The MCGL Senior Gender and SBC Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of gender and social behavior change strategies implemented under the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) GBV project including providing guidance for GBV interventions at the community with linkages established with health facilities in project sites. H/She will provide technical guidance at state and community levels.
The MCGL Senior Gender and SBC Advisor will work with the Country office Gender Technical Advisor, MEL Advisor, other thematic leads and indigenous implementing partners to ensure quality GBV, ASRH and FP program implementation in consistent with Nigeria MOH guidelines, global best practices and USAID Strategic Directions.
Salary Range (Annual) NGN7,782,811 - NGN 9,454,875.40
Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and expertise for the formulation and/or adaptation of innovative and evidenced-based approaches to address gender and social behaviour issues that drive (VAW/G), CEFM and teenage pregnancy.
Design SBC interventions that address social and gender norms to prevent intimate partner violence, and reduce CEFM
Lead trainings and workshops for government and civil society partners to build capacity on addressing social and gender barriers to services
Design SBC communication materials that address VAW/G, CEFM and teenage pregnancy
Coordinate and monitor SBC communication, advocacy, and policy support, and influence institutional partnerships across project sites as required.
Work with MCGL MEL team to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to gender and social behavior change activities to inform adjustments in project implementation
Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender and social behavior change in health services with local partners and state governments in order to institutionalize practices for scale-up
Other related duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in public and international health, gender and GBV studies, human rights, communication, international development or a related field with a minimum of 12 yearsâ experience in development of which 5-6 years working experience in the areas gender, womenâs health, gender-based violence (GBV) and human rights defense.
Strong understanding of SBC, empowerment and gender-based violence prevention frameworks
At least 10 years of experience implementing gender and SBC interventions for health in Nigeria
Understanding of the NigerianÂ (or similar) social and political contexts and developments in the health sector
Strong understanding of empowerment and gender-based violence prevention and response frameworks
Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with government stakeholder and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and donors.
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, supervisory and team-building skills.
Ability to multi-task and proven knowledge and skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word processing, Excel and PowerPoint) is mandatory
Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and fluency in English language
Excellent group facilitation and communication skills; experience in multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning
Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of USAIDâs approach to gender equality and gender- based violence.
Excellent group facilitation, multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning skills
Strong writing skills, both for technical and program reports.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in cross-cultural teams and under tight deadlines.
Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health epidemiological data
A personal commitment to gender equality and social inclusion.
Able to undertake frequent travel.
Ability to collaborate, learn and adapt programme interventions in varied contexts
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% time
Ability and willingness to inspire and empower others
Excellent social and emotional intelligence skills
Strong persuasive skills capable of driving sustained demand generation across services
Excellent communication, public speaking, presentation skills in English and Hausa
Result-oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming
Ability to remain calm under pressure and make decisions quickly
Knowledge of geography
Respectful, accountable, honest.
References will be required.
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