Fresh Vacancies at Women for Women International (WfWI)

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  • Women for Women International (WfWI) – In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

    Since 1993, WfWI has served over 500,000 women in 8 conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. Since 2002, we have worked with over 20,000 men worldwide to support women’s rights and gender equality.

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Data Collector
      2. Men’s Engagement Program Assistant
      3. Safety & Security Coordinator
    • Method of Application

    Data Collector

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Location
      Kaduna
    • Job Field
      ICT / Computer  
     

    Requirements

    • Education: First degree in Social Science, Management Sciences or Mathematics/Statistics discipline.
    • Experience: Previous experience in similar role will be an added advantage.

    Skill and Competencies:

    • Good Communication skill and ability to probe and extract information
    • Knowledge of basic research methods
    • Data collection skill
    • Ability to understand and speak Hausa language fluently
    • Organization and attention to details
    • Ability to handle and organize data

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    Men’s Engagement Program Assistant

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
    • Experience
      1 year
    • Location
      Bauchi
    • Job Field
      NGO/Non-Profit  
     

    Reports To: Men’s Engagement Program Coordinator

    Purpose

    • The Men’s Engagement Program Assistant is responsible for implementing an integrated training program targeting multi-level men stakeholders in Bauchi State.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist in overseeing training and educating community, religious and traditional leaders and their stakeholders on violence against women and its impact on the community
    • Assist in the training of community leaders and other male stakeholders to develop strategies to address the varied impact of violence against women on the community;
    • Assist in working with community leaders and local partners to strengthen community structures to better respond to violence against women through changed attitudes and perceptions on sexual violence and women’s rights.
    • Assist in the coordination of advocacy campaigns to sensitize men on gender violence
    • Share techniques, strategies, success stories, difficult cases, supplemental materials, etc, with Men’s Engagement Program Coordinator and other colleagues.
    • Implement a coordinated weekly, monthly and annual training schedules in collaboration with other staff and trainers from other departments, as appropriate.
    • Implementation an orientation plan for new participants about program rules and goals.
    • Ensure lessons are delivered from the WfWI Men’s Leadership curriculum according to an established schedule.
    • Provide information to participants about other services provided by the organization such as vocational training, business skills training or numeracy training.
    • Provide information to participants about services of partner organizations or other community services such as microcredit, legal aid, health care, counseling, etc.
    • Assist in the development of a curriculum for the men’s leadership training
    • Assist in the mobilization, enrolment and coordination of trainings for traditional leaders and men’s groups
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • University Degree in the Social Sciences plus minimum of a year’s experience in one of the following sectors: social services, education (preferably with adults), psychology, community development, and/or women’s issues.
    • Demonstrated commitment to ending violence against women.
    • Understanding the role of men in ending violence against women.
    • Experience working on community development issues.
    • Demonstrated experience working with NGOs, particularly international NGOs, is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in organizing training and working with community and traditional leaders.
    • Strong computer skills (especially Microsoft Word and Excel).
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skill
    • Required oral and written communication skills in English as well as oral fluency in Hausa language.

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    Safety & Security Coordinator

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      5 years
    • Location
      Plateau
    • Job Field
      Security / Intelligence  
     

    Purpose

    • The Safety & Security Coordinator is responsible for implementing security measures and procedures, and for ensuring compliance with WfWI security policies on behalf of the Country Director. He or she is also responsible for acting as the primary security liaison with the WfWI HQ Director of Safety & Security and any in-country security resources that are available.
    • Examples of these would include the INSO, US Mission, the OSAC Country Council, and security team members from other implementing partners and international organizations. This is a key role of the SSC is to act as the local threat monitoring staff member, assessing threats to the project including Terrorism, Kidnapping, Crime, Civil Unrest and Geo-Political instability.

    Responsibilities
    Safety & Security:

    • Serve as the WfWI-N focal point for safety & security and liaise closely with the WfWI HQ Director of Safety & Security.
    • Ensure that all staff and activities comply with the country office and global safety and security policies and procedures.
    • Ensure an effective and secure communications plan is established and functioning communications equipment for all offices and field offices is maintained.
    • Effective safety and security management systems are in place, enabling programs while mitigating safety and security risks.
    • Develop and maintain a Safety and Security Management Plan with appropriate contingency plans, with contingency plans being practiced annually.
    • All facilities are managed and equipped to operate safely and securely.
    • All staff receive safety and security trainings, orientations, briefings appropriate to their roles and as determined by the assessed risks in the operational environment.
    • All safety and security incidents are reported to the designated authority in a timely manner (not exceeding 24 hours) and follow up actions are carried out in accordance with the relevant procedures.
    • Effective crisis management systems are in place to respond to any critical event in accordance with WfWI crisis management policies, procedures and templates.
    • Liaise with government security bodies as needed to ensure WfWI compliance with security requirements and approvals.
    • Conduct regular threat & risk assessments to identify security measures required in all WfWI, guest houses and training centers.
    • Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in a serviceable condition.
    • Prepare security updates and reports as required.
    • Monitor flash notices and regular reports from UNDSS/INSO and share with staff as needed; attend security coordination meetings.
    • Educate staff on their responsibilities regarding incident reporting.
    • Collect and compile weekly report on local information relative to WfWI areas of operation.
    • Keep and maintain all satellite phones, first aid kits, hibernation kits, and firefighting equipment in coordination with Logistics, to ensure they are always operational.
    • Develop and enhance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Contingency Plans and monitor compliance by staff.
    • Brief and all train staff, including drivers and guards, on personal as well as organizational humanitarian access duties.
    • Work with the team to maintain the communications tree and conduct drills.
    • Contribute to all reports as requested.
    • Support with Incident/Crisis Management as required.
    • Coordinate with law enforcement agencies, other INGOs, and government sectors, as requested.

    Transport Management:

    • Ensure that drivers follow all safety and security procedures and that drivers maintain their vehicles to expected standards.
    • Oversee usage protocol of all vehicle tracking devices and report any serious incidents immediately to the CD & HQ Director of Safety & Security.
    • Obtain necessary travel clearance /access permission from local authorities where applicable.
    • Ensure safe and adequate transport provision to all international staff and visitors.
    • Other assigned responsibilities

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety / Security Field with Management or related field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
    • 5years of relevant work experience in the Safety and Security field with a NGO or UN
    • Working knowledge of threat assessments, risk mitigation and ability to work on acceptance strategy at all levels.
    • Advanced level of understanding of various communications technologies, including VHF and HF radio systems, satellite phones, cell phones, etc.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work under high pressure
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and external partners and suppliers
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Language fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) and Hausa language skills are required
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
    • Strong commitment to WfWI’s mission and values
    • Ability to work outside of working hours as needed
    • Ability to travel is required.
    • Training and certifications from accredited institutions such as IFRC, Red-R, ICRC, UN, etc.
    • A commitment to working constructively with team members and a service-oriented attitude.
    • An understanding of the complexity and values of non-profit organizations.
    • An ability to be flexible and demonstrate a high-level of interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Cover Letter and 3 professional references to: nigeriajobs@womenforwomen.org clearly indicating the “job title” as subject of your mail.

    Note: Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview. No telephone inquiries please.



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