Federal Government of Nigeria Recruitment for Youth and Gender Mainstreaming Specialist (YGMS)

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have approved the establishment of Country Programme Advisory Team (CPAT) for the coordination of all IFAD funded projects in Nigeria. The team is to ensure quality and provide unified and result based services to the country programmes in the following thematlc areas; Monitoring & Evaluation, Youth and Gender Mainstreaming, Climate change adaptation and Environment, Nutrition main- streaming, Financial inclusion, Finance and Expenditure Management, Communication and Knowledge Management.

To facilitate the composition of the Team, the vacancy below have been declared:

Job Title: Youth and Gender Mainstreaming Specialist (YGMS)

Location: Nigeria

Main Responsibilities

  • S/he will be responsible for the provision of technical advisory services to support the youth, gender and rural institution activities across IFAD projects in Nigeria.
  • S/he will provide technical backstopping on capacity building activities aimed at providing information, knowledge and readily useable methodologies on youth and gender development activities across the projects.

Specific Duties

  • Mainstreaming Gender and youth in IFAD funded projects in Nigeria.
  • Developing Gender and youth targeting strategies for IFAD funded programmes and monitoring the implementation for quality.
  • Advance the youth employment agenda of the Government and IFAD, coordinate the integrated youth agribusiness activities with IFAD supported country programmes and promote linkages with other relevant players such as key government departments, private sector actors, non-governmental and international organizations to generate and share learning about what works, and ensure that the shared knowledge contributes to increased youth employment opportunities.
  • Build partnerships with complementary technical organizations, UN, NGOs, the private sector and specialized departments of other bilateral and multilateral development agencies including MDAs as potential operational and strategic partners.
  • Provide technical leadership on youth and Gender activities during supervision missions.


  • The duration of the assignment will be on 2-year renewal based on assessed performance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters or Higher-level Degree in Sociology, Economics and other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience including at least 2 years in implementation of projects integrating strengthening of FOs and Gender issues in IFAD/Donor assisted projects.
  • Good writing skills and computer literacy will be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV (in PDF or MS Word Format) to:  pcu.fmard.ng@gmail.com , cpat.fmard@gmail.com , cpat.ifadnigeria@gmail.com

Note: Candidates should write boldly the position they are applying for as the subject of their email.

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