Senior Technical Advisor, Community Engagement

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Chapel Hill, NC
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The Technical Advisor, Community Engagement is a dedicated champion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with expertise in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community engagement strategies in low-resource settings globally with a focus and expertise in Francophone Africa (FA).

The primary responsibility of the Technical Advisor is to partner with Francophone African country programs and FA regional subject matter experts to advance community engagement strategies that contribute to the achievement of country-level strategic goals. In addition, the Technical Advisor works on global scopes of work to advance organization-wide understanding of the impact of community engagement strategies as well as facilitate and support cross-regional knowledge sharing and collaboration.

By drawing on their own content expertise and that of other colleagues across the organization, the Technical Advisor, Community Engagement will also lead the development of standards, metrics, curricula and tools to support excellence in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-level strategies; strengthen the capacity of Francophone African staff in key technical competency areas; and ensure the sharing and application of practice-based evidence across Francophone African country programs and the region.

Minimum Requirements: Knowledge & Experience Subject matter expertise in content area related to community engagement strategies as demonstrated by:
  • Advanced degree in public health, international development, implementation science or other social sciences or Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of relevant technical experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of community engagement strategies in low-resource settings in sexual and reproductive health
  • 5+ years experience working in Francophone Africa in the area of community engagement strategy, across cultural contexts and norms, related to sexual and reproductive health
  • Experience implementing or supporting the implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs or projects in Francophone Africa inclusive of youth SRHR programming
  • Implementing and evaluating Social Norm and Behavior Change (SBC) strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in the achievement of goals in global and matrixed organizational structures
  • Participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches and methodologies
  • Qualitative and mix-method data analysis
  • Provision of high-impact virtual and in-person technical collaboration
  • Curriculum and toolkit design
  • Proposal development and donor reporting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft applications and platforms; virtual meeting applications and platforms; familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data analysis software (such as Stata, SPSS, SAS for inferential statistics and NVivo, Atlas.ti or others for qualitative analysis); and other computer technology related skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French required
  • Demonstrated success in translating and explaining research, monitoring and evaluation findings to a general non-research audience
  • Demonstrated success in building rapport and trust with and among colleagues across various cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25%
Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:
  • High levels of emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated self-awareness and fluency in recognizing and addressing structural power dynamics around gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity/caste, class and other forms of social over- and under- advantaging
  • Collaborative spirit- We want someone who actively listens and communicates. Who can connect easily with people across the organization and gain their trust and respect.
  • Strategic problem solving skills- You have the intelligence to anticipate challenges and the resourcefulness to find solutions.
  • Simplify- You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
  • Connector- You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and facilitate collaboration and coordination among teams with different priorities.
  • Strategist and innovator- You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in community and equity-based approaches.