Job Opportunity at Pact, Senior Advisor – Gender and Youth Empowerment


Senior Advisor – Gender and Youth Empowerment  

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Reporting to the DCOP, is responsible for all aspects of the technical activities and services. S/he will serve as a member of the project’s senior management team, based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel. S/he will be responsible for providing technical and programmatic guidance on all health service delivery aspects and oversee the integration of gender and youth sensitive and inclusive programming across the Activity’s objectives. S/he will play a crucial role in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation of such activities. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight of project activities related to service delivery and improving access to quality services
  • Advise the COP, serve as subject matter and technical expert.
  • Develop recommendations and strategies toward establishing referral mechanisms and service provision plan to help achieve key activity goals, integrating with other engagement and capacity building strategies as needed;
  • Lead the integration of gender transformative lens in creation of annual work plans and participates in the monitoring of work plans against indicators;
  • Collaboratively develops responsive, realistic and high-quality plans to build the capacity of staff and local partners on GBV and gender transformative programming;
  • Leads development or adaptation of programming tools around GBV prevention and GBV response/services;
  • Advise changes and improvements to improve the content, quality and supervision of services in both primary and secondary service delivery contexts and take responsibility for implementation.
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members, and other key stakeholders to identify both clinical and behavioral service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services.
  • Using a collaborative style of working, communicate effectively with objective leads, partners, and supervisors and contribute directly to monitoring and evaluation reports.

Other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Gender/Women’s Studies, social work, international development, or other relevant fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Strong knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, procedures and reporting requirements.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience improving access to health service delivery.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender programing to prevent GBV or promote gender equity.
  • Experience facilitating trainings and workshops focusing on improving service delivery and/or gender sensitive and inclusive programming.
  • Professional experience interacting with U.S. Government agencies, host country governments, small NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in French and English;

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.