Gender Technical Officer – Mercy Corps Nigeria’s

General Position Summary
The Gender Technical Officer provides expert support to the gender component of the program implementation and ensures the smooth running of the activities in compliance with program deliverables.

Essential Job Functions
Overseeing the implementation of the programme gender activities in all 3 states.
Ensure the cohesion of the overall gender approach through a close working relationship with the programme manager and livelihoods technical officer.
Apply well researched and thought out interventions to restart gender activities.
Lead where necessary community meetings to identify Gender priorities.
Mitigation where necessary maintaining a clear impartial profile for Mercy Corps in confusions or disputes between community/association/group members.
Liaise with local government maintaining an impartial profile for Mercy Corps based on the ethos of its humanitarian mission as an INGO.
Conduct where necessary workshops to identify gender priorities with key groups and to disseminate pertinent gender information.
Bring to the attention of the Programme Manager areas where formal agreements should be made e.g. MOU’s.
Conduct surveys, need assessments, data and information collection as and when required for the on-going program or future project proposals in gender.
Participate in NGO and INGO meetings on Gender and represent MC as requested in coordination forums related to Gender.
Ensure all Gender programs activities are in line with government strategy.
Provides technical input on MC’s gender programs including potential partnerships with local NGOs.
Maintains links to sources of technical assistance and information and will disseminate technical information and assistance to program assistants where necessary.
Maintain, monitor and measure project implementation data entry. Track project impact, standards, and operational compliance.
Data-entry of program information, as assigned. Develop charts, statistical reports and data-bases as required by Programme Manager.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience
BA/S in relevant field required; MA/MS/MBA or equivalent preferred.
3 years of experience working on the development, implementation, administration and compliance of a field-based international development or humanitarian program; specifically in gender or girls programming.
Prior experience implementing gender programs is required, preferably in a conflict setting.
Experience working with multiple stakeholders to identify beneficiaries according to criteria required.
Experience with running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts required.
Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public.
Commitment to renewing and maintaining knowledge of best practices
Demonstrated training and facilitation experience
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills
Fluency in English; fluency in Hausa is required.

Success Factors
Must be able to work independently and show initiative; experience with NGOs a plus. Community liaison skills necessary.
Ability to supervise and support a diverse team.
Must be able to multi task on a diverse range of technical supervision issues as well as supervising the daily smooth running of the Gender activities.

Application Closing Date
26th January, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV’s and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to:

Related Job Ads: