Program Officer - Women Peace Building Council Coordinator at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

Job Description / Responsibility

Support the formulation and management of the Women Peacebuilding Councils at State and Local Government levels in collaboration with the Gender & Inclusion Officer, Program team and implementation partners

Facilitate capacity building training and activities to strengthen the capacity of the Women Peacebuilding Councils across the six states

Foster multi-level and interstate learning by facilitating joint activities specifically for the councils across the six states

Support the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team in establishing and implementing gender-sensitive monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems

Support the Gender & Inclusion Officer to develop the data collection and analysis tools for the baseline assessment to guarantee gender and social inclusion considerations.

Assist the Gender & Inclusion Officer & M&E team in conducting a local gender assessment at the start of the program with an integrated gender and social inclusion analysis, to inform how CIPP address needs in different States

Assist implementing partners to develop gender-sensitive and gender-responsive monitoring mechanism as well as engage with the Women Peacebuilding Councils in program activities;

Work closely with the Communications Officer to support the documentation of successes, lessons learned and best practices and communicate with the Gender Officer & program team to contribute to global knowledge on gender and social inclusion in relation to conflict and peacebuilding

Provide partner organizations with ongoing gender integration and social inclusion technical assistance

Support the inclusion and representation of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations across all CIPP program components, including as staff members, project participants, trainers, facilitators, speakers, evaluators, and so forth

Support the integration of gender and social inclusion considerations into operational research design and policy analysis

Provide necessary orientation and advise to all the implementing partners and agencies on gender and social inclusion issues and policies;

Contribute to the production of resource materials addressing the issues of women in peacebuilding

Facilitate policy dialogue on women and conflicts, gender and social inclusion, sexual and gender-based violence, gender-sensitive transitional justice with government through the Councils and other relevant stakeholders;

Support the engagement of partners in reviewing and providing necessary inputs on drafting necessary advocacy and policy briefs for women engagement in peacebuilding work;

Support the capacity strengthening of CSOs and government partners towards planning and implementing of project activities on women peacebuilding, gender and social inclusion in conflict management programs;

Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to make sure that the impact measurements focus on women and other vulnerable groups;

Organizational Learning:

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically

to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


Reports Directly To: Gender & Inclusion Officer

Works Directly With: Program Team, Communications Officer, M&E Team, Staff of Partner Organizations, Operations team etc.

Success Factors:

The successful Program Officer will combine exceptional implementation skills and coordination skills with a focus on innovative interventions to bring communities together.

An ideal candidate will be conversant with the challenges inherent in peacebuilding, gender inclusion and will be a self-starter who has led grassroots development efforts.

He/she will have an outstanding ability to support innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in Nigeria. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. The candidate must have excellent attention to detail.

Educational Requirements

    University degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Peace Studies, International Development or related field required

Experience Requirements

    Minimum of Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience working in program management on gender and social inclusion issues within the community and civil society development programs, preferably with USAID or other U.S. Government programs

Additional Job Requirements

    Excellent knowledge of gender and social inclusion issues in Nigeria including social, political, and cultural gender norms and challenges

    Excellent knowledge of the status of vulnerable and marginalized populations within Nigeria and their engagement in social, political, and cultural realms

    Experience in conducting gender and social inclusion analysis, as well as integrating and implementing findings into program activities

    Experience building capacity of local stakeholders on gender and social inclusion issues

    Experience integrating social inclusion in community participatory engagement or advocacy preferred

    Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills

    Experience engaging local stakeholders, including CSOs, political leaders, and other local and national government leaders in gender and social inclusion initiatives

    High level of interpersonal, diplomacy and communication skills

    Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.

Company Information
Mercy Corps Address : Mercy Corps CONTACT US PO Box 2669, Dept W Portland, OR 97208-2669 , Portland , USA Web : Website

Job Summary

Mercy Corps
  • Category : NGO / International Agencies
  • Posted on : 13 Sep 2019
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • No. of Vacancies : 1
  • Employer : Mercy Corps
  • Experience : 0
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Location : Abuja
  • Application Deadline : 20 Sep 2019

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Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4 page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: [email protected]
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CV and cover letter and should not be more than 4 pages.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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