Facilitators/coaches/trainers (2)

at Ethiopian Society of Sociologist Social Workers and Anthropologists (ESSSWA)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 10, 2019
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Internal/ External Vacancy

The Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists (ESSSWA) has been implementing project entitled: “Strengthening Social Services System in Ethiopia (SSSSE)”with a financial and technical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The overall objective of the project is to improve social services provided to HIV and AIDS infected and affected Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their families in Ethiopia by strengthening social service system and social service workforce and capacity building in four Regional Sates (Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNP) and Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa City Administrations. ESSSWA with FHI 360 and 22 Implementing Partners intends to implement the Sinovuyo Teens Program for parents and adolescents curriculum across three regions (Amhara, Oromia and SNNP) and Addis Ababa city administration. ESSSWA is currently looking for competent and qualified candidates to fill the position stated below. Therefore, interested professionals who fulfill the requirements are hereby invited to apply for this post.


ESSSWA is collaborating with FHI360 to implement Sinovuyo Programme for Parents and Teens. The Sinovuyo Programme for Parents and Teens is a parenting programme that aims to strengthen caregivers’ abilities to respond and protect adolescents from the risks of HIV by providing a nurturing and protective environment.

  •   The programme strengthens the ability of parents and caregivers to provide a protective  environment and ensure the health and wellbeing of children through positive parenting   techniques and relationship-building.
  •   Parents are taught on how to use alternative parenting strategies to reduce adolescent problem behaviours and avoid harsh disciplining techniques at home.
  •  A component of HIV-risk behavior prevention is built into the program through use
    of culturally appropriate and context relevant HIV prevention messages for parents and teens. This version of the program is designed to be relevant in various contexts with high HIV-prevalence.


The primary responsibilities of the Sinovuyo Programme for Parents and Teens facilitators/coaches/trainers are:

  • To fully understand the Sinovuyo Programme for Parents and Teens philosophy, methodology, curriculum and collaborative approach by attending the Sinovuyo training.
  • To facilitate the parent-teen group meetings, as outlined by the weekly curriculum.
  • To conduct home visits for families that miss sessions and provide continued support to families requiring additional support.
  • To maintain attendance records for group sessions and home visits conducted for missed sessions.
  • To recruit and maintain group participants.
  • To conduct pre and post home visits to undertake relevant assessments required by the programme.
  • To liaise between the participants and the implementing partner ensuring that support to participants is provided and referrals made for services.
  • To be responsible for preparation of group session meetings ensuring venue, instructional materials and any additional logistics are in order.
  • To provide a mechanism for referrals and additional support from other social services.
  • To assure fidelity and quality of program delivery
  • To submit training and program reports and updates.

Duration: January to September 30, 2020

Job Requirements


  • First degree in health,  social  work , sociologists, &  social  anthropologists, psychology , gender and related social  field of studies
  • English Language - Must be proficient in English, specifically able to read and speak
  • Proficient in Amharic and knowledge of other local language is advantageous
  • Available to implement Sinovuyo Programme for Parents and Teens from January 12, 2020 through September 30, 2020
  • Previous experience working with community members e.g. voluntary, faith based organisation, local govt structures, school, community groups on gender based violence, parenting, HIV/AIDS.

 Knowledge (not all required):

  • Feminism - Commitment to feminist values and ideologies
  • Gender-Based Violence - Familiarity with, sexual violence, gender-based violence and its origins
  • Reproductive Health - Knowledgeable about sexual and reproductive health, HIV
  • Group Facilitation - Comfortable leading or facilitating group learning

 Desired Skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Able to observe and synthesize the pros and cons of a situation and use learning to implement a best course of action
  • Organizational - Able to juggle competing priorities, interests, trainings, schedules, timelines and work-related arrangements
  • Tenacity - Able to not give up and find ways around, over, under, through
  • Effective Communicator - Especially verbally
  • Reliability - Excellent punctuality and consistency

 Background (not all required):

  • Coaching/teaching - in formal or informal settings
  • Community organizing - for behavior change, social cause
  • Social justice work - committed to equity and human rights
  • Negotiating and storytelling skills - with youth and adults
  • Survivor - knowledge of assault, abuse, childhood trauma
  • Data collection/research - experience designing, organizing, conducting, analyzing and summarizing research
  • Servant leadership - understanding the interplay of humility and leadership

 Number required: Two (2)


Applying Instructions

Application Deadline and procedures
 Only candidates who fulfill the minimum criteria are encouraged to send application dossier containing the following: Application letter, up to date curriculum vitae (CV), names and addresses of three references, at least one of them should be from the recent employer and photocopies of all academic credentials and testimonials and any other supporting documents within five (5) consecutive days starting from the date of this announcement on ethiojobs.net to the following address.

Address: E-mail: firehiwotsodo@gmail.com ,OR, P.O.Box: 31130, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Phone number: +251 111- 223-450.

Submit in person at ESSSWA office located at Holy Trinity Theology College Building, Fifth Floor Office No. 502, Opposite to AAU Arat Killo Campus.

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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