The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an international non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and girls worldwide. CEDPA works hand-in-hand with women leaders and local partners to design and implement programs in governance, leadership capabilities, gender equality, reproductive health and HIV I AIDS, and girls’ education. In addition to our headquarters in Washington DC, CEDPA operates offices in India, Nepal, Nigeria and South Africa.
To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter by mail to [email protected] with “Nigeria Local Service Delivery Specialist Position” on the subject line. Please note only finalists will be contacted.
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- Local Service Delivery Specialist
Gender and Local Advocacy Specialist
The Local Service Delivery Specialist will function as a member of a team implementing the USAID funded local governance and civil society program in Nigeria. The Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) program is a five-year program to build partnerships between civil society, state and local governments and the private sector to improve state and local governance capacity in Bauchi and Sokoto states, and to build the capacity of local governments to be more responsive to community needs. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that gender considerations are addressed throughout program activities and overseeing the community mobilization and advocacy portfolio which aims to engage communities in demanding improved services.
Required Knowledge and Experience:
•Solid understanding of service delivery systems at the state and LGA level
•Solid understanding of the processes through which service delivery (and particularly health) system strengthening occur
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Design participatory and gender sensitive processes that enable communities to identify and articulate service delivery needs particularly as they relate to health care, education, water and sanitation.
•Design and strengthen partnerships that match LGA, private sector and civil society services with articulated community needs in health, education, water and sanitation.
•Conduct gender disaggregated beneficiary assessments to identify the public service needs of different constituencies and to see if public sector expenditures are in accordance with those needs.
•Promote, conduct, design community-based activities to improve service delivery by engaging beneficiaries in the design of service improvement activities
•Identify ways to improve service delivery by addressing gender considerations including:
? Constructively engaging men and boys in MCH/FP/RH services
? Identifying and articulating the educational needs of girls and women
? Reducing time spent in water collection
•Coordinate and oversee activities related to:
? making LGAs more responsive to gender considerations and the needs of women (gender needs assessments, gender budgeting, designing participatory stakeholder engagement processes); and
? building the capacity of NGOs to advocate for LGA resources that improve health and social outcomes for women.
•Work collaboratively with other members of the LEAD technical team
•Contribute to project reporting and documentation
•Represent CEDPA on LEAD with partners and communities at the highest standard to ensure strong acceptance and implementation support for activities
•Masters degree and or Bachelor’s degree with five years experience working on gender capacity building and civil and local governance.
•Extensive experience in the area of participatory and gender needs assessments.
•3-4 years previous experience in mobilizing communities effectively and leading advocacy efforts.
•Strong communication and organizational skills.
•Project management skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
•Bilingual-Hausa speaker is a must.Location: Sokoto
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified