Advocacy and Gender Officer at Aspilos Charity & Development Foundation

Aspilos Charity & Development Foundation also known as Aspilos Foundation (AF) is a non-governmental, non-political and not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of human life.We envision an Africa in which young people are active and responsible citizens of their societies and are empowered to create opportunities that lead to economic progress for themselves and the society.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Advocacy and Gender OfficerLocation: AbujaDuration: Full-timeJob PurposeThe Advocacy and Gender position has two trajectories. One is targeted at supporting the integration of a gender perspective to all undertaken projects in order to ensure that gender is mainstreamed and strengthened.The other involves it comprehensively supporting the projects to develop appropriate advocacy strategies that will ensure the development and delivery of strategic and impactful advocacy.The role will provide a strategic direction for the capacity strengthening and empowering of our target beneficiaries who in turn, contribute maximum value inputs to the societal, political and economic development of their immediate communities and the world at large.Key ResponsibilitiesCoordinates articulation, development and implementation of advocacy strategy.Ability to manage a team and establish cooperative working relationshipsAbility to locate and mobilize communities, local organizations and institutions to facilitate advocacy outcomes.Possess good written and verbal communication skillsDemonstrate ownership of and ability to communicate and represent the advocacy interests of the organization.Possess proactive problem-solving and decision-making skillsCoordinate meetings and facilitate dialogueLead assessment and research activities at the community level to gather information and analysis on gender and advocacy issues.Write policy position papers, briefs, factsheets, publications and policy responses.Track progress and provide data on gender and advocacy issuesIdentifying training needs and organize trainings workshops in gender mainstreaming for relevant stakeholders and key actors.Direct and maintain contact and liaison with partners and sector stakeholdersProactive and innovative ability to maintain good network and alliance building skillsProduce and share quality and timely reports to keep track of progress of planned activities.Coordinate the process of writing timely and quality monthly, quarterly bi-annual and annual reports.Support the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on gender mainstreaming by ensuring the collection of relevant baseline information and formulation of indicators that are sensitive to gender.Person SpecificationThe ideal person for this role should:Possess strong project management skills.Possess strong a skill in using personal computers and a variety of software applications.Possess good analytical skillsHave the ability to build the capacity of staff and facilitate partners to deliver advocacy outcomes.Have the ability to research new national and international advocacy and sustainable development trends.Possess good networking and alliance building skills.Be an excellent communicator orally and in writing.Have a knowledge of effective resource mobilization skillsHave a good understanding of governance in Nigeria and globally.Be fluent in both written and spoken English language. Proficient understanding of Hausa language is an added advantage.Be willing and able to travel to various Northern states 

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