DAI Global Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

DAI Global Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor Jobs in Nigeria


The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.

This will be achieved by: Increased efficiency of Sub National Government Operations: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management PFM and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene WASH); Improved Sub National Government responsiveness to Citizen Needs/CSO Engagement**:** increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities.

Position Objectives:

The GESI Advisor is responsible to ensure the high-quality and timely development, planning and implementation of State2State’s gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) interventions across the State2State’s six partner states.

S/he will lead technical approaches and interventions to address issues related to engagement and participation of women, marginalized groups especially youths and persons with disability in reforms in the project, and ensure an inclusive approach and lens to all interventions, across the State2State’s partner states and its two objectives.


The GESI Advisor will work closely with long-term staff, principally the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Citizen Engagement and CSO Director (CECD), Technical Director Public Financial Management (PFM), State Team Leads, GESI Specialist and GESI Coordinator. S/he will also work as a member of the State2State National Advisory Team and will work closely with the CECD and other advisors in conflict, and capacity building.

S/he will participate in the design of evolving program interventions, in order to ensure that any relevant GESI issues are addressed, and marginalized groups are included in the dialogue with clients. Act as an advocate for marginalized groups’ engagement and participation through frequent dialogue with State2State staff, clients, and stakeholders including government officials and CSOs.

In collaboration with the National Advisory team, STLs, GESI Specialist and GESI Coordinator, organize and lead periodic capacity building events such as training, dialogues, seminars, etc., on current GESI issues (as appropriate) based on identified needs and available resources. S/he will also ensure effective mainstreaming of GESI into State 2 State Objectives 1 and 2.

Other specific responsibilities are:

  • Identify and address gaps in the GESI capacity of partner states and organizations (including target priority MDAs, partner CSOs, and individuals) through a range of technical assistance, mentoring, and peer learning.

  • Provide GESI technical support in engaging STTA consultants and subcontractors engaged by State2State on GESI-related activities, and matters/issues and services to State2State.

  • Facilitate and participate in periodic onboarding and or catch-up meetings (for updates on their respective consultancies) with STTA Consultants and Sub-contractors engaged by State2State to provide GESI services.

  • Review/develop draft GESI interventions (including assessment/research/survey, capacity building) materials such as approaches, plans, tools (questionnaires and guides, etc.), training agenda, pre- and post-training tests, PowerPoint presentations slides, training manuals, etc., in consultation with State2State advisory team and appropriate technical/program team at national and state levels, as may be required.

  • Develop/Review GESI interventions’ reports such as capacity building reports, assessment reports, as well as any other survey reports assigned to her/him.

  • Provide periodic GESI technical support (in-person and virtual) to GESI Specialist and Coordinator assigned to State2State’s six focal states.

  • Develop/review draft GESI intervention concept notes and their budgets (including Terms of Reference (ToR), where applicable) and intervention reports from the GESI Specialists and other specialists, where applicable.

  • Support State2State’s MEL team in planning and conducting periodic learning events of State2State interventions, especially on GESI related interventions, for necessary scale-up and /adaptation by other State2State partners and or non-partners for State2State’s priority governance reforms and improved service delivery in the priority sectors.

  • Ensure effective and sustainable GESI capacity of
    partner MDAs and CSOs for implementing reforms

  • Strengthen individual and institutional capacity of partners on GESI for State2State’s governance reforms and improved service delivery in priority sectors.

  • Carry out any other function(s) as may be assigned by the Line Manager (CECD), Deputy Chief of Party and or Chief of Party.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Required Qualifications, Skills and Experiences:

  • A relevant degree in social sciences, development studies, or relevant field required. Master’s degree preferable.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).

  • Fluency in English, Hausa, and/or other local languages is required.

    Functional Competencies:

  • Experience working for USAID donor-funded program(s), or with civil society and government organizations to drive a reform agenda, preferably governance, and service delivery in basic education, primary health care, and WASH.

  • Experience in providing GESI interventions’ services to government officials/MDAs and CSOs to drive a reform agenda, especially in State2State's governance reforms and priority sectors of basic education, primary health care and WASH

  • Demonstrated effective GESI capacity-building interventions, including training, mentoring, and coaching skills, networking, interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving, conflict, and ethical management skills relating to GESI issues.

  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating and managing GESI mainstreaming in governance programs, especially in State2State's governance reforms and priority sectors of basic education, primary health care, and WASH.

  • Demonstrable experience in developing/reviewing quality GESI approaches, plans, tools, GESI interventions, interventions’ concept notes and budgets, interventions’ reports, etc. review of assessment reports and training materials.

  • Strong skill set in reporting, monitoring, and evaluating GESI interventions.

  • Sound knowledge of current global practices in GESI.

  • Experience in working with government officials/MDAs, CSOs, short-term consultants, and sub-contractors.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and other software that are used in data collection and management.

  • Possess both a willingness and an ability to train and be trained.

    Core Competencies:

  • Ability to produce high-quality reports as well as other expected outputs and outcomes in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving client’s needs.

  • Strong organizational and soft skills.

  • Ability to work effectively and independently in-person and remotely.

  • Excellent written and spoken English, sound judgment, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage competing priorities and people.

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling DAI’s and State2State’s values and ethical standards and fulfills all obligations using gender and social inclusion (GESI) approaches.

    Years of Experience:

  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in the design, planning, and implementation of GESI interventions (including mainstreaming of GESI and GESI standalone), especially in governance reforms and service delivery, particularly in basic education, primary health care, and WASH.

  • At least two (2) years of experience serving in senior program management positions, including direct supervision of professional staff.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; DAI Global Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor Jobs in Nigeria

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