Support to ACERWC Response Measures to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 11 Dec 2020 Re-invitation to Bid Reference No: 83368440 The Covid-19 global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption of the health, social and economic order of the world and that of Africa. Its direct impact on health has already resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands and left millions in dire situations. The resulting macroeconomic downturn has affected every country and every sector resulting in mass disruption or loss of household incomes. The United Nations (UN) reported that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It threatens to reverse years of progress on poverty, hunger, healthcare and education. It is noted that while the pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Hence its overall consequences for Africa are overwhelming. Children, as the m

Senior Programme Manager - Gender Equality

Ireland Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ireland Embassy


Academic and professional experience:

  • Academic qualification (preferably at Masters level) in a related field such as Equality studies, Social studies, Development studies, Law, Human Rights, Economics.
  • Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to gender equality, social and economic empowerment, SRHR, GBV, preventing sexual exploitation and abuse and women’s role in peace and security in the Ethiopian and broader regional context.
  • Familiarity with national policies, institutions and programmes relevant to gender equality.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of recent developments and approaches in international practice in gender equality and related sectors including governance, peace, humanitarian action and climate change.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge and experience relating to the operating environment for gender equality focused organizations in Ethiopia.

Management experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible management experience in relevant areas position.
  • Proven track record in the effective management of highly skilled teams, financial resources and monitoring, evaluation & learning processes.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and practical experience in the areas of preventing gender based violence, social transformation, empowerment, human rights and strengthening women’s leadership.

Analysis, decision-making and communication skills:

  • Possess strong political analysis skills and an in-depth understanding of the political, economic and social context at local, national and international levels.
  • Ability to provide high-level technical expertise and guidance to the Embassy’s management and team across a range of relevant policy areas
  • Demonstrate the ability to build positive and effective relationships and apply strong advocacy competencies with a wide range of stakeholders including across Government, civil society organizations, donor partners and multilateral agencies. Demonstrable experience working with stakeholders across different cultures will be highly valued.
  • Strong team working, communication and other personal effectiveness skills including task and time management, delegated instruction, work-flow prioritization and file control.
  • Ability to participate in the resolution of challenges including through teamwork, contributing to institutional capacity and improving internal ways of working.
  • Good skills in communication, negotiation and external representation and networking


  • Good understanding of the policies and approaches of The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ireland in Ethiopia.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Amharic.
  • Excellent computer skills including on Outlook, Word, Excel and Power point.
  • Legal entitlement to live and work in Ethiopia prior to recruitment.


Application packs can be downloaded from the Irish Aid section of the Embassy’s website: Only applications using the Application Form provided will be appraised.  A cover letter is also mandatory explaining your interest and aptitude for this position.  CVs will not be considered. A written exam will be administered to test writing skills.

Selection Process:

Depending on the number of applications received, a short-listing of candidates to be called for interview may be undertaken based on the Key Requirements above.  Only successful candidates will be contacted. It is planned that interviews will be held by video-conference in early December 2020.

Completed applications should be submitted only by email to by close of business Monday 23rd of November 2020.

General Data Protection Regulation:

All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.

Security Clearance:

Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.

The Embassy of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.

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