GBV Officer at NANA Girls and Women Empowerment Initiative

Nana started as a community based initiative in Yauri Emirate in 2008 to improve student academic performance in secondary schools by supporting teachers to provide extra lessons to students interested in pursuing high education. Due to high rate of unemployment among the youth in the region, Nana developed interest in giving financial support to youth and women to expand on their existing business. After two years experience, Nana decided to collaborate with an existing registered Microfinance Bank to manage the disbursement and repayment of loans in line with the microfinance guidelines and rules. Thereafter the focus expanded to support youth and women to start up a business or to expand on an existing business as socio-economic empowerment scheme. The organization was registered with the Cooperate affairs in 2015 and expanded it operation in Birnin-Kebbi and Sokoto states. Nana believes in innovative, scalable and cost effective interventions that empower women and girls and provide them with opportunities to challenge the existing gender inequality. Nana as an organization is passionate about girls and women and cherishes integrity, equity and justice. The strength of NANA team is deep local knowledge and good understanding of the gender issues that facilitate and hinder women’s path to empowerment as well as engagement with government, religious and traditional institutions and leadership.

  • Experience 3 – 4 years
  • Location Sokoto

Position Description:

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer

JHPIEGO’s Mission

JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, builds global and local partnerships to enhance the quality of healthcare services for women and families around the world. Jhpiego is a global leader in the creation of innovative and effective approaches to developing human resources for health.

JHPIEGO’s Values

At JHPIEGO we value our customers who have our respect, responsiveness, and commitment to excellence; our staff and global network of colleagues who bring cultural diversity, innovation, and a wealth of world experience; and our work culture, which is reflected in our team spirit, transparent communication, mutual respect, flexibility, and dedication.

Report to: NANA Girls and Women Empowerment Initiative MCGL Project Coordinator

Location: Sokoto State.


MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) project to address major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity through the prevention and mitigation of the consequences of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) and possible drivers of child early and forced marriage.

The project’s technical priorities include intimate partner violence and sexual violence, reduction in child early and forced marriage (CEF/M), early adoption of family planning and building capacity of local partners. It is anticipated that MCGL will support the operationalization of existing policies, guidelines, and strategies that aims to mitigate VAW/G and develop new ones where applicable to improve MNCH/FP/RH outcomes.

The GBV Officer will work closely with NANA MCGL Project Coordinator to lead on-going post-GBV care integration into health facilities to improve access to survivor-cented GBV services as well as manage community driven GBV referrals to clinical and non-clinical GBV services.

Specifically, S/he will work to supervise facility provision of post-GBV care and appropriate documentation by health providers, support GBV case management and support all GBV prevention community intervention activities,


  • Apply and conduct gender analysis and use of gender-disaggregated data across community and facility level GBV Prevention and Response activities
  • Work with NANA MCGL Coordinator in the implemtation of GBV service provision package of care and across the continuum of GBV case management.
  • Provide mentorship support to service providers in providing GBV survivor-centered case management services, including needs assessment, case plans, follow-up, referrals, and counseling.
  • Work with service providers to Identify gaps / challenges in service delivery and coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to vulnerable women.
  • Take pro-active role to support the development and implementation of the agreed work-plan;
  • Work with project teams to strengthen gender/GBV components of training, job aids and reporting or data collection tools at all levels
  • Conduct regular GBV-focused coordination meetings, mentoring and supportive supervision visits to ensure that Jhpiego’s gender equality targets are being achieved across the states where projects are being implemented.
  • Work with NANA MCGL team to implement milestone activities on time and as scheduled.
  • Review milestone reports and provide feedback to NANA MCGL Coordinator
  • Support NANA MCGL team in conducting norm shifting activities at the community level, as well as supportive supervision
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation teams to analyze and report on indicators, measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions.
  • Document processes and outcomes for integrating gender into programs
  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports, field visit reports, training reports and contribute to the preparation of quality monthly reports
  • Participate in MCGL project meetings and present on project progress, share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender equality on MCGL programs
  • Maximize opportunities for increasing Jhpiego Nigeria’s gender equality portfolio of work and support new business development initiatives including resource mobilization and proposal writing.
  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of qualifying experience.
  • Prior experience working in the field of gender related projects with strong technical capacity and practical experience in designing and implementing gender sensitive development programs
  • Strong understanding of inclusion and mainstreaming issues and approaches
  • Familiarity with local context
  • Experience in working with high level counterparts and engaging with Government officials and other development partners.
  • Previous work experience working in an NGO / USAID funded projects is considered as advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to deal with project implementation; Sound and proven management skills and ability to work inclusively and collaboratively.
  • Excellent group facilitation, multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning skills
  • Strong writing skills, both for technical and program reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in cross-cultural teams and under tight deadlines
  • Practical knowledge and experience in operational and programme approaches;
  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
  • Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of USAID approach to gender quality and gender-based violence.
  • Familiarity with local context and willingness to travel and work in the communities of Sokoto state.
  • A personal commitment to gender equality

Required Abilities/Skills:

  • Problem solving ability. Quick
  • learner with practical, precise approach.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute
  • Planning skills
  • Plenty of initiative and can work unsupervised
  • Knowledge of geography
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use spreadsheets and databases.
  • Writing skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and make decisions quickly
  • Respectful, accountable, honest.
  • Ability to communicate in local language is an advantage

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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