The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative is a non-governmental/non-profit organization which seeks to advance and protect the rights of women as provided by national laws and policies, regional and international treaties and agreements through an integrated approach that entrenches respect for the human dignity of the woman as well as her inclusion in decisions that affect her life and the development of her community.

WRAPA are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Position: Communications Expert- COVID-19 WRAPA Domestic Violence Survivors Forum.

Job Type: Consultancy

Duration: 3 Months (effective from May, 2020)

Application deadline: 15th May, 2020

Supervisor: Senior Program Coordinator.

The Communication Consultant/Firm will lead content development, coordination, management and effective delivery of the WRAPA Survivor Forum objectives.

To apply, send the following document as a single file to wrapa399@gmail.com. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Curriculum Vitae & Cover letter detailing your experience addressing the key responsibilities & person requirement.

A work plan with a supporting budget to cover professional fees and other IT facilities to aid the delivery of the objectives of the ‘COVID-19 WRAPA Domestic Violence Survivors Forum’.

Application sent after the deadline will not be accepted.

Kindly read further for other details.

Background

Domestic Violence (DV) is one of the most silent crimes in Nigeria as with many other countries. Women are suffering multiple forms of DV in cultural contexts where violence is tolerated, and yet many people do not report violence that goes on within their homes, between spouses. With the emergence of COVID-19, violence against women is becoming highly prevalent, with Intimate partner violence been the most common form. The scale and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly risen to the level of human rights threat, manifested from the imposition of quarantine or isolation limiting freedom of movement.

Within the turmoil and disruptions of the pandemic, WRAPA is seeking ways to understand and document the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on women, and ways to mitigate adverse effects while influencing policy responses. WRAPA is also working towards an effective and long-term way to close the gaps posed by the current lockdown around prevention, protection and responses to incidence reports of Domestic Violence (DV). Strategies are being developed to increase women’s knowledge, amplify their voices and enhance access to support that end or disrupt their abuse as well as hold their perpetrators to account.

Against this background there is the need to engage a communication expert to deliver on online interventions particularly the ‘WRAPA Domestic Violence Survivors Forum’ (WRAPA DV Forum). This is to strengthen protection and reduce the prevalence of abuses of women and girls in the context of COVID-19 using the organization’s Facebook page and all other appropriate online platforms including Twitter and Instagram.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and produce contents that survivors can relate with to draw them out to patronize and participate in the forum conversations
  • Translate into Hausa broad-based DV/SGBV/HP/SRHR messages to increase knowledge to facilitate understanding of personal circumstances and identification of abuses and violations.
  • Initiate and manage DV conversations with survivors ensuring a safe flow of information and learning.
  • Design and host DV Tweeter chats in Hausa and Facebook engagements using the WRAPA Hausa page.
  • Collate, analyze and the outputs from the online DV Tweeter and Facebook conversations and engagements.
  • Prepare technical reports of participation, delivery and trending measurements of the engagements.
  • Educational and Personal/Organizational Qualification
  • Evidence of capacity for online content creation and productive management;
  • Evidenced interest in issues of human rights, social and gender justice in Nigeria University degree in law, English, communication, or other social sciences;
  • At least 3 years of work experience working in the field of Media/Communication, development, law, government owned institutions or research;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa;
  • Commitment, willingness, and ability to work long hours (at least 90% of contract time, including working in the evenings and night);
  • Knowledge of computer programs and software management to maximize scale and deepen the reach of messaging;
  • Positive team player with ability to maintain good relationships across diversities of culture, gender, religion, nationality, age sensitivities and a capacity for adaptability.
  • Work with WRAPA legal unit to ensure effective referral and support for survivors seeking help on immediate or long term circumstances.

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