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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2014
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 250 MILLION ADOLESCENT GIRLS LIVE IN POVERTY. THEY ARE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE FOR CHANGE ON THE PLANET. Girls can play a crucial role in solving the most persistent development problems we face in the world today. ABOUT THE GIRL EFFECT The Girl Effect is a global movement. It's about the unique potential of adolescent girls to end poverty for them...
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    Girl Ambassadors

    The Girl Ambassadors (GAs):
    GAs are a cohort of girls aged between 16 -22 identified through a local partners in Kano Kaduna and Zaria to champion girls issues by being the voice of girls and representing girls in a way that brings their context to programming tables. In addition, GAs are expected to provide advice where relevant in designing girl-centred activities. There is a plan to expand and establish 10 girl ambassadors to Jigawa State.

    Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna are states located in the northern part of Nigeria, where GHN is focusing its intervention.


    •     Girl Ambassadors will be girl champions capable of bringing girls’ voices into important meetings and events
    •     Girl Ambassadors’ knowledge and ability to represent girls will position Girl Hub as the ’go-to’ Organization on issues of adolescent girls
    •     To create a resource within Northern Nigeria so that other partners can leverage the Girl Ambassadors for research, insights, and monitoring and advisory purposes.
    •     Girl Ambassadors will help remove barriers to reaching girls.
    •     Girl Ambassadors will develop authentic insights from girls.
    •     Girl Ambassadors will maintain a wide network of girls with a potential to have an extensive reach

    Scope of Work
    Girl Hub Nigeria requires the services of an organization with experience in peer-to-peer research and working with adolescent girls, to recruit and build the capacity of 10 Girl Ambassadors in Jigawa State.

    GH roles:

    • Girl hub Nigeria will build the capacity of the girls on qualitative research methods such as focus groups, 1-1 meetings, and observations. GHN will also enable the girls to conduct technology-enabled research and participatory M&E.
    • Girl hub Nigeria will work with the organizations/consultants to recruit and, sustain regular meetings and activities to build the girls’ confidence to work within and outside their communities.
    • Girl hub Nigeria will provide technical support and materials to facilitate building the girls’ skills on research, confidence building and feedback mechanisms.
    • GH to ensure parental support for the activities and will obtain girl safe guarding policies, parental consents for each participating girl
    • GH will ensure parental support for the activities and will adhere to girls safeguarding policy (GSP), parental consents for each participating girls.
    • Pay girls’ stipends for specific activities and events where they participate as resource persons

    Managing organization/consultant’s Role:

    · Recruit and manage Girls’ Ambassadors on behalf of Girlhub.
    · Organise and set up safe meeting venues with girls. Liaison with community to ensure gate keepers are well informed and are supportive of girl ambassadors.
    · Work with closely with GHN to plan and implement training and research activities.
    · Provide refreshments and stationeries for working with girls.
    · Act as chaperon during out of location trip with girls by Girl hub.
    · Develop budgets and timeline of activities for sign off by Girl Hub
    · Maintain the code of conduct for working with girls and ensure girls comply with Girl hub nigeria girl safe guarding policy

    Girls’ Role:

    •     Become girl ambassadors.
    •     Commit to working with Girl Hub as young researchers.
    •     Attend trainings and events relevant to building their capacities in providing insights on different contexts for the Arewa Girl
    •     Maintain behaviors and views that represent promoting the Arewa girl.
    •     Comply with Girl Hub girl safe guarding policies, rules and regulations.

    Deliverables for Managing Organization/ Consultant

    •     10 Girl Ambassadors to be recruited in November, and to be mentored and trained on an agreed schedule
    •     Participate in Girl hub Girl safe guarding policy training and adhere to global policy and procedures
    •     Secure parental consent to include travels to Abuja, media release and health release
    •     Chaperon, coach, mentor, and accompany Girl ambassadors to relevant events, meetings, workshops and activities within and outside Jigawa state.
    •     Set the scene and mobilize community for any Girl Ambassador research and activity in the community
    •     Organize and supervise girl researchers to participate in all GHN activities that they are required to attend from November 2014 to May 2015
    •     Organize and supervise girls to participate in insights film on girls

    Expected Outcome:

    •     10 Girl Ambassadors established and acting as advisers
    •     Girl confidence, interpersonal skills and capacity built.
    •     Girl Hub has available resources to tap into for information and for partners’ programme design and development
    •     Girls confident and able to represent Arewa girls in relevant meetings and events

    Key Skills and Experience

    •     At least three years’ experience in similar scope of work
    •     Strong interpersonal, and communication skills
    •     Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills.
    •     High attention to detail and ability to adapt to changing situations
    •     Excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills in English.
    •     Good knowledge of working with young people.
    •     Proven record of Good relationship with community leaders and gate keepers

    Method of Application

    Complete proposals (electronic copy) must be submitted by email to:

    Amina Adamu Aliyu at [email protected] and include “Recruitment and training of girl ambassador” on the subject line of the e-mail.


    If you have any questions concerning this request for bids, please contact Amina Adamu at Girl Hub Nigeria at

    Mercy Corps office
    No. 5 Peka ClosE,
    Off Buchannan Crescent,
    Wuse II Abuja

    or via [email protected]

    GHN will not pay or reimburse agency/organization for bids submitted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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