Gender Research Consultant

Remote
Contracted
Global Programs
Experienced

This role was posted on February 5th, 2024. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis and prioritize those received within the first two weeks of posting.

As of March 1, 2022, Last Mile Health is requiring staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wherever legally allowable and adhere to COVID-19 vaccination requirements to perform core work activities in all locations. To learn more, review our policy.

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we are in this together. Do you possess expertise in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, and women's health, coupled with in-depth knowledge of the health sector? If so then you may be our Gender Research Consultant.  

Last Mile Health is looking for a short-term consultant to help design and develop key documents related to their 2023 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. In partnership with Integrate Health, Last Mile Health has committed to work with African ministries of health to strengthen and sustain gender-responsive community health worker programs across four countries, as well as to develop and disseminate lessons learned to accelerate similar efforts across the continent over a two-year period. 

In consultation and close collaboration with the working team from Last Mile Health and Integrate Health, the consultant will complete the following deliverables: (1) conduct a literature review and summarize key evidence on the intersection between gender and community health; (2) draft a position paper that articulates how gender influences and impacts the life-cycle of a professionalized community health worker and includes an appendix with high-level summaries of case studies/examples from Last Mile Health and Integrate Health’s countries of operation from each step of the life-cycle; and (3) inform the development of a high-quality visual that summarizes the position paper.

This role is fully remote with a preference for candidates based in the African continent or the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. 

What you’ll do

Deliverable 1: Evidence Generation

Timeline:  About 2 weeks

Remuneration: $3,000

  • Conduct a robust literature review and summarize in an accessible manner the key evidence on the intersection between gender and community health.

Deliverable 2: Development of Key Content for CGI Commitment

Timeline:  About 4 weeks

Remuneration: $5,000

  • Draft a position paper that articulates how gender influences and impacts the life-cycle of a professionalized community health worker, building on key frameworks like the CHW AIM Tool, HRH2030 CHW Lifecycle, and Last Mile Health and Integrate Health strategic documents 
    • This includes 2-3 rounds of feedback from the Last Mile Health and Integrate Health teams
  • Collect and develop case studies from Last Mile Health and Integrate Health’s countries of operation from each step of the life-cycle, as an appendix to the position paper
  • Inform the development of high-quality visual(s) that summarizes the position paper and case studies through a working session with Last Mile Health and Integrate Health 

What you'll bring

  • Bachelors degree or masters in international development, medical anthropology, gender studies or public health 
  • Demonstrated experience in gender analysis
  • Progressive experience in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, and women’s health
  • Expertise in the health sector, and familiarity with community health workers
  • Capacity to quickly grasp issues and concepts and articulate ideas in a synthetic and concise manner  
  • Excellent English writing skills   

You’ll impress us if you have

  • Experience contributing to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
  • Commitment to fostering a growth-oriented and inclusive workplace.
  • Demonstrated experiences working for international development or social impact organizations, based in the African continent.

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organisation. For more information, visit  www.lastmilehealth.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


 
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