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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 9, 2021
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    "What are we aiming at?” That’s the question our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer: "The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where ...
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    Gender Advisor


    • The Gender Advisor will be responsible for implementing the TMEC/RISE gender strategy as well as work with other staff of the project to ensure that RISE-Nigeria provides comprehensive and age-appropriate clinical post-GBV care that meets expressed needs of survivors including GBV prevention and male engagement activities where necessary across all target locations.
    • The Gender Advisor will work closely with other members of Jhpiego gender team to implement Jhpiego-Nigeria’s gender inclusiveness strategy and other gender/GBV related programs.


    • Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance on the implementation of PEPFAR priorities for gender equality and GBV programming on TMEC-RISE project.
    • Work with project teams to overcome gender-related barriers to accessing services across the HIV services cascade.
    • Work with project teams to strengthen gender components of training, job aids and reporting or data collection tools at all levels
    • Mentor and work with state teams to integrate gender strategies into their work, supporting Jhpiego gender equality interventions.
    • Work with monitoring and evaluation teams to analyze and report on indicators measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions around gender and gender- based violence.
    • Conduct supportive supervision to ensure that Jhpiego’s gender equality targets and RISE GBV targets are being achieved across the states where projects are being implemented.
    • Write periodic donor reports and technical papers on specific projects
    • Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender equality on Jhpiego programs
    • Provide administrative support on a range of activities implemented by the gender team, liaising with administrative, financial and procurement teams to ensure smooth implementation of activities.
    • Maximize opportunities for increasing Jhpiego Nigeria’s gender equality portfolio of work and support new business development initiatives including resource mobilization and proposal writing.


    • Master's degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies or demonstrated equivalent through experience.
    • Minimum seven years program experience in public health and/or international development, preferably promoting gender equality.
    • Minimum three years of senior-level experience providing technical advice on gender equality in programming.
    • Strong technical capacity and practical experience in designing and implementing gender sensitive development programs.
    • Strong analytical skills, especially for conducting gender analyses.
    • Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of USAID and PEPFAR’s approach to gender quality and gender- based violence.
    • Proven experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating advocacy/gender projects and programs.
    • Strong understanding of inclusion and mainstreaming issues and approaches
    • Experience in working with high-level counterparts and engaging with Government officials and other development partners.
    • Previous work experience working in an iNGO / USAID funded projects is considered an advantage.
    • Excellent group facilitation, multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning skills
    • Strong writing skills, both for technical and program reports.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in cross-cultural teams and under tight deadlines
    • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
    • A personal commitment to gender equality.
    • Able to undertake frequent travel.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: using " the job title” as the subject of the email.


    • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
    • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
    • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
    • Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
    • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
    • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
    • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at
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