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The Initiative for Equal Rights is a registered non-governmental organization working towards the protection and promotion of the human rights of sexual minorities in Nigeria

Job Title: Director, Research and Knowledge Management

Job Start:
January 2017
Reporting to:
Executive Director

Position description
The Initiative for Equal Rights (“TIERs”) is hiring for the position of Director of Research and Knowledge Management (“DRKM”)
The position includes conceptualizing and directing research and analysis around sexuality and gender,discriminatory laws and policies, community based research,and impact assessmentThe DRKM will design and lead empirical and qualitative research that will feed into policy , advocacy, programming and law review

The position holder will be responsible for produce research reports, white papers, policy briefings and resource materials

Role and Responsibilities

Developing social and policy research and social perception survey on LGBT rights and issues
Research ing, documenting and analyzing the life and lived experience of LGBT persons at the community level and society at large
Overseeing the research and knowledge management activities of the organization through a focus on a broad
based portfolio of research topics
Developing a database that contains detailed information and analysis of LGBT people’s reality from a social, economic and clinical perspective
Designing and managing research projects effectively and efficiently, including tracking research projects for successful completion and influencing how research outcomes are used for programming,policy and advocacy
Ensuring that research projects adhere to strict academic rigor and ethical standard
Working with the communication department of TIERs to develop a communication strategy and implementation that is research led and
communicated to relevant key stakeholders
Supporting fundraising for research projects of the organization by identifying new grant opportunities
Creating a conducive intellectual and research environment and to make TEIRs the Centre of excellence on LGBT research in Nigeria
Working with local LGBT organizations to ensure issues faced within the community are reflected in research
Engaging with the media and other stakeholders through speaking engagements, writing and publications such as op-eds and commentary
and presenting at conferences locally and internationally
Performing other duties that may be assigned by direct supervisor
Qualification and Experience

A degree in the social sciences or relevant discipline
A Masters-level degree would be an added advantage
Good understanding of sexuality and gender related issues
Three-Five years’prior work experience in similar field Work experience in non-profit entity is an additional advantage
Excellent writing skills with a proven track record of research and publication
Demonstrate past record of peer-reviewed publication or similar research output
Networking skills and managing complex situations
are desirable skill
Ability to deliver task with minimal supervision
Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to equality and social inclusion is mandatory
Understanding of issues affecting members of the LGBT community including but not limited to homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism



Job Title: Director, Human Rights and Advocacy

Job Start: January 2017
Reporting to: Executive Director
Position description
The Initiative for Equal Rights (“TIERs”) is hiring for the position of a Director of Human Rights  and  Advocacy(“DHRA”) The  position  holder  will  design  programs and provide strategic direction toward programs that address the stigma, discrimination
and  violence  experiencedby  LGBT  persons  in  Nigeria
The DHRA will  also  engage policymakers   and   relevant   stakeholders in   ensuring   issues   of   LGBT   rights   are
prioritized by CSOs and policy makers
The person will also be responsible for leading the  program  team  and  giving technical  assistance on  all  programs within  the
department   and   ensuring   that   initiative   implemented   reflects   the   priorities   of advocacy and human rights needs of LGBT persons

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Role and Responsibilities

Developing advocacy   priorities   and   strategies,   identifying   advocacy opportunities,     and     undertaking     advocacy
targeting governments, intergovernmental organizations, and the general public
Coordinating and providing training and other capacity building activities to human rights defenders/activists, nascent LGBT organizations both in Nigeria and within the West Africa sub-region
Providing strategic direction, technical assistance and networking support to human  rights  defenders/activists  and  networking  with  mainstream  human rights CSOs
Undertaking   and   working closely   with   the   research   and   knowledge management   team   to   research   and analyze,   prepare   reports   and publications focusing on SOGIE based issues and rights
When  necessary,  serve  as  spokesperson  for  TIERs,  including  through  the preparation of statements, media releases and op-eds
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with key partners including   NGOs,   governments,   intergovernmental organizations,   human rights bodies and experts, journalists and funders
Working  closely  with  international,  regional,  national  and  local  civil  society organizations and activists through formal and informal coalitions
Monitoring   key   developments   in   relation   to   human   rights   violations experience  by  LGBTI persons,  and  preparing  and  publishing  annual  reports highlighting human rights violations based on SOGIE
Contributing  to  the  writing,  editing  and  publication  of  TIERs  publications, including papers, shadow reports and other related publications
Working closely  with  other  team  members  to  prepare  and  submit  funding proposals   that   can   support   the   advancement of   the   work   of   the department
Assisting  with  the  planning,  and  preparation  of  TIERs  public advocacy events
Supervising  and  managing  other  direct  support  staff  and  other  personnel where appropriate
Performing other duties that might be assigned by direct supervisors
Qualification and Experience

A  degree  in  law,  international  relations, the social   sciences or  related discipline
A Masters-level degree would be an advantage
At  least three-fiveyear’s previous  professional  experience  working  on human rights laws, policies and institutions preferably with NGOs
Experience   in   designing   and   implementing   successful   human   rights programs, campaigns and initiatives
A  strong  commitment  to,  and  passion  for,  the  principles  and  practice  of equality, social inclusionand human rights
Ability to think and act quickly, creatively and strategically under pressure
Excellent    writing    skills    with    a    proven    ability in interpersonal    and communication skills
Good with networking and managing complex situation
Ability to deliver task with minimal supervision
Understanding of issues affecting members of the LGBT community in Nigeria and  abroad including,but  not  limited  to,homophobia,  transphobia  and heterosexism






Job Title: Director, Sexual Health and Well being

Job Start: January 2017
Reporting to: Executive Director
Position description
The  Initiative  for  Equal  Rights (“TIERs”) is hiring  for  the  position  of  a  Director Sexual   Health   and   Wellbeing(“DSHW”)
The   position   holder   will design programs and  provide  strategic  direction  toward sexual,  social  and  mental health
programs specific  to  LGBT  persons in  Nigeria
The  person will also  be responsible for leading the program team and giving technical assistance on all   programs   implemented   within   the   department

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The DSHW will   be responsible   for   liaising   with   donors   on   emerging   issues   identified   within programming  and  best  possible  approach  to  address  them  while  ensuring quality programming and service delivery to the community


Role and Responsibilities

Designing, implementing and supporting sexual  health  and  wellbeing programs targeting LGBT persons
Designing, delivering,evaluating and monitoring training to professionals on heath issues affecting LGBT people
Designing, delivering, evaluating and monitoring a range of health and wellbeing initiatives for LGBT people including,education sessions, one to one support, social and peer support and advocacy
Maintaining a  working  knowledge  of  local  and  national  guidance, policy and research relating to sexual health
Identifying     and     maintaining community     resources     useful     in implementing program activities
Supervising the  implementation  of  program  activities  and  providing technical  guidance  to  staff,  other  agencies  and  service  providers  as necessary to ensure quality program implementation
Researching HIV/AIDS  information  and  preparing bulletins,  periodic reports, and educational materials
Performing various  technical  tasks  related  to  the  HIV/AIDS  program such  as  conducting  educational  presentations,  conducting  statistical surveys, liaising with  relevant state  officials,and developing  specific health education plans
Identifying  and  utilizing the linkages  between  sexual health,  human rightsand wellbeing
Planning and/or  participating in  workshops,  forums,  and  discussions to highlight the emerging issues at the community level
Promoting the   health   and   wellbeing   services   of LGBT   persons to relevant stakeholders and ensuring wider support services that enables appropriateuptake of services
Ensuringaccessibility of safer sex packs throughout a range of venues
Developing new   and   innovative   sexual   health   services   based   on identified needs and emerging issues
Performing  other  duties  that  might  be  assigned  by direct supervisors
Qualification and Experience

A  degree  in public  health  or social science  or relevant  discipline
A Masters-level degree would be an advantage
Good understanding of LGBT community in Nigeria
Three-Five years’prior work experience in public health or similar fieldWork experience in non-profit entity would be an advantage
Excellent   writing   skills   with   a   proven   ability in interpersonal   and communication skills
Good with networking and managing complex situation
Ability to deliver tasks with minimal supervision
Commitment to equality and social inclusion
Understanding  of  issues  affecting  members  of  the  LGBT  community including    but    not    limited    to    homophobia,    transphobia    and heterosexism

How to Apply

Please  submit  a  cover  letter,  curriculum  vitae (including  contact details  of  two recent  professional  referees)
by  email  to jobs@initiative4equality.org
. Please use the job title as he subject of the mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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