IMA World Health is seeking applications for an Evidence & Knowledge Management Lead for an anticipated DFID-funded violence against women and girls (VAWG) opportunity in Ghana. The Preventing Violence Against Girls (PVAAG) program aims to contribute to the long-term reduction in the prevalence of VAWG as well as to strengthen the evidence base on what works to mitigate violence against adolescent girls (aged 10-19) in Ghana. The Evidence and Knowledge Management Lead will be responsible for leading operations research aimed at producing knowledge and evidence on the drivers and effects of VAWG against adolescent girls and ‘what works’ to tackle this. She/he reports directly to the Team Leader and will advise the Implementation Team, providing technical direction for project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results, and reporting requirements.
- Lead qualitative (formative) research to inform curriculum development for the safe spaces and pilot test and iterate the curriculum as appropriate.
- Lead qualitative (formative) research to inform the content (branding, messages, characters) for the social norms component of the program.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders to determine possible areas for further research to strengthen the evidence base on violence against adolescent girls.
- Develop materials (e.g. curriculum) to be developed for use in challenging harmful attitudes and behaviors.
- Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of IMA World Health and DFID resources.
The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes
- A minimum of a university degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Global Health, or a related field is required; Advanced degree in relevant field is strongly preferred.
- A minimum of X years experience working with programming in contexts similar to Ghana; experience working in West Africa and particularly Ghana will be strongly preferred.
- A thorough understanding of the drivers of VAWG, in Ghana and/or the region, will be an asset.
- A professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- A demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
- Ghanaian nationals are encouraged to apply.