Advisor, Gender & GBV at Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN)

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non- Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Advisor, Gender & GBV

Location: Kano


  • The Advisor Gender & GBV will provide technical and managerial support to ensure the provision of quality HIV services including HIV testing & linkages, community-based care, and adherence support that meets the program, national and global standards while reporting all progress to the STA.
  • S/he will provide oversight and management of the program to ensure 95% or more of newly diagnosed HIV-positive clients are linked to and enrolled in treatment, track clients lost to follow-up and re-engage them in clinical care, support community-based PMTCT, adherence, and viral suppression while facilitating strong facility-community collaboration.
  • S/he will provide the support required for the effective design, development, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on HIV linkage, adherence, and viral suppression service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence, innovations, and best practices.
  • S/he will be responsible for training and mentoring project staff, health care providers, and consortium partners to deliver high-quality HTS & linkage services at the facility and in the communities including providing capacity-building support for the program.


  • Coordinate the implementation and systematic integration of gender equality into strategic, technical, and operational processes including the review of the program strategies, sectoral plans, emergency preparedness, and contingency plans for ensuring integration of Gender and GBV
  • Provide technical advice to existing sectors to mainstream gender and mitigate gender-based violence by providing capacity building activities as required including the development of a Gender and GBV action plan
  • Design gender equality and gender-based violence targeted interventions
  • Engage in advocacy to address gender inequality & gender-based violence
  • Provide technical leadership, direction, and expert consultation to achieve the greatest impact for reducing gender-based violence across the program activities and deliverables in-line with the global evidence base.
  • Support the integration of best practices and evidence-based approaches to reduce GBV and improve gender equality outcomes through capacity development of program partners throughout project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Lead strategic work plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections, and tools for evaluation.
  • Lead and work with a diverse team of international and national coordinators, advisors and field staff, coordinating with technical counterparts at consortium partners.
  • Provide technical support to the program by planning, monitoring, and evaluating project activities; identifying technical assistance needs, and assigning Specialists and consultants as appropriate.
  • Coordination of technical team activities including technical field management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MPH or other Advanced Degree related to Health.
  • 5 – 8 years of demonstrated experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in gender and GBV emergencies and/or protection programs with prior experience of working on other PEPFAR funded programs
  • Excellent knowledge of the humanitarian system and gender- and GBV-related programming, inter-agency standards/guidelines, and policy issues and trends
  • Demonstrated experience of designing and implementing GBV response programming approaches across a range of humanitarian contexts, including fragile and conflict-affected areas e.g. women and girls safe spaces; case management; psychosocial support; integrated GBV and sexual and reproductive health services; cash and voucher assistance; establishing and working within systems of referral and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing GBV risk mitigation actions.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring, especially working in close collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting.
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR’s administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems.


  • Ability to apply strategic and analytic thinking to solve problems, make on the spot decisions, manage multiple tasks, and deliver timely results.
  • Ability to determine clear activities towards measurable goals and standard-setting in collaboration with other team members.
  • Ability to listen to, support, guide, coach, advise, mentor, and train non-specialists in GBV and Protection in Emergencies
  • Ability to motivate, influence, and collaborates with other team members.
  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, state officials, and other partners as required.
  • Ability to communicate in local languages.


  • Strong assessment, gender analysis, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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