Senior Economic Empowerment Officer
Senior Economic Empowerment Officer Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders. NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria. NCA has its core competencies in Gender Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invest in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, in order to enable them to have the capacity to respond in a long-term intervention including recovery and development. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Senior Economic Empowerment Officer Location: Maiduguri with frequent visits to project locations Department / Sector: GBV/ASRH Reporting to: GBV/ASRH Project Manager Start Date: ASAP Job Purpose Under the overall guidance of the GBV program Manager, the Senior Economic Empowerment Officer will be responsible for providing technical support to programme design, and implementation, in the area of women’s economic empowerment. He/She will guide NCA in strengthening its Women economic empowerment programs, in conflict-affected Communities. Main Duties Develop thorough analysis and research of the social and economic situation in the communities that affects women’s economic empowerment and support preparation of substantive inputs to NCAs GBV programme planning in those areas; Develop country-specific plans to improve Women Economic programming based on gaps in existing program, and work with teams to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them. Undertake constant monitoring and analysis of the economic environment also providing suggestions for timely readjustment of economic empowerment interventions; Carry out regular monitoring and technical assistance to NCA staff and Partners to support the effective implementation of livelihood programs. Collaborate with M&E team to contribute to the development of M&E tools for monitoring Women Economic Empowerment activities. Promote partnerships with other organizations working on Women Economic Empowerment issues. Advise NCA on the best approaches to transition from emergency response to resilience focused programming that would promote Women Economic Empowerment. Manage and Oversee all GBV livelihoods activities as direct focal point. Ensure development and review of monthly activity and movement planning by the teams Work closely with the GBV program manager and other team members to Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities Work closely with support departments for effective and timely programming hence, follow-up on necessary logistics, finance, security, HR, Admin processes. Attend capacity building training and mentoring sessions for self-development and to enhance program quality and staff engagement Provide capacity building trainings program staff as necessary Monitor program implementations, supervision, and monitoring on activities and provide feedback to GBV Program Manager. Contribute to proposal development ideas with input based on feedback from beneficiaries, assessment, and other necessary information relevant for action. Track activity expenditure on monthly basis. Submit monthly, status and other reports as requested by GBV program manager. Any other duties as assigned by supervisor. Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Qualification Required Bachelor’s degree in Business Development, Economics or related field. Master’s degree highly desirable. At least 3 years or more proven experience in similar function desirable. Flexible and willing to make regular visits to deep-field locations Attended trainings on GBV and is aware of protection issues and gender mainstreaming in livelihood activities. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant social and economic development issues such as poverty, power, women’s rights and empowerment, gender, and conflict. Analytical ability and extensive experience in creating project plans, implementing plans, managing grants and budgets Supervisory experience required. Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri plus any other local languages in northeast Nigeria an advantage. Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders externally. Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, including relevant staff working for the NCA. Good writing skills. Personal qualities: Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility. Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills. Excellent coordination and networking skills. Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Power point Ability to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment. NCA’s Commitments NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements: Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief ACT Alliance Code of Conduct SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief NCA Nigeria Security Plan NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook Note Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover Letter in a single file Due to the Emergency situation in the Northeast Nigeria, applications will be processed on a rolling basis and Position could be filled before the expiration of advert. Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted for further steps of the recruitment. This position is open to Nigerian nationals only.