at Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Development and Inter-Church Aid
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 4, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Social Sciences
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


The gender Specialist will carries out the following major responsibility under the auspices of the social service division:

  • Violence- related projects, in particular violence against women and girls, and in related interventions of the department.
  • Engage with the refugees and internally displaced community and community representatives to understand needs and gaps in gender-based violence programming of the department.
  • Support Gender-based violence cases received from different referring partners and through direct community referrals for the provision of case management services to respond to the needs of clients, provide them information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers if required.
  • Incorporate a survivor/client-centered approach in all activities of the organization.
  • Individual counseling, support groups, life skills workshops, advocacy, case management, crisis intervention, children’s services, recreation, safety and proper referrals.
  • Home visiting and counseling beneficiaries and researching there situation and provide feedback to the social service division for better intervention.
  • Ensure strict adherence to confidentiality for all case-related information; protect the identities of clients in the design and implementation of all activities.
  • Assess the knowledge and utilization of health and other services available for survivors of GBV.
  • Involve in the project design, development, and implementation of Act for Peace and other partners supported gender and livelihood focused project and other similar project of the department.
  • Act as Gender/Protection Focal Point for Act for Peace partnership to explore and deliver opportunities for increased gender sensitive and community based protection programming
  • Work closely with refugee outreach volunteers (ROVs) in case identification, assessment and related psychosocial supports to clients.
  • Aware refugees and other community members about the services the office provides and facilitate referrals into and out of the safe house to support clients on GBV protection related needs.
  • Ensure updated filing and documentation of Gender-based violence cases in line with the Standard Operating Procedures of the department.
  • Supervise Safe house supporting staff: social workers, general service officers, volunteers, nurses, case workers, etc.
  • Engage in continuous professional development for the purposes of increasing the quality and depth of the department work.
  • Liaison with other relevant key stakeholders and advocate to address gaps in GBV prevention and response, as well as increase opportunities relating to refugee livelihoods.
  • Support with monitoring and evaluation of projects, including implementing surveys and analysis.
  • Recommend and participate in the development of new programs, as needed.
  • Represent agency to other organizations as assigned.
  • Abide by EOC-DICAC Code of Conduct, including child safeguarding and PSEA policies.


Required Qualification: MA, M.Sc., and BA Degree in Gender, social work, public health, psychology and related social science fields.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years after Mater Degree or (4) years after BA/BSC degree with progressive responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, or other related area, is required. Humanitarian experience with direct supports to refugees and returnees, emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable.

Language: English and Amharic are the working languages of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Development and Inter Church Aid Commission.  For the position advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) and an additional French, Swahili, or Arabic language.

Salary: Negotiable: EOC-DICAC prioritizes the safeguarding of all people, including the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and the protection of children. Employment is conditional upon the outcome of a Police Background check.

Place of work: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to project sites.

Sex: Female

Duration of assignment: One year with possibility of extension on good performance


Applying Instructions

N.B. Women, including those who are GBV survivors, are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidate who fulfills the required qualifications indicated above can submit educational documents and credentials to EOTC – DICAC Head Office, located at Arat Kilo in front of Tourist Hotel 3rd floor or through P.O. box 503 within 10 working days starting from the first date of this announcement.

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