PATH Senior Gender Advisor Job in Kenya

Senior Gender Advisor
Tracking Code: 5158
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. PATH’s mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
USAID awarded a comprehensive health service delivery project to PATH to improve the health of Kenyans in the western region of the country.  
The project, APHIAplus Western Kenya, builds upon USAID/Kenya’s country-wide health service support project known as the AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance II (APHIA II).  PATH and its partners are implementing the APHIAplus project in Western and Nyanza Provinces from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015.  
It is working w closely with the Government of Kenya and a wide variety of non-government agencies to strengthen health care services throughout the two provinces. 
In addition to addressing specific diseases, the APHIAplus Western Kenya project  works to  strengthen the region’s health care system by rehabilitating health facilities, training staff, and supporting supply and communication networks.  

PATH seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Advisor to provide technical guidance to the project’s technical and mentoring teams to support the mainstreaming of gender activities into the range of community interventions in the provinces, counties and districts in zone one. 

S/he will work with the project’s service delivery team to ensure that health services are gender sensitive. 
The Senior Gender Advisor will help to adapt and develop a range of gender-related messages, job aides and intervention strategies.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Ensure smooth operation of gender programs, by implementing and monitoring ongoing gender-related activities to ensure that they are on schedule, meet program quality criteria, and yield expected results.
  • Monitor project activities to identify opportunities to incorporate and strengthen gender-related elements.
  • Create training materials and other job aides for use by project staff and partners
Required Skills   
  • Demonstrated skill in implementing components of behavior change interventions, especially in gender. This includes training, community mobilization and advocacy.
  • Team-focused with the ability to build strong working relationships in the field with a wide range of individuals of varying socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Proven skill managing relations with partners, including key stakeholders, implementing partners, peer coordinators, non-governmental organizations, government officials and the community.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with considerable knowledge in computers.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven effectiveness engaging others, being approachable and speaking with confidence.
  • Demonstrated skill approaching challenges with flexibility and an open mind
Required Experience
  • Master’s degree in social studies, community development, sociology or equivalent and a minimum of seven years of experience in gender programming. 
  • Experience in HIV and adolescent reproductive health programs/issues preferred.
Job Locations: TBA
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

To apply: please visit our employment website,, click on the career site link, search for job code 5158, and apply online. 

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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