Sunday, October 23, 2011

Consultant, Gender trainer/Gender-based Violence Advisor

Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Project Summary

The Health Policy Project (HPP) aims to strengthen policy, advocacy, and governance for strategic, equitable, and sustainable health programming in developing countries. Building capacity of government, civil society, and other partners helps ensure that host countries are at the center of decision-making for their health programs. This transfer of skills and leadership is central to the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and other U.S. Government (USG) efforts that recognize the importance of in-country capacity, ownership, and accountability for making a lasting impact on health policies, programs, and systems. For more information about HPP and its predecessor projects, please visit the project website at:

As part of the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Initiative, USAID/Mozambique has requested HPP assistance to scale-up gender-focused, community-level HIV prevention activities including GBV prevention. Under this initiative HPP will work closely with USAID/Mozambique and the FHI-360 Capable Partners Program (CAP) to strengthen the capacity of selected local NGOs to integrate gender and GBV into their existing HIV and AIDS programs and services.

HPP is recruiting for 2-3 consultant positions.

Position Summary

Period of Performance: November 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012

Level of Effort: Approximately 30 days total; on call

In collaboration with HPP, the consultant will be responsible for providing tailored technical assistance, training and coaching to local NGOs to increase their capacity to integrate gender and GBV into their existing HIV prevention projects. The consultant will serve on the Technical Support Team (TST) and be responsible for providing the technical assistance using participatory methodologies, and will receive TA from HPP in this regard.

Key Responsibilities

Below is a general description of the tasks the consultant will be expected to carry out. Separate task-based consultant agreements will be developed for each of the tasks.

• Review relevant background documents to orient self to HPP and the HPP Mozambique project. • Participate in an initial TST training focusing on participatory training, coaching, and mentoring methodologies and adaptation of materials and curricula • Provide technical support in the form of training, short-term technical assistance, coaching or mentoring to the organizations in line with the assistance and schedules outlined in their capacity strengthening plans. Technical support will be provided virtually and face-to-face • Contribute to the development of gender training curricula for two joint, participatory trainings on gender and GBV integration for local NGOs • Co-facilitate two joint trainings on gender and GBV integration for local NGOs • Share updates on TA provided to local NGOs with the HPP Program Manager and CAP managers so they may coordinate and link to project activities where appropriate. • Maintain detailed and accurate records of all capacity strengthening activities.


• University degree in Public Health, Gender studies, or related field • 5-7 years of experience in the field of gender, GBV and HIV and AIDS prevention and services • Strong understanding of GBV policies and programs in Mozambique • Strong experience applying at least one of the following areas of gender to HIV programs: Engaging men and boys; Adolescent girls; GBV policies and laws; Reducing violence and coercion; Increasing gender equity; Increasing women and girls’ legal protection; and Increasing women and girls’ access to income and productive resources • Demonstrated experience in capacity strengthening, participatory training methodologies, and mentoring • Strong communication and team building skills • Comfortable working remotely with project staff • Fluent in Portuguese; Proficient in English

All applications for this position should be submitted online at via the Careers page. Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

All interested candidates are requested to submit contact information for three references. Include, name, relationship, title, organization, email and phone number.


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