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SGBV Regional Advisor for WCA Region
USD 35,000- 60,000
Regular Full Time
Cote d'Ivoire

EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potential. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Having contributed to widening women's access to contraception services and their use through its Agir pour la planning familial (AgirPF) project in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Mauritania, and Togo, from 2013 to 2018, EngenderHealth now has a Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Côte d'Ivoire. We are currently implementing a Hewlett Foundation-funded program to build equitable partnerships with youth-led organizations in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, and Burkina Faso to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights and eliminate gender-based violence.


EngenderHealth plans to implement a regional initiative to contribute to the elimination of SGBV against women and girls, and people who identify as women, while addressing the needs of survivors in West and Central Africa. EngenderHealth will work on three interrelated pillars, namely: i) meaningful engagement and survivor-centered support, ii) prevention of SGBV, and iii) creating an enabling environment for structures, systems, and policies to develop responses that enhance impact, sustainability, and scaling up of good practices in addressing SGBV.


EngenderHealth's regional Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Advisor will work closely with UNFPA regional and country offices, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP), other regional initiatives, local Governments, and CSOs to coordinate SGBV interventions to coordinate SGBV interventions for a survivor-centered multi-sectoral response and increased community engagement.  

  • Coordinate the operational implementation and monitoring of the SGBV program activities in the West African region.
  • Support the team in planning, monitoring, reporting, documenting, and disseminating best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of the initiative.
  • Build capacity and provide guidance to staff and partners on SGBV.
  • Support resource mobilization for expanding the SGBV work across countries in Francophone Africa, through donor engagements, government, and civil society partnerships, and related activities.
  • Ensure operational, financial, and administrative management of the initiative both internally and with implementation partners.
  • Supervise the writing and submission of technical and financial reports to donors in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the SGBV focal point person for EngenderHealth at all regional and global platforms.
  • Participate in SGBV/ GBV cluster coordination meetings at the national and regional levels, to represent EngenderHealth.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in working in a regional program for SGBV in the WCA region.
  • Postgraduate degree in gender studies, social sciences a degree in a related, relevant field.
  • Experience in working in SGBV integration, and broader SRH advocacy programs.
  • Experience in working in global health and international development in West and/or Central Africa.
  • Experience with resource mobilization and working across donors.
  • Seasoned professional with vision, strategic planning skills and an understanding of the integration of Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion, SGBV with multiple sectors.
  • Experience in presenting findings results and lessons learned to a variety of audiences is desirable.
  • Experience working for international agencies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in French and English are a must.
  • Committed to EngenderHealth’s core organizational values of reflection, inclusion, integrity, respect, and transformation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g. active listening, cultural competence responsiveness).
  • Program design experience with gender, youth, and social inclusion programs is desirable.
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of their time to supervise and support field activities.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.).

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a survivor of domestic violence, marital status, pregnancy status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws. 
EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults, and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth.  This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates, and partners; and the design and implementation of programs and activities.