Gender and Child Welfare Officer - on behalf of CSO Partner

  • 24 Sep 2018
  • Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara, Nigeria
  • Full-time
  • Health
  • sav-60314


This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara. 


The Gender and Child Welfare Officer with the support of the Gender Equality Advisor and the state team is responsible for supporting the integration of a strong gender equality perspective on the “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level while also looking at child safeguarding and participation. This may include ensuring that gender equality is mainstreamed at the community and partner level  throughout the project’s results based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams via training and tool development.   The post holder also provides technical support to the REACH project on gender equality at the community level. Additionally, as part of this role, the Gender childwelfare officer  will work closely with the Save the Children REACH team in the state .



As a member of the REACH Project team, the Gender and childwelfare officer will:

  • Demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with the partner’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to local governmet REACH program delivery team, building a solid evidence base to support the development implementation and evaluation of gender-transformative approaches
  • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
  •   Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
  • Supports REACH community program staff to strategically integrate gender equality through training and knowledge sharing activities.
  • Supports integration and collection of appropriate gender equality indicators and collaborates to monitor and evaluate to ensure that gender equality outcomes and results are achieved and documented.
  • Support in the development of social and behavior change communication approaches, materials and tools.
  • Support REACH program teams to review project deliverables and donor reports from a technical quality control perspective 
  • Creates high quality narrative reports and documents that are complete and timely.
  • Supports the development and roll out of gender sensitive program/project management tools and results-based frameworks.



  • A  graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience with an NGO or CSO, with focus on women and girls/genderequality and children programming .
  •  Experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts
  • Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
  • Experience in working with children and understanding in child participation.
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to health
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Specific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.


  • Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
  • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
  • Programming experience in community engagement
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