Gender, Parenting and Adolescent Officer at Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF)


Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF)

The Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF) based in Jalingo, Taraba State, is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered to practice in Nigeria. The NGO works in partnership with public, private, and other non-government organizations to contribute to achieving equitable, sustainable, and quality healthcare delivery in Nigeria. It was registered with Taraba State Government in 2001 and with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria in August 2005. Our vision is to ensure universal access to quality health care and social services among the general population, especially women and children.

WACHEF is a member of World Hepatis Alliance (WHA), International Alliance of Patients` Organization (IAPO), Tuberculosis Network of Nigeria, African Liver Patients Association (ALPA), Association of OVC NGOs in Nigeria (AONN) among others. The organization has implemented several projects under World Bank, Global Fund, BMGF etc. WACHEF is expecting an award from Pro-Health International with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”) towards implementing the Integrated Child Healthcare and Social Services Award (ICHSSA4) project in Taraba State.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender, Parenting and Adolescent Officer

Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Programs
Project: ICHSSA 4
Reports to: Program Manager

Job Summary

  • The Gender, Parenting and Adolescent Officer of the organization will be working directly with PHI technical team and other Implementing partners to support community case workers, caregivers, community stakeholders to implement programs that are culturally acceptable and age-appropriate to promote gender mainstreaming in the project communities.

Responsibilities
Technical Leadership:

  • Work with PHI thematic lead to ensure gender integration throughout the implementation of the project in accordance with the USAID donor policies / strategies and gender requirements.
  • Working with Stakeholders in target communities about the sexual risk of adolescents
  • Facilitate caregiver’s forums and kids/adolescent clubs in the community for parenting and protection skills development using USAID approved manuals.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings with CALHIV C-KP and program for them within the continuum of care on OVC- HIV programming towards reaching 95-95-95 goal
  • Train Caregivers and Adolescent boys and girls to identify issues of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and GBV through culturally acceptable and age-appropriate content
  • Participate in referral mechanism meeting to strengthen linkages between the communities and health facilities for ASRH and gender-based violence, including implementation of clinical pathway for treatment of sexual assault survivors;
  • Document success stories, lessons learned and innovations within project community, as appropriate;
  • Train community case workers, child protection committees and other key stakeholders on gender integration and child protection;
  • Provide regular supportive supervision to project community to ensure the achievement of expected results.

Representation:

  • Represent their organizations in external technical meetings, conferences and workshops related to gender and adolescent Boys/Girls at the state, LGA and communities.
  • Participate on behalf of their organization in strategic meetings with the government or private sector
  • Search for opportunities to link households with government program on OTZ and other preventive programming
  • Liaise and coordinate with other gender and adolescent actors, including the government, other civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication.
  • Represent the organization at ICHSSA 4 Community of practice meetings and other related meetings

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Provide guidance to volunteers on Gender, parenting and Adolescent related program implemented activities
  • Participate in field visits for direct interaction with households.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Requirements

  • Candidate must hold a B.Sc / HND in Social Sciences or Health-related field (MPH or Masters in Development studies will be an added advantage)
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience with an NGO or organization implementing gender/gender-based Violence projects
  • Familiarity with cultural issues around gender response in the North East
  • Candidate must have completed NYSC
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrable skill in the use of word processors (MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to take initiative and perform under intense pressure.

Application Closing Date
30th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV as one attachment to: recruitmentwachef.2022@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Applications not sent in the required format will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for assessment and interview.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WACHEF is an equal opportunity organization.
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