With the support of the USAID through National Democratic Institute (NDI) Abuja, in partnership with Life Helpers Initiative (LHI), the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWAC) organized a day meeting along with other critical stakeholders to develop the Terms of Reference for the position of a Women Desk Officer in the Local Government level on the 7th December 2017 at the Women Development Center Sokoto
The Women Desk Office is one of the key project desired outcome as we implement the Increasing Women Participation in local governance through Advocacy under the Electoral Empowerment Civil Society Project; the position is designed to support the aggregation of the needs of women, children anf people with special needs at the local in line with the Draft Sokoto State Gender Policy which is currently waiting for approval.
Key stakeholders at the meeting included Hajia Kulu A. Sifawa (Hon Comm. MoWAC), Hajia Aisha Dantsoho (Perm Sec. MoWAC), Mallam Aliyu Abubakar Tureta(Hon. Chairman Rabah LG), Mal. Salisu L. (Hon. Chairman Tureta LG), Dr Kulu Haruna, former Commissioner of Education, Prof Aisha Madawaki Isah MFR, former Commissioner, MoWAC. There were others in attendance such as distinguished honourable members of the House of Assembly, NDI Country Director, Mr Aubrey and Annabel Ugwoke Program Officer NDI, LHI team.
Key component of the ToR include goal of the position, Objectives, Key Duties & Responsibilities, Qualifications & other key desirables, Reporting mechanism.