Violence Against Women Advisers at Palladium Group

Palladium develops and delivers solutions thjob atcreate positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries. Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Violence Against Women Adviser

Location: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

Voices for Change (V4C) is a UK Aid funded, four-year program running from October 2013 to December 2017. The goal of V4C is to help transform social attitudes towards girls and women in Nigeria by working on specific individual, social and institutional changes. V4C will do this by operating job atFederal level and in four States (Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu) to deliver five outputs:

  • V4C is an enabling environment programme thjob atis working in the three levels of self, society and formal institutions.
  • V4C is working towards changing social norms in three areas: Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG)
  • Women in decision-making; and
  • Women in leadership.

Interventions targeting social norm and behavior change in these areas feature across all 5 V4C outputs in varying degrees.

V4C is therefore desirous of engaging a staff job atadvisor level to lead on providing technical advice and in coordination of V4C?s interventions and responses to VAWG and related GEWE issues.

The person recruited would serve as subject matter expert and internal resource person on VAWG issues, providing technical advice to V4C?s planning, programming and staff, including on relevant national and international best practices and lessons learned in relation to VAWG prevention as well as response and support for victims.

Role Purpose

  • To provide technical guidance to all components of programming thjob atrelates to VAWG?s including, strategy design and quality delivery, coordination and knowledge sharing to ensure effective delivery of the programme?s commitments on VAWG.

Key Responsibilities
Provide technical leadership in the design and delivery of strategies around VAWG?s overall;

  • Responsible for ensuring V4C interventions are in tandem with popular principles/emerging trends/global best practices around SN & VAWG
  • Distil useful evidence from research and other programmes working in this area on an ongoing basis, tailoring this specifically to V4C?s evidence needs.
  • Lead V4C?s response to the AR findings and recommendations relating to VAWG
  • Specifically, undertake an initial assessment of the Programme?s strengths and weakness in its approach to tackle VAWG; Identify recommendations and lead efforts to strengthen implementation impact per outcome and internal coordination on this.

Support output leads in reviewing existing strategies and strengthening approaches including, but not limited to:

  • O1 Support in the review and design of existing new initiatives/interventions on Purple Spaces (Purple Fusion/Purple Spaces/ Taking action)
  • O1 Support the development and delivery of strategies to support young women to actively participate in nationwide campaigns and links to networks.
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  • O3 Review transformational approaches/conversations between V4C and key influencers around VAWG?s, ensuring best practice principles being followed, including participation job atkey events key influencers are leading
  • O4 – Build capacity of purple volunteers and partners of She Impact community on VAWG and strategies to support prevention, social change and refer support to survivors
  • O5 ? support to ensure research is in line with best practice principles relating to VAWG, where relevant
  • Results – Lead on reviewing programme monitoring and evaluation tools through a VAWG lens, including the use of standard indicators, tools, resources and templates for documenting and monitoring VAWG related activities

Support Communications approach on VAWG (O2 and across output):

  • Review communication initiatives/products e.g. radio script, billboards, tv adverts relating to VAWG prevention and referral
  • Support message development to inspire young people to change and challenge VAWG?s
  • Participate actively in forums and online initiatives to generate debate and challenge harmful attitudes around VAWG?s as well as share knowledge
  • Support development of content on VAWG?s for the purple site

Collaborate with other DFID programmes, national partners, international partners and other safe space organisations:

  • Lead on establishing a VAWG?s network to share learnings and seek joint programming opportunities, ensuring the network adds value and is a ?go to? resource for all programmes working on VAWG?s.
  • Promote alliances between V4C, partners and relevant organizations on VAWG job atnational and international levels
  • Organise or seek for partnerships with others development partners thjob atorganize yearly workshops to promote research outputs

Qualifications / Previous Experience:

  • Post Graduate Degree / Degree in Social Sciences, Communication, Political Science, Law, Journalism, Public Relations, Development or related discipline in the field of Humanities.
  • Specialization in VAWG related fields or gender and human/women?s rights field valuable
  • Experience of working on women?s rights/gender equality.
  • Experience in social mobilization and communities? engagement, advocacy, research and/or communication on VAWG will be valued


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