Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Advisor (based in Asia)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 08 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 13 June 2021

The Opportunity

The Regional Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Technical Advisor, APAC, will provide technical assistance to countries focusing on Sponsorship Adolescent Development (AD) programs to improve the quality of ASRH program design, implementation, and learning. The Specialist contributes to the global sponsorship Theory of Change by ensuring adolescents (10-18) have the knowledge, skills, support, and services needed to live healthy sexual and reproductive lives. By providing on-site and regular remote support to Sponsorship Office AD managers, they will build capacity for implementation of ASRH activities, help staff understand how ASRH and AD fits into the global Theory of Change, and promote integrated programming. The TA will contribute to program design, developing and implementing capacity-building activities, monitoring and evaluating AD core programs, driving thought leadership and a community of practice, and documenting best practices and successes.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to step up and where needed and possible even deploy to support humanitarian responses and work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance (TA) on ASRH to sponsorship country program in the Asia region, overseeing ASRH program quality and alignment with the My Sexual Health and Rights Common Approach (65%)

S/he will provide support to Asia region country programs currently operating Sponsorship programming by:

  • Providing regular TA to specific countries in formulating the design of the AD component of sponsorship, specifically the ASRH component. This includes using logical frameworks to design logical, coherent, evidence-informed, and measurable program activities, outputs, sub-outcomes, and outcomes, and providing TA on the revision to the logical framework at key points in the program cycle as warranted by program learning and contextual changes.
  • Providing regular TA to specific countries to improve the quality and effectiveness of the ASRH component of the sponsorship AD core program, including supporting high-quality situational analysis, holding regular check-in calls to keep up-to-date on progress and challenges and support county staff to problem solve, and conducting regular TA trips to support quality improvement.
  • Supporting sponsorship country counterparts to develop and/or identify innovative ASRH interventions, seek funding through sponsorship innovation funds, and test them,
  • Supporting country staff capacity strengthening in ASRH M&E, including the adaptation and use of tools for data collection, routine data analysis, and use of data to improve programs. Provide inputs into the ASRH components of baseline, midline, and end-line surveys.
  • Assist in developing and implementing capacity development activities for sponsorship AD staff. This may include delivering trainings and orientation workshops on key topics, developing study tour curricula, online community of practices and "learning buddy" sessions. Help connect AD managers to increase learning and ultimately improve program quality. Ensure AD managers are connected to the online global sponsorship community.
  • Support documentation of ASRH learning and results in Sponsorship Programming,
  • Participate and/or co-lead the AD manager community of practice for sponsorship.

Contribute to building a state-of-the-art Global Sponsorship System (10%).

  • As an extended member of the Global Sponsorship Program Quality and Impact Team (PQIS), the Specialist will contribute to building the program quality infrastructure including tools, guidance, templates.
  • The specialist will participate, via Zoom, in PQIS team meetings every two weeks. Specific areas of contribution to the global system include: championing the Sponsorship global theory of change, advancing Sponsorship cross-cutting themes, promoting integration, and supporting high-quality program monitoring and Sponsorship evaluative processes.

Contribute to advancing Save the Children's ASRH programming in the APAC Region (25%)

  • Support strategic programme development and donor engagement opportunities in non-sponsorship countries
  • Strengthen capacity of non-sponsorship Save the Children staff in evidence-based ASRH practices, including supporting implementation of the My Sexual Health and Rights Common Approach.
  • Develop partnerships in the APAC Region to advance ASRH, including forming relationships with key regional ASRH actors and youth-led organizations and networks.
  • Represent Save the Children in regional ASRH fora.

Participate in the Save the Children Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Technical Working Group, and create relationships between the TWG, run a community of practice and lead thought leadership on ASRH in APAC.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

Closing Date for Application: 13 June 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

This vacancy is archived.

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