Research and Policy Officer needed at LOPTERRA

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Job title : Research and Policy Officer

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : July 20, 2024

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Organisation summary

  • Our client has a credible history of organising and galvanising action for the enactment and formulation of legal and policy frameworks to advance gender equality and eliminate sexual and gender-based violence.
  • They started operations in October 2017 to complement the program and policy efforts of the government in advancing intersectional gender equality and eliminating all forms of sexual and gender-based violence which undermine women’s potential, agency, and freedom.

Job Description

  • As the Research and Policy Officer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our research and advocacy efforts. Your work will be instrumental in influencing policy, guiding program development, and amplifying our impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall work of policy design, review, adoption, and implementation strategies in higher education institutions.
  • Develop high-quality evidence-based analysis, position papers, and policy briefings.
  • Shape the policy agenda and contribute to the design of the organisation’s strategic goals on policy and advocacy development.
  • Develop policy position papers, briefs, and factsheets related to ending gender inequalities and sexual harassment in higher education institutions.
  • Conduct research, analyze, and make evidence-based recommendations on policies linked to sexual harassment; implement and participate in advocacy efforts and campaigns aimed at adopting policies and laws that challenge gender-related norms and behaviors.
  • Build the internal capacity of the organisation on research.
  • Provide technical support to tertiary institutions on anti-sexual harassment policy framework design.
  • Track and monitor the effective implementation of institutions’ anti-sexual harassment policies.
  • Plan and organise formal and non-formal events, conferences, and conversations to promote the adoption of model policies.
  • Write research and program proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with the programs unit and product manager to coordinate advocacy and drive the adoption of survivor-centered reporting mechanisms in tertiary institutions.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in research, policy analysis, or a related role.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences / Law / Gender Studies / Public Policy / Human Rights / International Development / Public Health or related discipline
  • Proven track record in developing and advocating for policy initiatives.
  • Experience in managing research projects and teams.


  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in statistical software and data analysis tools.
  • Ability to translate complex research findings into clear, actionable recommendations.


  • Commitment to client’s work scope
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.

Why you should work with our client

  • Advocacy and Awareness: Our client is at the forefront of advocacy efforts to influence policy and societal attitudes towards gender equality. Through our awareness campaigns, research, and policy recommendations, we strive to create systemic change that benefits everyone.
  • Global and Local Reach: While they operate on a global scale, they are deeply rooted in local communities. Their dual approach ensures that they address gender issues both broadly and specifically, tailoring their interventions to the unique contexts of different regions.
  • Join a Dedicated Team: By working with our client, you become part of a passionate and dedicated team that is unwavering in its commitment to gender equality, and together can achieve more and drive the positive change we all envision.
  • Meaningful Impact: Our client is dedicated to creating a tangible and lasting impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment. By collaborating with them, you become a part of a movement that is driving real change and making a significant difference in the lives of countless individuals.
  • Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in the field, our client has developed a deep understanding of gender issues and effective strategies to address them. Their team of experts is well-versed in advocacy, education, and community engagement, ensuring that their initiatives are both innovative and impactful.
  • Equal Opportunity: Our client is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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