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Technical Advisor WASH/Menstrual Hygiene Management

EngenderHealth

Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

Job Summary:

The Technical Advisor for WASH/MHM for the HDIF Innovative Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) project will serve as key staff providing technical expertise in the area of WASH and menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop content related to MHM to be incorporated into an innovative technology platform for adolescent girls and young women;
  • Contribute to strategic technical and programmatic direction of the project Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager to develop performance measurements;
  • Build strong rapport with partners to ensure consistent and accurate delivery of MHM content as it is uploaded to different platforms;
  • Work closely with a bilingual expert to ensure linguistic compatibility, and accuracy for content development in English and Swahili;
  • Serve as a technical resource advisor to partners, community outreach workers, and youth on issues related to WASH/MHM;
  • Participate in trainings providing technical expertise for WASH/MHM as an entry point to addressing gender inequalities and discrimination;
  • Ensure a rights-based approach to integrating MHM into social behavior change communication initiatives;
  • With the Program Manager participate in the preparation of project, donor, and monitoring and evaluation reports;
  • Undertake any other program related tasks as requested by Program Manager.

Competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Development studies, public health, or related social sciences;
  • At least 4 years work experience related to WASH/MHM in Sub-Saharan Context, experience in Tanzania a plus;
  • Thorough understanding of gender, MHM and equality and non-discrimination principals;
  • Experience working with adolescents related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • Experience developing training programs and content as well as facilitating training activities;
  • Understanding of community management approaches WASH/MHM issues;
  • Knowledge of low cost sanitation and hygiene technologies a plus;
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment with multiple partners, train and motivate partners and young people;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and knowledge of Kiswahili a plus. 

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