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Gender and Youth Advisor- Pakistan

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is recruiting a Gender and Youth Advisor, for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded opportunity to strengthen health systems at the federal and provincial levels in Pakistan. The Gender and Youth Advisor will provide technical planning, coordination, and implementation of the project?s gender- and youth-focused activities. S/he will also work closely with the technical leads and staff to ensure gender and youth are integrated across project activities. The position will be based in KP province.

The position is restricted to Pakistani nationals. 


  • Lead the project gender and youth strategy development, in collaboration with technical leads and senior management staff
  • Provides in-country leadership and day-to-day technical guidance to project staff in the implementation/integration and monitoring of the project gender and youth strategy
  • Consult with project leadership and technical advisors in design, implementation, and documentation of gender- and youth- focused project activities and components
  • Support the Department of Health to conduct gender analysis, integrate gender and youth into planning, and deliver sustainable training mechanisms for improved, gender-sensitive and youth-friendly health services (gender data analysis, gender sensitivity tool, etc)
  • Actively participate in the development of annual workplans and the design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities
  • Oversee and facilitate Gender Based Planning and Budgeting at the KP province level
  • Lead periodic project reviews with meeting gender and youth targets and goals outlined in the project gender and youth strategy
  • Conduct regular trainings and technical updates on gender and youth technical approaches for project staff, partners, and stakeholders
  • Review and provide recommendations for improved integration of gender and youth into existing service delivery guidelines, training curricula, and IEC materials
  • Advise project staff on ways to promote women?s and youth?s empowerment and gender equality through program interventions, and advise on how to tailor each intervention to ensure that women, men and youth can attend and participate fully
  • Advance gender sensitivity in public and private health service delivery, ensuring that existing tools (such as gender quality improvement standards for health facilities) are appropriately leveraged
  • Apply gender and youth assessment tools, training materials, and capacity strengthening plans, as required by project activities
  • Ensure effective coordination with USAID gender and youth strategies and projects, other donors and implementing partners around gender- and youth-related trainings and technical assistance to the health sector
  • Develop, reviews, and/or prepares necessary technical and program-related reports, including presentations, briefs and working papers
  • Supervise staff, short-term local consultants and subcontractors assigned to gender and youth activities
  • Ensures quality of services and compliance per project/program requirements
  • Represents the project, company, and programs in gender and health in Pakistan, as well as with others in the professional community
  • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Master?s degree in social science, public health, or public policy
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience working in gender and youth with national/international NGOs and public sector institutions in Pakistan?s health sector; understanding of and experience working with the Department of Health strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in promoting gender equality and youth-friendly health policy, programs, and service delivery
  • Experience in planning, facilitating, and follow-up/reporting on gender and youth trainings, workshops, and events
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and internet/e-mail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English for high-level policy audiences
  • Experience in mentoring staff and building capacity of individuals and teams
  • Strong program management skills and supervisory skills are highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills are required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.
  • Familiarity with USAID gender analysis and reporting requirements preferred