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Women’s Voice Leadership – Project Monitor

Job Summary

Canada seeks to hire a Project Monitor (Consultant) for the Women’s Voice & Leadership Project in Nigeria.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

  • Canada seeks to hire a Project Monitor (Consultant) for the Women’s Voice & Leadership Project in Nigeria. The Monitor should specialize in gender equality, participatory or feminist monitoring and evaluation, and working with women’s rights organizations for the purpose of monitoring project(s).
  • The Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Project, Nigeria is aimed at tackling the barriers to gender equality and supporting the empowerment of women and girls through provision of technical and financial resources to local feminist/women's rights organizations that are advancing the rights of women and girls and championing gender equality.
  • The project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice & Leadership Program which supports project-level monitoring of local and regional women’s organizations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries.
  • This is done by supporting activities, building institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The program also responds to the significant, globally recognized gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world.
  • This project is expected to directly benefit 100 local women’s rights organizations and their extended networks in 6 states across Nigeria. The project also aims to support the implementation of innovative ideas and approaches led by local women’s rights organizations.
  • The Project Monitor will deliver on the objectives and work outlined below:

·         Working with the West & Central Africa Regional Coordinator (RC) to strengthen feminist monitoring methods, and to ensure that the data collected informs regional and global WVL objectives and learning questions.

·         Integrate the RC’s feminist monitoring guidance at the country level and collect project-level monitoring data that will feed into the RC’s regional analysis work.

·         Fulfill contract requirements, including working with the RC (once this position is on-board).

·         Be adaptable, eager to strengthen their skills in feminist monitoring and evaluation, respond well to feedback, and work well with others, particularly disadvantaged groups.

·         Use feminist, participatory and bottom-up learning approach to monitor projects.

·         Monitor project management, progress towards the achievement of results, and overall operating structure, as well as any other project issues identified by the program.

·         Provide analysis, feedback, lessons learned and recommendations to DFATD, implementing partners, WROs, and other stakeholders after each mission to ensure appropriate implementation of activities and improve performance.

·         Work collaboratively with DFATD’s WVL Regional Coordinator to strengthen feminist monitoring approaches and contribute to regional monitoring and learning.

·         Integrate feminist monitoring principles into all aspects of work.

·         Be adaptable, as social change is complex and non-linear, and an effective monitoring system is one that can track unintended and negative consequences.

Mandatory Requirements:

1.       The applicant must be a Nigerian citizen or legally and operationally in a position to work in Nigeria.

2.       The applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in a directly related field (Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development, etc).

3.       The applicant must have minimum of eight (8) years of recent (within the last 10 years) working experience in at least 3 of the following areas: 1) gender equality; 2) participatory monitoring and evaluation; 3) feminist monitoring and evaluation; and 4) working with women’s rights organizations.

Applicants must clearly meet ALL three (3) mandatory requirements to be considered.


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