Gender Technical Advisor at Jhpiego Nigeria

Posted on: Fri 02-06-2023

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender Technical Advisor

Job ID: 2023-5201

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Category: International Positions

Employment Status: Full-Time


  • The Gender Technical Advisor will be responsible for implementing MCGL’s project gender strategy as well as work with other staff of the project to ensure that Project provides comprehensive sex and age-appropriate clinical post-GBV care that meets expressed needs of survivors including GBV primary prevention, male engagement and respectful care activities where necessary across all target locations.
  • The Gender Technical Advisor will lead MCGL gender work at health facilities with linkages to community gender and GBV activities and work closely with other members of the Jhpiego gender team to implement Jhpiego-Nigeria’s gender inclusive strategy and in other gender/GBV related programs.


  • Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance in planning and implementing donor priorities for gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender integration, social inclusion, and GBV strategies on the MCGL program.
  • Guide gender/GBV reporting processes, consolidate program reports and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned in gender programming.
  • Work with Strategic Information teams to analyze and report on indicators measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions looking at gender dynamics and gender- based violence in MCGL for improved intervention quality.
  • Support improved quality of gender/GBV clinical and referral services implementation, and system strengthening based on evidence- based and international best practices across implementing states and programs.
  • Work with MCGL project teams to strengthen gender/GBV components of training, job aids, gender indicators, data collection tools and reporting tools at all levels.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and strengthening of program gender/GBV systems.
  • Serve alongside other Gender team members as a primary GBV Point of Contact (POC) and a technical thought leader on bringing evidence-based and best practices to GBV prevention, identification and response programming to MCGL project.
  • Review the MCGL portfolio and identify opportunities for the integration of GBV, working closely with the GBV team members on GBV integration activities.
  • Provide GBV technical review of and assistance with inputs on key technical and non-technical documents, such as gender Mapping/analyses design, implementation plans; monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL); knowledge products; and other deliverables.
  • Support the MCGL technical team on GBV-related inputs into the annual work plan.
  • Work with MCGL Gender/GBV POC to support implementation, monitor progress, and ensure compliance to strategies, programs and activities are in line with MCGL mandate
  • Support and contribute to the Gender communities of practice within Jhpiego and the field.
  • Serve as a point person for GBV-related queries and reporting requirements, including coordinating responses with the sector-specific technical leads on talking points, taskers, briefings, requests for information, etc.
  • Provide technical assistance to MCGL and local partners remotely
  • Conduct Frequent Virtual interphase through collaborative software such as Teams and share-point for task setting.
  • Other related duties as assigned.    

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree in Development and Gender Studies, Women Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Public Health, International Health, International Development or a related field with a minimum of 8 years experience in development of which 5-6 years working experience in the areas gender, women’s health, gender-based violence (GBV) and human rights defense.
  • Understanding of the Nigerian social and political context and developments in the area of gender equality mainstreaming, women empowerment and gender-based violence programming
  • Strong understanding of empowerment and gender-based violence prevention and response frameworks
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with government stakeholder and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and donors.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, supervisory and team-building skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and proven knowledge and skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word processing, Excel and PowerPoint) is mandatory
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and fluency in English language
  • Excellent group facilitation and communication skills; experience in multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning
  • Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of USAID and PEPFAR’s approach to gender equality and gender- based violence.
  • 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.
  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
  • A personal commitment to gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Able to undertake frequent travel  

Required Abilities/Skills:

  • Problem solving ability. Quick learner with practical, precise approach.
  • Good team player
  • 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.

Salary Range (Basic)

N7,782,811 - N9,454,875.40 Annually.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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