Team Leader – Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) and Gender and Country Program Manager

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Team Leader – Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH) and Gender and Country Program Manager

  • PROGRAM(S) / DEPARTMENT(S): USAID Keneya Nieta Project, Mali
  • REPORTS TO: Functionally to Regional Representative, WCA and Technically to Senior Director GYSI
  • SUPERVISES: Gender and Family Planning Officers (3)
  • JOB STATION: Bamako, Mali
  • LOCAL HIRE: Yes; applicants should have authorization to work in Mali. This position does not provide for expatriates’ allowances.


EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.


The Team Leader – FP/RH and Gender is to provide technical support to 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 FP/RH, Gender, youth and social inclusion 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 capacity of host country partners, promote adaptive learning and use of evidence, and encourage cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships.

The Team Leader – for FP/RH and Gender will provide technical and programmatic guidance to the project and will oversee and advise implementation of both FP/RH programming while ensuring that gender, youth and social inclusion is a cross cutting theme across all project activities. They will be responsible for working with the project teams to identify promising areas for integrating FP/RH activities. They will be responsible for building the capacity of staff reporting to them, as well as ensuring the quality of intervention. They will possess a high level of technical and program management expertise FP/RH and gender related programs. The Team Leader – in partnership with the Chief of Party will coordinate, assess, develop, deliver and evaluate a variety of activities including gender and power analysis, assessments, trainings, customized technical assistance to local partners, and contribute to work plan development. They will also work closely with the EngenderHealth Senior Director of Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion of EngenderHealth, to ensure technical quality of the project’s work.


    • Designs and implements the project’s FP/RH programming, working alongside key project staff, including drafting workplans for project execution
    • Provides technical guidance and oversight for FP/RH and Gender related work
    • Leads the integration of gender transformative lens in creation of annual workplans and participates in the monitoring of workplans against indicators
    • Supervises staff and provides FP/RH related capacity building and support to them
    • Collaboratively develops responsive, realistic and high-quality plans to build the capacity of staff and local partners on FP/RH gender transformative programming
    • Leads development and adaptation of programming tools around FP/RH services
    • Uses evidence-based approaches (e.g., logic models, assessment, research, health behavior and education theory, and evaluation) to develop high quality programs/interventions and skills-based training curricula
    • 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.
    • Maintains expertise in FP/RH and gender, and integrating gender transformative programming, women’s rights and empowerment, and male engagement especially in relationship to GBV (including IPV).  This includes staying up-to-date in epidemiological, behavioral and programmatic research.
    • Edits and contributes to writing of project progress reports
    • Contributes directly to any research and evaluation of the project
    • Monitors budget related to programmatic activities with support from the Finance Officer.
    • 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 interns or international consultants
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Must possess the following requirements with or without a 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 FP/RH,  gender, AYSRH, 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 gender transformative programing to promote family planning, reproductive health,  gender equity and AYSRH.
    • Expertise in the areas of family planning and reproductive health
    • Experience designing gender-transformative and youth responsive programming and developing local capacities to implement gender transformative FP/RH programming.
    • Experience facilitating gender trainings and workshops with focus on FP/RH
    • Experience developing and adapting gender and FP/RH 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 FP/RH
    • Knowledge of the current health situation in Mali, especially regarding FP/RH, 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


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. EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a survivor of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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