Programme Officer, Prevention and Mitigation Services (PMS) at UN Women

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Job Position: Programme Officer, Prevention and Mitigation Services (PMS)

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-4
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year


  • Contribute technically to the development and implementation of the Spotlight programme strategies and interventions for the prevention and mitigation of SGBV and Harmful Practices
  • Coordinate engagement with traditional leaders and other community stakeholders on ending child marriage, female genital mutilation and cutting.
  • Coordinate training on EVAW among Spotlight CSOs.
  • Support CSOs on effective inclusion of persons with special needs and intersecting vulnerabilities.
  • Coordinate with CSOs to meaningfully engage with communities on prevention and response to incidences of violence against women and girls.
  • Support Technical Coherence Specialist in program development and relations with local partners, community workers/volunteers and GBV stakeholders.
  • Provide substantive technical support to inform inter-agency coordination and related activities by drafting background reports and briefs; organizing trainings, workshops and developing knowledge products;
  • Support the development of briefing notes for advocacy visits
  • Support the coordination and the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Spotlight Initiative.
  • Support UN Women civil society organizations to develop data monitoring tools
  • Collate monthly reports of CSOs, review and provide feedback
  • Collate and review quarterly reports of Federal and State Ministry of Women’s affairs and provide feedback
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.

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  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Gender/Women’s Studies, International Development, or a related field is required
  • A First-Level University Degree in combination with three additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programmes/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Knowledge and experience in providing oversight for implementation of GBV response services, including managing implementation of civil society organizations around EVAW
  • Experience in similar intervention like the Spotlight Initiative is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of a Nigeria Language is an asset.

How to Apply for Programme Officer, Prevention and Mitigation Services (PMS) at UN Women

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