Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gender Equality Advisor at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centred international development organisation committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 75 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens' participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organisations, development partner government at all levels and the private sector.

We are currently implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded MNCH projects: Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and children (SHOW) in Sokoto and Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) in Bauchi state.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender Equality Advisor

Department: Program
Report to: National Program Manager
Duration: 4 years

  • Provide technical guidance and support in ensuring project processes, activities and outputs are in line with project Gender Equality Strategies and contribute to Donor and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development commitment to Gender Equality.
  • This position will also be responsible for developing project and local partner staffs capacity in the area of key gender equality mainstreaming approaches and tools and management of the an upcoming MNCH project.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop a comprehensive Project Gender Equality Framework and Strategy in line with Plan International and Donor standards.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation components in the project adequately capture gender equality indicators.
  • Support the implementation of gender assessments, including providing technical support to facility assessments within the project.
  • Analyze and synthesize the key findings to advise National Project Manager on strategies to ensure positive gender outcomes in MNCH programming.
  • Work with National Project Manager to ensure best practices in male engagement programming strategies are adequately reflected in project activity processes
  • Provide technical guidance and support on engagements with Ward Development Communities (WDC) and other project stakeholders to ensure greater participation of women and adolescents in community decision making processes.
  • Contribute to the reporting process within the project and review of activity and regular reports, including the sharing and dissemination of best practices on gender mainstreaming within the project
  • Contribute to the knowledge management system in a way that documents and establish Plan International Nigeria commitments and expertise in Gender Equality.
  • Provide technical inputs to all activity design and implementation to ensure improvement in social and financial capital for women and adolescent girls.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned Gender Equality strategies and indicators.
  • Support team members in presentation and engagements at the community level to ensure best practices in Gender Equality are transferred.
  • Ensure capacity building by regularly training staff and partners for improved Gender manistreaming.
  • Develop strong relationships with state partners to provide linkages for sustainability of positive Gender Equality outcomes for girls and women.
  • Collaborates with other Country office Programmes as necessary.
  • Ensures Gender is mainstreamed into all project communities and maintains gender
  • Fulfil Plan's Child Protection Policy at all times to prevent children from all forms of child abuses.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences/Art with background in Gender Studies or an equivalent from a recognized University. Master's degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years practical work experience in mainstreaming Gender expertise in Gender Equality in projects especially MNCH programs.
  • proven understanding of Gender programming concepts and community approaches to development.
  • Experience in designing and conducting Gender Equality analysis, including some understanding M and E processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with Donor program and Gender Equality frameworks and approaches
  • Ensures Gender is mainstreamed into all project communities and maintains gender sensitivity within project staff and associates.
  • Excellent command of English, a working knowledge of Hausa will be an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
25th March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send all applications and CV/Profile

Note: Only application sent electronically by e-mail with the format "Location - Position" clearly indicated as as the subject of the mail will be considered.