Roving Senior Gender Advisor – ECSC-SUN

at Save the Children
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 27, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Child Safeguarding:

Level 1 - the role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work; therefore, a police check will not be mandatory unless the content or location of the role changes, in which case the Child Safeguarding level will be reviewed.

Overview of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN) and ECSC-SUN:

  • The Scaling up Nutrition - SUN Movement is a renewed effort and commitment to end malnutrition in all its forms, launched in 2010 to combat the injustice and the impact of malnutrition. SUN supports countries in addressing all forms of malnutrition as well as the many drivers of malnutrition, mindful of other global challenges that affect nutrition either directly or indirectly, such as climate change, conflict, displacement, and food systems, as well as a focus on equity and social inclusion, accountability, corporate responsibility and financing. The Government of Ethiopia is among the 65 countries globally joined the SUN movement and has committed itself to an Ethiopia free from malnutrition by 2030.
  • ECSC-SUN has been operational since June 2013 and has now grown into a strong coalition of over 60 member organizations, all committed to improving nutrition. The coalition has been working in close collaboration with the Global SUN Secretariat, Global SUN Civil Society Network (CSN), the Eastern and Southern African SUN CSN, the SUN Multi-stakeholders Platform, Government of Ethiopia National Food and Nutrition Programme implementing sectors, all nutrition actors and other nutrition platforms to accelerate action in nutrition in Ethiopia.


  • The Roving Senior Gender Advisor, in collaboration with SCI Area Office Managers, ECSC-SUN Regional Leads and Co-leads, Regional and CO SCI MEAL and gender teams will be responsible to lead and coordinate gender transformative nutrition programming and women economic empowerment related activities of the ECSC-SUN Programme.
  • S/he is also responsible in developing and implementing minimum requirements that meet ECSC-SUN and SCI standards related to gender transformative nutrition programming and women economic empowerment learning, evidence and innovation as part of the overall MEAL strategy and systems, ensuring that such systems are institutionalized at appropriate levels including thematic sectors and geographic areas.
  • The role will also ensure gender transformative result by ensuring the proper mainstreaming of evidence based gender equality concerns in projects/programs and roll out of gender equality quality benchmarks into design, implementation, monitoring and reporting. This involves the development of capacity of staff, generating and dissemination of evidences of best practices.
  • She/he is expected to provide leadership to design/adapt and deliver gender transformative nutrition programming and inclusion content for capacity building and system strengthening. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including child-centred gender and power analysis, adolescent girls’ empowerment, disability rights and inclusion and gender-based violence and other topics central to gender transformative nutrition programming and inclusive child rights-based approaches across thematic areas.


Reports to: ECSC-SUN National Lead

Dimensions: Save the Children works in all regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,700 members and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Length of Contract- until 31st, September 2023 with possibility of extension

Monthly Salary in ETB- As per the organization scale

Place of Work –Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Regions

Number of Positions – One

Major roles and responsibilities

  • Lead and provide technical support on conducting gender and power analysis to inform gender transformative nutrition program design, implementation and MEAL process of ECSC-SUN Program.
  • Provide technical support to ensure gender transformative nutrition program and project design and ensure consistent use of gender equality marker across ECSC-SUN program/project design.
  • Establish/support/monitor a Gender transformative nutrition programming Action Plan for the ECSC-SUN program/projects.
  • Lead and provide technical support on the development of women’s economic empowerment policy, strategy, program and training guide and need based gender equality integration/mainstreaming tools for the ECSC-SUN programme.
  • Provide technical support and contribute for the development and dissemination of gender responsive innovative program quality tools and resources; and engage in the monitoring and evaluation of its application for gender transformative nutrition programming.
  • Build capacity of ECSC-SUN coalition members in key technical approaches related to advancing gender transformative nutrition programming and women empowerment via developing and facilitating high quality trainings, workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Lead and coordinate capacity building initiatives focusing on soft skills and income generating activities for the targeted women and adolescents girls.
  • Work closely with ECSC-SUN coalition members, Gender and Nutrition TWG, regional leads to identify and pursue funding opportunities that will advance women empowerment and gender transformative nutrition programming; engage with technical partners and donors to enhance the women empowerment and gender transformative operation of ECSC-SUN.
  • Promote a Systems Strengthening approach to support the institutionalization of gender transformative nutrition programming by working in collaboration with ECSC-SUN coalition members, Gender and Nutrition TWG, government and local partners.
  • Take measures to ensure that implementation of project activities are gender transformative through building the competencies of ECSC-SUN staff, introducing and helping regional leads to adopt and rollout best practices, develop or ensure quality frameworks of ECSC-SUN programme adequately consist gender equality markers, monitor progresses against the benchmarks, identify and roll out improvement measures, generate and disseminate best practices.
  • Participate in and represent the coalition at national, regional and Local government representatives, donors, and partner agencies, as required, highlighting the importance of a priority focus on advancing women empowerment and gender transformative nutrition programming.
  • Arrange and support community and stakeholder conversations to create awareness and support adolescents and women businesses and economic opportunities.
  • Provide technical support to ensure gender responsive operational research, evidence generation and synthesis, assessments, studies, best practices and case stories for ECSC-SUN gender transformative nutrition programming, women’s economic empowerment and adolescent nutrition programming.
  • Lead the implementation of research activities in gender transformative nutrition programming, women’s economic empowerment and adolescent nutrition programming of the ECSC-SUN programme as per the project plan in regions.
  • Ensure effective storage of gender transformative nutrition programming, women’s economic empowerment and adolescent nutrition programming assessments, surveys and evaluations and/or organizational knowledge on the shared folders and/or other systems (such as the intranet or OneNet), and use this knowledge base to promote learning across the ECSC-SUN.
  • Develop quality and timely reports and submits to immediate supervisor.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements



    • Minimum BSc degree (MA/ MSC is preferred) in Gender and Gender Development Studies or related degree with focus on Nutrition, Public Health or related area with equivalent experience.
    • Experience
    • Recommended a minimum of 12 years experience in development contexts, preferably with solid experience on gender transformative nutrition programming and women empowerment program design, implementation and operational research.
    • Skills in designing and implementing gender integration policy and strategy at different institutional level.
    • Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong understanding of women empowerment and gender transformative nutrition programming  principles, practice and policy priorities impacting women and adolescent in Ethiopia.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to intersectional gender and power analysis, and inclusion analysis to the design, piloting, implementation and evaluation of innovative technical tools and resource to advance gender equality.
    • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, designing and pitching gender transformative approaches, models and programs
    • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order to promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
    • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for transforming the root causes of social injustice, harmful gender norms and exclusion/ discrimination.
    • Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities. Experience and knowledge of systems for accountability to children and communities, including information sharing, the participation of adults and children, and feedback and reporting mechanisms. Ability to prepare and facilitate technical evidence and learning training and workshops across countries in the region (including remotely). Direct experience working with communities in participatory activities.
    • Ability to present complex information clearly and concisely.
    • Proficiency in relevant data collection and analysis software; including both qualitative and quantitative data analysis software.

    Knowledge Skills and Ability

    • Highly developed research, interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching, and youth mentoring;
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
    • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner;
    • Fluency in English and Knowledge of local language is an asset.
    • Commitment to Save the Children values;
    • Demonstrated commitment to creating a learning culture.

    Scope & complexity of decision making

    • Able to make decisions and influence decisions within a range of established alternatives;
    • Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; direction sought when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents.


    SC Values are: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing basis:

    • Leading

    Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrate leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compiling vision to inspire to achieve our goals for children

    Delivering results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organization.

    Developing Self and Others: Invest time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realize their full potential and to build the organization capability for the further.

    • Thinking

    Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgements.

    Innovating and Adapting: Develop and implement innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing uncertain work and global environment.

    Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organization.

    • Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,

    Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

    Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

    Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

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