Technical Officer Gender At Jhpiego

Title: Technical Officer Gender

Reports to: State team lead

Location: Taraba


The Gender Technical Officer will work closely with the Gender Technical Advisor to implement Jhpiego-Nigeria’s gender inclusiveness strategy and gender related programs. Specifically, S/he will work with the RISE project team to ensure that RISE-Nigeria provides comprehensive and age-appropriate clinical post-GBV care that meets expressed needs of survivors including GBV prevention and male engagement activities where necessary.


· Provide technical support on the implementation of PEPFAR priorities for gender equality and GBV programming on RISE project.

· Work with project teams to strengthen gender components of training, job aids and reporting or data collection tools at all levels

· Mentor and work with state teams to integrate gender strategies into their work, supporting Jhpiego gender equality interventions.

· Work with monitoring and evaluation teams to analyze and report on indicators measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions.

· Conduct supportive supervision to ensure that Jhpiego’s gender equality targets are being achieved across the states where projects are being implemented.

· Document processes and outcomes for integrating gender into programs

· Write periodic technical papers and donor reports on specific projects

· Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender equality on Jhpiego 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.

· Provide administrative support on a range of activities implemented by the gender team, liaising with administrative, financial and procurement teams to ensure smooth implementation of activities.

· Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director, Gender Equality.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences or a related field with 3+ years’ experience. Master’s degree in relevant field is desirable.

· 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

· Experience in working with high level counterparts and engaging with Government officials and other development partners.

· Previous work experience working in an iNGO / 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

· 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 and PEPFAR’s approach to gender quality and gender-based violence.

· Able to undertake frequent travel.

· A personal commitment to gender equality

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· 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.

How to apply

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to using “Technical Officer Gender “ as the subject of the email.

Application Closing date:

Close of Business Wednesday 1st September 2021


· CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document

· The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.

· Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.

· Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.

· We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

· Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview

· Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

· There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.

· JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at

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