Women for Women International Job in Nigeria for a HR/Admin Officer

Women for Women International (WfWI) works with marginalized women in
conflict-affected countries to help them move from poverty and isolation
to self-sufficiency and empowerment. Through our combined economic and
social empowerment programme, we aim to provide
participants with a
combination of knowledge, skills, and resources to increase their
self-confidence and capacity to create sustainable change in their lives
and those of their families and communities.

We invite applications from individuals or organisations with expertise
in women’s rights programming in Nigeria and who are skilled in
participatory methods to facilitate information gathering to fill the
position below:


 

Job Title: HR/Admin Officer
Location:
Plateau
Terms of Reference: Development of Change Agents Programme
Job Descriptions
Women for Women International-Nigeria (WfWI-Nigeria) is seeking support to:

  • Using participatory methods, design a curriculum for Change
    Agents training programme with WfWI graduates, with emphasis on advocacy
    issues related to violence against women and women’s economic
    empowerment.
  • Work with WfWI-Nigeria to develop selection criteria for participants for the Change Agents programme.
  • Work with WfWI-Nigeria to develop monitoring and evaluation tools that will be used by staff.
  • Train social empowerment trainers to deliver the Change Agent curriculum;
  • Organise and hold one-day training for wider WfWI-Nigeria staff on advocacy and on Violence Against Women (VAW).

Project Overview

  • Women for Women International (WfWI) is delighted to be a
    recipient of a FLOW (Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women) grant
    from the Dutch Government. Through this support, three WfWI country
    offices (including WfWI-Nigeria), will train women graduates of our
    year-long programme (see background section) in leadership and advocacy
    skills, focusing on issues relating to ending violence against women and
    women’s economic empowerment.
  • These ‘Change Agents’ will then go on to advocate in their
    communities and provide a two-way link between their communities, local
    NGO’s and national-level advocacy. WfWI- Nigeria trainers will deliver
    the training and provide ongoing support to the Change Agents until the
    end of 2020 by WfWI- Nigeria, including through the development,
    implementation and monitoring of work plans.
  • The Change Agents curriculum must be developed using
    participatory methods before 31 January 2017. The Change Agents
    curriculum should be grounded in ‘global components’ and consistent with
    guiding principles that have been developed by WfWI internally and will
    provide consistency across the Change Agents programmes being delivered
    by WfWI in three countries. We envision the curriculum as a toolkit
    that trainers can adapt to different cohorts, based on their needs.
  • As graduates of WfWI’s year-long women’s empowerment programme,
    the Change Agents curriculum should also build on elements from that
    programme. As should selection criteria for graduates of WfWI’s
    year-long women’s programme and monitoring and evaluation tools that
    WfWI-Nigeria staff can use. The first Change Agents cohort will be
    enrolled in the first quarter of 2017 and WfWI-Nigeria has committed to
    training 40 women each year, for three years (2017-2019 inclusive).
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Outputs (all due by 31 January 2017):

  • Change Agents Training Curriculum. NB developed by using
    participatory methods, centred on WfWI’s global principles and taking
    forward elements from WfWI’s year-long programme. This is the priority
    output.
  • Work with WfWI-Nigeria to develop selection criteria for participants for the Change Agents programme.
  • Train WfWI-Nigeria staff to be able to deliver the programme.
  • Work with WfWI-Nigeria to develop a monitoring and evaluation tools that will be used by staff.
  • One-day training for wider WfWI-Nigeria staff on advocacy and on VAW.
  • WfWI-Nigeria will be responsible for identifying, enrolling,
    training and providing follow-on support for the Change Agents. We do
    not envision further support from the individual/organisation after
    2016.

Timeframe:

  • Activity/deliverable Timing
  • Interviews and appoint – contracts signed w/c 18 November 2016
  • WfWI briefs consultant w/c 21 November
  • Inception report produced by consultant and approved by
    WfWI-Nigeria. This report will provide a clear work plan for the
    development of the curriculum including dates and any instruments for
    information gathering By 2 December
  • Phase one of curriculum development (suggested*): we envision
    that this will include desk based research (into other grassroots
    advocacy programmes and Nigeria-specific materials), initial discussions
    re: M&E, criteria etc. Concluded by 15 December
  • Phase two (suggested*): information gathering from key
    informants (WfWI staff, participants, partners, etc.) Concluded by 13
    January 2017
  • Consultant submits first draft of curriculum. By 20 January
  • Phase three (suggested*): Consultant works with WfWI-N to
    finalise curriculum and develop M&E tools and selection criteria.
    Final version submitted. w/c 23 Jan 17
  • Criteria and M&E tools and process finalised. By 31 January 2017
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This is a suggested process from WfWI to provide clarity around our
expectations and not a dictated process. We do expect applicants to go
into depth on their proposed process in their application.

Budget:

  • $13,500 USD – this is to cover all costs associated with the
    outputs and a full budget must be included in the application. Within
    the budget, we expect budget lines to be specific and expenditure
    estimated against weeks/months. NB WfWI budgets run January to December,
    and we have budgeted for $8,100 for November and December 2016, and
    $5,400 for January 2017.

Requirements
Essential skills and experience:

  • Expertise in women’s rights programming in Nigeria;
  • Experience in participatory methods;
  • Ability to work to strict/tight deadlines;
  • Fluent in English.
  • Expertise in grassroots advocacy programming;
  • Experience and understanding of grassroots advocacy on VAW and women’s economic empowerment;

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should please submit the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the project and any issues you would like to flag (max 2 pages);
  • A draft work plan that outlines the timeframe and approach for
    meeting the deliverables, focusing on the development of the Change
    Agents curriculum (using participatory methods).
  • Budget (reflecting the draft work plan and including all estimated costs);
  • Examples of similar work completed
  • Your Curriculum Vitae.

All applications should be forwarded to: bonyishi@womenforwomen.org

Application Deadline  Wednesday; 16th November, 2016.

Interview Date 23rd November, 2016.

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