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Girl Effect, is an organisation working to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty. We do this by investing in programmes for girls, connecting girls to each other to amplify their voices, and brokering access to the critical assets girls need. We drive behaviour change by harnessing media in innovative ways and building social networks to shift girls perceptions of themselves and how others value them.
Department: Marketing, Brand and Digital, Project Management
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term Contract
Girl Effect prides itself on trailblazing new and innovative approaches to accelerate change for girls. In 2016, we partnered with one of Africa’s largest IT companies, iSON Group, combining the power of Girl Effect’s expertise with global, private sector technology and processes. Together, we’ve created a new, never before tested, approach that puts girls in the driving seat of their own life experiences. Girls Connect is a unique platform that delivers a personalised, anonymous and confidential experience for girls, combining access to on-demand content and on-demand conversations via a digital platform.
In just two short months of testing, we received over 44,000 calls - that’s 5 times more than expected. We’ve also gained global interest - most recently being featured in TIME. Now is the time to scale Girls Connect. After two successful rounds of testing in the north of Nigeria, the team is expanding the product to go live across 3 states in Nigeria in early 2018.
We're now looking for a dynamic individual to join the Gender team and work collaboratively to drive Girls Connect to scale across Nigeria. The Gender team is Girl Effect’s gender technical function that integrates gender technical expertise into Girl Effect’s unique approach to social norm change for girls’ empowerment. The Gender team is also the function that leads Girls Connect, combining gender expertise with sound innovation, design and project management capabilities to realise the product’s vision.
This role will be responsible for driving forward core components of Girls Connect and will work closely with the Gender team in Nigeria and core Girls Connect team in London to ensure the product is taken to scale for Phase 3 and create a path for greater scale in Nigeria beyond Phase 3, while remaining nimble and iterative in its overall design and delivery.
Skills and Experience
Interested and qualified? Go to Girl Effect career website on girleffect-jobs.org to apply