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2 Nov 2023

Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (Srhr) Specialist at BRAC

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Job Description



BRAC International is a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Our approach is grounded in the conviction that people living in vulnerable situations can be agents of change if they are empowered with the tools, skills, and hope they need to change their lives. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on successfully implemented programmes is applied across 10 countries, touching the lives of over 130 million people, where our models are adapted according to the country’s context.

In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) started an initiative that will create positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.

In this regard, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position in Rwanda

Position: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Specialist 

Job Location: BRAC Field Office (Huye, Nyanza or Rusizi)

Number of positions: 1

Contract nature: One Year renewable depending on the performance 

Job Summary

The SRHR Technical Specialist will be responsible for planning and coordinating the implementation of interventions in the selected sectors and sub-sectors as well as advocacy on a national level.

He/she seeks strategic partners and designs and implements systemic interventions aligned with the program’s approach and principles. The role involves providing technical and strategic oversight on SRHR programming and outreach, implementing outreach activities, identifying gaps, applying innovative systemic solutions, advocating for curriculum change within vocational training curricula, building youth capacities, and supporting youth with SRHR knowledge building.

The SRHR Technical Specialist coordinates with youth, local leaders, health posts and key health clinics, local government, line Ministries, and the wider sector. 

Key Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Provide government and nongovernmental organization (NGO) counterparts with technical assistance and advice on evidence-based approaches and strategic directions for strengthening the SRHR related policies including the CSE implementation.
  • Engage in regional and international SRHR specialized spaces by organizing campaign, webinar, meetings, workshops, sessions on SRHR and CSE.
  • Monitor the national policy environment and keep the team updated on key SRHR developments relevant to programmes.
  • Provide technical support to coalition partners in facilitating local and national level events to advocate for young people’s sexual reproductive health rights.
  • Facilitate linking with other existing SRHR initiatives relevant to the work of the platform, seeking alignment and harmonization, building synergies and avoiding duplication.
  • Build capacity of identified youth groups on work readiness integrating SRHR modules into financial literacy modules.
  • Develop and implement community engagement activities with a focus on SRHR services.
  • Work together with MSD specialist to advocate for inclusion of SRHR policy in TVET curricula at the national policy level.
  • Work with selected youth social entrepreneurs in the field of SRHR and provide technical assistance on their business plan development.
  • Contribute to monitoring, evaluation, and learning; project communications; and project reporting.
  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers, and partners. Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Frequent field visits will be required to Huye, Nyanza and Rusizi.
  • Safeguarding Responsibilities
    • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation
    • Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
    • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
    • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same

Education and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of working experiences on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), young people, experience with project management, national advocacy and providing technical support to health and SRHR projects.
  • Excellent English and Kinyarwanda (written and oral) communication skills.
  • Ability to capture lessons learnt, reporting and troubleshooting under challenging situation.
  • Skills in using modern technology – MS Word (Windows), Excel and familiar with PowerPoint.
  • Strong facilitation, connection, communication and leadership skills.
  • Theoretical understanding on sexual and reproductive health rights.
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively appropriate to the audience on SRHR issues.
  • Advanced understanding on theory of change, logical framework, M&E plan.
  • Data collection tools, project development and staff capacity building.
  • Sound experience in the field of human rights and social accountability.
  • Solid understanding of SRHR issues in Rwanda and good understanding of the national policy landscape.
  • Familiar with international treaties and agreements.
  • Can work well under pressure, meet deadlines and carry out project results to showcase.
  • Adaptability, teamwork, relationship Building & change management.
  • Frequent field visits will be required to both Nyanza and Rusizi.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda.

Safeguarding Policy:

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. BRAC holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation, discrimination, exploitation, abuse and harassment. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of contract.

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly: Female are encouraged to Apply.

Method of Application

Candidates need to send a signed Cover letter in PDF format indicating the title of the position applied for, an updated CV mentioning educational grades, years of experience, and notarized copies of academic qualifications. All those documents should be sent through email: [email protected]Application deadline is 12th  November 2023

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

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