Technical Advisor – Sustainable capacity building in SRHR

Everyone should have the opportunity to experience sexuality voluntarily, safely and pleasantly. We therefore pursue this aim with great passion. For numerous decades, Rutgers has been an expert in advocacy for and programming on sexuality education in the Netherlands and in low and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. We acquire knowledge and develop effective methods on the basis of research. Furthermore, we utilise our knowledge and expertise to influence policy-makers.
Rutgers' success is also evident in other countries. This inspires us to cooperate with organisations throughout the world in improving sexual health and offering people freedom of choice in relationships, sexuality and the decision whether or not to have children.
Rutgers' International programmes department currently has a vacancy for a
Technical Advisor - Sustainable capacity building in SRHR
(1 FTE, vacancy No 2016-31)
to support partners in the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in various international programmes.
The development and (sustainable) implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is one of the main topics in the 2017 strategy of the International department of Rutgers. The strategy is carried out through international programmes in Africa and Asia such as our Get Up Speak Out (GUSO) programme and the Yes I Do (YID) programme where Rutgers builds capacity of local experts and organisations on implementing CSE.
Rutgers has the ambition to sustainably build the capacity of partner organisations on SRHR in general and specifically CSE. For this, Rutgers has invested in building local expertise on SRHR by creating a Pool of Master trainers (PoM) on SRHR and CSE. Together with the Aids Fonds, Rutgers will further develop this 'Pool of Master trainers' (varying in themes) in the coming years.
In order to keep providing technical assistance to local partner organisations and country alliances at a high quality level, a 'Community of Practice' will be created, consisting of SRHR experts in countries in Africa and Asia. Linking and learning through different forms of online and offline education will be an important part of this Community of Practice.
From January 2017 onwards, a trainee at Rutgers will fill a temporary position to operationalise both concepts of a Pool of Master trainers and the Community of Practice.
Rutgers seeks a Technical Advisor who in collaboration with the trainee, as well as the Technical Advisors of Rutgers, develops a plan for sustainable capacity building of partner organisations on SRHR and specifically CSE implementation. The capacity building will consist of developing trainings (content and methods), further development of local SRHR expertise (e.g. Pool of Master trainers), and will ensure quality of the local experts through the development of a Community of Practice for continued training, linking, sharing and learning.
Job requirements
  • You have a Master's Degree in Social Science or a similar level of (post) academic education.
  • You have 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably combined experience in training of professionals, developing education materials and capacity building strategies, innovative approaches for online and offline training and education.
  • Experience with development cooperation and SRHR is preferred.
  • You have acquired appropriate sensitivity for cultural differences through international work experience.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills (in both Dutch and English). French is considered a preference.
  • You are an analytical and a strategic thinker.
  • You are result-driven and a flexible team player.
  • You are willing to travel abroad.
Terms of Employment
We offer a challenging position in an international working environment, with highly motivated and qualified colleagues. The position is a long-term position, up to 4 years. Starting date for the position is as soon as possible. Depending on the experience, the position is placed between pay scales 55 and 65 of the Dutch collective agreement for the mental health sector (CAO-GGZ), with a maximum of EU4978,= per month on the basis of a 36-hour working week.
Information and letters of application
For further information, relating to the position, please contact Jos Dusseljee, manager International Programmes. In order to apply, please submit your CV and Motivation Letter on our online job application form at http://www.rutgers.international/who-we-are/vacancies. For additional background information on Rutgers, please consult www.rutgers.nl and www.rutgers.international.
Applications for this position should be submitted on 9 January 2017 at the latest.
This vacancy is published simultaneous internally and externally.
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