Gender& Inclusion Specialist -(National Position) Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Cordaid
Closing date: 14 Jul 2021

Cordaid is the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid. Inspired by compassion, solidarity, and subsidiarity, we see it as our mission to reduce fragility and the vulnerability of people where it is most needed and most difficult: in fragile and conflict-affected societies. We operate of the world’s most fragile countries with offices established in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. We do this by promoting equality and social inclusion, by increasing the resilience of people and societies and by strengthening the social contract between citizens and their governments. Wherever we can, we combine lifesaving humanitarian aid with the longer-term improvement of health care systems, economic opportunities and disaster resilience, and the promotion of peace, security, and justice.


The Gender and Inclusion Specialist has the role of supporting Cordaid’s programs to implement gender mainstreaming in all its work. This Gender & Inclusion Specialist provides input, guidance and recommendations on all gender perspectives in the work of Cordaid and is expected to advocate for greater attention of gender and inclusion across board. This requires the Gender & Inclusion Specialist to understand Cordaid’s programs and how gender mainstreaming applies to its work. In addition the Gender & Inclusion specialist is expected to have a good understanding of the international instruments and frameworks like SDGs (Agenda 2030), UNSCR1325, CEDAW.

This position will ensure that project activities effectively integrate gender considerations and mainstream vulnerable and marginalized groups, such as women and persons with disabilities. The Specialist will support the design and implementation of project activities that address the unique human rights challenges that women face, and how to incorporate gender and social inclusion concerns in advocacy activities. S/he will support project management with recommendations for improving processes to achieve objectives, will contribute to the overall adaptive programming approach, and will play a key role in project work planning, learning, and reporting.


  • Assist Cordaid Ethiopia management to assess and identify gender knowledge needs and gaps in Cordaid programmes.
  • Provide technical support to program design and implementation of comprehensive approaches to include gender across all programmes. Provide guidance to Program Staff on inclusion and gender issues across all programme areas.
  • Work closely with the M&E technical lead to generate monitoring and analysis tools for gender interventions, assist in the monitoring and evaluation of results emanating from Cordaid program work with resulting to the collect & analyse disaggregated data.
  • Conduct gender analysis at programme outset to identify unique constraints for women and men and incorporate findings in work plan and baseline data for ongoing monitoring and learning purposes.
  • Develop and manage a set of grants to enhance gender equity with regards to UNSCR 1325 (participation of women in leadership, prevention of harmful practices, Protection from gender-based violence)
  • Work with and participate in Gender Community of Practice (Internal and External) to Develops tools for the design and implementation of gender and inclusion specific technical components as needed.
  • Coordinate training activities and develop a suite of tools for training on gender mainstreaming based on identified needs of staff and relevant stakeholders on gender inclusion-related issues in liaison with other organisations/partners that can contribute towards this.
  • Deliver technical assistance to stakeholders to build capacity around development of inclusive practices and policies.
  • Develop annual project work plans in collaboration with program staff and contribute inputs to all donor related reporting mechanisms.


  • BA in Gender Studies or related field (Master’s degree highly preferred).
  • At least 5 years of work in gender responsive development work
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience (Minimum 5 years) of development and gender issues in either of these areas (humanitarian response, health, food security, livelihoods)

How to apply:

Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email

Please note due to urgency of the vacancy , the selection will be done on a rolling basis.

CORDAID is an equal opportunities employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications submitted cannot be returned. An integrity check will be part of the recruitment procedure.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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