Policy Advisor and Mission Representation (40%)
Serve as the Mission’s Point of Contact (POC) for gender, youth, and inclusive development to mentor and provide highly qualified policy and technical advice to technical teams on compliance with USAID’s inclusive development policies. Advise the Program Office and technical teams throughout all aspects of the Program Cycle, to ensure that these policies are carried out in the implementation of USAID’s activities. Participate in activity designs, as appropriate, to ensure that gender and inclusive language and activities are included in designing sector specific work.
Represent USAID at Mission Level interagency Gender coordination efforts. Serve as the Mission Liaison to the embassy, gender donor coordination group, and government of Nigeria gender, youth, and inclusive development points of contact, and stakeholders working on efforts that further these USAID policy objectives.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (40%)
Advise on Mission Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) efforts to support the inclusive development policies. Work with technical teams to review project and activity MEL plans and advise on gender, youth, and other inclusive development aspects to ensure indicators are in place to comply with the relevant policies and to measure meaningful results. Arrange for training and other capacity building activities for USAID/Nigeria and the Mission’s implementing partners to help ensure compliance with the inclusive development policies. Review field reporting templates to ensure inclusive development factors are assessed. Participate in field monitoring visits as appropriate to promote integration of and empowerment of women, youth, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups. Review all Portfolio Review submissions to help teams highlight gender and inclusive development achievements and advise them where improved inclusive development could be achieved. Review evaluation scopes of work and advise on compliance with inclusive development policies. Serve as the Contracting Officer Representative on inclusive development evaluations or analyses as assigned.
Documentation and Reporting (20%)
Draft Mission reporting efforts related to Gender, Youth, and Inclusive Development, including but not limited to narratives for the annual Performance Plan and Report and Operational Plan. Work with the Program Office Budget Specialist to appropriately identify budget attributions for activities that support these policies. Provide stories to the Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) team on achievements of Mission Activities related to gender, youth, and inclusive development. Work with the DOC team to coordinate USAID's participation and involvement in key days such as International Women's Day, International Day of the Girl Child, 16 Days of Gender Based Violence Activism, etc. Contribute as needed to other Mission reporting requirements.