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  • Gender And Community Development Assistant at North East Regional Initiative (NERI)

  • Posted on: 14 December, 2018 Deadline: 27 December, 2018
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  • An international Development organisation seeks to fill the role below

    Gender And Community Development Assistant


    Contract Term: Consultant

    Duration: Six (6) months


    This program seeks is to design and implement activities that will collectively empower women and girls through Capacity & Coalition building in targeted communities. The efforts include identifying community related activities and developing curriculum activities that will address issues around women and girls’ vulnerability. In addition, establish various platforms/ groups of women within the community which gives women and girls a safe space to discuss and address issues on vulnerabilities and as well encourage women involvement within their communities.


    The Gender and Community Development Assistant (GCDA) will work under the supervision of NERI Program Manager and closely with the Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) to support the implementation of activities in targeted communities to establish Capacity & Coalition building of women/girls within Northeast Nigeria (Borno and Yobe).

    The GCDA will be responsible for summarizing, developing and submitting community-based ideas for activities concepts. The GCDA will interact with the women/girls’ clusters, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and other groups implementing similar or potential activities.

    The GCDA will also provide community-based support to NERI Program Manager and the Gender and Capacity Building Specialist (GCBS) in monitoring all activities and sessions held by the women/girls’ clusters and serve as points-of-contact to NERI programs and monitoring and evaluation staff.



    The GCDA will report directly to NERI Program Manager but work closely with the GCBS


    • Work with the NERI Program Manager and the GCBS to identify and develop concepts to support the women/girls’ curriculum activities
    • Support NERI Program Manager and the GCBS in the monitoring and implementation of program Activities.
    • Liaise with women groups, NGOs, CBOs and other community stakeholders to identify potential vulnerabilities raised during the sessions.
    • Attend an introductory and a follow-up meeting with the GCBS to identify relevant sessions in the curriculum to be integrated, as well as understand specific needs and expectations.
    • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed
    • Support to identify existing interventions that relate to women and girls, while engaging the women to discuss issues that relate to violence and vulnerabilities
    • Attend all cluster sessions held in the communities to inform/derive program activities and send weekly reports to NERI Program Manager and the GCBS.
    • Submit a monthly report on all activities and findings.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Diploma in relevant field is essential and 2years specific experience in community-based work, especially within the Northeast will be added advantage
    • Computer literacy in MS Word is required.
    • Work experience with an internationally-funded project and/or government organization is highly desirable.
    • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills for community mobilization.
    • Great Interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and/or Shuwa-Arabic is highly essential.
    • Ability to travel frequently within the activity locations


    The duration for this activity will initially be for 6 months with possibility of extension.

    Activity locations:

    1. Borno: Kareto, Gubio, Damasak, Mongonu, Shuwa Communities, Maiduguri
    2. Yobe: Geidam and Kanama

    Method of Application

    Qualified applicants MUST submit the following documents to by December 27th, 2018:

    • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
    • A cover letter

    Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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