About the HCD Exchange
The HCD Exchange is a community of implementers, funders, designers, and evaluators committed to advancing learning and practice related to the integration of human-centered design (HCD) and adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) in low-resource settings.
The HCD Exchange was launched in 2018 and is entering its next phase. Over the next two years we are excited to expand the community of partners and actors who are reaching and engaging youth effectively through HCD to improve ASRH programs and outcomes.
Together, we will continue to build interest in human-centered design as an approach for ASRH, generate tools and learning across the community and build capacity and networks that advance our practice in this new and exciting area of global health.
Our Youth Leadership Hub will guide our work and catalyze partnerships with young people and youth-focused service providers and advocates.
About the HCD Exchange Hosts
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and inSupply Health, Ltd. have joined forces to host the HCD Exchange and engage the ASRH / HCD community in advancing practice and building a robust ecosystem of dedicated actors.
JSI is deeply committed to improving the health of individuals and communities, working for over 40 years in partnership with people, their communities, organizations, and governments to advance health outcomes and build responsive health systems.
inSupply Health, Ltd. an East African JSI affiliate, cultivates locally grown solutions and builds capacity to strengthen health systems and supply chains and to improve people’s access to quality, affordable health services and products in Africa.
inSupply’s team of African professionals co-design solutions with clients and communities, embedding HCD approaches in implementation models and deploying innovative methods for reaching youth, such as gaming platforms.
inSupply also empowers young professionals through internships and placements.
HCD Exchange is co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
JSI and inSupply Health are recruiting an HCD consultant to support our team in Nairobi, Kenya.
You are an HCD practitioner with experience in global health, preferably reproductive health, and potentially youth programming.
You are excited about integrating HCD into global health practice and have experience working with both public health implementers and designers / design firms generating insights and co-creating solutions in the health space.
You excel at communicating and connecting people to work toward a common purpose and learning goal.
About this Role
In this role you will be instrumental in supporting the HCD Exchange Community of Practice (CoP) to define gaps and needs related to capacity and experience in HCD / ASRH practice, creating opportunities for collaboration and learning, and supporting CoP working groups to develop and test practical tools and guidance related to advancing the integration of HCD into ASRH.
You will work with the HCD Exchange Advisor to conduct design research and guide the HCD Exchange team and CoP in defining and executing the agenda for HCD Exchange over the next two years.
You will also help co-create a Youth Leadership Hub that will guide the work of the HCD Exchange with respect to youth involvement.
You will also serve as a focal point for promoting high standards in HCD practice.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following :
Salary commensurate with experience.