Save the Children Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Save the Children Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Role Purpose:

  • Global and national health indicators highlight the need to have a greater focus on adolescents' health and wellbeing.

  • Complications from pregnancy, childbirth and unsafe abortion are a leading cause of death for young women aged 15 to 19. When girls give birth, there is also increased risk of death and disability to her new born.

  • Adolescents have one of the highest rates of unmet need for family planning. Young people are at high risk for contracting HIV with 40% of all new HIV infections occurring in 15 to 24 year olds.

  • Sexual violence among adolescents, especially in humanitarian emergencies, also continues to pose significant risks to adolescents.

  • Yet adolescents typically do not have access to high quality sexual and reproductive health information and services.

    Essential Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in public health, Reproductive Health or other related field. BSc degree with exceptional and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu.

    Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in technically lead, managing and implement large-scale ASRH or related projects,

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations

  • Solid experience in designing and technically support the implementation of ASRH programming that ensure programmes/projects towards impact, scale and sustainability.

  • Experience in providing technical leadership for ASRH programmes in both development and humanitarian settings

  • Experience and skill in building capacity and provide mentorship ASRH or related program managers, specialists, officers and coordinators

  • Experience and skill in identify and documenting learnings, best practices, and facilitate learnings

  • Experience in developing donor relationships, working with/guiding national level technical working groups, working with government partners, with partner agencies.

  • Good knowledge of the Ethiopian health systems and policies

  • Strong result orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets

  • Good skill in communicating, organizing group discussion, and presentation

  • Good computer skill (MS word, MS excel, MS access and other data generating tools)

  • Solid experience working with Government of Ethiopia especially with MOH and Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs

  • Demonstrated skills working in partnership with CSOs, international donors and agencies.

  • Significant expertise providing technical assistance to national ASRH policies and strategies

  • Training, negotiation, mentorship, facilitation and team building skills

  • Excellent written and verbal
    communication skills in English and Amharic, able to communicate professionally with a wide range of contacts; able to show tact and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Key Competencies (Indicative / Key Competencies)

    Technical competencies:

  • Drives Quality ASRH Programming: Trains and mentors' others on the application of relevant health sector and ASRH sub-theme standards
    Understanding of Impact of emergencies on health and nutrition programming and health outcomes:
  • Engages in the humanitarian aid architecture, the cluster approach and inter-cluster coordination of public health information

  • Able to build sustainable and integrated ASRH programmes: Builds the capacity of others to design and implement integrated ASRH sensitive and specific programming and advocacy

  • Able to link local to national and global level advocacy efforts, supporting localisation of change and influencing global policy development

    Generic Competencies

  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities

  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent

  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships:

  • Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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