GOALPrime Organization Nigeria (GPON) is a National Non-profit Non-Government Organization with a mandate of Making life better for vulnerable children and women across nations. Following the challenges, children are facing to have adequate support from social services and institutions to access basic amenities for their growth and development across nations. GPON is saddled to provide complementary support to vulnerable children across nations to attain personal growth and development. GOALPrime Organization Nigeria is presently operating in Northeast Nigeria and FTC where we have reached over 2,000,000 lives (directly and indirectly) with integrated services, we support internally displaced persons with emergency relief materials, Child Protection services, WASH services, GBV mitigation services, Livelihood skill building, Health services, Peacebuilding and Education support services. GPON work in both emergency and development context.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Gender & Disability Inclusion Officer
Scope of Work
- Under the direct supervision of the Gender and Disability Inclusion Coordinator (GDIC), the Gender & Disability inclusion officer will provide leadership in program implementation, program monitoring, and evaluation in relation to gender and disability integration across all GPON project
Ensure effective activity planning, monitoring and quality implementation of technical models and approaches:
- Provide technical guidance to the project team and stakeholders on the development of Gender and disability inclusion.
- Develop and roll out the gender and disability-sensitive approaches and guidelines.
- Assist the GDIC to build the capacity of the project team in gender programming tools and gender analysis skills to enhance gender mainstreaming in Projects interventions.
- Support the GDIC in the development of annual project activity plans, updated quarterly in collaboration with key departments and oversee implementation to high standards by scope & timelines.
- Support the GDIC to develop technical guides, training resource materials, checklists and strategies for mainstreaming gender and disability in the project.
- Support the GDIC to formulate strategies for gender and disability inclusion and ensure that they are effectively implemented on time and within budget.
- Ensure project activities are carried out with cultural sensitivity while promoting gender equality and disability inclusion of marginalized groups and individuals in the Project.
- Work with Project Teams to ensure access and participation of women, men, boys and girls in Project interventions.
- Support the GDIC to orient staff, on existing and new key gender guidelines, policies and manuals
- Provide guidance on how the Organization should engage with other gender-sensitive Organizations in the promotion of gender equity and disability inclusion.
- With the technical support of the GDIC, ensure integration of gender and disability inclusion considerations into the development plans and Government Policies.
- Support local stakeholders in organizing and carrying out advocacy and campaigns for greater gender equality and equity.
- Support the GDIC to develop tools and checklists for integrating gender into the different project sector interventions.
- Enforce transparent and participatory selection of beneficiaries.
Stakeholders’ engagement, networking & collaboration:
- Ensure coordination of Gender and disability activities with other stakeholders especially Organizations of Persons with Disability, UNHCR and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Devt.
- Participate in stakeholder joint engagements, planning meetings, and sector working groups
- Support the GDIC to build staff and community volunteers’ capacity on Gender and disability programming
- Work closely with other sector thematic teams/ leaders and stakeholders at the district and sub-county to facilitate the implementation of project activities.
- Maintain good coordination and working relationships with UNHCR, Humanitarian Actors, sub-county, district leaders and other central government departments.
- Ensure transparent targeting of beneficiaries and consideration of gender, disability inclusion and conflict- sensitivity.
Networking, collaboration and mentorship:
- Work in liaison with the relevant agencies, donors, ministries, CSOs, and the private sector to influence and lobby gender and disability-responsive policies, programs, and funding opportunities for refugees and host communities.
- Participate in LGA-level sector working group committees, meetings, networks, forums and campaigns related to Gender and Disability inclusion components.
- Strengthen partnership and collaboration for effective Gender and Disability inclusion at district and settlement levels.
- Coordinate and ensure implementation of minimum standards on gender and disability are adhered to in Project interventions and throughout the project cycle.
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management of gender and disability-related activities:
- Ensure gender parameters are integrated into MEAL processes, indicator setting and log frames.
- Advise staff and consortium partners in obtaining gender-specific data.
- Participate in data collection with the MEAL team including rapid needs assessments, joint assessments, monitoring, evaluation and cross-sectoral learning.
- Develop, publish and document evidence of Project impact on Gender mainstreaming.
- Contribute and share knowledge, information and best practices and lessons learnt on gender and disability mainstreaming.
- Support preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports requiring technical input and any other reports when necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely manner.
- Support documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
Education / Knowledge / Technical Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Human Rights or any other relevant field.
- This position requires at least 2 years of experience working in Gender, disability, Environment and natural resources management and Protection development programming, with a strong focus on partnering with the Government Ministries, District authorities and private sector; preferably in fragile contexts.
- Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. CP Minimum Standards, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, SPHERE, and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standard, etc.)
- Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging Gender and Disability inclusion models, approaches and tools, are essential.
- Experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity implementing related programs with NNGOs/INGOs
- Proven facilitation, presentation skills and experience in technical training for different categories of participants and stakeholder mapping.
- Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
16th December, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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