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Recruitment for a Mapping Consultant

Recruitment

EU/UN WOMEN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE PROJECT

Negotiating & Strengthening SGBV Protection for Women’s Rights Advocates /Marginalized Groups in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States

Background

The issue of gender based violence affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. This has peculiar
implications for people with marginalized racial, ethnic, class, indigenous, or disabled status. “Violence against
women and girls is among the most widespread and a devastating human rights violation in the world, but much
of it is often unreported due to norms and practices that further entrench gender inequality through the culture
of impunity, public shaming, and forced silence. Global statistics show that one in four women will experience a
form of violence in her lifetime; yet women’s rights issues remain hugely underfunded” (UN Women, 2019).
The Nigerian Government’s response has included efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework,
which include the Violence against Person Prohibition (VAPP) Act, enacted at the national level in 2015 passed
in 32 States, the National Policy on the Elimination of FGM/C, the National Strategy to End Child Marriage, a
Road Map and National Priority Actions to End Violence Against Children (VAC) which have been adopted and
are being supported for implementation as well as several policies and frameworks for a conducive environment
for women and girls’ access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and
services. Civil society remains a key important constituency, working to hold the government accountable to
deliver on rights protection. However, despite the existence of a strong feminist movement, the potential of civil
society and women groups to advance women’s rights, including SRHR, has been insufficiently tapped to date
due to limited coordination and capacity gaps.
Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is rights based non-profit charitable
organization promoting and influencing the enforcement of women’s human rights, the elimination of repugnant
practices, violence against women, and enhancement of their living standards. WRAPA as a Spotlight
implementing partner (IP) contributes to the delivery of SI ultimate goal under pillar 6.(Women’s movement)
“Negotiating & Strengthening SGBV Protection For Women’s Rights Advocates /Marginalized Groups In Adamawa, Sokoto States and the FCT”.
WRAPA is engaging a Consultant, who is to update an existing mapped list and further conduct a Mapping
of relevant organizations/entities working on GEWE and VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR in six Local Government
Area Councils in FCT,six Local Government Areas in each state of Sokoto and Adamawa.

Position Title: Mapping Consultant.
Contract Type: Individual Consultancy
Duty Station: Abuja (In person and virtual trainings/engagements in Abuja,
Adamawa & Sokoto)
Duration of Assignment: July 2022 (11) working days
Line Manager: Project Coordinator

1. Recruitment Objective
WRAPA is engaging a Consultant, who is to update existing mapped list and further conduct a Mapping of
relevant organizations/entities working on GEWE and VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR in FCT, Sokoto and Adamawa
States.

2. Responsibilities & Task

2.1 Responsibilities

The Consultant shall Update Phase 1 Mapping from 60 per state to 1000 per states. This will be addressed
through engaging with WRAPA strategic deliberate mapping of 10 per states coalition/network lead. And adopt
existing structures and the stakeholders disaggregation model towards achieving linkage of CSOs representing
youth and other groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination (Women LHIV, Widows,
disability groups, etc.) and integrate them with coalitions, networks of women’s rights groups as well as civil
society working on ending VAWG to jointly advocate on EVAWG in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States.
This aligns with a deliberate practice for phase II adopted by the UN for promoting inclusivity of the most
vulnerable groups such as key populations, people living with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, youth
groups etc. Hence, mapping will serve to improve equitable representation of all key stakeholders in planned
program interventions.
And;
a) Demonstrate a thorough and in-depth understanding of project scope and specifics i.e. technical
content, timeframes, financials, reporting and engagement protocols;
b) Comply with all obligations deriving from this MoU, as well as WRAPA guidelines, to support
coordination, management, and implementation of the Project;
c) Ensure a clear communication of the project intent and focus to engender broad buy-in of key state
and non-state actors for project efficiency and sustainability;
d) Liaise and work with FCT,, Adamawa and Sokoto States Project Officer, Survey Coordinators,
Consultants and other stakeholders;
e) Ensure project visibility & issue amplification through strategic stakeholder interface, and
networking;
f) Comply with all EU UN/SI project objectives, plans, delivery guidelines outputs and results, and
notify WRAPA of any issues or challenges;
g) Other duties as may be directed by Project Coordinator

2.2 Tasks

a) Identification and mapping of relevant organizations/entities working on GEWE and
VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR in six (6) Area Councils in FCT,six(6) Local Government Areas in each
state of Sokoto and Adamawa,.
b) To find, build and solidify Women Rights &youth Organizations who are in these states and working
to reduce VAW
c) Identify, appoint and train data collectors and Survey Coordinators
d) Coordinate and supervise quality of data submissions from Data Survey Coordinators.
e) Coordination, monitoring & reportage in FCT, Adamawa & Sokoto States
f) Submit harmonized updated Mapping report of FCT Adamawa and Sokoto States.

3. Expected Deliverables:

a. Comprehensive and detailed mapping of relevant organizations/entities working on GEWE and
VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR in six (6) Area Councils in FCT,six Local Government Areas in each
state of Sokoto and Adamawa,.
b. Enhancing strategic Programme Planning process for the engagement of relevant Partner
stakeholders for delivery of SI Project.

How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter to wraparecruitment@gmail.com

Use the job title as the subject of the email.
Deadline: Wednesday 20th July, 2022.

Monitoring and Evaluation Consultancy Recruitment

Recruitment

EU/UN WOMEN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE PROJECT

Negotiating & Strengthening SGBV Protection for Women’s Rights Advocates /Marginalized Groups in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States

Background

The issue of gender based violence affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. This has peculiar
implications for people with marginalized racial, ethnic, class, indigenous, or disabled status. “Violence against
women and girls is among the most widespread and a devastating human rights violation in the world, but much
of it is often unreported due to norms and practices that further entrench gender inequality through the culture
of impunity, public shaming, and forced silence. Global statistics show that one in four women will experience a
form of violence in her lifetime; yet women’s rights issues remain hugely underfunded” (UN Women, 2019).
The Nigerian Government’s response has included efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework,
which include the Violence against Person Prohibition (VAPP) Act, enacted at the national level in 2015 passed
in 32 States, the National Policy on the Elimination of FGM/C, the National Strategy to End Child Marriage, a
Road Map and National Priority Actions to End Violence Against Children (VAC) which have been adopted and
are being supported for implementation as well as several policies and frameworks for a conducive environment
for women and girls’ access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and
services. Civil society remains a key important constituency, working to hold the government accountable to
deliver on rights protection. However, despite the existence of a strong feminist movement, the potential of civil
society and women groups to advance women’s rights, including SRHR, has been insufficiently tapped to date
due to limited coordination and capacity gaps.
Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is rights based non-profit charitable
organization promoting and influencing the enforcement of women’s human rights, the elimination of repugnant
practices, violence against women, and enhancement of their living standards. WRAPA as a Spotlight
implementing partner (IP) contributes to the delivery of SI ultimate goal under pillar 6.(Women’s movement)
– “Negotiating & Strengthening SGBV Protection For Women’s Rights Advocates /Marginalized Groups In Adamawa, Sokoto
States and FCT”.

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Position Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant.

Contract Type:  Individual Consultancy

Duty Station:  Abuja (Travels within FCT and to Adamawa and Sokoto States)

Duration of Assignment: July 2022 to March 2023

 

1. Recruitment Objective

WRAPA is seeking to recruit a consultant to carry out an Ongoing Monitoring and End of Project Review of its intervention during the period of project implementation. This review exercise is a retrospective and forward-looking activity that supports stock-taking of progress, results/achievement, lessons learned and recommendations for aligning with the theory of change. The review will also assess effectiveness of processes, strategies and sustainability of the project.

2. Scope of Work

The overall objective of the assignment is to make a systematic assessment and review of project implementation and results during the period under review April 2022 to March 2023. The purpose is to provide the project team with tools to effectively monitor project gaps, progress and achievements.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant is expected to:
a) Study the relevant project documents (including, but not limited to the project processes of implementation of activities, and work plan), review and revise the log frame and result matrix, and indicators.
b) Review the M&E needs and plans of the project, and extract relevant indicators to monitor the project outcomes and outputs.
c) Support the SI Team to review Monthly and quarterly reports submission
d) Embed elements of research for robust reporting in pre-tests and post-tests reviews
e) Review the data collection system and reporting tools for capturing quantitative and qualitative data.
f) Develop a comprehensive review report.

3.Specific Objectives:

a)Result 1: The project activities are evaluated through the following criteria relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact.

b) Result 2: Recommendations for improving each of the criteria are shared (especially for the next phase of the project)

c) Result 3: A suggested action plan corresponding to each recommendation is included in the
evaluation report.

4. Inputs to be provided by WRAPA project team:

a) All project documents
b) All Activity Reports
c) Work plan and Workshop presentation

5. Outputs/Expected Deliverables:

a) Developed Work Plan
b) A report presented in a format that provides information, conclusion and recommendations on the following:

i) Effectiveness: To which degree did the activities meet the objectives and results set out in the project (as outlined in the logical framework)?
ii) Matching needs: Did the project/activities meet relevant needs of the beneficiaries?
iii) Relevance: Was the project designed in a way that is relevant to reach its goals?
iv) Alignment: to which extend the project is in line (and using) with international relevant standards (such as the CPMS)
v) Efficiency: Was the project run in an efficient way?
vi) Sustainability: Are the results achieved so far sustainable?
vii) Internal coherence: Were the result indicators and their means of verification adequate?
viii) What possible adjustments would the consultant recommend?
ix) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mainstreaming: To which extent did the project succeed in DEI
Perspective?
x) Impact: Where there any unforeseen positive/negative effects of the activities?
xi) Synergies: to which extent were synergies achieved with other activities implemented by other NGOs, as well as with local initiatives?
xii) Which unmet needs do the evaluator identify that would be relevant for WRAPA to look at in an eventual continuation of the project?
xiii) Identify lessons learned and provide recommendations.

c)What was the progress made towards the achievement of the expected overall objective of the project?
What are the specific results/successes achieved?
What are the reasons for the achievement or non-achievement?
What are the intended and unintended, positive and negative, long-term effects of the projects?
Present and past reports aligned with UN Women Outcome table for project end assessment
To what extent can the changes that have occurred as a result of the project intervention be identified and measured?
Identify challenges faced and strategies utilized to mitigate risks.
Review the methodology /approach used and analyse if and what changes have had to be made to achieve its results/successes.
Identify the lessons for the project from partner’s perspectives.
Identify those results/successes of the project that can be depicted as best practices for other organizations to learn and replicate.

d)Full Detailed Report using the following structure:
Table of Content
Introduction
Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Findings/analysis
Recommendations
Project Budget
Conclusions

6. Time Schedule and Deliverables
1. Time Frame: July 2022 –March 2023
2. Number of Days:21 working days in FCT-Sokoto & Adamawa
3. Activities/Deliverables
i) Reviewed/updated project evaluation plan.
ii) Project performance framework and result matrix analyzed and updated.
iii) Mid-Term Project evaluation report developed
iv) End of Project evaluation report developed.

7. Reporting & Accountability

Submit to the Project Coordinator timely and informative reports, showing progress towards outcomes and objectives of the project.

8. Experience and Skills

a) At least 7 years of professional experience in M&E.
b) At least 3 years of experience in working for any international donor-funded program.
c) Experience in development of M&E/MIS systems for projects related to SGBV/VAWG/GEWE/HP.
d) Demonstrated experience in designing and managing M&E/MIS systems with similar projects involving multiple partner institutions.
e) Experience with gender-sensitive programming.
f) Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills.
g) Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
h) Excellent computer skills.
i) Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge.

9.Education Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in information management, development studies, demography, public health, public admin or any other course that concerns humanitarian aid provision. An advanced certificate in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.

10.Guiding Principles

The M&E Consultant shall:

a) Work with, and be supervised by the Project Coordinator with oversight by WRAPA/SI/UN Project Director;
b) Carry out the responsibilities of the position in an efficient, effective and professional manner;
c) Discharge the duties, observe and comply with all procedures, administrative regulations and standard operating procedures (SOP) of WRAPA and UN Women;
d) Exercise and eschew the values of due diligence, responsible work ethics, and mutual respect, due consideration, accountability and good faith in all dealings.

WRAPA shall:

a) Diligently discharge its obligations under this contract in a timely and transparent manner;
b) Extend its cooperation and support to the M&E Consultant in accordance with best practice and subject to mutual considerations;
c) The parties agree that the duties and functions outlines in the ToR are not exclusive whereby work of a similar nature may be expected to attain the contract objective

How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter to wraparecruitment@gmail.com
Use the job title as the subject of the email.
Deadline: Wednesday 20th July, 2022.

CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY/WOMEN’S MOVEMENT MONITORING TOOLKIT

Recruitment

 

 

EU/UN WOMEN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE PROJECT

Negotiating & Strengthening SGBV Protection for Women’s Rights Advocates /Marginalized Groups in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States

Background

The issue of gender based violence affects hundreds of millions of people around the world. This has peculiar implications for people with marginalized racial, ethnic, class, indigenous, or disabled status. Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to norms and practices that further entrench gender inequality through the culture of impunity, public shaming, and forced silence. Global statistics show that one in four women will experience a form of violence in her lifetime; yet women’s rights issues remain hugely underfunded (UN Women, 2019).

In Nigeria, women and girls are subject to systematic disadvantage and discrimination – particularly those who are poor, live in rural areas, and are from particular social groups. Gender inequality is manifested in violence against women and girls (VAWG), barriers to accessing quality education for girls, early marriage, poor reproductive and maternal health, and legal discrimination (particularly regarding family law). The scourge of VAWG was not overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic presently ravaging the entire world,. This situation of VAWG exacerbated during the peak period of COVID-19 Pandemic (2019-2020) and it is still presently being experienced. This human rights pandemic was dubbed the shadow pandemic as there was a spike in activities of perpetrators during lockdowns that were ordered to slow down the spread of COIVD-19. The majority of those on the front lines of the pandemic are women, there’s need to provide resources like healthcare, education and training for women. It is the responsibility of women to hold the social fabric together – be it at home, in health centers and schools, or caring for the elderly – all of this is unpaid care work which is mostly taken for granted.

The Nigerian Government’s response has included efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework, which include the Violence against Person Prohibition (VAPP) Act, enacted at the national level in 2015, the National Policy on the Elimination of FGM/C, the National Strategy to End Child Marriage, a Road Map and National Priority Actions to End Violence Against Children (VAC) which have been adopted and are being supported for implementation as well as several policies and frameworks for a conducive environment for women and girls’ access to quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services.

Civil society remains a key important constituency, working to hold the government accountable to deliver on rights protection. However, despite the existence of a strong feminist movement, the potential of civil society and women groups to advance women’s rights, including SRHR, has been insufficiently tapped to date due to limited coordination and capacity gaps. Through a comprehensive approach, the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria will aim to support a Nigeria where all women and girls, particularly the most vulnerable, live a life free from violence and harmful practices. The vision will be realized by addressing the linkages between sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices with related aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights as a cross-cutting theme. Focus will be on prevention efforts, particularly addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and harmful practices (child marriage and FGM) against women and girls; and ensuring access to inclusive, timely, and quality services for victims and survivors.

The geographic scope will be vertical, supporting interventions at federal, state and community levels and horizontally across 5+1 focus states (Lagos, Sokoto, FCT, Ebonyi, Adamawa and Cross River), one per geo-political zone, based on a mixed set of criteria (including prevalence, political will, enabling environment, capacities and potential to facilitate further expansion and up scaling). The most vulnerable women and girls will be targeted.

Spotlight focus in Africa: Eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), harmful practices (HPs), and address related aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs), in 8 Priority Countries: Nigeria, Liberia, Niger, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Mali. In Nigeria the Programme will be implemented in Adamawa, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi, FCT, Lagos and Sokoto States. Interventions focus on six mutually-reinforcing programming pillars; Pillar 1: Laws and Policies, Pillar 2: Institutions, Pillar 3: Prevention, Pillar 4 : Services, Pillar 5 : Data, Pillar 6 : Women’s Movement. The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is one of the NGOs selected by the UN Women for a Partnership with EU-UN Spotlight Initiative (SI) Programme in Nigeria. WRAPA work focus will be in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States, in the Component six (6) of the intervention.

As implementing partner of Spotlight Initiatives Phase II (October 2021 – November 2022) under the UN Women Agency, WRAPA will target key role players that are central to the achievement of systemic shift in VAWG/SGBV/HP in Sokoto, Adamawa States and the FCT. Interventions would be implemented in partnerships with existing partner Organizations that showed agency during the Phase I period in Sokoto, Adamawa States and FCT, to focus on building capacity of both individual and institutions, to “influence and act”, across state and non-state actors.

Key interventions will include strengthening the capacities of key stakeholders to advocate for, and participate in the domestication, review, the development and implementation of laws and policies on ending VAWG, including SGBV/HP and SRHR., on the use of available, accessible, acceptable, and quality essential services including for long term recovery from violence ,and enhancement of better knowledge and capacity to deliver quality and coordinated essential services, including sexual and reproductive health services and access to justice, to women and girls’ survivors of VAWG/SGBV/HP, especially those facing intersecting forms of discrimination

Against this background, WRAPA is looking to hire State Project Officer (SPO) in Adamawa State, who is to coordinate the implementation activities of the project. He/She is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the project at that level. The SPO will serve as the main link between WRAPA and Federal Capital Territory designated existing partner Organizations that showed agency during the Phase I period, ensuring quality and effectiveness in the delivery of project interventions, as well as the liaison with stakeholder and beneficiary organizations and platforms in producing outcomes in line with the results framework.

EU/UN WOMEN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE PROJECT

Negotiating & Strengthening SGBV Protection for Women’s Rights Advocates /Marginalized Groups in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States

 

FCT PROJECT OFFICER (SPO)

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

 

Location:  Abuja

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level:   Consultant

Languages Required:  English

Starting Date: 2022

End Date: 2023

Duration of Initial Contract: Months

Line Manager: Project Coordinator

  1. Recruitment Objective

To engage a Consultant to develop a Social Accountability/Women’s Movement Monitoring Toolkit to increase awareness using standard advocacy strategies & messages sensitizing and aiding informed VAWG/SGBV/HP and SRHR for use in advocacy and sensitization engagements by stakeholders to enable sustainable change in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States.

Specific objectives:

Consultant to develop a context based SGBV Social Accountability/Women’s Movement Monitoring Toolkit on VAWG/SGBV/HP and the promotion of SRHR for women and girls in FCT, Adamawa and Sokoto States.

2. Responsibilities & Tasks

Desk review of documents on VAW/SGBV/HP and SRHR,All project documents Log frame Baseline studies Documents on: Social Accountability Mechanisms strategies for enhanced governance by women’s Movement’s globally Women’s Movement in Nigeria, its gains, gaps and recommendations for improvement. WRAPA Institutional memories and how it advanced women’s movement amidst other stakeholders in Nigeria Identify format and content to be used for Social Accountability/Women’s Movement Monitoring Toolkit Develop a concept note Design of the Tool Kit.

3. Inputs to be provided by WRAPA project team:

All project documents Log frame Baseline studies Initial site visit reports Mapping report

4. Expected Deliverables:
The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs to Project Team for review and approval: Approved Consultancy work plan Consultant Concept Note on the Context based SGBV Tools for advocacy and sensitization
Submit a content framework of tool kit for the Team’s review Draft copy of design of Tool Kit Final approved Tool Kit for printing. List of materials referenced

5. Skills and Competencies

  1. Strong working in Social Accountability, strategic communication, participatory monitoring and evaluation
  2. Strong background in using social media to communicate as well as general audio-visual competencies. 
  3. Strong in strategies to coordinate synergy and sustainable women’s movements
  4. Strong knowledge of the communication landscape in the project state. 
  5. Strong ability to synthesize information into attractive and user friendly products.
  6. Demonstrable experience of their work.
  7. Partook in the Women’s movement with landmark achievement of national repute is an added advantage.
  8. Good grasp of  GBV accountability Framework
  9. A working knowledge of M&E including a component on the kit with simplified community score cards to the women’s movement including step by step budget monitoring and tracking
  10. Ability to speak the local language is a significant plus.

6. Guiding Principles

The Consultant shall:
Work with and be supervised by the Project Coordinator.
Carry out the responsibilities of the position in an efficient, effective, and professional manner.
Discharge the duties, observe and comply with all procedures, administrative regulations and standard operating procedures (SOP) of WRAPA and UN WOMEN
Exercise and eschew the values of due diligence, responsible work ethics, and mutual respect, due consideration, accountability and good faith in all dealings.

WRAPA shall:
Diligently discharge its obligations under this contract in a timely and transparent manner.
Extend its cooperation and support to the PD in accordance with best practice subject to
Mutual considerations.
The parties agree that the duties and functions outlined in the TOR are not exhaustive, whereby work of a similar nature may be expected to attain the contract objective.

7. Duration:

The duration of engagement will be 14 working days starting the month of July…2022 and ending the month of July. 2022, beginning from the date this agreement is signed.

8. How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter to wraparecruitment@gmail.com
Use the job title as the subject of the email.
Deadline: Tuesday, 19th July 2022.

WRAPA Nigeria Calls On Leaders Of Faith To Support Violence Against Women & Girls Accountability in Nigeria.

The increase in gender based violence is alarming & needs all hands on deck!

Our society is gradually becoming unhealthy with gendered power dynamics & inequities visible in the danger of gender-based violence that women and girls suffer. 

We cannot claim to be making true progress toward equality, development, and peace as long as this trend continues. Without a doubt, violence against women is one of the most heinous human rights violations, as well as one of the most widespread. It has no geographical, cultural, or economic boundaries, and it is based on uneven power relations that are perpetuated by social and gender norms that legitimate and excuse VAWG.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is on the rise, particularly against women and girls, revealing underlying social standards that allow men to feel entitled to women’s bodies without their consent. 

Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 22-year-old Microbiology student who went to her vacant church in Benin City, Edo State, southern Nigeria, to study was raped and died on May 27, 2020, in a crime that has raised anger across Nigeria and beyond. Since then, the hashtag #JusticeforUwa has been trending on Nigerian social media. Today, Osinachi Nwachukwu is the subject of yet another call for justice.  A female church minister who was allegedly murdered by her husband.

Mrs. Osinachi Nwachukwu is believed to have sought advice from her religious authorities about her husband’s constant violence, but was encouraged to remain steadfast in her prayers. Today! Mrs. Osinachi can pray no more as she loses her life to VAWG. 

Faith leaders can have a huge impact in changing the norms that allow VAWG to happen. When domestic violence occurs, their perspectives are frequently solicited.

As a result, we urge all religious leaders to do the following: 

  1. Take a stand against all forms of VAWG.
  2. To act quickly in holding those responsible for these heinous acts accountable.
  3. To effectively counsel their congregation on the dangers of VAWG while also fostering good masculinity dialogues and also do away with misinterpreting the scriptures which misleads the followers.

WRAPA will continue to work with leaders of faith & culture to sensitize the religious space, create awareness on the impact of VAWG in family & society settings, to build counseling units amongst religious spaces that will hold perpetrators of VAWG & create safe spaces for Women & Girls.

AN Enabled Society is that which is Free from Violence!

WRAPA launches an online campaign for continuous support to women addressing corruption.

#WomenCallingOutCorruption: WRAPA Launches an Online Campaign for Continuous Support to Women Addressing Corruption

The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), recently marked the end of a two year project tagged Gender and Accountability (G&A). This project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, was designed to increase the participation of women in policymaking and anti-corruption advocacy. 

The results and milestones from the G&A project were showcased at the close out event, held on the 16th of December2021. In the two year period of  the G&A project implementation, WRAPA coordinated with a cohort made up of 7 organizations – Advocacy Nigeria, Women Radio (WFM), Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF), Women Advocates Research & Documentation Center (WARDC), Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRRDOC) and Kebekache.  

Beneficiaries who attended the close-out event spoke to the impact happening within various communities spanning across 11 states in Nigeria. These impact stories highlighted by beneficiaries include; 1) Members of the community in Igboeze North influenced the completion of an abandoned primary school in Igogoro community and the completion of abandoned boreholes in Aji and Aguibeji communities and 2) Women in Ori River local government now have an understanding of their roles as women groups to participate in governance and make constructive and strategic inputs to enhance development in families and their immediate communities . Women are now aware of their rights and have capacity to demand for them from various duty bearers in their communities .

Activities like these have resulted in the creation of a policy brief that shows these significant results from the beginning of the project to the end saw dramatic improvements, as well as recommendations for various stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, civil society, etc.) on how to advance gender inclusion in governance. 

More information about the policy brief may be found here.

In furtherance of the good work so far, The #WomenCallingOutCorruption campaign was born as an avenue to educate the public about the coalition’s efforts, how they can contribute, as well as to encourage the international community to invest in women-focused projects in Nigeria especially around governance and accountability.

Follow the hashtag #WomenCallingOutCorruption or WRAPA’s social media channels to be part and/or contribute to the campaign:

1) Twitter: @wrapang

2) LinkedIn: @Women’s Rights Advancement & Protection Alternative 

3) Facebook: @wrapa Nigeria

4) Instagram: @wrapang

SHE DELIVERS

SHE DELIVERS

The month of March is set aside to celebrate women and their achievement.

Every 8th of March is set aside all over the world to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, with a call to action to accelerate gender parity in their respective nations.

This year’s International women’s day re-emphasizes the need to celebrate women and girls especially with the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world.

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic hits across all gender, with women more affected. Globally, 70% of health workers are women and therefore, mostly exposed to the virus as doctors, nurses, cleaners, or at home as carers.

In Nigeria, the economic impact of COVID-19 such as loss of jobs and other means of sourcing income, negatively impacts the mental health and well-being of women resulting in mental illness, depression, drugs and/or substance abuse often leading to domestic and sexual gender- based violence.

Nevertheless, women are still exceling in different spheres and capacity either as mothers, workers or care-givers. Resiliently choosing to challenge their conditions to push for their socio-economic as well as civic and political rights as it should be.

Supporting this course, we at WRAPA celebrate women in leadership who have broken social and cultural norms that infringe on women’s rights to excel and create opportunities for women & girls to live life to their full potentials.

With this year’s theme as “A Challenged World Is an Alert World” WRAPA celebrates all women across the globe who have chosen to challenge the barriers to equal opportunities to deliver and support other women to live to their full potentials.

 

 

 

 

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 PROJECT BASELINE SURVEY CONSULTANT.

PROJECT CONSULTANT FOR BASELINE SURVEY AND DOCUMENTATION RECRUITMENT

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: Individual Contract
Job Type: Consultancy
Duration: 14 working days
Application deadline: 7th August, 2020
Supervisor: Senior Program Coordinator

Background

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. It served as the foundation Secretariat for a 65 member Coalition; Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) for over ten years and remains a member of its Board.  WRAPA engages in legislative advocacy for legal reforms and public education on international law with its campaign and advocacy seeing to Nigeria’s ratification in 2004 of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa.

WRAPA implemented the HakiMkononi project, which increased and amplified the demand for the domestication of the Women’s Protocol using the instruments of the GEO Bill and the VAPP Act in Plateau and Kaduna States. It is critical to scale the gains made, by deepening engagement with key stakeholders for the effective implementation of the model laws.

Recruitment Objectives

To conduct a baseline survey in the two project states that will provide information/data that will support the development of performance metrics and framework for the intervention.

  1. Objectives
  1. Identify existing organizations and structures working towards the implementation of the model laws in both Kaduna and Plateau state, and progress made so far.
  2. Power mapping in the respective State House of Assembly.
  3. Identify the level of awareness/knowledge on GEO Law and VAPP Actamong the stakeholders.
  4. Level of political will towards the implementation of the model laws(potential support or resistance).
  5. Determine the level of coordination amongst stakeholders working on the implementation of the laws.
  6. Existence of any framework for an estimated budget for the implementation of the model laws
  7. Assess existing organization working on an estimated budget for the implementation of the model laws.
  8. Determine existence of any gender responsive budgetary allocation in the state.

Expected Outcomes

Detailed baseline report that establishes:

  1. Existing organizations and structures working towards the implementation of the model laws in both Kaduna and Plateau state
  2. Allies and resistance in the SHoA
  3. Level of awareness on both model laws(Hospitals & Clinics, Police, Social Welfare, Prisons, Community Leaders, Religious Leaders(CAN & JNI) Vigilante Groups, community platforms/social cultural groups, trade groups NURTW, NAPEP, MEDIA, TBAs, Fashion Designers Associations, Radio Listener’s Association Civil Society LACVAW Members, Partners to LACVAW Members, Government institutions (MOE , MWA, MOH, MOJ, Judiciary)male household heads – Majlis/Tabarma, Zaure, Legislature-Leadership of SHA & Committee Chairs)
  4. Progress made towards implementation of the model laws
  5. Perception on the level of political will towards the implementation of the model laws
  6. Existence of state coordination mechanism towards the implementation of the model laws
  7. Existence of any framework for an estimated budget for the implementation of the model laws
  8. Existing organization working on an estimated budget for the implementation of the model laws.
  9. Existence of any gender responsive budgetary allocation in the state.
  10. An assurance index for stakeholders who are greatly influenced especially by entrenched positions around culture and faith.
  11. An entry point/leverage point that creates conditions for the effective implementation of model laws.

Methodology:

  1. Develop online and KII questionnaires to be administered.
  2. Conduct desk review of relevant document.
  3. Develop database for entry of information from respondents.
  4. Identify and engage data clerks to administer the questionnaires to various stakeholders.
  5. Data collation.
  6. Conduct entry and analysis of data-both primary and secondary data.
  7. Final analysis and comprehensive report of the baseline survey from both states.
  8. Validation of the baseline report(Webinar).

Deliverable

  1. Developed questionnaire
  2. Database of information from respondents in both states
  3. Complete report of baseline survey containing creative Info graphics, packaging and presentation.

Educational and Personal/Organizational Qualification
– Masters in Gender Studies, Development or related social science field.
– 15 years of progressive professional experience in gender analysis and development.
– Experience in proposal writing, proposal management, and report writing.
– Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
– Ability to undertake travels remotely
Language Requirement
– Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
– Knowledge of Hausa will be considered an asset / advantage

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 PROJECT CONSULTANT FOR BASELINE SURVEY AND DOCUMENTATION

PROJECT CONSULTANT FOR BASELINE SURVEY AND DOCUMENTATION RECRUITMENT

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: Individual Contract
Job Type: Consultancy
Duration: 14 working days
Application deadline: 17th July, 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 look to employ the services of a consultant responsible for the production of a baseline report that gives a detailed mapping as well as provide information that will guide the successful implementation of the project as well as produce action plans in line with the results framework as stated in line with the work plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
The project consultant for the baseline survey and documentation will work directly with the project team and undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Develop a comprehensive baseline report that provides information on key drivers and determinants of contextual social norms, behaviors and practices in FCT, Katsina, Jigawa and Plateau.
2. provides data on project messaging and advocacy content
3. Issue base and implementation partnerships as well as sustainability strategies.
4. Develop tools and manuals for advocacy purposes
5. Provide basis for project monitoring and evaluation
6. Expected Deliverables such as:
i. Baseline survey/reports;
ii. Pictures, video and audio recordings;
iii. Activity documentation (stakeholder communications, attendance sheets, etc)

Educational and Personal/Organizational Qualification
– Masters in Gender Studies, Development or related social science field.
– 15 years of progressive professional experience in gender analysis and development.
– Experience in proposal writing, proposal management, and report writing.
– Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
– Ability to undertake travels remotely
Language Requirement
– Perfect command of the English language (written and oral) is mandatory.
– Knowledge of Hausa will be considered an asset / advantage
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.

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