Gender Specialist, Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Save the Children - US
Closing date: 15 May 2020

Save the Children is seeking a Gender Specialist for a five-year USAID-funded multi-sectoral and integrated positive youth development program. The anticipated program will build the capacity of national and local institutions to improve the quality and availability of health services, increase youth leadership and civic participation and improve economic pathways for Ethiopian young men and women.

The Gender Specialist will be responsible for coordinating activities that promote gender and community participation, networking with government and other organizations and providing technical assistance to project staff. The Gender Specialist will build capacity of local organizations and community counterparts, through training and technical support. This position will provide both managerial and technical support to the project, and attend to program-related issues and activities to promote gender sensitivity and participation. The Gender Specialist will work closely with the Technical Advisors within the project.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Serve as part of the Senior Management Team, and contribute to the development and implementation of annual program work plans, performance milestones and project monitoring
  • Analyze and review reports from project staff with a gender/community perspective
  • Provide technical support to project staff to ensure high quality gender transformative and gender sensitive program interventions
  • Provide technical, programmatic, operational, and managerial oversight to the assigned gender activities
  • Apply technical skills and participate in technical working groups
  • Review project reports and annual implementation plans and contribute to regional and national strategic planning
  • Ensure that program management meets USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies, International Development or related field is required
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience working on gender issues in relation to youth health, youth workforce development, and youth civic engagement
  • Familiarity with the evidence base and best practice in gender sensitive and gender transformative programming, as well as social and gender norms
  • Proven ability in promoting and collaborating with multi-level stakeholders
  • Proven ability as a facilitator for gender and sector-related activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of local language
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Ethiopia

What’s In It for You

  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
  • A family friendly work environment
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers
  • Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities and with the American Management Association, as well as language learning opportunities

Qualified local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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