The Programme Specialist plays a leadership role in coordinating and managing the Adolescent and Youth Programme portfolio and related thematic interventions to substantively drive the effective achievement of Company programme activities in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal and newborn health, family planning, HIV, and gender-based violence, to accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda and associated SDGs in Mozambique and to harness the Demographic Dividend


Qualifications and Experience:

•    Advanced degree in public health, education, youth development, gender, social development, sociology, or other related disciplines. 
●    Prior training and experience in adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights, life skills education and gender and their application in development settings is desirable.

Knowledge and experience:
●    5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, preferably in programme/project management in the public, NGO and/or international institutions.
●    Field experience in ASRHR, health service demand and provision, community work, child marriage and life skills education is required, preferably in the Africa region, particularly in Mozambique.
●    Strong track record of technical leadership, including in planning and evaluation, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results 
●    Experience in coordination and leadership on aid mechanisms, working groups or task forces in Mozambique, is an asset.

Language Requirements: 
●    Excellent oral and written communication in English and Portuguese. 

Computer Skills: 
●    Proficiency in the latest office software applications.
●    IT Ability to familiarize with ERP (Atlas), PeopleSoft, SAP, or other web-based integrated system.


- Strategic Thinking, Technical Development, Monitoring and Oversight-
- Programme and Project Management and Coordination
- Policy Dialogue
- Quality Control of Technical Support and Capacity Development
- Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
- People Management & Leadership

- Other:When appropriate, undertake other managerial and/or programme implementation duties assigned by the Assistant Representative, Deputy Representative and/or Representative.


This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance, pension and other benefits as applicable.

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