Girl Effect Nigeria Recruitment: Senior Manager - Abuja, Nigeria

Girl Effect Nigeria Recruitment: Senior Manager - Abuja, Nigeria
Senior Manager, Gender, Nigeria
at Girl Effect
Abuja, Nigeria
Closing Date for this role is 31st May 2018 


Who We Are

Girl Effect builds youth brands and mobile platforms to empower girls to change their lives

We’re a creative non-profit empowering girls to change their lives. Started by the Nike Foundation, we are experts in media, mobile, brand and international development: a unique mix of skills that we use to solve global problems in a different way.


We work across the world in the places where girls are marginalised and vulnerable. We create for young people in ways they love and interact with. And it's all delivered through the media and mobile tech they use every day – from apps that build skills, to TV dramas that explore vital issues, to magazines written by girls.

About Girl Effect Nigeria

Girl Effect Nigeria (GEN) is our Innovation Hub, leveraging Nigeria’s strengths in digital, media and technology to pioneer products that help understand girls more deeply and reach them more effectively. We currently have three products in Nigeria and a strong ambition to build on this base and reach more girls and change the harmful social norms that hold them back.  Current products are:

TEGA: An award-winning, MIT-endorsed peer-to-peer research methodology that trains and equips girls to be field researchers who break through restrictive barriers to capture unique insights about highly vulnerable girls. TEGA (Tech-Enabled Girl Ambassadors) deploys girls with bespoke mobile phones to capture audio, video and answers to research questions.  The result is more authentic insights, greatly reduced timelines and powerful learnings that are shaping the work of DFID, Oxfam, Mercy Corps and other partners who have turned to TEGA to understand girls in Nigeria.

GIRLS CONNECT: A mobile phone service that allows girls to call for free and engage with reliable information on key issues in their life – like safety, relationships, navigating media and managing personal finances – and then discuss their concerns with a trusted role model.  Girls Connect is scaling rapidly, with a goal of 1 million calls in its next phase.

SPRINGSTER: A global digital brand delivered via a partnership with Facebook’s Free Basics initiative to 67 countries – including Nigeria, which is one of four priority markets.  A creative team in Lagos creates content (stories, polls, illustrations, quizzes, video, etc.) and enables girls to contribute their own stories.  Nigeria is our fastest growing market, with the strongest rates of return users, dwell time and commenting on articles.  Springster only launched in Nigeria a year ago, and the potential for growth is huge.

Girl Effect’s team in Abuja includes solid expertise in gender, digital/marketing, evidence and research to help ground the products in girl expertise and ensure we are measuring impact and understand what’s driving girl's uptake and engagement with the products.

GEN is currently designing a new country strategy that will bring some significant changes to what we do in Nigeria but will build on its expertise to date in developing digital products.

Context of Role

We are looking for a dynamic individual to lead the Gender team and work collaboratively to implement the gender strategy in Nigeria. The Gender team is Girl Effect’s gender technical function that integrates gender technical expertise into Girl Effect’s unique approach to social norm change for girls’ empowerment. The Senior Manager, Gender will be responsible for driving forward core gender components of Girls Connect, TEGA and Springster and will work closely with the product leads in Nigeria and London to ensure each product achieves social norm change for girls in Nigeria.

 What You’ll Do

Lead the overall implementation of the gender strategy in Nigeria ensuring Girl Effect’s highest possible impact in changing discriminatory social norms and empowering adolescent girls in Nigeria
Provide gender technical expertise to the development, delivery and assessment of the GEN country strategy and processes, bringing the voice of the girl and her needs into all strategy and product development
Contribute to increasing GE gender technical thought leadership by developing Nigeria specific research, supporting the global team on developing theoretic frameworks and other thought pieces to contribute to GE’s body of knowledge
Provide gender technical input to core GEN products, including TEGA, Girls Connect and Springster
Enable GEN team to ‘walk the talk’ by spearheading an internal learning agenda on gender-related issues and GE’s work for staff through formal training, films, huddles, talks, cross-country learning, etc.
Overall management of the Gender team, including effective line management and development of work plans that are aligned to country and global priorities
Represent GEN in external gender technical meetings to remain up-to-date on the current thinking and trends in the sector, feed learning back into organisational work and to showcase GE’s approach
Provide gender technical expertise into safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure all children and young people’s well-being, safety and best interests when engaging with GE’s work, acting as safeguarding focal points where required.

Who You Are

You will have in depth demonstrable experience working on Gender and Development projects with specific knowledge of girl-centred programming and gender norm change theory and practice
You possess a deep understanding of national and international best practice on working with adolescent girls
You can demonstrable experience of working with girls and young women on the design, implementation and monitoring of programmes focusing on girls’ and women’s rights and gender equality, digital programming experience is desirable
You will have knowledge of the partner and policy landscape as they relate to adolescent girls and gender norm change
You'll have  excellent project management and planning skills with demonstrable experience in managing budgets and timeframes
Your report writing, presentation and communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English will be of a high standard  - the ability to speak Hausa is desirable
You have a high attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
You're a team player with strong interpersonal skills and experience of and comfort with working in a multi-cultural team
You'll have a strong commitment to diversity and non-discrimination on grounds of culture, nationality, sex, disability, religion, race and age
You are adaptable - able to work in complex, unfamiliar and changing environments
You're proactive with a solution focused mindset
Commitment to realizing the potential of girls and to the vision and values of Girl Effect

What Else You Should Know

As we continue to scale and grow - we are hugely ambitious for our future and we are looking for people who are driven by this to change the world for girls.

Our teams are a diverse mix across sectors (non-profit and commercial) and specialisms (from Brand and Creative through to Gender and Insight). You’ll learn and grow in an environment that will challenge you to think and work with a fresh perspective.

At Girl Effect, you can expect to work somewhere where you will be stretched and developed in your role, a place where you can build your career and work with talented, engaged people committed to our cause to create a lasting impact.

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