NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS)

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NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) for Yobe and Borno states. As a matter of fact, this’s one of international NGO jobs in Nigeria 2018. NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) recruitment  exercise is ongoing.

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS)

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria – An International Development Organization seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill  followoing  position below:

Job Title: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS)

 Borno and Yobe State (expected prolonged travel to northern Borno and Yobe)
Contract Term: Consultant
Duration: Six (6) months
Slot: 2 Openings

Program Summary

This program seeks  to design and implement activities that will collectively empower women and girls through Capacity & Coalition building in targeted communities. Therefore, efforts include identifying community related activities & developing curriculum activities that will address issues around women and girls’ vulnerability. Furthermore, establish various platforms/ groups of women within  community which gives women and girls  safe space to discuss and address issues on vulnerabilities  as well encourage women involvement within their communities.

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS):Work Scope/Primary Responsibilities

  • Firstly, the Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) is responsible for developing and implementing,collaboration with community stakeholders, capacity-building activities to address priority issues as it relates to women and girls’ vulnerabilities within community.
  • The GCBS strengthens existing platforms or establish new platforms to support implementation of activities in targeted communities in gradual, iterative and culturally-sensitive way to build capacity among women and develop local and eventually regional coalitions within Northeast Nigeria (Borno and Yobe).

Reporting & Supervision:
Further, the GCBS reports directly to NERI Program Manager and technically supervise GCDA.

The duration for this activity initially is 6 months with possibility of extension.

Potential activity locations include, but re not limited to:
Borno: Kareto, Gubio, Damasak, Mongonu, Shuwa Communities, Maiduguri
Yobe: Geidam and Yunusari (Kanamma) LGA

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) – Deliverables:

  • Responsible for general oversight of activities at targeted communities, as well as type of program interventions to address related issues on women and girls’ vulnerabilities
  • Design capacity-building curriculum that addresses different topics on role of women in peace building, including but not limited to: management of community-based organizations, prevention of violent extremism, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and micro business skills.
  • Deliver capacity and coalition building activities in program locations; the curriculum to be contextualized to local realities.
  • In coordination with GCDA, establish program oversight and monitoring, ensuring community buy-in activities
  • Conduct introductory and follow-up meeting with GCDA including identification of relevant sessions in the curriculum where women perspectives re to be integrated, as well as understand specific needs and expectations
  • Identify existing or previous platforms that addresses interventions that relate to women and girls, while stating challenges and successes of programs.
  • Coordinate trainings, with meetings with stakeholders and submit specific activity reports to Program Manager
  • Develop appropriate tools and materials to facilitate community-based meetings with support from GCDA which helds regularly in communities
  • In addition, reinforce and/or establish organized groups of women within selected communities
  • Facilitate Community outreaches in collaboration with GCDA
  • Submit weekly report that includes findings during week. Format for report will be given to consultant.
  • Submit final report at end of the consultancy

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) – Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Psychology, Education, Sociology, political Science, Law and/or advance degree in Conflict Management, Peace Building or related field is required.
  • Must have at least five (5) years work experience in managing women and gender issues
  • Work experience with internationally-funded project on governance, stabilization and/or women related programing highly desirable.
  • Experience in developing training curriculum and manuals.
  • Furthermore, strong understanding of gender-sensitive programming principles and tools and ability to apply them effectively to meet needs for community and stakeholder’s engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder networks across local government platforms and community engagement forums.
  • Experience working in North East especially Northern Borno and Yobe preferable.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills in community mobilization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required. Ability to communicate in, Kanuri, Hausa and/or Shuwa-Arabic desirable.
  • Ability to travel frequently within activity locations.

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit  following documents to:

Document Include:

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • Cover letter

NERI Nigeria Current Recruitment: Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) –Note:

  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



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