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WRAPA APPLAUDS KANO STATE HIGH COURT ON DEATH SENTENCE RULING OVER HANIFA’S KILLER, ABDULMALIK TANKO

The Kano State High Court on Thursday sentenced the proprietor of Nobel Kids Academy and North West Preparatory School, Abdulmalik Tanko, to death for the kidnap and killing of five-year-old schoolgirl, Hanifa Abubakar.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, also sentenced Tanko to five years imprisonment for the four-count charges levelled against him.

Hanifa was a pupil of Noble Kids Comprehensive College; a school located in Kwanar ‘Yan Gana in Tudun Murtala Quarters in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state.
She was abducted by Mr Tanko who demanded ransom from her parents and was reported to have killed her in December last year.

The judgement is a soothing ice on Women & Girls across the country. The recent rise on Violence Against Women & Girls with little or slow persecution has become alarming & infuriating to Nigerian women. We heartily commend the judgement of the Kano State High Court for the sentence duly accrued to the culprit and his accomplices.

While we applaud the judiciary system, we are equally hopeful that his Excellency, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who had earlier this year vowed to sign the death sentence without further delay if given by the court will do as he has vowed.

WRAPA will continue to condemn all forms of Violation Against Women & Girls.
WRAPA condoles with the family of Hanifa who was a promising young girl full of life and never deserved any harm, let alone murder!

WRAPA will keep to its mandate on promoting Social Justice for Women and see that perpetrators of such hideous crimes are brought to book.

JUSTICE FOR ONE IS JUSTICE FOR ALL!


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. 

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!

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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