Gender Specialist IRC Jobs


Job Title: Gender Specialist-Internal Only

·        Sector: Education

·        Employment Category: Regular

·        Employment Type: Full-Time

·        Open to Expatriates: No

·        Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

·        Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

The Gender specialist under the supervision of the school and safety protection lead, will:

  • Lead the integration of gender-responsive and as appropriate, transformative approaches into access to quality education, TPD, and education actors’ capacity-building activities.
  • Provide dedicated training to state and local education actors, CBOs, CSOs, CBMCs, school administrators, and LFs/teachers to build foundational knowledge on education gender equity issues and strategies.
  • Review project documents, and training materials for gender inclusion.
  • Guide the project cycle on gender issues across all program areas;
  • Conduct gender analysis at the program outset and incorporate findings in the work plan for ongoing monitoring and learning purposes;
  • Develop and deliver training to program staff and relevant stakeholders on gender-related issues, tools, and approaches, and conduct awareness-raising initiatives.
  • Deliver technical assistance to stakeholders to build capacity around the development of inclusive practices and policies.
  • Work closely with the field and SSCP, including the COP, to develop and implement appropriate messaging plans.
  • Develop and keep up to date the activity’s Gender Strategy and activity-specific guidelines on the incorporation of GESI principles into detailed activity plans.
  • With technical oversight, provide technical leadership in the design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity building of specific technical components of programs.
  • Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with technical staff of implementing partners.
  • Develop tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Monitor, assess, and report on the implementation of the Gender Strategy, to ensure compliance in all programming, planning, training, and activities
  • Work with the team in the development, application, and monitoring of gender-sensitive indicators and the consistent use of sex disaggregation in reporting to better measure gender-related impacts and outcomes.
  • Review and assess the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming in the activity’s policies and in activities through reports, field visits, and surveys; Lead the development and implementation of evidence-based equity and social inclusion analysis and the accompanying action plan.
  • Integrate gender content into communication materials (posters, scripts for radio or television, documentaries, and success stories), and integrate gender-related highlights and “success stories” for Quarterly and Annual Technical progress reports for donor submission.
  • Represent the project at relevant conferences, and stakeholder and donor meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Competency profile

  • Experience in management of a team.
  • Excellent analysis and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Punctuality and respect for applicable rules and procedures.
  • Ethical and transparent decision-making.
  • High regard for preserving the confidentiality of work-related information and data.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of local communities and customary rules.
  • Independent work, i.e., with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Self-motivation, goal/result-orientation, and teamwork.
  • Flexibility, creativeness, tolerance, and maturity.
  • Computer/IT literacy (OS Windows/Vista/Linux, MS Office, Internet, etc.)

Position Reports to:  SSCP


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in gender, education, international development, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in gender equity and GBV program management, coordination, policy, advocacy, technical assistance, and transformative approaches, preferably with USAID
  • Relevant experience in supervising community-based social development and gender equality mainstreaming.


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