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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.

State Project Officer (FCT) – Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative

WRAPA 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 , FCT

Type of Contract:                                                                                    Contract

Post Level:                                                                                                Project Officer

Languages Required:                                                                                English

Starting Date:                                                                                                            2022

End Date:                                                                                                                 2022

Duration of Initial Contract:                                                                 Months

Line Manager:                                                                                            Project Coordinator

 

  1. Recruitment Objective

To engage a Project Officer based in Yola who will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator (PC); providing support to the project team in Adamawa State, and contributing to the reduction of violence and harmful practices against women and girls in Nigeria. He/She will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the project at that level to strengthening the linkages between SGBV and HP with related aspects of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), as a cross-cutting issue. The SPO will serve as the main link between WRAPA and FCT 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

  1. Responsibilities & Task
       2.1   Responsibilities

     

The SPO shall within FCT :

a)        Demonstrate a thorough and in-depth understanding of project scope and specifics i.e. technical content, timeframes, financials, reporting and engagement protocols;

b)       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;

c)        Liaise and work with FCT designated existing partner Organizations that showed agency during the Phase I period , Consultants and other stakeholders;

d)       Ensure project visibility & issue amplification through strategic stakeholder interface, and networking;

e)        Comply with all EU UN/SI project objectives, plans, delivery guidelines outputs and results, and notify WRAPA of any issues or challenges;

f)        Represent WRAPA as may be delegated in Spotlight Initiative related activities as appropriate;

g)       Other duties as may be directed by Project Coordinator

 

2.2 Tasks

a)        Build and maintain linkages between stakeholder networks and platforms including Government MDAs within FCT to ensure effectiveness and synergy;

b)       Contribute technical inputs for implementation of all activities as indicated in the work plan.

c)        Initiate, build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients and support management and implementation of project activities as well as delivering timely reports;

d)       Support the identification and mapping of relevant organizations/entities working on GEWE and VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR in FCT.

e)        Submit to the Project Coordinator timely and informative reports, showing progress towards outputs and objectives of the project;

f)        Extract and document success stories, case studies or lessons learned to facilitate knowledge management and scaling up;

g)       Identify and recommend opportunities for collaboration or partnerships to deepen participation and project impact;

h)       Contribute to the development of monthly work plans, activity reports, and M & E plans and activities;

i)         Coordinate and manage all project meetings, correspondence and logistics in FCT.

 

3.       Expected Deliverables:

a)        Comprehensive mapping of  FCT designated existing partner Organizations that showed agency during the Phase I period Stakeholders, MDAs Partners, Networks & Platforms;

b)       Monthly and quarterly documentation (in EU-UN/SI formats) of project activities & outcomes

c)        Monthly project activity:

ü  Management plans,

ü  Concept notes,

ü  Vendor or technical assistance (Consultant, Rapporteur) attendance sheets

ü  Meeting reports/minutes/images (video and audio recordings) as appropriate;

 

4.       Education and Personal Qualities:

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

a)        University degree in law or the social sciences;

b)       Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa.

c)        At least 3 years’ experience working in the field of development, law, or research at a professional level (required);

d)       Commitment, willingness and ability to work long hours (at least 90% of contract time, including evenings and weekends) even at minimal notice;

e)        In-depth understanding of the social, institutional, and political environment in the project states, including an understanding of local power structures;

f)        Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel;

g)       Evidence in program management and remote logistics support;

h)       Positive team player with ability to maintain good relationships across diversities of culture, gender, religion, nationality, age sensitivities and a capacity for adaptability.

i)         Possess Knowledge of industry best practice

5.       Guiding Principles

The Project Officer shall:

a)        Work with, and be supervised by the Project Coordinator.

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 SPO in accordance with best practice and subject to mutual considerations.

c)        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 objectives.

 

 

  1. Other Matters

 

i) Confidentiality

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

 

ii) Termination and dispute

Either the organization or the legal expert 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 payment or work outstanding at the point of termination.

This ToR is governed by dispute resolution procedures as applicable in relevant Nigerian laws.

Due notice shall be given by either party of resort to any arbitration method.

 

iii) Interpretation

For purpose of this consultancy and TOR, ‘confidential information’ means any information whether prior to, during, afterwards, disclosed by WRAPA, its staff, agent, beneficiaries or services provides (the disclosing party) to the Legal expert (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.

 

How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter to wrapa399@gmail.com or info@wrapanigeria.org
Use the job title as the subject of the email.
Deadline: Friday, 13th May 2022.

 

Project Coordinator – Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative

WRAPA 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 for the next fourteen months (), 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 a Project Coordinator (PC), whose position is high-level executive,  recruited as an internal or external candidate, who is the lead implementation officer of the project, responsible for the day-to-day administration of the project and working with  designated existing partner Organizations that showed agency during the Phase I period. He/she will ensure quality and effective delivery of project interventions, as well as the liaison with stakeholder and beneficiary organizations /platforms in producing outcomes in line with the results framework. The Scope is WRAPA Headquarters and the three (3) Project States. The PC will ensure State based compliance by project staff and partners. He/she will work closely with the project M&E Consultant to produce detailed monthly and quarterly reports for submission to the Project Manager (PM).

 

EU/UN WOMEN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE PROJECT

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

 

PROJECT COORDINATOR (PC)

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Location:                                                                     FCT

Type of Contract:                                                        Individual Contract

Post Level:                                                                   Project Coordinator

Languages Required:                                                   English

Starting Date:                                                                          2022

End Date:                                                                    ………2022

Duration of Initial Contract:                                        Months

Line Manager:                                                             Project Manager

 

 

  1. Recruitment Objective

To engage a Project Coordinator who will work independently, with minimal supervision, to provide programme leadership for WRAPA contributions to Outcome 6 of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative Project. He/She will lead the project team to implement activities that deepen impact, scalability and sustainability of planned interventions aimed at reducing violence and harmful practices against women and girls in Nigeria. He/She will implement activities to strengthen the linkages between SGBV and HP with related aspects of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), as a crosscutting issue in the three (3) WRAPA assigned project locations of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Adamawa, and Sokoto States.

 

2.       Responsibilities & Tasks
2.1   Responsibilities

Within the agreed terms in this contract, the Project Coordinator shall:

a)       Demonstrate a thorough and in-depth understanding of the project scope and specifics;

b)      Operationalize WRAPA contributions to the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in the 3 project locations;

c)       Provide programme implementation leadership for project staff groups and other stakeholders;

d)      Initiate due diligence documentation for recruitment, technical assistance, facilitation, partnerships;

e)       Promote project visibility & issue amplification through strategic interface and networking;

f)        Build & strengthen relationships with designated existing partner Organizations that showed agency during the Phase I period as well as liaison with stakeholder and beneficiary organizations /platforms in producing outcomes in line with the results framework;

g)       Provide technical assistance to content development of practice tools and mechanisms;

h)      Generate monthly & quarterly activity, M & E plans, reports and other team performance appraisal records a follow through from designated task matrix template;

i)        Represent WRAPA at EU-UN Spotlight Initiative along with or as delegated by the Project Manager;

j)        Serve as project face and liaison with other EU-UN Spotlight Initiative implementing organizations;

 

2      2.2   Tasks

S    Under the supervision of the Project Manager and supported by Project Admin/Logisticn Support Officer, State officers & project partners; the Project Coordinator shall undertake the following tasks:

a)       Generate for approval appropriate project documents including concept notes, monthly & quarterly reports, contract letters, invitations, retirements etc;

b)      Coordinate the inputs of project staff & partner organizations at WRAPA and State levels;

 

c)       Harness and strengthen the collective agency of women & vulnerable persons networks/coalitions & platforms;

d)      Lead and deliver on the development of state project database for effective coordination and synergy of interventions;

e)       Lead the creation of content and mechanisms for multi-stakeholder interface on broad-based issues & targeted messaging on GEWE and VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR;

f)        Lead identification of gaps and development of issue benchmarks to inform capacity strengthening for GEWE, EVAWG and SRHR stakeholders at state & national level;

g)       Support and contribute to improving institutional monitoring of members of women’s rights CSOs, and individual advocates;

h)      Coordinate high level strategic engagements with state & national duty bearers in each project state;

i)        Coordinate project dialogue meetings across each State with informal social and trade groups;

j)        Coordinate community-based dialogue sessions to advocate collective response;

k)       Supervise and coordinate capacity strengthening for CSOs, media groups, women groups, and key populations;

l)        Initiate and direct all project meetings, correspondence and logistics;

m)    Any other duties as may be assigned by the WRAPA Project Manager

 

3. Expected Deliverables:

a)       Comprehensive State specific database for effective coordination and synergy of interventions

b)      Monthly process, activity plan, and reports on project interventions

c)       Monthly and quarterly comprehensive project management reports

d)      National, State level gaps & issue benchmarks for GEWE, EVAWG & SRHR stakeholders reports;

e)       Compendium of mechanisms for multi-stakeholder interface on broad-based issues

f)        Validated targeted messages on GEWE and VAWG/SGBV/HP/SRHR

g)       Validated tools facilitating effective engagements, reportage and documentation

h)      Knowledge management tools documenting project success, lessons & recommendations

 

4. Education and Personal Qualities:

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

a)       University degree in law or the social sciences;

b)      Fluency in written and spoken English.

c)       At least 3 years’ experience working in the field of development, law, or research at a professional level (required);

d)      Commitment, willingness and ability to work long hours (at least 90% of contract time, including evenings and weekends) in the three (3) project States, even at minimal notice;

e)       In-depth understanding of the social, institutional, and political environment in the project states, including an understanding of local power structures;

f)        Knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel;

g)       Evidence in program management and remote logistics support;

h)      Positive team player with ability to maintain good relationships across diversities of culture, gender, religion, nationality, age sensitivities and a capacity for adaptability.

i)        Possess Knowledge of industry best practices

  1. Guiding Principles

The Project Coordinator shall:

a)       Work with, and be supervised by the 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:

·         Diligently discharge its obligations under this contract in a timely and transparent manner.

·         Extend its cooperation and support to the PC in accordance with best practice and 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. Other Matters

i) Confidentiality

·         The Project Coordinator shall undertake to observe the secrecy of confidential information received from or supplied during the period of implementation of the consultancy or other agreement made pursuant thereto.

·         The Project Coordinator agrees that the provision of this clause shall continue to be binding notwithstanding the termination of the consultancy.

 

ii) Termination and dispute

·         Either the organization or the legal expert 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 payment or work outstanding at the point of termination.

·         This ToR is governed by dispute resolution procedures as applicable in relevant Nigerian laws.

 

Due notice shall be given by either party of resort to any arbitration method.

 

iii) Interpretation

·         For purpose of this consultancy and TOR, ‘confidential information’ means any information whether prior to, during, afterwards, disclosed by WRAPA, its staff, agent, beneficiaries or services provides (the disclosing party) to the Legal expert (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.

 
How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter to wrapa399@gmail.com or info@wrapanigeria.org
Use the job title as the subject of the email.
Deadline: Friday, 13th May 2022. 

Assistant Project Officer – African Women’s Development Fund

                                                               Recruiting

Project Title: Legal and Social Empowerment Program on Women’s Rights in Kaduna and Plateau States, Nigeria

Position Title Assistant Project Officer
Designation Abuja-FCT
Time Frame Two (2) Years
Start Date August 1st 2021
End Date July 31st 2023

 

  1. Introduction

1A. Organizational Context

Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is a women-focused non-governmental organization whose mission is to actualize women’s legal rights in private and public spaces. WRAPA envisions a Nigeria where there is improved access to social justice for women. WRAPA core programs seek to enhance access to justice for Nigerian women, especially the weak and vulnerable whose knowledge of their rights and capacity to seek redress is limited. Key activities are the provision of free and subsidized legal aid and counseling services to meet the needs of women within Nigeria’s three (3) legal systems. Other interventions include mobilization, research, and sensitization against gender-based violence, legal reforms as well as public education on domestic and international laws.

 

1B. Project Context

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.

Following a fourteen(14)-year long rigorous policy advocacy, President Goodluck Jonathan on 25th of May 2015 signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act into law. This legislative progress was followed by the Plateau state government passing into law the GEO Law in 2015 making it the first in Northern Nigeria, while Kaduna State passed the VAPP Act in 2019. 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. There is poor awareness of the Laws, lack of coordination amongst key stakeholders, and a poor history of gender responsive budgeting, which should create the opportunity and window for tangible actions towards the effective implementation of the Laws in both states.

It is worth noting that WRAPA implemented the Haki Mkononi project in 2015, which contributed to the passage of the VAPP Act & GEO Law in Kaduna and Plateau States respectively. Asix (6) months intervention to push for the implementation of both laws was concluded in December 2020 supported by SIDA, with evidence base traction built. However, it is critical to take to scale and consolidate the gains made,by deepening engagement with relevant key stakeholders for the effective implementation of the model laws.

Against this background, WRAPA will implement a two(2) year intervention supported by the African Women Development Fund(AWDF), to ensure continuity of interventions that sustains and consolidates progress made so far as an imperative to ensure that the generated momentum, political will and social pressure on government and other duty bearers is not lost.

 

2. Duties/Functions

2A. Key Functions:

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Project Implementation and Technical Support.
  2. Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Building.
  3. Finance and Administration.
  4. Communications and Partnership Building.
  5. Other support as required/necessary.

 

2B. Description of Functions:

  1. Project implementation and technical support
  2. Support the timely and targeted implementation of activities according to the project activity plan and effective delivery of results.
  3. Maintain close communication with partners, including government, civil society organizations, international organizations, and donors.
  • Maintain regular contacts with beneficiaries to ensure relevance and quality of projects’ outputs.
  1. Liaise with State Project Officers and external consultants to ensure maximum productivity.
  2. Coordinate technical support to project partners and key stakeholders on specific issues related to the project scope;
  3. Support Project Coordinator to ensure the smooth functioning of all operational activities related to project implementation;
  • Coordinate consultations with the project partners and other stakeholders in order to ensure timely information about the project implementation;
  • Organize and run effective coordination meetings and ensure communication flow among partners;
  1. Provide the required support to ensure timely implementation of all project result areas: (i)Sustain and strengthen the culture of high-level engagements to deepen political will for effective implementation of the GEO Law, and the VAPP Act, 2015;(ii) Amplification of demands targeting community influencers for ownership of the effective implementation of the two Laws; (iii)Sustain activities that popularize the VAPP Act & the GEO Laws to ensure scale in knowledge and attract uptake to protect the rights of survivors of VAWG in the project states.
  2. Provide technical support to the review, monitoring and the proper use of funds according to signed agreements and work plans.

 

  1. Results based monitoring and evaluation and knowledge building
  2. Support the monitoring and reporting, as well as for timely submission of quality progress reports and agreed-upon monitoring deliverables.
  3. Support the development and implementation of the monitoring plan.

iii. Support the M & E team to regularly review planned activities, and make necessary adaptation or modification when needed in response to any emerging circumstances.

  1. Draft project progress reports and provide inputs to project related products/tools.
  2. Contribute to M & E reporting

 

  1. Finance and Administration
  2. Work with the Project Finance & Grant Officer to manage the project activities’ financial resources in accordance with AWDF rules and regulations and in cooperation with the WRAPA Administration team;
  3. Manage project files and support information collection and dissemination.

 

 

  1. Communications& Partnership Building
  2. Build and maintain partnership with key and relevant partners, while ensuring synergy and result based partnership.( Public Sector Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Private organizations)
  3. Establish & maintain partnership with communication/media outfit to facilitate behavior change communication, knowledge shift on VAPP Act & GEO Law, scale interventions and provide visibility for the project.
  4. Support the communication team in the development and implementation of the project communication strategy and annual communication plan that supports increased visibility and impact of the project’s advocacy activities and initiatives.

iii. Support the development and production of information products and communication materials in support to the project (Newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, presentations, information leaflets, knowledge products, brochures, info graphic reports and project factsheet, human interest stories etc.)

  1. Support advocacy/engagement with relevant stakeholders.
  2. Reporting Lines

The Assistant Project Officer will work with the Project M & E Officer, and will report directly to the Project Coordinator

 

  1. Guiding Principle

The Assistant Project Officer will:

  1. Carry out the responsibilities of the position in an efficient, effective, and professional manner.
  2. Discharge the duties, observe and comply with all procedures, administrative regulations and standard operating procedures (SOP) of WRAPA and AWDF.
  3. Exercise 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 legal expert in accordance with best practice and subject to mutual considerations.
  • The parties agree that the duties and functions outlined in the TOR are not exclusive whereby work of a similar nature may be expected to attain the contract objective.

 

Other Matters

  1. Confidentiality

The Assistant Project Officer shall undertake to observe the secrecy of confidential information received from or supplied during the period of implementation of this project or other agreement made pursuant thereto. The Staff agrees that the provision of this clause shall continue to be binding notwithstanding the termination of the employment.

 

  1. Termination and dispute

Either the organization or the legal expert may for a good cause and subject to compliance with 4 weeksnotice to terminate this agreement. In so doing, either of the parties shall discharge all obligations of payment or work outstanding at the point of termination. This ToR is governed by dispute resolution procedures as applicable in relevant Nigerian laws. Due notice shall be given by either party of resort to any arbitration method.

 

  1. Interpretation

For purpose of this employment and TOR, ‘confidential information’ means any information whether prior to, during, afterwards, disclosed by WRAPA, its staff, agent, beneficiaries or services providers (the disclosing party) to the Legal expert (the receiving party) of the engagement 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.

 

How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter to wrapa399@gmail.com or info@wrapanigeria.org
Use the job title as the subject of the email.
Deadline: Friday, 13th May 2022.

 

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.

 

 

 

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