Advisor- Gender and social Accountability

at CARE Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 6, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The Advisor- Gender and Social accountability reports directly to SRH unit coordinator. S/he will serve as technical lead of the project strategies centered on changing the harmful social norms that perpetuate FGC/M and EM through community dialogues, agency-building of adolescent girls and providing alternatives for the economic coping strategies HTPs provide to impoverished families. The advisor will also lead the design and implementation of Social Analysis and Action (SAA), community-led social change process developed by CARE, through which individuals and communities explore and challenge social norms, beliefs and practices around gender and sexuality. In consultation with the SRH unit team and CARE’s technical team, s/he will lead a formative research in implementation areas to identify key issues on social norms, and to make recommendations on how to address gender barriers and challenges. The advisor will also work with CARE team to develop and implement the GBV Monitoring and Risk Mitigation Plan and design behavioral change communication tools. It is also the position holder responsibility to provide a technical support for the team and government partners on CSC approach improves government responsiveness to the needs of the community. This will strengthens the technical, organizational and management capabilities of government stakeholders to improve and sustain their coordination mechanisms, which are key to the sustain-ability of project results. The advisor will oversee the mainstreaming of gender in CARE and among partners; facilitate trainings, participate in monitoring, evaluation, and learning events; respond to identified issues; and make timely adjustments to implementation strategies as needed. The advisor will make sure all the design, implementation and monitoring activities will address the specific needs of people with disability.


 Job Responsibility #1:  Analysis, Strategy, Approaches, and Design (time: 40%)

§  Lead qualitative Gender Analysis which will establish baseline data to develop gender strategy

§  Develops gender strategy and SAA implementation approaches of the  project in collaboration with other project staff

§  In collaboration with the project team develop a comprehensive GBV Monitoring and Risk Mitigation Plan.

§  Technical lead the design and production of behavioral Change Communication materials

§  Technically lead the implantation of CSC approach improves government responsiveness to the needs of the community.

§  Closely follows up and ensures the implementation of strategies and approaches

§  Develops gender sensitive indicators to measure results

§  Designs concepts, and inputs into problem identification, causal and problem analysis to support operationalization of gender strategies and plans

§  Actively contributes to Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs) to ensure gender responsive planning

§  Facilitates the adoption and ensure implementation of national gender guidelines, international standards and donors protocols

§  Making sure that all the analysis, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation address the specific needs of people with disability.

 Job Responsibility #2 Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (time: 30 %)

§  Establishes staff and key partners induction and ongoing training processes on gender focused program quality

§  Conducts capacity assessment and based on the results, prepares plans and advises team on key learning competency and skill requirements in staff and partners pertinent to gender

§  Leads the development and facilitation of trainings for partners and staff development on gender specific initiatives

§  Continually updates staff and partners on emerging gender issues to enhance and sustain conceptual clarity and awareness of partners and others’ best practices

§  Participates in the selection of and support to external, temporary technical assistance (consultants, interns) as required

§  Works with the relevant government structures to facilitate gender -related activities and monitoring in the operational areas

§  Develops and facilitates the adoption and translation of training curricula/manuals, modules, and technical assistance methodologies

 Job Responsibility #3:  Learning, Policy Implementation, and Networking (time: 15%)

§  Establishes effective linkage and partnership with other SRH project/programs with particular focus on gender

§  Keeps up to date with developments in gender initiatives, including best practice in-country, regionally and globally, and ensure ongoing personal development and learning

§  Explores and participates in networks, gender task forces at the national, regional, and local levels

§  Supports the translation of gender learning into evidence-based lessons to influence policies

§  Identifies, establishes and maintains productive relationships with like-minded non-government organizations

§  Provides linkage support to networks with other organizations working on gender issues

§  Disseminates on a regular basis information regarding the consortium’s gender accomplishments among stakeholders, including the government

§  Organizes and participates in cross-visits within the consortium and with other organizations

§  Together with the Learning Design and Measurement (LDM) manager, supports the effort to measure impact and document lessons learned and best practices.

§  Documents and shares lessons/results of gender work, SRH and accountability.

Job Responsibility 4: Reporting (10%)

§  Develops appropriate reporting formats together with the LDM and other relevant technical staffs;

§  Collects monthly and quarterly performance reports from Concerned offices and relevant project staffs;

§  Checks and confirm the correctness of the reported activities;

§  Review monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the projects and provide technical support for the field team to produce quality reports.

Job Responsibility #5:  Representation and Others (time: 5%)

§  Participates in different gender related task forces and working groups within CARE and outside as needed

§  Performs other duties as assigned.

III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)

The reason for creating this position is to ensure internalization and mainstreaming of gender across Health and other government partners and implementation areas. The adviser must use interpersonal skills to choose the right strategy to address a given problem and also has to deal with variable solutions, which need analysis, problem definition, and development of alternative solutions. This position requires innovative thinking and the ability to network and communicate broadly and strategically.

This position is based in Addis with 30% travel to field offices, which requires overnight trips out of Addis.

Job Requirements




BSc/BA in relevant disciplines, e.g. Social Science, Gender, SRH and other related.


MA/Sc degree in Gender, SRH, Sociology, Anthropology, Developmental Studies and professional training in gender or related fields.



§  At least 6 years of work experience in developmental related areas related to women’s empowerment and gender equity issues, preferably related to SRH and livelihood programming

§  Experience on qualitative research design and reporting

§  Experience working with people with disability

§  Practical experience in women, adolescent girls and boys and livelihoods programming


§  NGO experience

§  Planning SRH, livelihood and HTP related and development projects

§  Policy advocacy



§  Strong knowledge of gender analysis, interpretation and mainstreaming, particularly as related to livelihoods programming

§  Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, and transparent and participatory management

§  Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion) and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS

§  Sound understanding on contextualizing and monitoring indicators of transparency, accountability and participation of poverty eradication processes (Millennium Development Goal)

§  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies

§  Strong analytical skills

§  Training/facilitation skills

§  Knowledge of action learning/research methodologies

§  Writing skills (for report and strategy documents), proficiency in oral and written English

§  Computer literacy in MS-Word, Spreadsheet, Microsoft PowerPoint etc


§  Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

§  Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills


§  Respect, integrity, diversity, excellence, adaptability, stress tolerance, coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership and commitment, facilitating change, adaptability, and contributing to team success

Applying Instructions

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) directly to  or Send your application by e-mail to

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