Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Gender Equality Coordinator (National Position)
Job ID: 200004JV
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employee Status: Permanent
Reports to: The Field Manager, Yobe State / CP Manager Borno
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Child Safeguarding – Level 3
- Level 3 – The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context, all posts are considered to be level
- As part of these responsibilities, the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.
- The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.
- The Gender Coordinator will provide direct technical support to the humanitarian mission to ensure the vision of Save the Children where all girls and boys can hold diverse hopes and dreams for their futures and have equal opportunity to make these come true are met.
- The coordinator will provide technical support to mainstream gender across programmes in Yobe/Borno state.
- She/he will ensure gender is integrated into the results-based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams via training and tool development.
- She/he will not only ensure programmes are gender-sensitive but aim to provide advice on how to make such programmes become gender transformative.
Duties and Responsibilities
- In line with the SCI Gender Mainstreaming guidelines, support the development of the country office gender strategy especially for the humanitarian unit.
- Develop a gender mainstreaming strategy for humanitarian programmes.
- Formulate key gender messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of project objectives and initiatives, both short and long term, encompassing a wide range of issues with a gender lens.
- Ensure that voices of children disaggregated by sex form the basis of all key organizational strategies.
- Acquire information and understanding of key gender issues in the country particularly in the north east focusing on boys and girls (e.g GBV, Early Child Marriage, SRH etc) and adapt strategies as necessary.
- Build capacity of key programme staffs and volunteers including CS on gender.
- Keep a watching brief on policymakers and other key players in relation to Gender issues and identify opportunities to raise awareness and influence policy change.
- Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them working with the advocacy team.
- Provide inputs into systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence for gender-based programming and influencing at state and national levels.
- Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
- Maintain a strong relationship with other Gender-related staff across SCI
- Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media particularly working on gender issues and participate in gender working group meetings, which may include providing oversight.
- Represent and act as a spokesperson for Save the Children on gender issues various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at national and international levels, as directed.
- Write regular progress reports, including annual impact monitoring reports.
- Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.
Qualifications and Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
- The post holder will possess a high degree of analytical skill, political acumen, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, build capacity and ability to communicate key issues effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at local, national and international levels.
- A post-graduate university degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.
- Minimum of 5 years’ post NYSC work experience with an international development organization, with focus on women and girls/gender equality programming.
- Proven experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts
- Proven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions.
- Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches in humanitarian context.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
- Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Specific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.
- Experience building capacity and trainings especially on gender related issues.
- Prior work experience communities across Nigeria.
- Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to Gender.
- Local language skills (Ability to communicate in Hausa and Kanuri will be an advantage).
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values In Practice):
- Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
- High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
- Holds self and others accountable
- Creating best-in-class EA function
- Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
- Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Designing more effective admin systems
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
- We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
- We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
- We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
- Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
- We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
- We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Application Closing Date
23rd August, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online