Gender Officer - OWAS.2 in Abuja, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent will:

  • Ensure the mainstreaming of gender issues at all stages of the project cycle, from planning through evaluation;
  • Collaborate with other staff in the Department to ensure the incorporation of gender issues in its work;
  • Participate in Working Groups and Peer Review to ensure that projects documents prepared by the Department adequately address gender issues;
  • Participate in operational missions and the drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s gender policy, ensure that women are consulted and enhance the level of gender analysis of program/project;
  • Support the inclusion of gender in all program/project activities especially gender balance in project staff teams, training, and beneficiaries;
  • Assess the potential gender impact of proposed projects; conduct or draft Terms of Reference for gender assessments and analysis and propose mitigating measures as required;
  • Work with Task Managers to develop innovative approaches to women in development (WID) stand-alone projects and projects with gender components;
  • Assist in developing indicators to monitor the gender impact of Bank supported projects;
  • Review on-going projects with regard to gender impact and propose remedial measures as appropriate;
  • Collect and make available to Regional Departments (RD) staff gender-disaggregated data and other gender-related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Gender Profiles”);
  • Liaise with key gender-related NGOs, multilateral organizations and national institutions in countries served by the RD for purposes of information-sharing, networking and operational collaboration;
  • Initiate specific studies related to gender and development for the purpose of project formulation, supervision and post evaluation;
  • Ensure that Project Completion Reports specifically identify gender gaps and reflect gender related project success and learning experience;
  • Prepare and submit yearly reports on progress made in mainstreaming gender issues into the Bank’s operations;
  • Coordinate with Special Envoy on Gender Office and Gender and Social Monitoring Division on issues related to gender policy, capacity building and interagency collaboration;
  • Contribute to research and studies relevant to gender policy development and implementation and/or contribute to gender sensitization and skill building activities.
  • Follow-up on the implementation of the Bank’s Gender Strategy at the level of the water and sanitation projects.



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