Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) is a non-profitrights-basedorganizationcommitted to ending sexual and gender-basedviolence (SGBV) in North-eastern Nigeria and assisting victims of SGBV inaccessing services, maintaining a decent standard of living, acquiringappropriate knowledge and skills, enjoying the fullest possible extent of humanrights, and leading a long and healthy life. GRA providesevidence-based grassroots interventions towards promoting socialaccountability, community-based prevention and response to ending SGBV and violenceagainst girls and women (VAWG).
GRAis an implementing partner of UN Women on a 2-year project funded under the Women’s Peace andHumanitarian Fund (WPHF)and EU-UN Spotlight Initiative on Ending Violence against Women and Girls(Spotlight Initiative)inAdamawa, Yobe and Borno State. For more information,visit: www.grassrootresearchers.org.
Job Summary:The Project Manger will be responsible for providing technical leadership on sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response programming in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Specifically, the Project Manager will design and manage the implementation of GBV strategies and mobilize action to respond to emerging gender issues affecting Northeastern women, girls and children. She/he will be responsible for providing sound and current capacity building and technical support on GBV prevention, mitigation and response to staff, partners and community members.
Key Responsibilities:In accordance with GRA’s policy and procedures, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
- Project Management:
- Assume primary responsibility for daily project management and implementation, and ensure compliance with project donor agreement and project proposal, particularly expected results, outputs and activities in accordance with log frames and timeframes and notify management immediately as issues arise;
- Provide technical leadership in implementing and reporting of GBV response activities (including case management, psychosocial support, and advocacy);
- Support the collection and analysis of sex- and age- disaggregated data (quantitative, qualitative and anecdotal) as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection and analysis so that it can be more effective in meeting beneficiary needs;
- Take the lead in planning and implementation of budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and expected outputs;
- Ensure adequate project monitoring systems and evaluation procedures are in place applying appropriate tools in order to collect and update all progress indicators for the project;
- Ensure the participation of the different stakeholders, including GRA program staff, women groups, the government, CSOs, and community members;
- Developing awareness raising and staff training programs to raise awareness on GBV;
- Participate in the development and production of communication materials (leaflets, posters, brochures) to raise awareness on GBV and outreach to the community;
- Conducting training for social workers to build their capacity and activate their role in GBV case management;
- Act as the focal point for all Gender related issues;
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
- Providing day to day technical guidance on GBV to ensure standards and procedures are followed;
- Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for gender-sensitive programming;
- Define and implement coordination and follow up mechanisms with external actors and GRA programs involved in detection;
- Develop referral pathways depending on the available services and the survivors’ needs;
- Establish a mapping of external actors providing services to victims of gender based violence in the three States of Northeast operations and ensure the referral pathways are understood by all program staff working on GBV;
- Work with partner UN agencies and civil society to formulate a coordinated response;
- Compile and prepare quality monthly and periodic project progress reports, as well as the final report, and feed in other information as required by the donor;
- Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming: Document the lessons learned from the different interventions and on developing best practices and knowledge management capacity;
- Ensure accurate data entry into the GBV information management system and support the development of a database to track referrals across Programs in coordination with the Information Management Officer.
- Gender mainstreaming:
- Facilitating coordination with related departments and partners in order to ensure tangible progress on implementation of gender policies and mainstreaming strategies;
- Convening and facilitating regular meetings with partners and departments and providing support and advice to gender focal points, and following-up on the implementation and monitoring of the gender action plans;
- Provide technical support to and identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/ information materials to address gender (in) equality issues;
- Facilitate organization of training to partners, GBV teams, and senior officers; attends and contribute to gender-related training, workshops and meetings as and when required; representGRA upon request at workshops and events where information on gender mainstreaming in the departments is requested;
- Facilitate and support the integration of gender perspectives (such as the framework and checklists) in the programming across programs;
- Coordinate with GRA organization-wide gender taskforce, ensuring coherence of established processes, and contributing to organization-wide results on the implementation of the gender equality policy and strategy;
- Work with the Senior Gender Adviser and the Gender Response Team on documenting the lessons learned from the different interventions and on developing best practices and knowledge management capacity.
- A Bachelor’s degree (minimum), or a Master’s degree (desirable), in Psychology, social sciences, development studies, gender and/or women’s studies or any other related field.
- At least 5 years previous work experience with 3 years’ experience relevant to the function.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
- Understanding of GBV and gender relations in the North Eastern setting.
- Excellent writing skills including experience in drafting reports and presentations.
- Strong Leadership and inter personal skills.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in program project management based on GBV programming and gender analysis.
- Knowledge of communication strategies and techniques.
- Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player.
- Project implementation, monitoring and evaluation experience.
- A valid International Passport.
- Knowledge of participatory approaches.
- Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows, MS office programs (Word, Excel), and email programs.
How to Apply:
- Applicants should submit their applications addressed to the Executive Director, Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) via: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All applications MUST indicate the position title and reference number as the subject line. Any applicant that did not quote the reference number correctly would be disqualified.
- All applications must include 1-page Cover Letter and CV (4 pages maximum).
- Applications must be sent as a single PDF or MS Word attachment not later than 30th November, 2020 by 12:00pm (WAT).
- Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.
- GRA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
- GRA is an accountability-driven organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity/gender, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for GRA jobs.
- GRA does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc.). GRA does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.