Job Vacancy for United Nations Spotlight Initiate (UNSI) Funded Project Program Officer
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, is a national non-profit, non-governmental, civil society organization of women lawyers established to promote, protect and preserve the rights, interests and well-being of women and children through the use of legal framework to ensure that they live free from all forms of discrimination, violence, and abuse in the society. The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Nigeria has been at the forefront of advocating for laws and policies that protect the rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights, and dignity of women and girls; that ultimately seek to prevent all forms of violence that may be meted against them. In pursuing our objectives, we carry out advocacy, citizen engagement, and policy campaigns. We also provide technical assistance in legal education, training, mediation, and counseling to governmental and non-governmental institutions.
FIDA Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job title: Program Officer
Type: One-year fixed term
The project aims to support a Nigeria where all women and girls, particularly the most vulnerable, live a life free from violence and harmful practices. We are convinced that this can be achieved by providing essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services for victims and survivors of VAWG/SGBV/HP and the promotion of the sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls. Working with women’s and girls’ rights advocates and CSOs, FIDA Nigeria will advocate for gender-responsive budgeting at relevant government ministries and houses of assembly to eliminate VAWG/SGBV/HP and promote women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health rights at the national and sub-national levels.
The individual will work on the United Nations Spotlight Initiate (UNSI) Funded Project to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Program Officer will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the FIDA Nigeria National President/Country Vice President, National Secretary, and other members of the National Executive Council, and would report to these individuals through the Programme Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will carry out the following tasks:
o Plan and implement the UNSI Project activities in Lagos State in close collaboration with the resident FIDA State branch and proactively deal with arising challenges, nuances or changes.
o In collaboration with the resident FIDA state branch, develop and maintain stakeholder and network relationships which are essential to the successful implementation of the Project.
o Develop products and prepare Project and activity reports, technical briefings, background papers and update notes for the UNSI in the state.
o Contribute to the adherence to donor/grant requirements, including financial standards.
o Collaborate with the Accounts Unit to ensure the proper management of financial records, including the provision of complete documentation for requests and retirements.
o Support the smooth and effective flow of communication between FIDA Nigeria and the State branch.
Demonstrates professional competence in women and children’s rights, rule of law as well as, knowledge of related policies and practices at the national, regional, and international levels;
Demonstrates knowledge of programme management cycle, including monitoring and reporting;
Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues with a display of persistency;
Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results;
Motivated by professional drive rather than personal concerns;
Ability to collaborate with colleagues within and outside of FIDA Nigeria to achieve organizational goals;
Ability to solicit inputs by genuinely valuing the ideas and expertise of others;
Willingness to learn from others;
Support and act in accordance with team and organizational decisions;
- Planning & Organizing:
Ability to establish priorities, to plan, coordinate, and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands;
Foresight for risks and contingencies when planning;
Ability to monitor and adjust plans and projects as necessary;
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including the ability to prepare reports and make presentations in a variety of fora;
Ability to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations.
- Minimum Required Experience:
2 years’ work experience in addressing women’s and children’s rights issues
Experience in project implementation
Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Law, Sociology & Related fields
Legislative advocacy would be an added advantage
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae and application addressed to the Country Vice-President/National President to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject of e-mail should be “Application for the Position of Program Officer [State]”. E.G. “Application for the Position of Program Officer Lagos State Branch”.
Deadline: 30th April, 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.