Full-time Project Co-ordinator, TEGA at Girl Effect Nigeria
Girl Effect, is an organisation working to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty. We do this by investing in programmes for girls, connecting girls to each other to amplify their voices, and brokering access to the critical assets girls need. We drive behaviour change by harnessing media in innovative ways and building social networks to shift girls perceptions of themselves and how others value them.
The Job :Project Co-ordinator, TEGA
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
Context of Role
As part of a consortium, Girl Effect has just received funding to carry out research and provide third party monitoring support to the DFID-funded North East Nigeria Transition to Development Programme (NENTAD). The NENTAD will support transition from humanitarian response to development programming in north east Nigeria, helping to avoid a protracted crisis.
It will enable the Government to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by conflict, including provision of humanitarian support. It will strengthen people’s resilience and Government capacity to respond in order to reduce the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance and enable a transition to longer term, developmental interventions that start to address the root causes of the conflict.
The main areas of focus of NENTAD include: nutrition; food security; protection; education in emergencies; multi-sector response; and enabling the response. The geographical focus of NENTAD is Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
What You’ll Do
- The TEGA Project Coordinator will oversee the application of the TEGA methodology to collect data about implementing partners’ humanitarian interventions in some communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
- She/he will assume leadership over Girl Effect’s field-level operations in the North East.
Your duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide administrative and logistics support for the setup of TEGA networks and collection of data about implementing partners’ interventions in target locations.
- Manage the TEGA implementing partner to ensure that the TEGA set up and research is being operated safely and efficiently on the ground
- Coordinate with consortium partners on the ground to ensure that Girl Effect’s workstream aligns with the activities of consortium partners.
- Coordinate and support logistics for visiting TEGA Team members from Abuja to the field who will be monitoring and/or delivering training/refresher training to TEGAs.
- Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports for activities under Girl Effect’s workstream & provide inputs to periodic research initiatives
- Liaise with the TEGA project manager to ensure that TEGAs get all the required support when collecting data from the field. Also, flag any risks or concerns with the potential to derail effective implementation of project activities.
- Liaise with the evidence team to collect critical information from implementing partners’ interventions. Also, establish meaningful channels of communication between Girl Effect and implementing partners..
- Adhere to Girl Effect’s Safeguarding policy and practice, reporting any concern in relation to the safeguarding of TEGAs which may be related with partners, respondents, DFID programme beneficiaries and/or non-beneficiaries.
Who You Are
- You will have a Bachelors degree or equivalent project management experience, and beneficiary accountability in a large complex programme.
- You should have experience of working in insecure environments (HEAT Training an advantage).
- Good awareness of requirements around heightened security and response measures.
- You’ll be a star at negotiating, developing and implementing successful partnerships with multiple stakeholders.
- You can demonstrate a proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic levels.
- You will be politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- You can demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English. Ability to speak Hausa is desirable but not a must.
- You have excellent organisational and communication skills with good attention to detail and follow up on tasks
- You can work on your own initiative when the circumstances arise.
- You will have the capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the aims and values of Girl Effect. In particular, a good understanding of the Girl Effect’s mandate and child-focus, and the ability to ensure this always underpins the support provided.
How To Apply