Re-advertise – Gender Field Project Officer

at Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR)
Location Fitche, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 14, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Required: 1 (one)

Report to: Project Office Coordinator

Job Description

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) has been working in Ethiopia since 1984. Its initial intervention was predominantly focused on famine relief through the provision of emergency health service assistance to people affected by famine. CPAR’s major humanitarian and emergency interventions were a supply of skilled personnel, medical supplies and materials for emergency, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and health services.

CPAR, in response to the “Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice” call for proposals by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), has developed a 4 years’ project proposal entitled “Enhancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Women and Adolescents” (ESWA). The project aims to improve women and adolescent girls reproductive, sexual health and rights by increasing awareness of and access to high quality gender-responsive and youth-friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in selected zones in the Amhara and Oromia Regional States. This project proposal has been selected and funded primarily by GAC. CPAR will implement the project in collaboration with various universities and local partners.  For this project, CPAR is seeking qualified candidates for different positions and locations.

Principal functions:

The Gender Officer position supports the integration of a gender perspective into the ESWA project work to ensure that gender is mainstreamed and strengthened. The position supports the project by helping to develop and implement appropriate strategies to ensure the effective delivery of project goals and the genuine advocacy of gender in relation to sexual and reproductive health.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and advice to the project field team on technical issues of Advocacy and Gender mainstreaming in the project.
  • Network and maintain dialogue with relevant stakeholders e.g. Government Institutions, community leaders, and religious leaders to ensure collaboration, synergy and sharing of experiences on gender issues.
  • Lead assessment and research activities at the community level to gather information and analysis on gender and advocacy issues.
  • Develop a strategy to develop awareness among staff and partner communities on how to lead the documentation and sharing of lessons on advocacy and gender best practices in collaboration with the senior gender officer and project site coordinator.
  • Lead training workshops for relevant stakeholders, staff and community leaders, boys, girls and women on advocacy and gender related topics.
  • Support the preparation and dissemination of information related to gender issues that are relevant to women, adolescents, and youth.
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on gender mainstreaming by ensuring the collection of relevant baseline information and formulation of indicators that are sensitive to gender.
  • Facilitate and mange community conversations with the community and religious leaders
  • Identifying training needs and organize trainings in gender mainstreaming and transforming.
  •  Prepare project implementation plans, budgets and carry out proper implementation of the project pertinent to the responsibility
  • Prepare periodical and annual reports
  • Write case studies and document lessons learnt using all possible communication outlets.
  • Prepare training materials, proceedings, posters, etc. as deemed necessary.
  • Take part in the development of project proposals and concept note development
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

Preferred Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Gender & Development studies, Sociology, Rural development, Development studies, or other related studies.
  • 4 year’s proven and progressive experience working on Advocacy, gender and women’s empowerment issues.
  • Ability to build the capacity of staff and partners to deliver advocacy work.
  • Good networking, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of gender mainstreaming and transforming, HTP, GBV, and reproductive health related issues for youth and adolescents.
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent Communicator orally and in writing.
  • Innovative, self-driven and team player
  • NGO working experiences, Knowledge of local language(s) and familiarity with the project places are advantage


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit or send their application letter and CV via email, post office or hand deliver to the CPAR Addis Ababa Office within 10 consecutive days of this advertisement being posted. Please indicate the position you apply for in the subject line of the application letter and/or the email.


We do not receive detail CVs, application letters, credentials and supporting documents at this point,

The application letter should include salary expectation and when will you be available,

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply,

Only those that are short listed will be contacted.

Address:  Bole Subcity, Wereda 13, Kebele 10,

Just at the back of Roba bakery, Gerji, 462282 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



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