Men’s Engagement Programme Associate at Women for Women International (WfWI) Nigeria


About " Women for Women International (WfWI) Nigeria "

Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war, to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community. Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped over 560,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Men’s Engagement Programme Associate

Job Location:


Job Type:

Full time Jobs

Job Description

  • he Men’s Engagement Program Associate will support implementing and coordinating the Men’s Engagement Program in Cross River.
  • The role works closely with the MEP Coordinator and Program Officer (Cross River) to ensure the effective delivery of program activities and the achievement of program objectives.
  • The person is critical in promoting gender equality, preventing gender-based violence, and engaging men in positive behaviours and attitudes towards women and girls.

Duties and Responsibilities
Program Coordination:

  • Educate the community, religious and traditional leaders, participants’ spouses, and their stakeholders to understand and support gender-responsive changes toward women’s empowerment and the potential of women toward stable and peaceful communities.
  • Organize joint dialogue sessions of community stakeholders and MEP facilitators for sensitization and feedback.
  • Work with community leaders and local partners to strengthen community structures to better respond to violence against women through changed attitudes and perceptions on sexual violence and women’s rights.
  • Identify, screen, and select men (refugees and host community) who will participate in the Men’s Engagement Programme.
  • Ensure lessons are delivered from the WfWI Men’s Leadership curriculum according to an established schedule.
  • Provide guidance and support to MEP participants in developing action plans to advocate for peaceful coexistence for individuals and families.
  • Supervise capacity-building training for men to become allies and leaders in women’s inclusion.
  • Coordinate couples’ sessions involving community members where couples jointly develop action plans for improved family economic livelihood.
  • Share challenges, success stories, complex cases, supplemental materials, etc., with Men’s Engagement Program Coordinator and colleagues.
  • Collaborate with the Program Officer in Calabar to develop the Men’s Engagement Program (MEP) training schedules.
  • Identify strategies for program sustainability that align with program objectives, community needs, and available resources in communities in Cross River State, and advise the MEPC accordingly.
  • Promote a culture of ownership and accountability among participants and stakeholders in the communities in Cross River State
  • Organize and conduct the orientation of new participants on program rules and goals, WfWi ethics and safeguarding policy.
  • Report all safeguarding concerns during training and community activities to the Social Empowerment Manager and the Safeguarding Focal Point.
  • Provide regular updates to the MEPC regarding the progress of the MEP training and any challenges or issues.
  • Stay updated on best practices and emerging trends in advocacy for peaceful coexistence and share relevant information and resources with MEP participants.
  • Review all facilitators’ reports and submit harmonized reports which provide a comprehensive overview of the MEP activities and outcomes.
  • Provide information to participants about other services the organization provides, such as vocational training, business skills training, or numeracy training.
  • Provide information to participants about the services of partner organizations or other community services such as microcredit, legal aid, health care, counselling, etc.

Personnel Management:

  • Supervise contractors and submit assessments to the MEPC for completion while providing necessary support to enable them to meet the set target.
  • Provide guidance, and feedback to facilitators for a clear understanding of their roles, address challenges and improve their skills and knowledge.


  • Ensure the documentation and dissemination of success stories, lessons learned, and best practices from the advocacy efforts of MEP participants.
  • Maintain clear and organized documentation of the facilitators’ reports, MEP documents and related materials for future reference.
  • Provide reports on activities as required and give recommendations, where necessary, for the smooth running of the program
  • Keep an up-to-date inventory of training supplies and monitor usage in the most effective manner.


  • Adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policies and the organizational values of Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, and Resilience.
  • Disclaimer: The duties, responsibilities, and activities of this job description may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Job Requirement

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies or any other related field.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience managing projects in social services, education (preferably with adults), psychology, community development, and women’s issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ending violence against women.
  • Understanding the role of men in ending violence against women.
  • Demonstrated experience working on community development issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with NGOs, particularly international NGOs, is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in organizing training with and for authorities, community and traditional leaders.
  • A deep understanding of gender issues, including the impact of traditional gender roles and the dynamics of power and privilege, is essential.
  • Awareness of cultural differences and the ability to work sensitively within diverse communities is essential.
  • Ability to advocate for gender equality and challenge harmful social norms is essential to the role.
  • Understanding human rights principles and the ability to apply these principles to program design and implementation is essential.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to personal growth, self-reflection, and continuous learning is valuable in this role.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office suite and Outlook
  • Excellent report writing skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Required oral and written communication skills in English and pidgin language.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV, Cover Letter and three (3) professional references to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
  • No telephone inquiries, please.


July 19, 2023
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