Fresh Jobs at the North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria – An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS)

Location: Borno and Yobe State (expected prolonged travel to northern Borno and Yobe)
Contract Term: Consultant
Duration: Six (6) months
Slot: 2 Openings

Program Summary

This program seeks is to design and implement activities that will collectively empower women and girls through capacity & coalition building in targeted communities. The efforts include identifying community related activities and developing curriculum activities that will address issues around women and girls’ vulnerability. In addition, establish various platforms or groups of women within the community which gives women and girls a safe space to discuss and address issues on vulnerabilities and as well encourage women involvement within their communities, in a culturally-sensitive manner.

Scope of Work/Primary Responsibilities

  • The Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) will be responsible for developing and implementing, in collaboration with community stakeholders, capacity-building activities to address priority issues as it relates to women and girls’ vulnerabilities within their community.
  • The GCBS will strengthen existing platforms or establish new platforms to support the implementation of activities in targeted communities in a gradual, iterative and culturally-sensitive way to build capacity among women and develop local and eventually regional coalitions within Northeast Nigeria (Borno and Yobe).

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The GCBS will report directly to the NERI Program Manager and will technically supervise the GCDA.

Duration:

  • The duration for this activity will initially be for 6 months with possibility of extension.

Potential activity locations include, but are not limited to:

  • Borno: Kareto, Gubio, Damasak, Mongonu, Shuwa Communities, Maiduguri
  • Yobe: Geidam and Yunusari (Kanamma) LGA

Deliverables:

  • Responsible for general oversight of all activities at targeted communities, as well as the type of program interventions to address related issues on women and girls’ vulnerabilities
  • Design capacity-building curriculum that will address different topics on the role of women in peace building, including but not limited to: management of community-based organizations, prevention of violent extremism, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and micro business skills.
  • Deliver capacity and coalition building activities in the program locations; the curriculum will be contextualized to local realities.
  • In coordination with GCDA, establish program oversight and monitoring to ensure community buy-in of activities
  • Conduct an introductory and a follow-up meeting with the GCDA including identification of the relevant sessions in the curriculum where women perspectives are to be integrated, as well as understand their specific needs and expectations
  • Identify existing or previous platforms that addresses interventions that relate to women and girls, while stating the challenges and successes of these programs.
  • Coordinate trainings and meetings with stakeholders and submit specific activity reports to the Program Manager
  • Develop appropriate tools and materials to facilitate community-based meetings with support from the GCDA which will be held regularly in the communities
  • Reinforce and/or establish organized groups of women within the selected communities
  • Facilitate Community outreaches in collaboration with the GCDA
  • Submit a weekly report that includes all findings during week.  Format for the report will be given to consultant.
  • Submit a final report at the end of the consultancy
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Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, political Science, Law and/or advance degree in Conflict Management, Peace Building or related field is required.
  • Must have five (5) years or more work experience in managing women and gender issues
  • Work experience with an internationally-funded project on governance, stabilization and/or women related programing is highly desirable.
  • Experience in developing training curriculum and manuals.
  • Strong understanding of gender-sensitive programming principles and tools and ability to apply these effectively to meet the need for community and stakeholder’s engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder networks across local government platforms and community engagement forums.
  • Experience in working in the North East especially Northern Borno and Yobe preferable.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills for community mobilization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Ability to communicate in Hausa, Kanuri and/or Shuwa-Arabic desirable.
  • Ability to travel frequently within the activity locations.

 

Job Title: Gender and Community Development Assistant

Location: Borno and Yobe State (expected prolonged travel to northern Borno and Yobe)
Contract Term: Consultant
Duration: Six (6) months
Slot: 2 Openings

Program Summary

This program seeks is to design and implement activities that will collectively empower women and girls through Capacity & Coalition building in targeted communities. The efforts include identifying community related activities and developing curriculum activities that will address issues around women and girls’ vulnerability. In addition, establish various platforms/ groups of women within the community which gives women and girls a safe space to discuss and address issues on vulnerabilities and as well encourage women involvement within their communities.

Scope of Work/Primary Responsibilities

  • The Gender and Community Development Assistant (GCDA) will work under the supervision of NERI Program Manager and closely with the Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) to support the implementation of activities in targeted communities to establish Capacity & Coalition building of women/girls within Northeast Nigeria (Borno and Yobe).
  • The GCDA will be responsible for summarizing, developing and submitting community-based ideas for activities concepts. The GCDA will interact with the women/girls’ clusters, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and other groups implementing similar or potential activities.
  • The GCDA will also provide community-based support to NERI Program Manager and the Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) in monitoring all activities and sessions held by the women/girls’ clusters and serve as points-of-contact to NERI programs and monitoring and evaluation staff.
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Reporting & Supervision:

  • The GCDA will report directly to NERI Program Manager but work closely with the GCBS

Duration:

  • The duration for this activity will initially be for 6 months with possibility of extension.

Activity Locations:

  • Borno: Kareto, Gubio, Damasak, Mongonu, Shuwa Communities, Maiduguri
  • Yobe: Geidam and Kanama

Deliverables:

  • Work with the NERI Program Manager and the GCBS to identify and develop concepts to support the women/girls’ curriculum activities
  • Support NERI Program Manager and the GCBS in the monitoring and implementation of program Activities.
  • Liaise with women groups, NGOs, CBOs and other community stakeholders to identify potential vulnerabilities raised during the sessions.
  • Attend an introductory and a follow-up meeting with the GCBS to identify relevant sessions in the curriculum to be integrated, as well as understand specific needs and expectations.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed
  • Support to identify existing interventions that relate to women and girls, while engaging the women to discuss issues that relate to violence and vulnerabilities
  • Attend all cluster sessions held in the communities to inform/derive program activities and send weekly reports to NERI Program Manager and the GCBS.
  • Submit a monthly report on all activities and findings.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Diploma in relevant field is essential and 2years specific experience in community-based work, especially within the Northeast will be added advantage
  • Computer literacy in MS Word is required.
  • Work experience with an internationally-funded project and/or government organization is highly desirable.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills for community mobilization.
  • Great Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and/or Shuwa-Arabic is highly essential.
  • Ability to travel frequently within the activity locations

Deadline: 27th December, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com

Document Include:

  • A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A cover letter

Note

  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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