Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Gender / Advocacy Officer at Education as a Vaccine

Education as a Vaccine (EVA) is a youth-led, youth-focused non-profit organization created to work in partnership with children, adolescents and young people in particular adolescent girls and young women to advance their rights to health and freedom from all forms of violence by strengthening their capacities, providing direct services and influencing policies for improved quality of life.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Gender / Advocacy Officer

Location: Abuja
Organization Unit: Advocacy and Policy Influencing
Reports to: Team Leader – Advocacy and Policy Influencing
Time Requirements: Full time with a minimum of 45 hours per week
  • Are you a gender equality advocate?
  • Are you passionate about social justice?
  • Are you a youth leader?
  • Do you want to support adolescents and young people in their advocacy for better quality of life for themselves and their peers.
Working Relationships:
  • The Gender/Advocacy officer will work directly with the Team Lead, Advocacy and Policy Influencing Unit to strategically contribute to the design and implementation of EVA’s work on feminist organizing, gender equality, policy and advocacy.
  • The PO will also liaise with counterparts in other field offices for coordination and will work with the program assistants, interns and volunteers in the Advocacy and Policy Influencing Team.
  • She/he will contribute to the management of the coalitions and initiatives in relevant advocacy alliances and forums, and coordinate EVA’s participation in social accountability and advocacy-related communication activities.
Key Task and Responsibilities
  • Support EVA’s advocacy agenda and play a key role in implementing EVA’s policy analyses, advocacy initiatives and events and related communications activities.
  • Assist in the day-to-day implementation of Gender, Advocacy and Policy Influencing program team activities at community, state, national, regional and global levels.
  • With support from the Team Lead, identify, cultivate, and expand network of key political allies, including relevant Nigerian government agencies, key lawmakers, staffers, advocates, NGOs/FBOs, multilateral, and the private sector to advance the gender policy and advocacy agenda of EVA and the coalitions the organization belongs to.
  • Track project inputs, outputs and outcomes using EVA’s monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Contribute to technical briefs and publication to be shared with external stakeholders.
  • Provide support for assessment and research activities at the community level to gather information for analysis on gender and advocacy issues.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and concept papers.
  • Manage financial information and reporting requirements of EVA policy and advocacy-related grants.
  • Contribute to the preparation of quarterly and annual project work plans
  • Support the development of organizational newsletter, updates and annual reports.
  • Handle any other task or responsibility assigned by the Team Lead, Advocacy and Policy Influencing.
  • Provide a gender perspective and technical inputs into the design and implementation of project activities, development of advocacy strategies, delivery of capacity building activities, development and review of advocacy tools, conducting social mobilization activities and development of relevant communication materials.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in gender, advocacy, and women empowerment issues.
  • Degree in Gender and Development Studies, Law, Social Sciences, or any related field.
Skills & Experience
  • Good networking and alliance building skills
  • Demonstrated experience of providing capacity building to local partners and beneficiaries on gender issues;
  • Able to work under time pressure and long hours whenever required;
  • The ability for creative problem solving and innovation in complex and /or restrictive working environments
  • User-level computer literacy (Office Package, Outlook, etc.)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent analysis and communication skills
  • A high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with colleagues, partners and beneficiaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, in order to be able to liaise effectively; with a range of stakeholders, including NGO partners, community leaders, beneficiaries, key population and government officials;
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Deep understanding of guiding legal frameworks and principles of gender equality issues in Nigeria
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Experience in Gender Programming

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Deadline 20th January, 2020.

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