Senior Specialist, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Save the Children - Washington, DC

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                The Senior Specialist, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) will provide technical and strategic guidance to support the start-up and oversight of Keep it Real, a three year project funded by the Government of the Netherlands, to scale up evidence-based Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Ethiopia and Uganda. The Senior Specialist, ASRH will also support two USAID funded projects in Uganda: (1) the Gender Roles, Equality and Transformation (GREAT) project and (2) a research study on young men’s involvement in GBV prevention. The Senior Specialist will also provide support on Social and Behavior Change (SBC) programs and contribute to development of standards and tools for SBC.


                Provides technical assistance to country offices (Uganda and Ethiopia) on assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation utilizing state-of-the-art approaches in ASRH and SBC.

                Builds the capacity of country office ASRH staff to design and implement quality ASRH programing.

                Contributes to research and evaluation efforts of the two programs in Uganda (Keep it Real and Male Involvement in GBV).

                Provides input into adolescent health strategic and operational plans

                Assists in the management and everyday non-technical project functions (i.e. work planning, reporting, assisting with local hiring, supervision, etc.)

                Assists in the management and everyday non-technical project functions (i.e. work planning, reporting, assisting with local hiring, supervision, etc.)

                Supports the development and submission of proposals as needed


                MPH, or equivalent experience in public health and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (including HIV youth prevention).

                Experience in designing or implementing projects with components of Social and Behavior Change

                Minimum of six years of experience in international public health programming or related experience

                Experience delivering technical assistance, especially in developing country settings on ASRH and SBC programs

                Strong record of fostering new and effective partnerships, team building and collaborative implementation

                Able to play lead role in development of effective and responsive project proposals and concept notes

                Excellent communication skills, creative thinker and ability to work in a highly changing environment and with teams spread out across the globe

                Willingness to travel as much as 40% to 45%

                Demonstrates SC Core Values of Accountability, Commitment, Excellence, Innovation and Teamwork.

                Employee Type

                Full time

                Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In 2010, we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012. Join our dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.
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