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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.

 

 

 

 

CONSULTANCY FOR PROJECT BASELINE SURVEY: MITIGATING COVID-19 IMPACTS ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION: RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PROJECT

Recruitment

 

                                                                     TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

Location: Abuja, FCT
Type of Contract: Consultancy
Post Level: Consultant
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: 14th September 2020
End Date:

 

Contract Duration:

2nd October, 2020

 

15 Working Days

 

  • Introduction

Malala Foundation has requested WRAPA to lead a project that mitigates the COVID 19 impacts on Girls’ education in 5 Nigerian States: the FCT, Adamawa, Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa & Plateau State. An intervention aimed at ensuring girls access to education, as a right, is not truncated by the impact of COVID 19 pandemic. To see that girls in graduating classes are able to complete their final exams and the psychosocial impact of the COVID 19 crisis on girl child education are minimal in the targeted intervention areas to ensuring return, retention and safety for girls’ educational continuity.

As the COVID-19 Pandemic runs its course globally, many governments are implementing measures that limit the number of people congregating in public places. Such measures have disrupted the normal functioning of schools. Due to the fluid infection indices in different locations, the duration of such measures has varied, with the likelihood of phased continuation of learning in countries.

The adverse effect of lost educational opportunities and safe havens (school) for girls would mean- girls are likely to be exposed to domestic violence, rape, early and forced marriage, early pregnancies, and other forms of human rights violations, and loss of dignity. To mitigate these risks, there is a compelling need to seek innovative ways of ensuring that these girls return to school and complete secondary education.

COVID 19 and Post-COVID 19 education needs to rely on more sustainable and holistic measures that go beyond just accessing education, but also address the obstacles encountered by girls and young women in accessing quality education and completing the school cycle especially in crisis situations such as this. The crisis has equally discouraged girls, dimming their hopes of succeeding through school, writing their final examination and graduating their classes before the pandemic. Parents with few means of livelihoods, alternatively pressure their girls into looking for more. Statistics predict a lower return and continuity.

WRAPA will support programme design and delivery, as well as in the work processes within and across targeted schools and communities to ensure that the implications of COVID 19 on educating Nigerian school girls in targeted areas are minimal and girls get the required mental and psychosocial support they require to ensure academic continuity.

 

  • Objective of the consultancy

To carry out a comprehensive assessment that provides a baseline that supports M&E measurements parameters for the project.

 

  • Methodology

A baseline consultant will be engaged on contract with defined terms that are explicit in the Terms of Reference (ToR). The contract is in the overall interest of oversight, participation and guidance of the project implementation as well as the use of agreed documentation, learning and engagement tools that will measure delivery, impact and evaluation of results.

 

  • Scope of Work (SoW)

The Baseline Consultant will be expected to carry out and deliver on the following tasks:

 

  1. Develop and execute a baseline assessment of the project in order to determine gaps and how program activities would be used to fill in these gaps. The baseline assessment will cover data from targeted schools including:
  • The impact of the COVID 19 on the girl child education with school closure
  • Alternative education programmes that exist
  • Current Mental Health support programmes
  • Total number of school girls and relative ratio to boys
  • Current Female school enrollment
  • The number of girls that are out of school as a result of COVID 19
  • Organizations working on similar project in such target schools
  • The proportion of girls currently engaged in alternative means of education
  • The proportion girls experiencing Gender Based Violence
  • Availability of gender programmes
  • Data on female attendance and drop out pre and during COVID-19
  • Current level of engagement during the lockdown
  • Mental health and psychosocial gender based programmes
  • Current use of gendered Education Technology
  • Availability of gender-based counseling services
  • Past and current girls’ enrollment for final examination
  • Girls who are currently writing graduation examinations
  • Challenges affecting girl child graduation pre and during COVID 19
  • Gender Health and Safety measures in place
  • Availability of COVID 19 measures, protocols and policies in target schools.

 

2. Support in establishing an appropriate monitoring system for the project

 

5) Deliverables

The Baseline Consultant will provide a final report in hard and electronic form that includes:

  • Develop questionnaire
  • Database of relevant Information
  • Complete report with analysed data contained infographics, high quality packaging and presentation

6) Time-frame 

The contract will be completed within a period of Fifteen (15) working days commencing on the 14th of September 2020 and ending on the 2nd of October 2020.

 

     7) Guiding Principles

  1. The Consultant will deploy the required expertise and skills to deliver on the terms in 4 (i) – (vi) above.
  2. The Consultant will make mutual efforts to build capacity as may be deemed essential for the delivery of allotted roles
  3. The Consultant will endeavor to exercise and eschew the values of due diligence and display responsible work ethics, mutual respect, due consideration, accountability and good faith in all dealings.

 

    8) Remuneration/Fees, Payment and Other Matters

The agreed rates and sums of the fees negotiated between WRAPA and XXXXX which payments made shall be made directly to the account of the Consultant as follows:

  1. A monthly fee of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  2. WRAPA will pay for transportation, hotel accommodation and DSA whenever expedient for project related activities. Similarly, where additional components of training or other inputs are an imperative WRAPA pays those costs subject to standard charges for such input.

 

9) Other Matters

  1. i) Confidentiality

The Consultant shall undertake to observe the secrecy of confidential information received from or supplied during the period of implementation of the consultancy or other agreements made pursuant thereto. The Consultant agrees that the provisions of this clause shall continue to be binding notwithstanding the termination of the consultancy.

  1. ii) Termination and Dispute
  2. a) Either the organization or the Consultant may for a good cause and subject to compliance with 7 days’ notice, terminate this agreement. In so doing, either of the parties shall discharge all obligations of payments or work outstanding at the point of termination.
  3. b) This ToR is governed by dispute resolution procedures as applicable in relevant Nigerian laws.
  4. c) Due notice shall be given by either party of resort to any arbitration method.

iii) Interpretation

For purposes of this Consultancy and ToR, “confidential information” means any information whether prior to, during and afterwards disclosed by WRAPA, its staff, agents, beneficiaries or service providers (the Disclosing Party) to the Consultant (the Receiving Party) of the consultancy involving technical, policy, know-how, project management and other information, data and/or strategies in any form, including but not limited to any information which is designated in writing to be confidential or by its nature so intended.

 

10) 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 and requirements.
  • Deadline for application is Thursday, 10th September, 2020.
  • Application sent after the deadline will not be accepted.
    NB: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

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.

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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