TIER: Human Right Program Manager
Date : 3/14/2012
Formally known as TIP, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIER) is a non-governmental organization in Nigeria. It was established in 2007 as a response to the continuous discrimination and marginalization of sexual minorities in health programs such as HIV prevention program and human rights advocacy. It envisions a society that is free from discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, ethnicity and especially sexual orientation and gender identity amongst others and works to achieve this through education, empowerment and advocacy. TIER's activities include but are not limited to sexual health programming, skill acquisition programs, capacity building development and a legal aid program.
TIER seeks to appoint a Human Rights Program Manager, based at TIER in Lagos state, Nigeria.
The Program Manager will plan, implement and manage the Human rights projects of TIER. The human rights priority of TIER includes:
- To develop an advocacy strategy to eliminate discriminative laws and policies affecting LGBT persons;
- To provide access to paralegal service, mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and legal representation;
- To build sustainable LGBT activism in Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage the programmatic functions of the human rights unit, development and implementing the annual program work plan and budget, as well as revising and updating LGBT human rights initiative project goal;
- Conduct donor research and development resource mobilization strategy for human rights programming;
- Build relationships with mainstream human rights movement in Nigeria: creating the platform for the integration of LGBT human rights in the broad human rights movement;
- Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of Nigeria political climate with regard to LGBT rights;
- Facilitate the monitoring and documentation of human rights abuses on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity;
- Maintain regular communication with institutional donors, organizational partners and local MSM/LGBT human rights organizations. Write proposals and progress reports as required, for funding organizations, international partners and for publication in TIER reports;
- Lead efforts to coordinate a focused LGBT human rights policy effort among various stakeholders, unifying strategic aims, aligning policy recommendations and supporting coalitions and alliances.
- The applicant must have a University degree or equivalent professional experience in human rights advocacy, program implementation and specific understanding of vulnerable groups including but not limited to issues based on sexual orientation and gender identity;
- Experience in designing and implementing innovative human rights projects, with knowledge in grant proposal development and reporting to donors;
- The candidate must also possess exceptional written and verbal communications skills as well as strong interpersonal, facilitation and team-building skills with proven capacity for leadership, diplomacy, and advocacy. Excellent organizational skills are important, including strong and proven ability to work independently, coordinate events, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and initiate follow through with accuracy and attention to detail;
- Eligibility to work in Nigeria and fluency in written and spoken English. Competency in other languages is valued but not required;
- Willingness and availability to undertake significant local and international travel;
- Proficiency in the use of communications software and technologies such as Skype and software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Interested candidates should forward their resume and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org and ‘CC’ email@example.com by Saturday, 31st March 2012.