Recruitment of a Qualified Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights Technical Advisor

  • PRO-FEMMES/TWESE HAMWE (PFTH)
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Salary:
  • Deadline: 2020-09-16
  • Location: Kigali - Rwanda
  • Job Advert Expires In: 6 days
Recruitment of a Qualified Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights Technical Advisor

Job Description

The project activities will be implemented in Goma/Rubavu and Bukavu/Rusizi borders for a duration of 30 months with the aim to contribute to the social-economic empowerment of women in cross border trade between DRC and Rwanda. This will be achieved by improving their business environment and increasing their income and their social-economic welfare. To accomplish this, the project is built on improving the legal and policy framework for WICBT, providing access to legal aid services to WICBT, strengthening their entrepreneurial and financial capacity, and increasing WICBT’s access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Because of the close interconnection between WICBT’s health, economic, and social well-being, the SRHR component is the cornerstone of this project due to the following issues:

Job Requirements

Much of the population does not have access to good quality safe motherhood services. Antenatal care and delivering in a health facility are too expensive for many women, leading many to deliver at home with a traditional birth attendant. Few women use contraceptives even where they are available due to their husbands' objections to their use. Knowledge of the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/ AIDS, is low. The lack of particular SRHR services targeting WICBT makes them particularly vulnerable. Family planning is becoming more common and more normal, but there is evidence that women cycle in and out of the use of contraception because of side effects and may not be aware of the full range of methods available. Another equally important factor is that access to contraceptive materials may be intermittent in a given area, particularly if it is remote from the main routes. The proportion of women attending the first trimester remains low, mainly because of a reluctance to admit they are pregnant until they show. Few mothers or babies have postnatal check-ups. Infertility is one of the causes of domestic violence, which remains high; there is little evidence of a decline in domestic violence and there is high cultural tolerance of it.

Men are expected to be in control of their families, men whose wives are not subordinate to them are seen as weak and unmanly, and so discipline (including physical discipline) is an expected and normal fact of the family. WICBT spend most of their time doing business. They have little exposure to information related to the availability and accessibility of SRHR services.

How to Apply

 It is for this reason that partners in this project are looking for a consultant who will serve as a technical advisor on SRHR issues all along with the project lifespan.      

In reference to the above, we are therefore inviting all qualified and interested consultants/ candidates to provide proposals at PRO- FEMMES/ TWESE HAMWE not later than Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 4 PM.

Tender Documents may be obtained in soft copy from 7th February 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm local time, upon request and presentation of payment proof of a non-refundable fee of ten thousand Rwandan francs (10,000Frw) to the account No: 1002190104949201of PRO-FEMMES / TWESE HAMWE Opened in the ACCESS Bank.  The soft copy is requested on profemmes2013@gmail.com with a copy to n.niyonsenga@profemmes.org