Gender Protection Officer at ACTED Nigeria – Katsina

Full Time
Posted 7 months ago

ACTED is a company that was established in year 1993 and is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer-term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

Gender Protection Officer at ACTED Nigeria - Katsina 1

JOB TITLE: Gender Protection Officer

Contract length: 6 Months with possibility of extension
Level: D2-1 (National contract)
Start date: As soon as possible Desirable

Job Purpose

  • The Gender-Protection Officer’s main assignment will aim at building the capacity of local stakeholders, such as community leaders and other members of the project team on Protection and GBV principles.
  • He/she shall work closely with the beneficiaries on a daily basis to ensure programming is gender sensitive and takes into account the needs of all beneficiaries.
  • The Gender Officer will support the Project Team in conducting the gender assessments throughout the life of the project and will be present at every training session to ensure activities are being implemented in a gender sensitive way.
  • The Gender-Protection Officer will support the FSL team in providing protection specific outreach and awareness sessions to the beneficiaries. The Gender-Protection Officer will design, organize, and chair the Gender Discussions Meetings with the beneficiaries, to promote the participation and empowerment of women throughout the project cycle.

Duties & Responsibilities of the position:

  • Build the capacity of all FSL staff on Protection and GBV-related issues, in order to enhance internal knowledge and expertise and provide qualitative delivery of activities with high protection standards and enhance protection sensitive approach within the targeted communities.
  • Work closely with the project team and the beneficiaries to ensure activities are being implemented in a gender sensitive manner.
  • Hold regular meetings with the beneficiaries to determine needs
  • Build a strong and working relationship with the female beneficiaries, ensuring they feel supported throughout the life-span of the project.
  • Prepare, organize and conduct the protection-oriented Focus Group Discussions and Gender Discussion Meetings during project implementation
  • Ensure equal participation of women and men in the activities and ensure to have an appropriate complaint and feedback mechanism to collect the communities’ feedback in a gender sensitive manner and ensure that the programme includes these feedbacks throughout the project implementation
  • Meet regularly with the program team to fine-tune programming, ensuring activities are implemented using a gendered lens
  • Assist in monitoring protection needs and service provision in sites according to agreed upon guidelines, standards and indicators.
  • Support vulnerable individuals identified during project implementation.
  • Ensure Do No Harm approach is applied in all activities conducted with the site and host communities.

General Responsibilities

  • Keeping detailed, organized records of project information and documentation.
  • Submit weekly and monthly work plans along with detailed activity reports to the Project Manager.
  • Maintain constant contact with team members, direct and indirect beneficiaries.
  • Respect the total confidentiality of information collected and circulated.
  • Adhere to the ACTED Code of Conduct and security management system.

Essential Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Languages: Ability to speak local dialects is mandatory (Hausa Language).
  • BA or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Women/ Gender Studies related programs.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in protection programming.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, ethics and respect for aid recipients at all times.Ability to engage with community members, partners, government and other stakeholders in a respectful manner (essential).
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork, methodologies, monitoring and reporting.Patience, good personal organization, good communication and ability to work in teams.
  • Efficient and responsible, with good personal accountability.
  • Initiative, flexibility, team spirit, willingness to learn, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work under time pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Computer literate (IT) and good level of numeracy.

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Application Process
Interested candidates should carefully observing the details as follows:

  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to the Recruitment Manager.

Deadline: May 27, 2021

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