VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 70 million people in Africa. VillageReach in incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.
The Health Systems team takes a systems and cross-technical approach to ensure delivery of equitable primary health care. The Gender and Equity Specialist is a new position dedicated to advancing equity, especially gender, and ensuring that our programs are gender-responsive and inclusive. The Specialist will work closely with program teams to implement our new gender strategy that aims to integrate gender considerations into the full program cycle in line with VillageReach’s equity framework.
The Gender and Equity Specialist will lead efforts to develop and implement gender mainstreaming strategies within programs, such as conducting gender analyses, and support staff capacity building in this area. Candidates eligible to work in USA, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa or most countries of Europe are eligible to apply, with preference for being based in Africa. This position does not qualify for relocation or work permit sponsorship. This is an immediate hire and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
Gender-Based Analysis (30%):
Gender-Responsive Programming (50%)
Gender Strategy Deployment (20%)
This position has no supervisory responsibilities currently, but may supervise employees in the future.
Education & Experience:
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
Environment and Physical Demands:
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our USA office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am. In addition, our global HQ, regional Africa based staff and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 7pm CAT.
Approximately 90% of the workday is spent sitting. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis till a qualified candidate is selected. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and a 2-page technical writing sample to our online portal: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/. In your cover letter, please address (1) Why you are interested in this position, (2) What is one reason you think you’d be a good fit for this position and, (3) What is one strength you would bring to this position?
The hiring process will include the following steps:
VillageReach is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults, and beneficiaries with whom it engages. We expect everyone working with us to share this commitment through our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which may include criminal records. VillageReach participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and, in line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. The range for US based candidates is $85,900 to $104,700 USD. For non-US candidates, please refer to the VillageReach Compensation Overview for more detailed geographical salary information. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.