Gender Officer

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 23, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



Plan International is a child centred, international community development and humanitarian organization operating in 50 developing countries worldwide. In Ethiopia, Plan implements its program operations in five geographical areas—Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Gambella and Addis Ababa City Administration. Emergency Response and Recovery (ERR) is one of Plan Ethiopia’s thematic country programs since 2011.

As part of its emergency response, Plan international Ethiopia (PIE) starts implementing ‘Safe and Quality Education for Girls and Boys in Displacement Situations in Ethiopia’, funded by European Union, which part of BRiCE program (Building Resilience in Crises through Education). The project is being implemented both in host and refugee communities of Gambella region. The project aimed at improving access to safe, quality ECCD and basic education in fragile, refugee camp settings and host communities through strengthening data collection for creating and disseminating a solid evidence base of what works to enhance access to quality and safe education in crisis affected environments.

To support the implementation of gender related activities of the project, Plan International Ethiopia is looking for a qualified and dedicated Gender Officer for Gambella Program Area.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Emergency Gender Coordinator, the Gender Officer will play a great role in the implementation of gender action plans of the BRiCE project. The post holder is responsible for project design, assists implementation of Gender mainstreaming in the project. S/he will be responsible to Provide capacity building trainings on gender equality and mainstreaming for different stakeholder at project implementation area, Collaborate with other project staffs and conduct gender related capacity building activities for staff members, incentive workers, and other sector workers PIE.

The post holder will be part of the project team in the program area in pursuing the implementation of the project. He/she will need to work and co-ordinate closely with the EU BRiCE Project manager, Emergency Gender Coordinator, Education/Protection/staffs and others governmental & non-governmental stakeholders working in the refugee camps and host communities.









Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Project design and implementation

  • Make sure that all gender related activities are implemented as planned in the project
  •  Participate in the baseline, mid-term, and end evaluation with a close collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation teams.
  • Facilitate implementation of gender related periodic assessment and activities to be conducted using consultant or in house capacities with in the standard qualities for the emergency project.
  • Support knowledge management and learning efforts by producing and documenting project monitoring reports, cases stories and articles in relation to gender in the project area.
  • Ensure CCCD principles and strategies are mainstreamed across gender tools and frameworks and are implemented accordingly.
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of CP, DRR and inclusion in PCM process.
  • Carryout any other duty as assigned.

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification and Experience


Ø   Bachelor degree in Gender studies, social work and other related social science, and substantial experience (minimum of 3years) in gender and development programmes/projects


Ø   Good knowledge on Gender Mainstreaming, and Experience in gender projects and experience at community level projects.

Ø   Experience in gender advocacy and networking. Experience in designing & facilitating training.

Ø   Knowledge of current international development trends and thinking on programme effectiveness and in Child Rights programming

Ø   Knowledge of the sector specific development issues such as education, health, child protection, emergency responses, inclusions and DRR issues.



Skills Specific to the Post

Ø   Knowledge on inclusion and gender.

Ø    Understand organizational principles, systems and have the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level

Ø   Understanding of integrated development issues

Ø   Knowledge of child-rights programming

Ø   Knowledge of participatory monitoring, evaluation and research systems and processes

Ø   Good report writing skills

Ø   Working experience with children, youth and adults.

Ø   Strong team sprit

Ø   Strong organizational and project implementation skills, and ability to deliver to work in hardship area



Ø  Knowledge of the child protection in emergencies sector.

Ø  Knowledge of project implementation and child centred community development programming.

Ø  Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.

Ø   Knowledge of Child Protection Policy (CPP) principles and procedures

Ø   Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes.

Ø   Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.

Ø  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.

Ø  Ability to analyse information and evaluate options including planning skills.

Ø  Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.



·         Ability to act in a professional and ethical manner

·         Proper handling of the organization’s property without or with minimum waste, tear and wear or damage

·         Avoiding unreliable reports and financial documents (fraud)

·         PIE looks previous misconducts related to children seriously

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

1.             Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

2.             Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

3.             Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

4.             Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

5.             Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

1.             Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

2.             Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

3.             Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

4.             Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

1.             Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

2.             Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

3.             Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

4.             Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering


5.             Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

6.             Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

7.             Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

8.             Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


Physical Environment

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  • Typical refugee camp and remote host community environments

Level of Contact with Children:

High contact: High contact and frequency of interaction






Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application is July 1, 2020. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link through

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

-       Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

-       Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.  Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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