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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
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  • (IDS)-Intercommunity Development Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Specia...
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    Gender Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Specific Responsibilities
    Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS) has secured a grant from Save the Children International (SCI) on Education Cannot Wait (ECW) to implement in Borno. For this cause, we are recruiting a Gender Officer. The responsibilities of the Gender Officer include but are not limited to the following:

    • Support the Gender Equality Coordinator to develop a gender mainstreaming strategy for IDS humanitarian programmes.
    • With support from the ECW Project Manager, formulate key gender messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of project objectives and initiatives, both short and long term, encompassing a wide range of issues with a gender lens.
    • Support the ECW Project Manager to ensure that voices of children disaggregated by sex form the basis of all key organizational strategies.
    • Acquire information and understanding of key gender issues in the country, particularly in the northeast, focusing on boys and girls and adapt strategies as necessary.
    • Support to build the capacity of key program staffs and volunteers, including CVTs on gender.
    • Develop a good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision-making structures and how to influence them working with the ECW Project Manager and the advocacy team.
    • Provide inputs into systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence for gender-based programming and influencing at state and national levels.
    • Write regular progress reports for activities implemented, as well as support gender related programme reports as directed.
    • Maintain a strong relationship with other Gender related staff across IDS
    • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media particularly working on gender issues and participate in gender working group meetings, which may include providing oversight.
    • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.

    Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

    • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
    • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
    • Makes positive statements about work
    • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
    • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to partners and others.

    Requirements
    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

    • An advanced University Degree (Master's Degree or higher) in Education or Economics, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field required.
    • A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional work experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in Education at the national and international level, some of which in a developing country and in an emergency, context is required.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Local language (Kanuri, Babur and Hausa) is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate:

    • IDS values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The functional competencies required for this post are:

    • Relating and networking
    • Applying technical expertise
    • Analyzing
    • Formulating strategies and concepts
    • Planning and organizing
    • Leading and Supervising.

    Core Values:

    • Commitment;
    • Diversity and inclusion;
    • Integrity.

    Method of Application

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

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