Gender Consultant at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE) is a registered National NGO with its head office in Abuja FCT. WEWE is looking for a volunteer to assist communications efforts for a 5-year USAID-funded project called “Local Partners for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Region 2 (LOPIN)” Project for Anambra, Imo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States.Are you first or second class upper division graduate and unemployed? Are you creative and have a flair for communication work in development sector? This is the role for you!As a volunteer you will be working closely with the Gender and Communications Specialist and New Business Associate and essential team members of the Organisation.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Gender ConsultantLocation: Abuja and Akwa IbomBackground:Gender inequality and gender norms are closely linked to the epidemic control of HIV/AIDS. They also have impact on access to community HIV prevention and care and support. Therefore, it is important for a community focused Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program to evaluate the impact of gender norms and gender inequality in the community by conducting gender analysis.Gender analysis in the context of PEPFAR focuses on the socio-cultural gender norms, inequities, and inequalities that put both men and women at risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, their ability to access HIV services, and efforts to achieve epidemic control. This includes: (a) access to and control over resources; (b) access to and utilization of HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support; and (c) differences in power among and between women, men, girls, boys, and gender and sexual minorities, as well as subgroups of these populations.In order to reduce vulnerabilities that put people at risk of HIV infection, as well as mitigating factors of the disease, PEPFAR has outlined five key gender strategies:Increasing gender equity in HIV/AIDS programs and services, including reproductive healthPreventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV)Engaging men and boysIncreasing women and girls’ legal rights and protectionIncreasing women and girls’ access to income and productive resources, including educationJob Purpose:The purpose of the gender analysis is to review key gender issues and gender-based constraints identified in Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Imo and Rivers and develop a gender analysis framework and standard curriculum to strengthen the PEPFAR OVC response in the States.The analysis will address the following objectives:To identify the gender-based constraints to, and opportunities for, equitable access and participation in LOPIN 2 programs and services.To identify strategies and approaches that LOPIN-2 can use to promote gender equality and improve the well-being of women, men, girls and boys.To provide key recommendations that identifies and prioritizes how LOPIN 2 can integrate the PEPFAR gender strategies into existing programs and strategies.To conduct gender training for LOPIN 2 staff and CBOs. 

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