GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON) is a policy-driven humanitarian, non-governmental organization that implements her program through a revitalized partnership. It is a non-profit organization with a mandate of making the lives of vulnerable people better, those affected by disaster or crisis. GPON is presently operating in the Northeastern regional part of Nigeria where we have reached over 100,000 lives with relief materials, child protection services. GBV mitigation services, livelihood skill-building, health services, and Education support services.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Gender Officer
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Temporary Appointment
- Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Gender Officer will play a great role in the implementation of gender action plans of the project.
- The post holder is responsible for project design, assists the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the project.
- S/he will be responsible to provide capacity-building training on gender equality and mainstreaming for different stakeholders in the project implementation area, collaborating with other project staff, and conducting gender-related capacity-building activities for staff members, incentive workers, and other sectors workers.
- The post holder will be part of the project team in the program area in pursuing the implementation of the project.
- He/she will need to work and coordinate closely with the Project Coordinator, Education / Protection / staff, and other governmental & non-governmental stakeholders working in the refugee camps and host communities.
Program design and implementation (60%):
- Make sure that all gender-related activities are implemented as planned in the project
- Participate in the baseline, mid-term, and end evaluation with close collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation teams.
- Working closely with school gender cubs to ensure gender transformative and inter-generational approaches are well integrated into the project implementation process
- Provide various capacity building training for target beneficiaries
- Facilitate implementation of gender-related periodic assessment and activities to be conducted using a consultant or in-house capacities within the standard qualities for the emergency project.
- Support knowledge management and learning efforts by producing and documenting project monitoring reports, cases stories, and articles in relation to gender in the project area.
- Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, DRR, and inclusion in the PCM process.
- Carry out any other duty as assigned.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (30%):
- The Gender officer need to review reports of activities whether gender components are well integrated
- Need to take part in evaluations and supervision of activities to ensure gender components are incorporated
- Conduct regularly gender markers and assessments to identify possible gaps and provide the required remedial solution
- Within the scope of the role, there will be additional assignments as needed.
- Seek and promote innovative ideas, approaches to ensure the quality of work
- Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
- Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and GPON’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
- Ensures that the team members under supervision are properly inducted on and understand their role in upholding GPON’s safeguarding and GEI policies.
- In overall terms integrating safeguarding and gender issues within the M&E framework of this project.
- GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted
- Ensure consistent and effective networking and coordination at the field level (PLAN, sub-sector, Government authorities, and relevant NGOs).
- Participate in developing donor proposals budgets and reporting to ensure they are delivered promptly in accordance with donor requirement
- Work with various field staff in different sectors in response locations and departments within GOALPrime (HR, Admin & Log, M&E, Finance, Programmes), etc
Educational Qualification and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Gender studies, Social Work, and other related Social Sciences, and substantial experience (minimum of 2 years) in gender and development programmes / projects
- Good knowledge of Gender Mainstreaming, and Experience in gender projects, and experience at community-level projects.
- Experience in gender advocacy and networking. Experience in designing & facilitating training.
- Knowledge of current international development trends and thinking on programme effectiveness and in Child Rights programming
- Knowledge of the sector-specific development issues such as education, health, child protection, emergency responses, inclusions, and DRR issues.
- Knowledge of inclusion and gender.
- Understand organizational principles, systems and have the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at the community level
- Understanding of integrated development issues
- Knowledge of child-rights programming
- Knowledge of participatory monitoring, evaluation, and research systems and processes
- Good report writing skills
- Working experience with children, youth, and adults.
- Strong team spirit
- Strong organizational and project implementation skills, and ability to deliver to work in a hardship area.
- Knowledge of child protection in the emergencies sector.
- Knowledge of project implementation and child-centered community development programming.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities, and implications to community development.
- Knowledge of Child Protection Policy (CPP) principles and procedures
- Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research systems and processes.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.
- Ability to analyze information and evaluate options including planning skills.
- Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.
- Knowledge of the Hausa language.
- Good understanding of Gender Equality and other social barriers to adolescent and humanitarian programming.
- The incumbent will spend much of his/her time in the field office and targeted LGAs where the travel requirement is often.
Level of Contact with Children:
- High contact- the job responsibilities of this position require the post holder to have very frequent contact with children. It is expected that children who come into contact with GPON shall be protected at all times.
Application Closing Date
13th December, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- GPON is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or disabilities.
- GPON is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse.
- Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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