Overview of the Organization

Greater Women Initiative for Health And Rights (GWIHR) is a leading sex worker-led community-based organization born out of passion and a strong desire to assist in the development of sex workers through building up their capacity towards meaningful contribution to communal empowerment, awareness to prevent these groups from contracting HIV/AIDs and other life threaten diseases, contribute in reducing of the rate of stigma and discrimination of sex workers living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and further fight against all forms of violation towards sex workers in Nigeria.

Call for Applications

Location: Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

Appointment Type: Full Time

Duration: 36 months

Project Type: GBV and Human Rights Responses

Application Open Date: 25thAugust 2022

Application End Date: 31st August 2022.

Program Officer

Job Description
She reports directly to the executive director and is responsible for:
  1. Coordinating and provision of technical assistant for human rights programming and law reforms.
  2. Organises and ensures the success stories of outreaches/seminars towards the key/target population on the prevailing issues, causes and prevention strategies of human rights violations.
  3. Provide direct oversight/supervision to paralegals to ensure their adherence to implementation guidelines in their various assigned LGAs of operation.
  4. Organizes and engage community of stakeholders in sensitization and advocacy programs.
  5. Ensure regular update of the organizations’ database with activities.
  6. Ready to carry out other job functions as may be directed by the executive director.

i. Basic Requirements

  1. Must be a young female and not more than 25years.
  2. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in Law. A post graduate qualification or completed certificate courses in Project Management will be an added advantage.
  3. She must be a sex worker or 100% community friendly especially working with sex workers.
  4. She must have completed the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps.
  5. She must have an advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft packages (word, excel and PowerPoints).
  6. She must have good knowledge of statistical data analysis and presentation.
  7. Finally, she must possess at least four (4) years’ experience implementing programs for sex workers in any registered Health and Right focused non-profit organization in Nigeria.

ii. Other Requirements

Applicants should possess the following skills:

    1. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Language.
    2. Leadership and teamwork spirit.
    3. Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules under minimal supervision.
    4. Ability to organize and prioritize work schedule to meet required targets within specified deadlines.
    5. Excellent in time management

Method of Application

Qualified candidates who meet the above-stipulated conditions should email their CVs and Cover letters as one pdf document to  with job title “Program Officer- Rivers State” on or before 31st August, 2022..


Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted for physical interviews and assessments.

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