Center for Advocacy, Transparency, and Accountability Initiative (CATAI) was established in the year 2018 and registered as an NGO with Head Office in Maiduguri - Borno State. We have been visible in Borno Adamawa and Yobe states implementing projects in Education, protection, community empowerment, livelihood, environment, health, peace-building, and governance.
We are currently implementing ‘Strengthening Women’s Participation for Broader Peace-building Initiatives” funded by the UN-Women. The project seeks to improve the socio economic recovery and political participation of women and girls in peace-building context within the humanitarian development and peace-building nexus.
The project has an overall objective; To strengthen women’s capacity to effectively participate in peace-building efforts by providing financial and technical support economic recovery and resilience.
CATAI have a prevention, and response services for child survivors of Gender-Based Violence, including conflict-related sexual violence and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in North-east Nigeria.
Our approach is aligned with our mission to enhance service delivery and empower citizens to envision a world where people in the most remote areas of the globe can have access to the basic needs of life, with values around Integrity, partnership, result-based, and sustainability.
General Description of Role
Reporting to the project Lead, work closely with the CATAI programs team and communications teams to lead community mobilization and engagement, particularly with stakeholders and political parties and community leaders, peace-building and women participation in politics and political offices
with respect to with lived experience of poverty and disadvantage with respect to gender barriers and those affected by and associated with arm groups.
The core purpose of your role is to support community empowerment and participation in creating awareness in breaking barriers of access to gender balance and women participation, and advocacy group public advocacy and change work, including the current Raise on the rate for good governance. Your responsibilities will also include:
Liaises and interacts regularly with identified women led groups, women and girls in community to promote and understanding, and acceptance of CATAI activities.
Promotes and create awareness of women participation in boarder peace building within the community and disseminates means to raise concerns and feedback.
Support the project lead to ensure effective, safe, stimulating and quality implementation of activities in the community.
Prepare activity schedule and monitor compliance, under the line manager’s supervision.
She ensures punctual implementation and follow-up of data collection, she is in charge of ensuring proficient utilization of women group databases.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, International Affairs, or a related field required.
Two years of professional humanitarian/development experience is required; experience with community-based projects is highly desired.
Extensive knowledge of community engagement and participatory processes of proven practical community engagement experience (managing integrated activities at once), including strong skills and experience in the community engagement process, report writing, participatory planning, and community entry.
Knowledge of urban and rural resilience concepts is advantageous.
Excellent presentation and writing skills.
Capable of resolving complex problems through a collaborative and consultative approach.
Prior experience working with government actors and/or community leaders.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building abilities, as well as the capacity to effectively represent CATAI in forums and with donors.
Effective negotiation skills are necessary, and experience in dispute resolution is preferred.
The capacity to communicate concepts and ideas to other members of the community in a clear and convincing manner.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required, and the community local language is an added advantage.
Full professional competency in Microsoft Office suite especially word, excel, outlook, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrating commitment to CATAI
Embracing cultural diversity
Center for Advocacy Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI) operates in an equal opportunity environment and has policies that actively encourage gender equality, diversity and social inclusion, Child Safeguarding, Adolescents and Youth Initiatives, PSEA, GBV, VAC, and Fraud.