. They will be responsible for working with the project teams on technical and programmatic components of the project, where the main result will be to increase knowledge and adoption of positive RMNCAH behaviors. S/he will have a deep understanding of the Malian RMNCAH landscape, including challenges, and the priorities of the Ministry of Health
The position will be responsible for working with the project teams to identify promising areas for developing RMNCAH activities. They will be responsible for building the capacity of staff reporting to her/him, as well as ensuring the quality of intervention. The incumbent will possess a high level of technical and program management expertise in RMNCAH and gender-related programs. The Team Leader – under the leadership of the Chief of Party of Keneya Nieta will coordinate, assess, develop, deliver and evaluate a variety of activities including gender and power analysis, assessments, training, customized technical assistance to The Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) /Gender. In addition to the support of EngenderHealth’s Gender Youth and Social Inclusion (GYSI) team, the position will work closely with the EngenderHealth clinical team to ensure the technical quality of the project works, especially regarding MNCH aspects.


  • Designs and implements the project’s RMNCAH/gender programming, working alongside key project staff, including drafting work plans for project execution
  • Provides technical guidance and oversight for RMNCAH and Gender-related work
  • Leads the integration of gender transformative lens in the creation of annual work plans and participates in the monitoring of work plans against indicators
  • Supervises staff and provides them with RMNCAH and gender-related capacity building and support
  • Collaboratively develops responsive, realistic, and high-quality plans to build the capacity of staff and local partners on RMNCAH and gender transformative programming
  • Leads development and adaptation of programming tools around RMNCAH and gender services
  • Uses evidence-based approaches (e.g., logic models, assessment, research, health behavior, education theory, and evaluation) to develop high-quality programs/interventions and skills-based training curricula
  • Collaborates with other Technical Team Leaders on the inclusion of adolescence as a distinct life stage within the overall strategy.
  • Links maternal and child health to reproductive health, family planning, adolescent health, HIV, and gender
  • Works closely with community health workers to link facility and community-based services, ensuring linkages, referrals, and counter-referrals between and among various levels of the health care system to create a continuum of care
  • Develops measurable and realistic learning objectives that address changes in learners’ (e.g., staff, partners, health system officials, etc.) knowledge, attitudes, and skills for all capacity-building activities and programs/interventions.
  • Compiles and contributes to the writing of project progress reports and success stories
  • Contributes directly to any research and evaluation of the project
  • Monitors budget related to programmatic activities with support from the Finance teams.
  • Follows USAID policies, procedures, and gender standards and practices
  • Represent EH in national and regional fora, and contribute to organizational sustainability efforts
  • Supervises work of Gender and Family Planning Officers (3)
  • Supervises work of interns or international consultants
  • Other duties as assigned

Must possess the following requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, gender/women’s studies, social work, sociology, education, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 8 years of programmatic and technical experience in RMNCAH, gender, social work, or public health (i.e. training, designing curricula/manuals, evaluation/research, and/or program design)
  • Minimum of 4 years of successful experience in planning, implementation, and monitoring of programs to promote family planning and reproductive health RMNCAH and gender equity.
  • Expertise in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning
  • Experience designing gender-transformative programming and developing local capacities to implement gender transformative RMNCAH programming.
  • Experience facilitating gender training and workshops with a focus on RMNCAH
  • Experience developing and adapting gender and RMNCAH training manuals/curricula
  • Expertise in the areas of gender, masculinities, and femininities, women’s rights, male engagement, and gender transformative programming
  • Must demonstrate a solid understanding/knowledge of links between inequitable gender norms and RMNCAH
  • Knowledge of the current gender dynamics and health situation in Mali, especially regarding RMNCAH, and the Malian Ministry of Health’s priorities for health programming
  • Experience living and working in Mali, desired
  • Demonstrates computer competence including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Written and oral fluency in French and English
  • Travel expectation is 50%


  • Ability to balance completion of designated projects, both short and long term, with the execution of routine duties
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to meet short deadlines and willingness to work additional hours during deadline periods
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness)
  • Operates effectively in a team environment and identifies opportunities for collaboration across project teams
  • Communicates effectively with staff and partners


  • Experience with research and/or evaluation desired
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects desired
  • Consortium working experience and prioritization of high-impact interventions

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.

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