Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Project Officers - Gender and Vulnerable Group at the Plateau State Government of Nigeria

Plateau State Government of Nigeria - Plateau State is implementing a 2-years World Bank Assisted additional financing of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). The Project has the objective to increase access of poor people (in rural communities) to improved social and natural resources infrastructure service in a sustainable manner through the provision of grant support to benefiting communities for implementation of community driven micro-projects under approved Community Development Plan (CDP)

To commence State-level implementation of the additional financing, we seek to employ suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer - Gender and Vulnerable Group

Location:
 Plateau

Roles and Responsibilities
The Project Officer- Gender and Vulnerable Groups, shall:
  • Develop an action plan for mainstreaming vulnerable groups and gender sensitive activities in the operation of the State Agency
  • Facilitate the preparation processes of CDP formulation Community level
  • Assist project team to incorporate appropriate vulnerable groups (including gender) issues into project activities
  • Assist in organizing training/or line ministries, LGA, LGRC and Operations Officers in mainstreaming vulnerable and gender issues in development activities.
  • Liaise with the Desk Officers in line Ministries to Identity mechanisms of incorporating vulnerable and gender issues into their programmes.
  • Identity and articulate opportunities for integrating social safety nets in project activities.
  • Prepare a quarterly report highlighting emerging issues from projects activities in mainstreaming vulnerable group/gender issues in development activities;
  • Provide input to the preparation of quarterly annual and requisite reports of the operations department;
  • Provide inputs to the costed yearly work programmes for the operations department;
  • Develop, maintain and disseminate a comprehensive knowledge base on vulnerable group perspectives to promote staff awareness;
  • Maintain links with and update knowledge of other relevant agencies programs on mainstreaming vulnerable groups into development agenda;
  • Design strategies for the encouragement of government and its agencies to be more supportive towards the cause of the vulnerable.
  • Responsible to the Manager, Operations
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager Operations.
Qualification and Experience
  • At least a first Degree in Social Sciences, Natural Resources Science, Rural Environmental Development, Agricultural Extension, with at least Five years(5) post qualification experience part at which must have been spent in CDD related areas.
  • Computer literacy experience in Gender/vulnerable Mainstreaming and Safety nets will be an added advantage.
Remuneration
This position is remunerated based on agreed terms with the World Bank.

Application Closing Date
21st March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should address and submit their signed Applications to:
The Board Chairman,
Plateau State Community and Social Development Agency,
Plot 3118, Rayfield Road,
Opposite West Wood Park School,
Jos - Plateau State.