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Assistant Project Officer for Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Girls’ Education: Recovery and Resilience Project

 

Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Girls’ Education: Recovery and Resilience Project

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

 Location: FCT

 Type of Contract: Individual Contract

 Post Level:  Assistant Project Officer (APO)

 Languages Required: English

 Starting Date: 15th August 2020

 End Date: 29th February 2022

 Duration of Initial Contract: 18 Months

 Line Manager: Senior Project Officer

 

    1. Recruitment Role and Objective

To engage an Assistant Project Officer(APO) that will work under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer. The Assistant Project Officer will provide project support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work, on an intervention aimed at ensuring girls access to education, as a right is not truncated by the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic in the FCT, Adamawa, Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa & Plateau States. The APO will work at the head office, in close collaboration with project team, project donor, its beneficiaries and consultants hired under the Project.

 

     2. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the project work plan, including budget and results framework.
  • Support the delivery of the day-to-day project activities to ensure prompt and adequate delivery of results.
  • Support the delivery of the MEAL framework development, and project baseline survey that informs network/partnership building, advocacy messaging and content.
  • Support with technical input for the development of tools with policy and practice shift outcomes.
  • Provide partners and the community groups with assistance, mentoring, use of project development tools as needed.
  • Support the coordination of community dialogue, and engagement with key stakeholders that informs mobilization of collective action, popularization of project content, broad stakeholder buy-in, and project legitimacy.
  • Support the drafting of quarterly and annual progress reports and donor reports, and organize progress reviews as necessary.
  • Provide context based inputs to the development of conventional and new media platforms targeted at expanding space and citizen interface.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the project and disseminate information.
  • Provide relevant success stories/storylines for publication and advocacy campaigns.
  • Ensure compliance with Malala Foundation rules, policies, and procedures as well as donor/fund requirements.
  • Assist in developing technical brief, reports and documentation as necessary.
  • Support in reviewing project components, support the development of project documentation and timelines, assess delivery issues and works with state counterparts to build common understanding and coordination on projects activities.
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and project formulation/ implementation.
  • Administrative support to organizing workshops and meetings
  • Preparation of routine correspondence, memos and reports in accordance with WRAPA & Malala Foundation standard.
  • Maintenance of project files, both hardcopy and electronic filing of all supporting documentation, project documents.
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Participation in meetings and events related to the project.

   

   3. Deliverables

  • Project Result Framework & Baseline Report
  • Design and execution of innovative education programmes incorporating family and community.
  • Development of state specific policy advisories on facilitating re-enrolling girls in schools during & after COVID-19.
  • Establishment of community voluntary groups.
  • Evidence of expanded access to marginalized groups following the easing of lock-down and beyond.
  • Developed and produced IEC on COVID-19 prevention.
  • Execution of eight (8) radio programmes that results in increased community buy-in, and drive to sustain interventions during & beyond COVID-19.
  • Established partnership with psycho-social experts which translates into improved feeling of both mental & physical safety of girls.
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual work plan & reports.
  • Compact directory of beneficiaries, relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Project documentation of best practice, success stories and lessons learned.
  • Production of end of project report (both soft & hard copy).

 

  1. Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree/Master’s Degree in any Development, Administration, or related Social Sciences.
  • Experience engaging, negotiation and organizing for broad based results
  • Experience using communication to enact social change.
  • Demonstrated ability to address social and behavior change issues in improving gender related issues.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and work with rural communities.
  • Well-versed with working in MS office environment
  • Good communication skill (both speaking and written) in English, and Hausa.

 

    5. Method of application and deadline
Please send the following document as a single file to wrapa399@gmail.com

  • Curriculum Vitae & Cover letter detailing your experience addressing the key responsibilities & requirements.
  • Deadline for application is 18th August, 2020.
  • Application sent after the deadline will not be accepted.
    NB: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

 

 

 

Senior Project Officer for Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Girls’ Education: Recovery and Resilience Project

 

Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Girls’ Education: Recovery and Resilience Project

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

 Location: FCT

 Type of Contract: Individual Contract

 Post Level: Senior Project Officer (SPO)

 Languages Required: English

 Starting Date: 15th August 2020

 End Date: 29th February 2022

 Duration of Initial Contract: 18 Months

 Line Manager: Project Manager

 

    1. Recruitment Role and Objective

To engage a Senior Project Officer(SPO) that will work independently, with minimal supervision, to provide technical guidance and direction, expertise and oversight on an intervention aimed at ensuring girls access to education, as a right is not truncated by the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic in the FCT, Adamawa, Sokoto,  Katsina, Jigawa & Plateau States.The SPO will lead targeted spectrum of activities anchored on rapid design processes, adaptation and implementation of inclusive and affordable responses within and beyond COVID-19 recovery phases. Activities will include creating awareness and strategic engagement with both the girls and stakeholders to ensure return, retention and safety for girls’ educational continuity.

 

     2. Duties and Responsibilities

 i. Oversee and guide project management

  • Coordinate and facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring of the project work plan, including budget and results framework.
  • Coordinate delivery of the day-to-day project activities to ensure prompt and adequate delivery of results.
  • Lead strategic partner engagement that elicits broad community buy-in & ownership.
  • Monitor effective use of resources and compliance with Malala Foundation rules, policies, and procedures as well as donor/fund requirements.
  • Facilitate the preparation of technical brief, reports and documentation as necessary.

 

     ii. Provide technical support and capacity development to project beneficiaries & partners

  • Lead the mobilization and engendering of compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures through development and deployment of targeted messages, informative and educational communication materials, campaigns and provision of basic personal protection equipment (PPEs) and infrastructure.
  • Lead high level policy advocacy targeting COVID-19 policy with operational duty bearers and structures to generate and adapt safe school opening policies and practices to overcome fear, stigmatization and expand access for marginalized groups.
  • Organize voluntary provision of practical academic support to render rapid school lessons that aids graduating girls to catch up lost time due to COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.
  • Coordinate capacity building opportunities and initiatives of key actors, beneficiary, institutions and mechanisms.

 

   iii. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the project result areas

  • Provide technical assistance and input to developing project MEAL framework and generating the project baseline survey that informs network/partnership building, policy demand/asks instrument, advocacy messaging and content.
  • Lead the coordination of project activities including the organization of voluntary technical groups & platforms, project community of influence, mental health champions, and capacity assessment of select schools.
  • Provide technical input that supports the development of awareness, advocacy and campaign tools with policy and practice shift outcomes.
  • Provide technical inputs and guidance to the work plan and budget, prioritizing value for money.
  • Lead technical meetings that crystalizes evidence based demand that establishes a framework for education- in-crisis-context policy reforms that fosters systemic change.
  • Ensure linkages among education and other thematic areas while representing WRAPA in relevant networks and forums, and engage in advocacy and dialogue with relevant education stakeholders at state level.
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of financial and narrative reports.

    iv. Provide technical inputs to monitoring and reporting of project activities 

  • Provide technical inputs to the establishment an effective monitoring system for the delivery of project results.
  • Draft quarterly and annual progress reports and donor reports, and organize progress reviews as necessary.
  • Attend field missions and draft reports on monitoring visits.

 

    v. Provide substantive technical inputs to people and financial management of the project

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary.
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.
  • Provide substantive inputs to terms of reference for consultants and contractors, as necessary.

 

      vi. Lead knowledge building, strategic impact communication and advocacy

  • Development, production & dissemination of IEC materials that drives transformative messaging and behavioral change.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the development of conventional and new media platforms targeted at expanding space and citizen interface.
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and activities.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the project and disseminate information.
  • Provide the office with success stories/storylines for publication and advocacy campaigns.

 

     3. Deliverables

  • Project Result Framework & Baseline Report
  • Design and execution of innovative education programmes incorporating family and community.
  • Development of state specific policy advisories on facilitating re-enrolling girls in schools during & after COVID-19.
  • Establishment of community voluntary groups.
  • Evidence of expanded access to marginalized groups following the easing of lock-down and beyond.
  • Developed and produced IEC on COVID-19 prevention.
  • Execution of eight (8) radio programmes that results in increased community buy-in, and drive to sustain interventions during & beyond COVID-19.
  • Established partnership with psycho-social experts which translates into improved feeling of both mental & physical safety of girls.
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual work plan & reports.
  • Compact directory of beneficiaries, relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Project documentation of best practice, success stories and lessons learned.
  • Production of end of project report (both soft & hard copy).

 

  1. Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Education Planning, Management & Development, Psychology in Education, International Development or related Social Sciences.
  • Strong, demonstrated understanding of education pedagogy, community of practice and behavioral change communication as a form of strategic communication, with relevant work experience
  • Experience in designing & facilitating accelerated educational programmes for primary & secondary schools.
  • Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
  • Demonstrated ability to address social and behavior change issues in improving gender related issues.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and work with rural communities.
  • Well-versed with working in MS office environment
  • Good communication skill (both speaking and written) in English, and Hausa.

 

    5. Method of application and deadline
Please send the following document as a single file to wrapa399@gmail.com

  • Curriculum Vitae & Cover letter detailing your experience addressing the key responsibilities & requirements.
  • Deadline for application is 18th August, 2020.
  • Application sent after the deadline will not be accepted.
    NB: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

 

 

 

PROJECT CONSULTANT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MANUALS TO STRENGTHEN WOMEN’S AGENCY AND VOICE THROUGH BUILDING LIFE SKILLS (RESILIENCE, CONFIDENCE, NEGOTIATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS, & EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE) RECRUITMENT

PROJECT CONSULTANT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MANUALS TO STRENGTHEN WOMEN’S AGENCY AND VOICE THROUGH BUILDING LIFE SKILLS (RESILIENCE, CONFIDENCE, NEGOTIATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS, & EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE)

Women’s Rights and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is a women focused non-governmental organization whose mission is actualizing the legal rights of women in private and public spaces through locally driven solutions. WRAPA envisions a Nigeria where there is improved access to social justice for women. WRAPA core programs revolve around the enhancement of access to justice for Nigerian women especially the weak and vulnerable whose knowledge of their rights and capacity to seek redress is limited. This is achieved through the delivery of legal aid and counseling services to meet the protection needs of women within Nigeria’s three (3) legal systems. Its core programmes also include mobilization, research, sensitization, against gender based violence, capacity building on legal reforms as well as public education on domestic and international law, Islamic Law. Other direct interventions support affirmative action campaigns for increased participation and inclusion of women in governance.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Position: full time Individual Contract
Job Type: project Consultancy
Duration: 7 working days
Application deadline: 17th August, 2020
Supervisor: Senior Program Coordinator

Background

Gaps in legal and social frame works compounded by weak enforcement are the key drivers in the growing impunity for VAWG and Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. Redress for survivors and accountability by perpetrators are in abysmal figures for violations in private and public spaces. Efforts by organizations, working on Violence against Women and enactment of legislations at federal and state levels especially the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act 2015, the adoption of National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 are yet to show significant changes. However, the establishment of Sexual Assault Referral Centers (SARC), and Sexual Domestic Violence Response Teams, across the country is gradually availing VAWG survivor’s defined, specialized and formal support. Despite all these efforts the legal provisions, socio-cultural practices and hurdles in the administration of justice provide women with little protection against violence.
The institutions of faith and culture are grounded in theological legitimacy. This qualifies them to frame discourse on issues aimed at extracting commitments for peace, justice and social equity. In addition, these institutions are considered an embodiment of moral values, which confers on them some influence in personal and family spheres, as well as social attitudes and behavior. Religious and Traditional Leaders, institutions and organizations are important influencers in Nigeria. These organizations are considered to have more legitimacy, respect and influence than secular NGOs. They are more established and have closer links with communities. They are held in reverence with less suspicion and even exercise limited enforcement capacity. These organizations also serve as arbitration platforms in dispute resolution relating to family life. Limitations however abound in legal frameworks, offering little or no respite to VAWG survivors thereby limiting women’s capacity to seek justice for abuses especially for violations within family settings.
Against this background, WRAPA is looking to employ the services of a consultant responsible for the development of training manuals on life skills (Resilience, Confidence, Negotiation,Conflict resolution skills, Effective negotiation and dialogue). The development of this training manual is aimed at building the bridge from information to behavior change that strengthens the voice and agency of women and girls to challenge multiple forms of deprivations and abuses experienced in their lives. WRAPA believes in a silver bullet of empowering women and girls through developing the “power from within”, thereby contributing to challenging gender norms and demanding accountability from leaders of culture and faith within communities and the wider society.

 Project Objective
The project’s objective is Increasing accountability working with faith and culture leaders to strengthen protection mechanism and reduce VAWG prevalence.

Recruitment Objectives

To engage a Consultant that will work in close collaboration with the project team to develop easy and simple training manual on life skills aimed at strengthening/enhancing voice and collective agency of women and girls to demand accountability for VAWG within communities and beyond.

Also, to develop training manuals to strengthen women agency and voice on:

a.Women’s rights, legislation & best practices for effective policy and practice advocacy (Prevention, Protection & Response)

b. Social accountability through effective coordination & appreciative inquiry

c. Life skills (Confidence, negotiation & conflict resolution skills, dialogue , resilience)

Scope of Work

Develop a step-by-step manual that informs and educates women and girls on their intrinsic ability to create a shift in social norms through expressions of skills, thematic and implementation focus.

This includes:
a) Effective dialogue and negotiation beyond family and kin, but with leaders of culture & faith;
b) Confidence to claim their fundamental and basic human rights;
c)Capacity to intervene skillfully in domestic violence, and other familial & community context GBV, and;
d)Pro activity in anticipating crisis, and personally or collectively strategizing to live through and beyond travails.
ii) This is a training manual, and should contain modules that includes; content with interactive sessions/exchange with participants; reflection on relevance and experiences; skills into practice for contextual internalization; and tools for evaluation.

Functional Competencies of Consultant

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender, resilience, diplomacy, conflict resolution and women rights.
  • Demonstrated experience working with projects/programmes on gender, women’s rights and empowerment, arbitration, advocacy and capacity building.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information and produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products.
  • Ability to work independently and produce high quality outputs in a timely manner, while understanding and anticipating evolving needs.

Expected Outcomes

The project consultant will work directly with the project team and undertake the following task:
• Carry out literature review on best practices and similar successful programmes
• Develop context sensitive and flexible approaches most suited in the target communities
• Harmonize approaches, related and relevant content in a manual form
• Delivery of a first draft product for review
• Revision of manual with project’s team comments/feedback.
• Submission of final product.

Core Competencies 

  • Demonstrated understanding of the WRAPA fundamental values and principles.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Promotes enabling environment for open communication and learning.

Educational and Personal/Organizational Qualification

The successful candidate should ideally possess:

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible relevant experience, preferably in the promotion of women’s access to justice, international, national laws and policies on gender equality and women’s rights.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the development and provision of support programmes for survivors of Gender Based Violence, including legal services and advice.
  • At least 5 years of experience in programme design, implementation, reporting, and monitoring, preferably in the field of access to gender justice.
  • Good experience in conducting workshop and management, including participatory training approaches;
  • Good knowledge of latest development in international best practices related to the topic.
  • In-depth knowledge of development and women’s rights issues.
  • Substantive experience in developing high-level research and working with project teams.
  • High-level communication and facilitation skills, especially for engaging with stakeholders for research.

Method of application
Please send the following document as a single file to wrapa399@gmail.com
i. Curriculum Vitae & Cover letter detailing your experience addressing the key responsibilities & person requirement.
ii. Application sent after the deadline will not be accepted.
NB: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

RECRUITMENT FOR IEC CONSULTANT

LEGAL AND SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN KADUNA AND PLATEAU STATES, NIGERIA

 

  1. Introduction

Despite the existence of constitutional provisions and commitments to regional and international human right treaties and conventions, the right of women and girls are grossly violated and devalued in Nigeria and many African countries. Nigeria is still grappling with gender equality, working on building a just society devoid of discrimination, equal opportunities regardless of sex, that can give both men and women equal voices in decision making and policy implementation.

In 2004, Nigeria ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (African Women’s Protocol), thereby taking the first step towards expanding the scope of protection for women’s human rights in Nigeria, and in particular violence against women. The African Women’s Protocol is one of the several international instruments Nigeria ratified, which provides measures to be taken to improve the promotion and protection of women’s rights. Earlier international statutes include the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Declaration on Violence Against Women.

Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is a leading voice in the advocacy and campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) in all its ramifications. WRAPA will be working with key stakeholders in both Kaduna and Plateau States to support the effective implementation of the Gender Equal Opportunities Law, and the Violence Against Persons Act (VAPP) Act 2015, respectively.

 

  1. Overall Goal

The overall goal of this proposed project is to ensure that African women and girls realize their rights as guaranteed in the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. It aims to increase and amplify the demand for the implementation of the Women’s Protocol using the instruments of the GEO Bill and the VAPP Act in Plateau and Kaduna States, respectively, in compliance with the African Women’s Protocol at both national and regional levels.

 

  1. Justification

Current laws in Nigeria protecting persons, especially women and girls from violence are inadequate and discriminatory with stringent standard of proof. Despite long time campaigns by the human rights community for the enactment of specific legislations to address existing and emerging peculiar forms of GBV suffered in private and public life, domestication and implementation of laws remain a huge challenge.

WRAPA has worked with both Plateau and Kaduna State, where the GEO Law, and the VAPP Act have been passed respectively. However, there are critical thorns in the journey of ensuring effective implementation. This is on account of pockets of resistance of duty bearers and gaps in technical and financing inputs to ensure implementation. An opportune moment presents itself with the newly elected government officials who show a potential for progressive partnership towards effective implementation of the two model laws.

On this project, WRAPA will work to increase and amplify the demand for the implementation of the Women’s Protocol using the instruments of the GEO Bill and the VAPP Act in Plateau and Kaduna States, respectively, in compliance with the African Women’s Protocol at both national and regional levels.

 

CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP IEC MATERIALS

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

Recruitment Type: Individual Consultancy

Location: Abuja, FCT

Duration: 7 days

 

  1. Recruitment Objective

To engage a consultant to design and develop materials that increases awareness of the Gender Equal Opportunities Law, and the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, (VAPP Act, 2015) that supports effectual and contextual information, education and communication (IEC) spread for the project. Developed materials will form key project advocacy and sensitization tools for engaging policy makers, CSOs, and other relevant stakeholders in Kaduna and Plateau state.

2.   Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Develop a work plan
  • Review existing materials of VAWG in the project states, the existing laws, WRAPA past and present project strategies.
  • Design a comprehensive advocacy kit, which will include; Banners, posters, fact sheets.

 

  1. Expected Deliverables

The consultant is expected to provide the following outputs:

  • Concept note on the development of a context based VAW/G tools for advocacy and sensitization
  • Draft copy of designing of advocacy kit
  • Final design layout of IEC materials including posters, leaflets, brochures, & fact sheets.
  • Submission of final printed and electronic copies of all IEC materials to Project coordinator.
  1. Skills and Competencies
  • Strong record in working on communication and visibility
  • Experienced tools and content developer
  • Strong knowledge in communication in the project state
  • Strong ability to synthesize information into attractive and user-friendly product
  • Demonstrable experience of their work
  • Ability to speak local language is a significant plus
  1. Education and Personal qualities

The successful candidate will possess all or most of the following:

  • A university degree in law or social sciences
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • At least 3 years working experience in the field of media communication, development, law or research at professional level
  • In-dept understanding of social institutional and political environment in project states including an understanding of local power structures
  • Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Evidence in program management and program logistics support
  • Positive team player with the ability to maintain good relationship across diversity of culture, gender, religion nationality, age sensitivity and a capacity for adaptability.
  • Possess knowledge of industry practices

6.   Duration

The duration of engagement will be 7 working days starting August 17th 2020 to 24th of August 2020.

7.  Application Deadline

The application deadline is 14th of August 2020.

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