Vacancy: Gender Consultant - Gender Based Intervention

Date 20 Mar 2023
Location Accra
Job Type Contractor/Consultant

Company Profile

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a US-based not-for-profit organization that specializes in public health. For the past 30 years, JSI has been providing technical assistance to health programs in more than 106 countries across a wide-range of technical areas.  

Job Description



  • Start Date: April 3, 2023

  • LOE: Up to 45 days

  • Reports to: Sofo Ali-Akpajiak, Senior Program Advisor

JSI is currently recruiting for a Gender consultant, based in Accra, Ghana, to provide technical expertise in the design and implementation of gender-based programming. The Gender consultant will support a number of activities: s/he will support an HCD consultant in the design and facilitation of a co-creation workshop for health workers, community health providers and community members in the Kpone Katamanso district. S/he will support documentation of the co-creation workshop and will lead a review and synthesis of the findings from the workshop to finalize the design of gender-based intervention(s) and training for community-health workers. The Gender consultant will take the lead in designing/adapting an interpersonal communications training for health workers/community health workers to improve their engagement with communities. 


The purpose of the project is to understand and increase family engagement in household immunization decision-making. This will be accomplished through formative research on how families in Ghana make decisions about immunization and related gender barriers and opportunities. The team will develop and deliver tailored engagement strategies and messaging on immunization that emphasize a family-based approach. Mothers, fathers, and other influential family members of vaccine-eligible children will be engaged through community-based actors such as community health workers (CHWs). The interventions will promote health-seeking behaviors that are beneficial for both routine and COVID-19 immunization. Interventions will be evaluated for effects on increased family engagement in and endorsement of immunization; knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to immunization among male caregivers and other family members; and immunization uptake among children.



Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The consultant will engage in an orientation to the project and program activities including a discussion on the vision for the co-creation workshop and all gender-based programming. 

  • Work with the JSI team and Kpone Katamanso district to review findings from baseline data collection. Baseline data will inform the design and content of the co-creation workshop. 

  • Support the HCD consultant in the design of the 2-day co-creation workshop to ensure we have the appropriate gender lens. The workshop will be designed in collaboration with the JSI Ghana and Washington DC teams and in collaboration with a HCD consultant. 

  • The consultant will serve as a co-facilitator for the 2-day workshop. S/he will have support from the JSI team and will follow the lead of the HCD consultant. 

  • The consultant is responsible for coordinating with the HCD consultant and JSI to document the outcomes of the workshop. JSI is responsible for documentation of the workshop. 

  • Following the co-creation workshop, the consultant will work with the JSI team and HCD consultant to review and synthesize learning from the workshop to finalize the design of gender-based intervention(s) and training for community-health workers. 

  • The consultant will help JSI update existing activities based on baseline data and the co-creation workshop. 

  • The consultant will design/adapt an IPC training for health providers using information from the formative research. 


  • As needed, design and/or review pieces/components of co-creation workshop as requested by the HCD consultant

  • Provide a review of the synthesis report from co-ideation workshop including action plan for implementation; JSI to lead report writing with support from HCD and Gender consultant

  • Provide recommendations for updated programming for gender-based interventions and trainings;

  • Design/adapt IPC training for health providers based on baseline research and co-creation workshop outputs

  • Weekly engagement with Supervisor in Ghana and DC home office team (email and standing weekly calls)

Required Skills or Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, International Development or an equivalent field

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the health or development sectors

  • Strong experience in gender-related programming and relevant frameworks

  • Excellent skills and previous experience in designing and facilitating trainings and workshops including pre and post learning assessments and documentation of results

  • Experience with immunization and/or social behavior change a plus at (sub)national levels in low-resource health contexts

  • High level of creativity, adaptability, and expertise in delivering technical assistance or consulting services to social entrepreneurs, innovators, and mission-driven international organizations.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams, under pressure, demonstrating initiative and flexibility

  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders from Ministry of Health to partners to frontline health care workers

  • Professional proficiency in English and Ghanaian 

  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills required to interact effectively with end users/participants as well as senior project leadership and partners

How To Apply

Qualified persons are required to send their cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) marked “Gender Consultant” to: [email protected]

  • Deadline for the submission of applications: March 27th, 2023.

  • Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • No phone calls or drop-ins will be accepted.


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