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Recruitment of a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Specialist

Date : 09 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021
Venue : Abuja, Nigeria,
Town : Abuja
Country : Nigeria



Recruitment of a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Specialist


For a Time-Based Contract


Date: 04- 20 août, 2021
Venue: ECOWAS Commission, Directorate of Energy & Mines
Town: ABUJA  – Country: Nigeria

Project reference No.: P167569


  1. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has received a grant from the World Bank toward the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access and Battery Energy Storage Technology Project (BEST), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Selection of a Specialist in Gender Based Violence (GBV) for the Regional Coordination Unit (RCU).
  2. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to increase access to the power grid and improve the capacity to ensure synchronous operation of the power system within the ECOWAS region.
  3. In phase 1, the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project, finances the strengthening and extension of the distribution network (MV and LV) in three West African countries, namely The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Mali and will allow cross-border electrification in these countries.
  4. As for the said phase ‘BEST’, it will finance electrification works in Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Then in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Niger, the proposed project will finance battery energy storage technology equipment to support the synchronization of the electricity system and foster the regional energy market. In addition, the proposed project aims to build the regional institution ERERA.
  5. The consultant’s services (“the services”) include the following, as indicated below and the duration of the contract will be one (1) year renewable subject to satisfactory performance over the duration of the project planned for approximately six (6) years. During services, the consultant should be available to work part time.
  6. The overall responsibility of the Gender-Based Violence Specialist of the project will focus on:
    1. Technical support in the quality review of project documents;
    2. Technical support in monitoring the implementation of project activities, particularly in prevention, mitigation of adverse risks, and response to GBV, including SEAH, related to the implementation of development operations and holistic support for survivors of these abuses in the project intervention area; and,
    3. Capacity building of the various actors and recipient communities in the effective consideration of GBV/SEAH/VAC aspects associated with the BEST project activities.
  7. Details of all the Terms of Reference is available at this link for interested consultants:

  1. This Consultant will work in tandem with the UMOP and UMOP Safeguards teams, on the definition and monitoring of criteria for monitoring and evaluation of prevention activities and response to GBV/SEAH/VAC ethical way.
  2. The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services regarding the following criteria:
    1. Holds a degree or equivalent in social sciences, education sciences, law, project management, and/or any other similar discipline;
    2. At least eight (08) years of overall professional experience and/or expertise;
    3. At least five years of experience in the supervision of GBV prevention and response activities, experience in prevention and response to SEA/SH/VAC will be an added value;
    4. At least five year experience in conducting awareness campaigns on women’s rights, gender equality, GBV, and/or reproductive health would be an asset;
    5. Excellent knowledge of the guiding and ethical principles that govern work with GBV survivors and of good practices in the implementation of GBV/SEA/SH/VAC prevention and response activities;
    6. Good experience in GBV data collection and analysis methods;
    7. – Ability to analyze GBV-related issues from a situational perspective
    8. – Good knowledge of the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies
    9. – A good knowledge of the Nigerian legislation in force regarding GBV; knowledge of the legislation of one or more of the following countries will be an asset: Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
    10. – Excellent command of English and/or French and good report writing skills; and
    11. – Knowledge of an additional language (English or French) would be an asset; and
    12. – Good command of computer tools (word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and Intranet, etc.).
  3. A Candidate will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (Fourth Edition November 2020).
  4. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. (GMT + 1) Local Time,

ECOWAS-REAP, Directorate of Energy & Mines, ECOWAS Commission Annex, Niger House, 4th Floor

Plot 817, Ralph Shodeinde Street, Abuja, NIGERIA.

E-mail:; with copy to;; ; and

  1. Expressions of interest must be delivered latest by August 20, 2021 at 5.00 p.m. GMT at the above e-mail contacts.

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