Posted on :
31 Jan, 2011
31 Jan, 2011
Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries.
Our approach is to work hand-in-hand with women leaders, local partners, and national and international organizations to give women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.
POSITION: GENDER EXPERT
LOCATION: Sokoto, Nigeria
REPORTS TO: Senior Technical Advisor, Gender and Governance
SALARY: Negotiable, per experience and qualifications
The Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.
CEDPA works hand-in-hand with women leaders and local partners to design and implement programs in governance, leadership capabilities, gender equality, reproductive
health and HIV/AIDS, and girls’ education. In addition to our headquarters in Washington DC, CEDPA operates offices in India, Nepal, Nigeria and South Africa.
GENDER AND LOCAL ADVOCACY SPECIALIST
The Gender Expert will function as a member of a team implementing a USAID funded local governance and civil society program in Nigeria. The Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) program is a five years program that builds partnerships between civil society, state and local governments and the private sector to
improve state and local governance capacity in Bauchi and sokoto state, and to build the capacity of local governments to be more responsive to community needs. The Gender Expert will be responsible for ensuring the gender considerations are mainstreamed throughout program activities including:
designing and conducting state-of-the-art training and follow up technical support in gender integration in program design and implementation, gender and participatory
budgeting and other topics relevant to the project’s on-going training activities. Training and follow up will be provided to project staff, local government authorities and CSOs.
Providing technical assistance in gender for all program activities such as: reviewing assessment tools, manuals, laws and other project documents; making specific recommendations and providing follow up support to ensure that gender is integrated into activities and documents
Identifying and scaling up best practices in gender and water/sanitation throughout project initiatives
Designing and implementing gender-sensitive data collection and monitoring and evaluation tools
Documenting gender related activities and outcomes for an external audience
REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Expertise in gender and service delivery, especially water provision, sanitation and health care
Expertise in gender budgeting and planning
A solid trainer with expertise in training in traditional areas
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Training and providing follow-up support to project staff in gender integration in project programming
Develop and obverse the implementation of management tools that ensure gender integration into project programming
Design participatory and gender sensitive process that enable communities to identify and articulate service delivery needs particularly as they related to health care, education, eater and sanitation
Design and conduct activities related to:
Making LGAs more responsive to gender considerations and the needs of women (gender needs assessment, gender budgeting, designing participatory gender stakeholder engagement process); and
Building the capacity of CSOs to advocate for LGA resources that improve health and social outcomes for women
Work collaboratively with other members of the LEAD technical team
Contribute to project reporting and documentation
Represent CEDPA on LEAD with partners and communities a the highest standard to ensure strong acceptance and implementation support for activities
Masters degree and or Bachelor’s degree with five years experience working on gender
Experience in the are of participatory and gender needs assessment
Strong communication and organizational skills
Bilingual – Hausa speaker is a must
Willingness to travel between Sokoto and Bauchi
MODE OF APPLICATION
To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter by mail to [email protected] with “Nigeria Local Service Delivery Specialist Position” on the subject line.
Please note only finalists will be contacted.