Terms of Reference – Technical Officer/Lead – Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

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Terms of Reference – Technical Officer/Lead – Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights 

Reporting to: CEO (Primary Manager) & Dotted Line Reporting to Head of Operations and Programme 


The Youth Network for Community & Sustainable Development (YNCSD) is a pioneering youth-led organization, committed to catalyzing social change by engaging young people in critical sexual and reproductive health issues. Our primary focus is on amplifying youth voices to advocate for Human Rights through strategic advocacy, capacity building, development communications, and partnerships, with a special emphasis on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights. 

YNCSD is renowned for mobilizing youth to challenge Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and combat gender-based violence. Our commitment extends to transforming societal norms, advocating for reproductive rights, ensuring desired pregnancies, and providing comprehensive reproductive health services. 

Key Responsibilities 

Leadership in Program Management and Implementation 

  • Lead the Technical Team in executing outstanding technical programs and projects, focusing on delivering impactful results. 
  • Strategically assign projects to align with team capabilities and organizational goals, particularly within the SRHR movement in Nigeria. 
  • Develop and implement robust strategies that align with the program’s objectives and respond to the expectations of our donors and partners. 
  • Establish and maintain proactive relationships with community activists and stakeholders, ensuring our programs align with community needs. 
  • Maintain a commitment to documenting and sharing impactful results and lessons learned, enhancing our organizational knowledge and advocacy efforts. 
  • Oversee project activities to ensure they align with strategic goals, optimizing resource

utilization and impact. 

  • Ensure compliance with financial and administrative protocols, collaborating closely with organizational leaders. 
  • Lead in technical reporting, providing comprehensive updates to donors and stakeholders. Capacity Strengthening and Movement Building 
  • Spearhead capacity-building initiatives, focusing on empowering communities to advocate for sexual and reproductive rights. 
  • Design and implement tools to assess and address service gaps, particularly in SRH and safe abortion services. 
  • Champion collaboration and knowledge exchange within YNCSD, identifying opportunities to bolster YNCSDs role in the broader movement. 

People Management 

  • Lead a dynamic team, providing guidance and support to drive high-quality program delivery. 
  • Develop comprehensive reports for the board, highlighting progress and impact of the technical portfolio of projects. 
  • Foster a culture of mentorship and professional growth of direct reports Regularly evaluate team performance, offering feedback and setting objectives to enhance effectiveness. 
  • Address and resolve conflicts, ensuring a cohesive and supportive team environment. Support team members in identifying career advancement opportunities, aligning with the organization’s goals. 

Skills and Experiences 


  • 3-5 years of leadership experience in delivering technical programs, with a significant focus on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights movement in Nigeria. Comprehensive knowledge of SRHR, with specific insights related and applicable policies and practices. 
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with a history of successful multi-community initiatives, particularly in Key Population communities. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, adept at articulating complex issues. Robust research and technical writing skills. 
  • Willingness to travel extensively. 
  • Must be based in Abuja, possess emotional intelligence, and be staunchly pro-choice, aligning with our organizational values and mission in the safe abortion sector.

Highly Desired: 

  • Experience in diverse and inclusive community engagement, particularly in contexts related to safe abortion, PUID, gender and sexual minority groups, FSWs. Skills in facilitating meetings and processes. 

Application Details: 

  • Salary Range: 120,000 – 250,000 monthly, based on experience. To apply, submit a 1-page CV and a cover letter to recruitment@yncsd.org by April 15, 2024. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. 

Benefits & Perks 

  • Hybrid work arrangement (Mon-Wed) 
  • Professional development budget 
  • Opportunity to travel 
  • Comprehensive medical coverage 

Pension contribution