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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
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    Technical Officer - Gender

    Reports to: State team lead


    • The Gender Technical Officer will work closely with the Gender Technical Advisor to implement Jhpiego-Nigeria’s gender inclusiveness strategy and gender related programs.
    • Specifically, S/he will work with the RISE project team 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.


    • Provide technical support on the implementation of PEPFAR priorities for gender equality and GBV programming on RISE project.
    • 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.
    • Conduct supportive supervision to ensure that Jhpiego’s gender equality targets are being achieved across the states where projects are being implemented.
    • Document processes and outcomes for integrating gender into programs
    • Write periodic technical papers and donor reports on specific projects
    • Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender equality on Jhpiego programs
    • Maximize opportunities for increasing Jhpiego Nigeria’s gender equality portfolio of work and support new business development initiatives including resource mobilization and proposal writing.
    • 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.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director, Gender Equality.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or a related field with 3+ years’ experience. Master's Degree in relevant field is desirable.
    • Prior experience working in the field of gender-related projects with strong technical capacity and practical experience in designing and implementing gender-sensitive development 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.
    • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to deal with project implementation; Sound and proven management skills and ability to work inclusively and collaboratively.
    • 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
    • Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of USAID and PEPFAR’s approach to gender quality and gender-based violence.
    • Able to undertake frequent travel.
    • A personal commitment to gender equality

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Problem-solving ability. Quick learner with practical, precise approach.
    • Good team player
    • Planning skills
    • Plenty of initiative and can work unsupervised
    • Knowledge of geography
    • Good communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to use spreadsheets and databases.
    • Writing skills
    • Ability to remain calm under pressure and make decisions quickly
    • Respectful, accountable, honest.

    Method of Application

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


    • 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.
    • Qualified female candidates 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.
    • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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