Gender / GBV Officer at the Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS)


The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-for-profit organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We a re recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender / GBV Officer

Location: Ebonyi
Level of Effort: Full Time

About the Project

  • We are implementing a project called Accelerating Control for HIV Epidemic Project (ACE) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Akwa Ibom & Cross River States targeted at achieving epidemic control thereby reducing transmission and improving the quality of life of those living with HIV.
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded project aimed at Delivering Comprehensive and Sustainable HIV/AIDS Clinical and Community Services to achieve HIV epidemic control in sub-National units of Delta, Osun and Ekiti States in Nigeria under PEPFAR and is in partnership with John Hopkins Programs for International Education on Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego) in implementing a four year USAID funded project titled “Momentum Country & Global Leadership (MCGL)” with the goal of addressing  major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity through the prevention and mitigation of the consequences of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) and possible drivers of child early and forced marriage (CEFM), Intimate Partner violence (IPV), Sexual Violence (SV), early adoption of family planning (FP).

Job Description

  • Apply and conduct gender analysis and use of gender-disaggregated data across community and facility level GBV Prevention and Response activities
  • Lead MCGL state level implementation of the GBV service provision package of care and across the continuum of GBV case management.
  • Provide mentorship support to service providers in providing GBV survivor-centered case management services, including needs assessment, case plans, follow-up, referrals, and counseling.
  • Work with service providers to Identify gaps / challenges in service delivery and coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to vulnerable women.
  • Take pro-active role to support the development and implementation of the agreed work-plan;
  • Work with project teams to strengthen gender/GBV components of training, job aids and reporting or data collection tools at all levels
  • Conduct regular GBV-focused coordination meetings, mentoring and supportive supervision visits to ensure that ECEWS gender equality targets are being achieved across the states where projects are being implemented.
  • Mentor and work with Local/Indigenous Partners (LPs) to implement milestone activities on time and as scheduled.
  • Review milestone reports and provide feedback to LPs
  • Support LPs in conducting norm shifting activities at the community level, as well as supportive supervision
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation teams to analyze and report on indicators, measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions.
  • Document processes and outcomes for integrating gender into programs
  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports, field visit reports, training reports and contribute to the preparation of quality monthly reports
  • Participate in MCGL project meetings and present on project progress, share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender equality on MCGL programs
  • Maximize opportunities for increasing ECEWS gender equality portfolio of work and support new business development initiatives including resource mobilization and proposal writing.
  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Minimum Recruitment Standard

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field or Bachelor’s Degree in combination with 5 years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Minimum of 4 years with Master’s degree of relevant experience is required.
  • 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
  • Familiarity with local context
  • 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 as 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
  • Practical knowledge and experience in operational and programme approaches;
  • 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 approach to gender quality and gender-based violence.
  • Familiarity with local context and willingness to travel and work in the communities of Ebonyi and Sokoto states (implementing sites).
  • A personal commitment to gender equality

Application Closing Date
31st October, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to “Human Resources Unit” through: [email protected]

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Note

  • Application must explicitly state your full names, the position of interest with prefered location as the subject of the email.
  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ECEWS has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
  • ECEWS does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.