We are an indigenous non-profit and non-governmental organization with Head Office in Abuja and field offices in several locations across Nigeria. We are in the business of saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for people living with; and affected by HIV. It is an organization built on strong core values, we believe strongly in commitment, innovation, inspiring leadership, and partnerships.
We are in search of innovative, creative, and self-motivated talents with outstanding skills and proven track records in the advertised position.
A reliable individual who is committed, audacious, accountable, and passionate (females and HIV community members are strongly encouraged to apply) with strong core values to work with our highly experienced team at our Head and state offices in the following capacities
A reliable executor who is flexible and can hit the ground running in aiding the organization achieve its goals as it aligns with saving lives, making life more meaningful and productive for all Nigerians and especially for the most vulnerable. If this typifies you, kindly read on:
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide input into all key G-ANC/PNC project documents, including the Results Framework and implementation plans, to ensure gender is mainstreamed across the project as a whole.
Provide technical guidance in the implementation of the G-ANC/PNC gender intentional approach and promote knowledge of, and accountability for, gender mainstreaming.
Assume a technical lead role in developing strategies and initiatives to ensure active engagement and participation of men/male partners of pregnant women in the G-ANC/PNC activities.
Provide inputs and expert advice on gender equity, gender equality, and social inclusion as appropriate in the design, implementation, and monitoring of the G-ANC/PNC investment in Lagos State.
Integrate proven and novel gender mainstreaming approaches by adopting a life-course approach that links investments across programs and considers the impacts of poor health on women’s economic empowerment.
Enhance the capacity of different stakeholders - health facility teams, LGA, and state health departments - to understand and address the gendered and complex dimensions of RMNCAH+N issues.
Facilitate state-led interactions, challenging preconceived notions and biases, with a view to promoting dialogue and fostering change.
Develop, adapt, and refine supportive tools and training materials to ensure they reflect the dynamics and demonstrate how HCW and communities can overcome harmful gender norms.
Develop and deploy guides on the community and Maternal and Perinatal Response group model, gender transformative advocacy, and gender-intentional coalition building.
Conduct gender analyses, review current literature and recommendations to identify structural and institutional challenges and areas of gender disparities, as well as its impact on access to and uptake of RMNCAH+N services.
Document lessons learned and good practices regarding gender mainstreaming for dissemination.
Ensure consistency of quality standards and rigor in gender analysis throughout the project cycle, including the development and monitoring of gender targets and indicators.
Serve as the principal resource on gender equality issues, practices, and policies relevant to the G-ANC/PNC project.
Lead in the development of knowledge products, tools, and knowledge-building activities on gender equality to enlarge the knowledge and competencies of G-ANC/PNC and stakeholders.
Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Gender Studies, International Development, or a related field.
Five (5) years of progressive responsibility conducting gender analyses, gender integration of development interventions, and development of publications.
Proven work experience as a Gender Specialist or similar role, preferably in projects or programs funded by bilateral, multilateral donors, or private foundations.
Strong understanding of gender issues, women’s empowerment, and gender mainstreaming approaches.
Experience working with government and community stakeholders to communicate the uses of gender analysis and gender integration for meeting development objectives.
Experience facilitating the participation of marginalized groups (i.e., women) and strengthening their inputs in community initiatives is an advantage.
Strong communication and diplomacy skills.
Ability to deal with complex and sometimes stressful situations while maintaining a professional and solutions-oriented attitude.
Application Closing Date
25th September, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online
Submit their current CV and Suitability Statement (not more than 200 words indicating position and location) in Microsoft Word format to: [email protected] using the JOB TITLE, LOCATION AND APPLICANT FULL NAME as the subject of the email e.g. HSS 0021 Knowledge Management Specialist - Lagos - ADESUWA NWACHUKWU.
It is important to apply via the link and the mail, as applications sent to ONLY the email address will be considered invalid.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process
Grant duration - Subject to availability of funds and exceptional grant performance.
Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.