Technical Officer - Gender at Jhpiego Nigeria

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: Technical Officer - Gender

Location: Taraba
Reports to: State team lead


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 an 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Problem-solving ability. Quick learner with practical, precise approach.
  • Good team player
  • Ability to use spreadsheets and databases.
  • Writing skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and make decisions quickly
  • Respectful, accountable, honest.
  • Planning skills
  • Plenty of initiative and can work unsupervised
  • Knowledge of geography
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail



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


  • 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.
  • 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


Application Deadline  1st September, 2021.

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