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Gender Advisor-Nigeria At International Foundation For Election Systems

Date Posted: 12/Jan/2014
Deadline: 20/Jan/2014

Gender Advisor-Nigeria (Locals Only) (contingent on funding)

Location: Nigeria, Abuja Division: Program Management Status: International Full Time Position Number: 14:012

Project Description: IFES is an international, nonprofit organization that supports the building of democratic societies. IFES provides targeted technical assistance to strengthen transitional democracies. Founded in 1987 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, IFES has developed and implemented comprehensive, collaborative democracy solutions in more than 120 countries.

IFES is proposing to build the capacity of electoral administration bodies in Nigeria and support the conduct of elections in the country. The proposed project will last 5 years. This position is contingent on funding.

Job Responsibilities: IFES seeks a qualified Gender Advisor to develop activities and approaches to mainstream gender considerations throughout the program. The scope of work will include, but is not limited to the following tasks: • Design and conduct assessments of national legal framework as well as internal policies, practices and initiatives of national election management bodies (EMBs) to assess their impact on the participation of men and women in electoral processes. • Assist EMBs in the design and implementation of policies and procedures that increase the participation of women in elections and within the organizations. • Advise and work closely with gender-focused departments within the EMBs to support reforms, initiatives and programs that they are undertaking. • Advise and support the planning and implementation of gender capacity development activities for EMB staff in headquarters and state offices. • Advise EMBs on international best practices to reflect gender equity principles and practices pertaining to electoral management. • Provide advice and support to EMB civic and voter education strategies to increase women’s participation in the electoral process. • Support program team in design and implementation of program activities to increase the capacity of INEC in implementing gender-sensitive policies and practices to increase women’s participation in electoral processes. • Mentor and advise program team on gender mainstreaming. • Provide input into monitoring and evaluation plan and assist with monitoring to ensure that the program’s impact on men and women is measured. • Perform other tasks assigned by the IFES Chief of Party.

Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in political science, international politics, development, or related field (Master’s degree preferred). • At least 10 years of experience in gender analysis and programming, with a background in human rights and a rights-based approach to development. • Demonstrated knowledge of women’s rights issues, particularly in Nigeria, governance and electoral participation. • Demonstrated experience working on projects promoting women’s participation. • Familiarity with USG and other donor gender policies. • Extensive field-based experience, preferably in Nigeria. • Demonstrated work experience in program design and strategy to promote gender equity, especially in complex/high-risk environments. • Expert analytical, communications, and writing skills. • Strong skills in written and oral communications in English. To Apply: You must go to http:www.ifes.org/ to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (ie. cover letter and application, etc.). Resumes are only reviewed and accepted if submitted through our careers page.

How to apply:

To Apply: You must go to http:www.ifes.org/ to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (ie. cover letter and application, etc.). Resumes are only reviewed and accepted if submitted through our careers page.

 







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