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Job Description

Who we are
Girl Effect is an international non-profit organization that builds media that girls want, trust and need.From chat-bots to chat-shows and TV dramas to tech, our content is reaching millions of girls in Africa and Asia to make choices and changes in their lives. Igniting their confidence to act differently at a time that can define their future.We create safe spaces for girls, sharing facts, and answering questions about health, nutrition, education, relationships and so much more. And we use innovative technology so we can reach girls at scale. We arm girls with the skills to negotiate and redefine what they are told is possible, so every girl can choose to be in control of her body, her health, her learning and livelihood. When a girl unlocks her power to make different choices that change her life, it inspires others to do so too. She starts a ripple effect that impacts her family, her community, her country. That’s the Girl Effect.
Context of the role
Girl Effect, in partnership with Gavi, the vaccine alliance is implementing a program aimed at improving the health of children, adolescents and women by increasing demand for and uptake of vaccines in three regions, with a particular focus on girls 9-14 years prior to eligibility for the HPV vaccine and those (up to 29 years old) who are pregnant or caregivers of children below the age of two. In this program, Girl Effect collaborates with program partners and local implementing organizations in the Somali and South regions of Ethiopia to extend the reach of our products in targeted woredas (districts). The partnership encompasses a school program targeting 9-14 girls and community interventions targeting 15-29 caregivers, out of school girls and the community.

What you will do

Coordination, Management and Support

  • Oversee and support the smooth implementation of project activities, collaborating closely with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
  • Provide ongoing training and support to CBOs, enhancing their capacity to meet project objectives.
  • Manage project implementation timelines, resources, and stakeholder engagement effectively.
  • Manage and monitor the project implementation
  • Collaborating with the Senior Project Manager to ensure the representation of GE in meetings

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaborate with CBOs and provide support in their activities to liaise with regional health and education bureaus, schools, health extension workers (HEWs), community health workers (CHWs), and other stakeholders to facilitate the recruitment and training process.
  • Maintain strong partnerships with regional health and education bureaus, schools, health workers, and other stakeholders to ensure effective project delivery.

Project Implementation

  • Sites for program interventions.
  • Ensure that the program reaches the targeted number of students, out of school girls teachers, young caregivers and community members with relevant HPV/RI messages.
  • Closely follow up the budget liquidation as per the plan and assist in any re-forecast needed
  • Ensure project outreach meets targets across various demographics.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Conduct weekly follow-up calls with CBOs to track progress and identify any challenges.
  • Assist CBOs on timely submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports based on the templates provided.
  • Provide regular updates to the senior project manager on the progress of program activities and any issues faced by CBOs.
  • Collaborate with the project team to develop and implement solutions to address challenges faced by CBOs.
  • Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies in collaboration with the Senior project manager. Address issues as they arise to keep projects on track.
  • Collaborate with E&I team to conduct testing of products, monitoring and supportive supervisions and documentation related tasks.

Resource Management

  • Coordinate with the project team to ensure that CBOs have access to necessary resources, including training materials and logistical support.
  • Monitor the utilization of resources to ensure they are used effectively and efficiently.

What else you should know

As we continue to scale and grow – we are hugely ambitious for our future and we are looking for people who are driven to change the world for girls. Our teams are a diverse mix across sectors (non-profit and commercial) and specialisms (from Brand and Creative through to Gender and Insight). You’ll learn and grow in an environment that will challenge you to think and work with a fresh perspective. In turn, you can expect to work somewhere where you will be stretched and developed in your role, a place where you can build your career and work with talented, engaged people committed to our cause.

Girl Effect is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We are committed to building an organization that is increasingly representative of the communities that we serve. To this end, due regard will be paid to recruiting candidates with diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those we work with and for, especially children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment, uphold standards in our safeguarding policy and our code of conduct. In particular:
  •  To take reasonable steps to prevent any harm caused by Girl Effect
  • To report any safeguarding concerns through the reporting pathways This role is subject to [a Police check]

Reporting line: Senior Program Manager / Senior Partnership Manager

Contract: Full-time with a possibility of extension (June 2024 – May 2025

Job Requirements

Minimum experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Education, or a related field.
  • At least 5+ years of experience in project management, preferably within health-related or community development projects.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with proficiency in local languages and English.
  • Familiarity with the project regions (Somali and South Ethiopia) is preferred.

Additional Role Information

  • This role has the potential to manage additional projects based on the candidate’s capacity and current workload allowing for growth and diversification of experience within the organization.

Interested and qualified applicants can apply through email address  [email protected]

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