Project Coordinator, Gender Equality & Women's Rights

Oxfam Novib

Engineering & Technology

Unspecified NGN Confidential
4 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Job Purpose

The project coordinator will report to the Program Manager, Gender Justice and will lead the design, implementation, and operation for the GiZ Gender Equality and Womenâs Rights project to be implemented in Michika and Guyuk LGAs in Adamawa State, Nigeria. She/he will undertake the leadership role responsible for the overall planning, implementation, management, and successful execution ofpromoting the rights of women and improving gender equality through conflict-sensitive approaches.

She/he will provide technical leadership through the development, implementation, and update of project plans, work plans, and budgets with the support of the project team and partners. Supervise and mentor project team members, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

This role will liaise closely with other support teams such as the constituted Strategic Oversight Unit (SOU) on the project, the Program Manager â Gender Justice, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Social Accountability Officer, the Head of Programs, Project Implementing Partners, GIZ team supporting the project and other programâs support unit.

Key Responsibilities and Expectations

Strategic Leadership

Review and execute the developed comprehensive project strategy that addresses gender equality, women's rights, protection, and socioeconomic inclusivity. Ensure project activities are carried out effectively and meet the project's objectives and targets as set in the projectâs design. Monitor progress and adapt project strategies as needed to achieve results. Efficiently manage the project budgets, financial resources, and expenditures. Ensure accountability and transparency in project activities. Lead the development of comprehensive project reports and communicate achievements to stakeholders. Lead research activities and ensure outcomes and lessons learned are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders. Provide regular feedback to the Program Manager, Gender Justice on project strategies and activities. Support the design and management of gender-disaggregated project participants to meet the goals of the project. Work closely with other project teams and program support staff to ensure proper and timely implementation of the projectâs activities. Ensure the participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in project activities, so that the process is inclusive, participatory, and transparent. Ensure field supervision of the project operations to ensure the project is implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes. Provide training and capacity-building opportunities to project staff and partners. Promote a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and documentation within the project team. Support the proposal development and fundraising activities for the organisation. Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies in collaboration with the project team. Ensure compliance with safety and security protocols for project staff and project participants. Perform other duties as required.

Partner Management

Undertake periodic reviews of partnersâ program implementation progress and ensure adherence to donor requirements, Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management. Support capacity strengthening for partner staff on gender analysis, gender transformative approaches, gender mainstreaming, and gender and inclusion programming. Support the development of templates for partner activity reporting and ensure proper reporting and documentation. Lead the partner Risk Management (PRISMA) and review meetings as required. Participates in regular meetings with partner organizations to fully understand the context and operating environment; ensures that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives. Monitors complaints received and response (follow-up) processes by developing and maintaining a tracking mechanism. Establish and maintain effective partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, donors, and other key stakeholders. Collaborate with local communities and leaders to ensure their active participation in project activities. Advocate for gender equality, protection, and women's rights at various levels.

Coordination, Communication and Reporting

⢠Contribute to documentation of technical/program approaches, lessons learned, and success stories 
⢠Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, and local NGOs in target areas.
⢠Attend working groups and partner coordination meetings at State/ local levels as required.
⢠Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data on activities implemented, baseline, and research conducted.
⢠Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes.

Educational Experience & Required Competences

A minimum of a masterâs degree (or over 5 years of relevant experience) in Gender and Development Studies, Social work, Demography, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Statistics, Humanitarian Studies, or other relevant qualification. Minimum of 3 years of âhands-onâ working experience in designing and implementing gender and inclusion programming, conducting gender analysis, experience in gender mainstreaming, report writing, and program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors. Experience in training and facilitation of gender transformative approaches, gender and development frameworks, feminist methodologies, and a good understanding of gender and conflict sensitive approaches, and gender and intersectionality. Knowledge of research (gender research, social scientific research, feminist methodologies) writing skills, and transformative approaches like the Rapid Care Analysis, Gender Action Learning Systems, Women and Economic Empowerment Approaches, Transformative Leadership for Womenâs Rights, and other related approaches are highly desirable. Proven success in designing, implementing, and reporting on gender and inclusion programs from project inception to closeout stages. Good knowledge of safeguarding and adherence to Oxfamâs safeguarding policy and related policies. Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerized information management system (Microsoft Word, Excel, Statistical analysis software, field data collection tools ODK, Mwater App, Kobo Toolbox, GIS mapping, etc.) Commitment to Oxfamâs overall aims and policies and experience of promoting womenâs rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfamâs work. Proven experience working with partner organizations and helping them develop their independent expertise and ability to deliver results, through effective capacity-building and learning and development activities. Fluency in English and Hausa is required (Knowledge of Fulfude will be an added advantage). Applicant must be national/local - must devote a minimum of 90 percent of the time to project activities, willingness to travel, and be familiar with the project implementation location to achieve expected outcomes.


Knowledge of gender research, gender-sensitive programming, gender transformative approaches, and feminist methodology is highly desirable. Knowledge and/or experience working with gender-focused organisations and International Organizations. Demonstrated ability through previous experience in the implementation of similar projects.

Key Behavioural Competencies




We are comfortable with making transparent decisions and with adapting decision-making modes to the context and needs.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.


We put âweâ before âmeâ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with and trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationships, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held accountable for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking, we are aware of and manage unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization, and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviours to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizational goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust, and we provide appropriate support.

This job description is not incorporated in the employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be changed from time to time in light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.

Application Close Date

November 12, 2023

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