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Senior Gender Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Officer Bachelor Degree Job

2024-03-11 22:10   Other categories   Borno   34 views
Job Details

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Employment Type: Full-time, Regular

Job Category: Programming

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps Nigeria was established in 2012 to respond primarily to growing humanitarian needs in the Northeast. With a strong and growing team of over 400 staff, Mercy Corps is currently serving over 600,000 beneficiaries across the country.

Programs include girls’ education and financial inclusion, WASH, community peacebuilding, market-based livelihoods, and a multi-sector humanitarian response that has a strong emphasis on WASH, Shelter, Cash, and Protection.

With the vision of a Nigeria in which all people are empowered, engaged, resilient, and secure, Mercy Corps Nigeria focuses on the root causes of conflict, governance, humanitarian response, and market systems development.

General Position Summary

We are currently seeking a Senior GEDSI Officer to support the country-level gender priorities. The Senior GEDSI Officer is responsible for leading the overall integration of GEDSI across-country programming.

S/He is responsible for facilitating a participatory process to develop targeted gender strategies and frameworks tailored to this program and in line with the country's strategy.

The Senior GEDSI Officer shall closely work with Mercy Corps’ GEDSI Advisor and conduct gender analysis in selected programs.

S/He shall support the different Program Managers to ensure gender is integrated across work plans with clear targets and timeframes including defined roles and responsibilities of each Program Manager and the team members to ensure better integration in each project activity.

In addition, the Senior Gender Officer shall be responsible for facilitating increased awareness among Mercy Corps team members and partner organizations on the importance of gender integration into projects as well as identifying and promoting two to three areas where Mercy Corps has the potential to excel in gender integrated programming.

Senior GEDSI Officer in consultation with GEDSI Advisor will provide regular support to the program GEDSI focal points and ensure program level GEDSI work plans are tracked regularly.

Essential Job Responsibilities


Manage gender analysis data collection and develop recommendations based on assessment findings.

Closely work with Program Managers to integrate the findings from the gender analysis into project work plans and milestones.

Work closely with the Human Resources team to ensure gender accountability is incorporated into the position descriptions of team members.

Support the Program Managers and MEL in incorporating gender/age indicators in the project’s log frame.

Coordinate closely, work with, and support managers and partners to promote gender integration.

Support program teams in the development and delivery of training and capacity building on key gender topics to beneficiaries.

Collect and share learnings and best practices from gender integration from different programs with stakeholders and across the Mercy Corps Nigeria location.

Contribute to any surveys/assessments/evaluations conducted in the programs to ensure gender is fully incorporated and represented.

Gender Mainstreaming:

Work with GEDSI focal points to ensure that program and country staff understand and adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Minimum Standards.

Work closely with the M&E team to ensure sex and age-disaggregated data is collected, and that gender analysis is applied and used to adaptively manage program implementation.

Provide gender technical reviews to program proposals, program tools, and internal and external communications as needed across Mercy Corps Nigeria programs.

Organizational Learning:

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability To Beneficiaries:

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Reports Directly To: GEDSI Advisor

Works directly with PaQ team members, DoP, HSSD, Program Managers, GEDSI focal points, Support functions, and Partners.

Knowledge and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, or a related field.

At least 5 years of professional experience focused on GEDSI/ Gender mainstreaming in an NGO.

Substantial background in development/humanitarian programming including experience in developing and conducting GEDSI training, and advocacy. Previous experience in GALS methodology is desirable.

Demonstrated experience and ability to represent the organization and negotiate and defend Mercy Corps’ interests with a diverse range of international and local organizations and other groups professionally and appropriately

Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, prioritization, and strong computer skills.

Previous experience working on US government and EU-funded programs is strongly preferred.

Success Factors:

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem-solving.

S/he will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take the initiative, be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details, problem-solve, work within a complex and sensitive setting, and follow laws and security protocols.

The most successful Mercy Corps team members are strongly committed to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments, and prioritize effective written and verbal communication in all situations.

Application Closing Date

15th March, 2024.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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Applicants should have their CVs and Cover Letters in one document addressing the position requirements.

Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mercy Corps upholds a strict policy against accepting any form of bribe in our recruitment process. We prioritize fairness and transparency in our selection process.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges.

We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all.

We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity.

We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme .

We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members.

As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.

Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Company Description
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.