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Gender Based Violence
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Reporting to the Project Director, TIMIZA 90, the Gender based Violence (GBV) SPO shall provide overall leadership in organizing, implementing, coordinating, and supervising HIV/AIDS activities and programs addressing gender based violence for both general and other at-risk populations in Homabay County. The GBV SPO will be responsible for supporting the TIMIZA 90 Project meet the challenge of offering gender responsive programming, with a focus on helping our communities and the clinical providers offer compassionate care to GBV survivors. The incumbent shall hone the project focus on Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS activities and services; reducing violence and coercion; addressing male norms and behaviors; Increasing women’s legal protection; and Increasing women’s access to income and productive resources
Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Director, the SPO will ensure the high technical quality of SGBV component under the TIMIZA90 Project. He/she will ensure the quality implementation of the SGBV and the inter – gender dialogue sessions, review the SGBV tools to be used at the project level, deliver awareness sessions to communities, local partners and MOH, Prepare the SGBV referral mechanism structure aligned with the PEPFAR Guidance and the Updated Gender Strategy 2014. The SPO will also provide technical guidance to TIMIZA90 project teams and Ministry of Health departments that are implementing GBV-specific programs, and represent EGPAF’s GBV work with external partners, donors and policy-makers at local, county, and national level.
- Build the capacity Homabay Department of Health (MOH) staff at all levels to provide compassionate, appropriate care to survivors of SGBV throughout our health programs;
- Lead efforts to provide guidance and technical support to TIMIZA90 Project that will result in development and implementation of high-quality SGBV/gender integration programs.
- Assist TIMIZA90 Staff and MOH Homabay to design, implement, and evaluate interventions addressing SGBV and gender inequities using the best available evidence.
- Train EGPAF TIMIZA90 staff and our MOH partners in how to work in SGBV sensitive manners and to adopt a survivor-centered approach.
- Train the field team on the referral structure to ensure that cases are referred within the programs or to external providers depending on the service needed.
- Ensure that all programming incorporates a gender equity, conflict sensitivity, and environmental awareness lens with a ‘do no harm’ approach;
- Work with EGPAF’s quality assurance and improvement team to ensure standards related to compassionate care for survivors are regularly assessed.
- Provide EGPAF’s and TIMIZA 90 staff with technical assistance to make HIV/AIDS, & sexual and reproductive health programs more gender-sensitive and responsive to responsive to the needs of communities in Homabay.
- Develop inter gender dialogue tools and facilitate community efforts to address gender norms.
- Improve program monitoring and evaluation by identifying and addressing gaps in data collection;
- Review existing MOH SGBV tools and develop new materials based on the program requirement
- Develop tools and systems to ensure that program monitoring and reporting captures data necessary to assess any negative impacts of gender inequity on service delivery and access.
- Demonstrate leadership by representing EGPAF on issues related to gender and GBV to a variety of audiences, including with implementing partners, policy makers, and coalitions at public events, meetings, conferences and other venues as appropriate
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
- At least a University degree in Social work, Health related or other relevant field;
- At least 3 years proven experience in implementation of GBV programming in HIV Programming; experience implementing GBV through local partners and providing technical support to partners;
- Experience dealing with GBV cases and ensuring justice through collection of evidence and litigation cycle to conclusion;
- Knowledge of the Law regarding GBV
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Good Human Relations, Public relations and Communication skills
- Proficiency in computer packages
- Working knowledge of USG funded programs particularly through CDC mechanisms
- Familiar with and experience working with Government bodies particularlyNASCOP , NACC and other MOH departments
- Must understand PEPFAR /CDC/NASCOP/NACC Technical guidance requirements for HIV Programming for Gender-Based Violence
- Dedicated team player with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, report writing and analytical skills details oriented
- Takes initiative and able to work without supervision in a dynamic multi-cultural environment