Job at Palladium for a Violence Against Women Adviser

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact
for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives
and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and
non-profit organisations.

We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with
more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries. Palladium is a
child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work
with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and
employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age,
disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Violence Against Women Adviser
Project Overview and Role

Voices for Change (V4C) is a UK Aid funded, four-year program running
from October 2013 to December 2017. The goal of V4C is to help transform
social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on
specific individual, social and institutional changes. V4C will do this
by operating at Federal level and in four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos,
Enugu) to deliver five outputs:

  • V4C is an enabling environment programme that is working in the three levels of self, society and formal institutions.
  • V4C is working towards changing social norms in three areas: Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG)
  • Women in decision-making; and
  • Women in leadership.

Interventions targeting social norm and behavior change in these areas feature across all 5 V4C outputs in varying degrees.

V4C is therefore desirous of engaging a staff at advisor level to lead
on providing technical advice and in coordination of V4C?s interventions
and responses to VAWG and related GEWE issues.

The person recruited would serve as subject matter expert and internal
resource person on VAWG issues, providing technical advice to V4C?s
planning, programming and staff, including on relevant national and
international best practices and lessons learned in relation to VAWG
prevention as well as response and support for victims.

Role Purpose

  • To provide technical guidance to all components of programming
    that relates to VAWG?s including, strategy design and quality delivery,
    coordination and knowledge sharing to ensure effective delivery of the
    programme?s commitments on VAWG.
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Key Responsibilities
Provide technical leadership in the design and delivery of strategies around VAWG?s overall;

  • Responsible for ensuring V4C interventions are in tandem with
    popular principles/emerging trends/global best practices around SN &
  • Distil useful evidence from research and other programmes
    working in this area on an ongoing basis, tailoring this specifically to
    V4C?s evidence needs.
  • Lead V4C?s response to the AR findings and recommendations relating to VAWG
  • Specifically, undertake an initial assessment of the Programme?s
    strengths and weakness in its approach to tackle VAWG; Identify
    recommendations and lead efforts to strengthen implementation impact per
    outcome and internal coordination on this.

Support output leads in reviewing existing strategies and strengthening approaches including, but not limited to:

  • O1 Support in the review and design of existing new
    initiatives/interventions on Purple Spaces (Purple Fusion/Purple Spaces/
    Taking action)
  • O1 Support the development and delivery of strategies to support
    young women to actively participate in nationwide campaigns and links
    to networks.
  • O3 Review transformational approaches/conversations between V4C
    and key influencers around VAWG?s, ensuring best practice principles
    being followed, including participation at key events key influencers
    are leading
  • O4 – Build capacity of purple volunteers and partners of She
    Impact community on VAWG and strategies to support prevention, social
    change and refer support to survivors
  • O5 ? support to ensure research is in line with best practice principles relating to VAWG, where relevant
  • Results – Lead on reviewing programme monitoring and evaluation
    tools through a VAWG lens, including the use of standard indicators,
    tools, resources and templates for documenting and monitoring VAWG
    related activities

Support Communications approach on VAWG (O2 and across output):

  • Review communication initiatives/products e.g. radio script, billboards, tv adverts relating to VAWG prevention and referral
  • Support message development to inspire young people to change and challenge VAWG?s
  • Participate actively in forums and online initiatives to
    generate debate and challenge harmful attitudes around VAWG?s as well as
    share knowledge
  • Support development of content on VAWG?s for the purple site

Collaborate with other DFID programmes, national partners, international partners and other safe space organisations:

  • Lead on establishing a VAWG?s network to share learnings and
    seek joint programming opportunities, ensuring the network adds value
    and is a ?go to? resource for all programmes working on VAWG?s.
  • Promote alliances between V4C, partners and relevant organizations on VAWG at national and international levels
  • Organise or seek for partnerships with others development partners that organize yearly workshops to promote research outputs
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Qualifications / Previous Experience:

  • Post Graduate Degree / Degree in Social Sciences, Communication,
    Political Science, Law, Journalism, Public Relations, Development or
    related discipline in the field of Humanities.
  • Experience of working on women?s rights/gender equality.
  • Experience in social mobilization and communities? engagement, advocacy, research and/or communication on VAWG will be valued
  • Specialization in VAWG related fields or gender and human/women?s rights field valuable


Strong analytical, report-writing and strategic planning skills and experience in conducting gender analyses on VAWG.
Demonstrated ability to:

  • Design, implement and write results reports of programme activities
  • Coordinate activities and provide overarching?
  • Provide an effective administrative service to a small team, including:
    • Maintaining an effective virtual and physical filing system.
    • Monitoring and following up on requests.
    • Planning and organising own work and activities.
    • Coordinating the work of others.
  • Draft work plans.
  • Write progress reports.
  • Develop tracking tools.
  • Create budgets.

Document and manage processes.

Technological Awareness

  • Awareness of social media and active on at least 2 social media platforms.
  • Able to upload content to V4C website (training available).
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point).
  • Familiarity with blogging and ability to contribute to V4C blogposts.
  • Familiarity with online learning tools.

Key Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of VAWG: governance issues, strategies for
    prevention and support of victims, national and international
    instruments and mechanisms of protection, concepts and methodologies for
    integration of the approach in development cooperation programs.
  • Reasonable knowledge of governance issues.
  • A good understanding of DFID work planning and monitoring and reporting requirements.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  21st October, 2016.

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